Some Conditions May Apply: Sunameke and the Adaptation of Pacifica Cultural Practice for the 8th Asian Pacific Triennial (APT8), Brisbane, Australia

Sarah Nesbitt
Sunameke Productions
A’inaisa, 2015.
Photo : Pat Morrow, © Sunameke Productions

In November 2015, my good friend and contemporary artist, Numangatini Fraser Mackenzie (Numa) posted a series of photos on Facebook accompanied by the provocative caption: “Sunameke sisters activating… Show[ing] how their culture is […] censored by institutions and deemed inappropriate for the public. Even though you’re invited you still need to fit in the white box #apt8 #sunameke.”1 1 - Numangatini Fraser Mackenzie, Facebook post November 21, 2015,

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