A MAJOR RETROSPECTIVE, SHOWCASING A COLLECTIVE OF GROUND-BREAKING PACIFIC AND MĀORI FASHION DESIGNERS, ARTISTS, AND PERFORMERS....
A MAJOR RETROSPECTIVE, SHOWCASING A COLLECTIVE OF GROUND-BREAKING PACIFIC AND MĀORI FASHION DESIGNERS, ARTISTS, AND PERFORMERS.
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 night clubs.
Exhibition continues until Sunday 14 July
Note: Entry charges apply to international visitors
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