Saturday 23 February 2019, 10.00am - Sunday 14 July 2019, 5.00pm
Open daily 10am-5pm
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, corner Kitchener and Wellesley streets, Auckland CBD
Entry charges apply to international visitors
09 379 1349
A collective of Pacific and Māori fashion designers, artists and performers, the Pacific Sisters electrified 1990s Auckland, bringing the ground-breaking style of an urban, New Zealand-born Pacific generation to the mainstream.
Through pioneering, daring shows, the Pacific Sisters overturned stereotypes about Pacific culture, ‘dusky maiden’ beauty and sexuality.
A major retrospective, Pacific Sisters: He Toa Tāera | Fashion Activists showcases the collective’s innovative costumes and performances, which began as street style before expanding into multimedia experiences in venues from art galleries to nightclubs.
An exhibition developed and toured by the Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa.
Pacific Sisters is a collective including:
- Lisa Reihana, Ngāpuhi/Aotearoa
- Rosanna Raymond, Hāmoa/Aotearoa
- Ani O'Neill, Aotearoa/Kuki Airini
- Suzanne Tamaki, Aotearoa, Ngāi Tūhoe, Ngāti Maniapoto
- Selina Haami, Hāmoa/Aotearoa
- Niwhai Tupaea, Ngāti Katoa, Aotearoa
- Henzart @ Henry Ah-Foo Taripo, Aotearoa/Kuki Airini
- Feeonaa Wall, Aotearoa/Hāmoa/Wīreni/Tiamani
- Jaunnie ‘Ilolahia, Tonga/Aotearoa