Fa'a fefine: in the manner of a woman 1-3
- Art Funded
- Each 60 x 80 cm
- Sherman Galleries, Sydney
The work is a response to the long tradition of studio, travel, and anthropological photography, which featured a preoccupation with the stereotype of the Â‘dusky maidenÂ’. FaÂ’a fefine is Samoan for Â‘in the manner of a womanÂ’ and refers to a transgender role that was a prominent element of local culture long before Western influence. The Museum is in the process of acquiring works of contemporary Pacific Island art that complement, respond to, and contextualize the MuseumÂ’s great collections of historic Oceanic art.
Sherman Galleries, Sydney.