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Listing State QLD

QAGOMA

Stanley Place, South Bank 4101

The 9th Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art (APT9): Extended at GOMA

29 Apr 2019 – 16 Jun 2019
GOMA | Gallery 3.3 & 3.4 Marica Sourris & James C. Sourris AM Galleries, Gallery 3.5 | Free

The 9th Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art, APT9: Extended at GOMA includes installations, paintings, sculptures, photographs, and video presenting new developments in contemporary art from Australia, Asia and the Pacific – a snapshot of the most exciting contemporary work being produced in the region.

Women’s Wealth
29 Apr 2019 – 14 Jul 2019

QAG | Gallery 4 | Free

Women’s Wealth focuses on the closely connected matrilineal societies of Bougainville and the Solomon Islands, and the art forms made by women — from cane and pandanus weaving, to shell ornamentation and earthenware pottery.

The project explores ideas of value and the role of these art forms as a kind of wealth or currency. Women’s Wealth highlights the significance of creative spaces — such as the weaving circle — within indigenous communities and emphasises the ways in which women’s practices act as a quiet means of resilience in the face of major historical changes.

Women’s Wealth is co-curated with Sana Balai, a respected curator and elder in the Pacific community in Australia and include a video installation by Taloi Havini, contextualising the project and workshops.

Artists: Sister Theresita Alona, Adelaide Mekea Aniona, Pauline Kimei Anis, Kiria Asike, Elisa Jane Carmichael, Gwendalyn Dava Damusoe, Janet Fieldhouse, Jesmaine Sakoi Gano, Taloi Havini, Josephine Manta Kaepaku, Kay Lawrence, Georgianna Maetale Lepping, Joy Wongatina Pazabeto Madada, Emma Hopuhopu Makusu, Elizabeth Gawa Marata, Helen Dusimoi Miriona, Aida Hilo Pais, Elizabeth Watsi Saman, Imelda Vaevavini Teqae

Women’s Wealth is supported by the Australian Government through the Australian Cultural Diplomacy Grants Program of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Gordon Darling Foundation, Queen Emma Chocolates, QUT Creative Industries, Brisbane Bougainville Community Group Inc. and the Cairns Bougainville Association.

The Solomon Islands artists’ participation has been supported by QAGOMA’s Oceania Women’s Fund, enabled by the generous bequest of Jennifer Phipps.