Page Blackie Gallery is delighted to now be representing Jasmine Togo-Brisby.
Jasmine is a fourth-generation Australian South Sea Islander, whose great-great-grandparents were taken from Vanuatu as children and put to work on an Australian sugarcane plantation. Jasmine’s research examines the historical practice of ‘blackbirding’ – a romanticised colloquialism for the Pacific slave trade – and its contemporary legacy and impact upon those who trace their roots to New Zealand and Australia through the slave-diaspora. Based in Wellington, Jasmine is one of the few artists delving into the cultural memory and shared histories of plantation colonisation across the Pacific. Her multi-disciplinary practice encompasses painting, early photographic techniques and processes, and sculptural installation.