Salote Tawale

Salote Tawale
credit Jeremy Weihrauch


As a Fijian/Australian woman, living on unceded territories, Salote Tawale explores the identity of the individual with collective systems. Employing performance, video, installation, sculpture and painting, her work draws on personal experiences of race, class, ethnicity and gender formed from growing up in suburban Australia.

Tawale has exhibited nationally and internationally, including the 10 th Asia Pacific Triennial at Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art, Brisbane; Perth Institute of Contemporary Art, Perth; Australian Centre for Contemporary Art, Melbourne; Para-Site Gallery, Hong Kong; and Mangere Art Centre, Auckland. In 2022 she will present a new work for a major cultural exchange project with Ikon Gallery, Birmingham and Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney. In 2020, she received both the Michela and Adrian Fini Artist Fellowship and the Mosman Art Prize, and in 2017 was awarded the Create NSW Visual Arts Fellowship. Tawale undertook an Australia Council residency in London in 2018 and an Indigenous Visual and Digital residency at the Banff Centre, Canada in 2016. She is currently Associate Lecturer at Sydney College of the Arts, University of Sydney.

Performance Contemporary, 2022

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