Hear the artist talk about this exhibition
FAFSWAG, MATALA, 2019
FAFSWAG, Pacific Bizarre, 2019
Image: Pati Tyrell, Jaimie Waititi, Tapuaki Helu, Pacific Bizzare | Tapu, 2019.
A decade of groundbreaking work from queer Polynesian artist collective FAFSWAG.
Meeting at the intersections of cultural archival practices, digital technology and queer Indigenous storytelling, Alteration presents a glimpse into the shapeshifting practice of FAFSWAG, an Aotearoa-based queer Polynesian arts collective.
This outdoor exhibition complements a major showing of the collective at The Substation. Compiling a decade of artistic output, with two years of co-design, co-curation, research and production, the exhibition at The Substation is a mixed media archival presentation of significant works from the collective from 2013 to now.
Contemplating ancestry and legacy, reclaiming stolen narratives, speculating fictional futures, and redefining the cultural image of queer Pacific bodies living on stolen land, Alteration seeks to break down predictable, fixed colonial narratives.
A Queer PHOTO exhibition presented by The Substation, Midsumma and PHOTO Australia Supported by Creative Victoria through the Victorian Government’s Go West Fund