Declaration: A Pacific Feminist Agenda


Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, Cnr Kitchener and Wellesley Streets, Auckland City Centre

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Saturday 26 March 2022 - Sunday 31 July 2022




Auckland Art Gallery
09 379 1349

Declaration: A Pacific Feminist Agenda
Marti Friedlander, United Women's Convention, Hamilton 1979
Declaration: A Pacific Feminist Agenda (1)
Coco Solid, Aunti FM, Commissioned by Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki 2022.

Declaration: A Pacific Feminist Agenda is an exhibition that maps a feminist trajectory in contemporary Pacific art.

Featuring artists from Australia and Aotearoa, their works declare a new set of principles that form a Pacific feminist agenda, one that acknowledges the existing ways in which indigenous and Pacific societies have always empowered women.

Acknowledging matriarchal societies and reciprocal kinship roles across the Pacific, allows for a notion of feminism that is inclusive of Indigenous gender identities such as leitī and also men.

Across installation, performance, photography, and moving image, the artworks in this exhibition collectively position Pacific feminism as a tool of empowerment.

Declaration: A Pacific Feminist Agenda will include newly commissioned works alongside institutional and artist collections in Aotearoa and Australia.


  • Jasmine Togo-Brisby
  • Marti Friedlander
  • Jessicoco Hansell
  • Taloi Havini
  • Lonnie Hutchinson
  • Ioane Ioane
  • Sione Monū
  • Suzanne Tamaki
  • Latai Taumoepeau
  • Molly Rangiwai-McHale & Luisa Tora
  • Kalisolaite ’Uhila
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