Pacific Sisters: Fashion Activists is a celebration of mana wāhine, indigenous identities and the role the Pacific Sisters collective has played over the past 26 years – through their collaborative works across fashion, performance, music and film – in giving voice and visibility to Māori and Pacific peoples in Aotearoa.
In March 2018, Te Papa opens a spacious new art gallery, Toi Art. Spanning two floors and 3980 square metres, Toi Art features new immersive and large-scale art, a suite of stunning new exhibitions – including Pacific Sisters: Fashion Activists, Kaleidoscope: Abstract Aotearoa and Lisa Walker: I want to go to my bedroom but I can't be bothered – and iconic works from the national art collection.
Image: 21st Sentry Cyber Sister (detail), 1997, by Pacific Sisters: Ani O’Neill, Niwhai Tupaea, Rosanna Raymond, Suzanne Tamaki. Te Papa