29 Aug 2017

The bitter taste of sugar slavery

From Upbeat, 1:40 pm on 29 August 2017

Imagine being stolen from your homeland and forced to work on a sugar plantation. Many people are unaware of that happening in this part of the world, but it did. Colonial Sugar, the new exhibition at City Gallery Wellington, by Jasmine Togo-Brisby, addresses the dark history of sugar-cane plantations in Queensland where the artist’s great-great-grandparents were taken from Vanuatu as children to work in the plantations.

Jasmine Togo-Brisby's Bitter Sweet (2015)

Jasmine Togo-Brisby's Bitter Sweet (2015) Photo: Jasmine Togo-Brisby