Outcast: Jasmine Togo-Brisby and John Vea


20 October – 21 December 2023



Jasmine Togo-Brisby

(South Sea Islander/Australia)


John Vea


Gus Fisher Gallery presents the first collaborative exhibition between fourth-generation Australian South Sea Islander artist Jasmine Togo-Brisby and Aotearoa-based Tongan artist John Vea. Often compared through their research-driven practices that address themes of migrant labour and the Pacific slave trade, Outcast enables a meeting point between the artist’s work and a shared space for new conversations to emerge.

The exhibition’s title alludes to the margins within which Pacific people often work and to the process of casting which the artists use as a methodology for making. Bringing together existing and newly commissioned work from the artists practices, with a focus on object-based installations, the exhibition also features a joint project by the artists which draw on their shared interest in branding and labour.

Shaped by the artists own histories and experiences, Outcast reflects a process of talanoa where each artwork is part of a shared story of ideas and encounters.

Gus Fisher Gallery
74 Shortland Street
Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland Central 1010

Tuesday – Friday:
10am – 5pm
10am – 4pm