TarraWarra Museum of Art and AsiaTOPA in association with Footscray Community Arts present
for the TarraWarra Biennial 2023: ua usiusi faʻavaʻasavili, curated by Léuli Eshrāghi
Sunday 7 May 2023, 1:30-6pm
Venue: Footscray Community Arts, 45 Moreland St, Footscray VIC 3011
Artists: Bhenji Ra, Dr Leyla Stevens, Torika Bolatagici
Moderators: Dr Léuli Eshrāghi and Jeff Khan
Between Islands is an afternoon of performance and conversation exploring the artists and ideas of the TarraWarra Biennial 2023: ua usiusi fa’ava’asavili.
Between Islands deeply and joyfully explores a key theme of the Biennial: the survival and transmission of knowledge outside of Western Culture. The knowledge systems sustained and practiced by the artists of ua usiusi fa’ava’asavili – ancestral, trans, cultural, familial and embodied–offer us pathways towards cultural renewal, neighbourly exchange and joyful futures.
Featuring a new performance by Bhenji Ra and a conversation with three Biennial artists, we warmly invite you to join us for refreshments at the conclusion of the event.
Between Islands is a partnership between TarraWarra Museum of Art and AsiaTOPA in association with Footscray Community Arts for the TarraWarra Biennial 2023: ua usiusi faʻavaʻasavili, curated by Léuli Eshrāghi.
TarraWarra Biennial 2023: ua usiusi faʻavaʻasavili features newly commissioned works by 15 artists/artist groups focused on the interconnectedness of the peoples of Australia, Asia and the Great Ocean. The title of the TarraWarra Biennial 2023, ua usiusi faʻavaʻasavili, is an alagāʻupu, Sāmoan proverb, meaning ‘the canoe obeys the wind’.