FAFSWAG Arts Collective

Lives and works in Aotearoa, New Zealand
Alteration the exhibition is the culmination of ten years of archival practice, and two years of co-design, co-curation, research and production created by FAFSWAG arts collective, an Aotearoa based Queer Polynesian arts collective.
Created by: Jermaine Dean | Falencie Filipo | Tanu Gago | Tapuaki Helu | Elyssia Wilson Heti | Nahora Ioane | Hōhua Ropate Kurene | Moe Laga-Toleafoa | Ilalia Loau | Tim Swann | Pati Solomona Tyrell | James Waititi

FAFSWAG is a Queer Indigenous arts collective committed to social change through arts and innovation, producing bespoke cultural activations that are cutting edge, culturally responsive and socially relevant. Operating across a multitude of interdisciplinary art forms and genres, FAFSWAG artists work collaboratively to activate public and digital space, speaking to our contexts as Queer Indigenous arts practitioners.

PHOTO 2024 Events

Founding Partners
  • Bowness Family Foundation
  • Naomi Milgrom Foundation
Major Government Partners
  • City of Melbourne Arts Grants Program
  • Creative Victoria
Major Partners
  • Maddocks

PHOTO Australia respectfully acknowledges the traditional custodians of the lands upon which we work and live, and the rich and diverse Indigenous cultures across what is now called Australia. For over 60,000 years, Indigenous arts and culture have thrived on this sacred land, and we honour Elders and cultural leaders past and present. This was, and always will be, Aboriginal land.

01–24 March