Pacific Sisters arrive in Christchurch at the end of January to celebrate the last weekend of SCAPE Public Art and the final days of Te Pū o Te Wheke with a very special Fiafia PIKNIK 2023 event. 

Established in the early 90s, Pacific Sisters is one of the longest established Tangata Moana art collectives in Aotearoa, and certainly the most long-term fabulous. Emerging from the fringes of mainstream arts and culture, the Pacific Sisters are now recognised locally and internationally for their multi-disciplinary practice and fashion activism.

The Sisters’ Te Pū o te Wheke opened on 5 November in Ōtautahi Christchurch, as part of the SCAPE Public Arts Festival Season 22, and runs until 30 January 2023. Eight individual photographs of NIU AITU (ancestors) are installed back to back in four lightboxes outside Te Pae Convention Centre on Oxford Terrace.

Fiafia PIKNIK 2023 is made with the support of Creative New Zealand Toi Aotearoa.