Making of Taloi Havini


Deadline: February 29, 2024

Join us for the first of the ‘Making of’ artist series, an in-depth talk with guest artist Taloi Havini. ‘Making of’ is a platform different artists and perspectives within the arts world, to share their early career explorations, and walk us through the opportunities and decisions significant in their journeys.

WHEN: 6-7pm, Thursday 29 February
WHERE: Judith Wright Arts Centre, 420 Brunswick St, Fortitude Valley⁠

Free to participate, limited spots, please RSVP.

Taloi Havini (Nakas Tribe, Hakö people) was born in Arawa, Autonomous Region of Bougainville and is currently based in Brisbane, Australia. Taloi employs a research practice informed by her matrilineal ties to her land and communities in Bougainville. This manifests in artworks using a range of media including large-scale immersive installations, moving image, sound, sculpture, and print. Knowledge – production, transmission, inheritance, mapping, and representation are central themes in Havini’s work where she examines these in relation to land, architecture and place. She curates and collaborates across multi-art platforms using archives, working with communities and developing commissions locally and internationally in Bougainville and Australia, such as the Women’s Wealth project exhibition.

Havini holds a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) from the Canberra School of Art, Australian National University. She has participated in numerous solo and group exhibitions and has exhibited in the 17th Istanbul Biennale, der TANK gallery, Institut Kunst, Basel, Switzerland, Artspace, Sydney, Palais de Tokyo, Paris, Sharjah Biennial 13, UAE, 3rd Aichi Triennial, Nagoya, 8th & 9th Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art Queensland Art Gallery | GoMA, Brisbane, and was recently commissioned by TBA21–Academy with Schmidt Ocean Institute at Ocean Space, Campo S. Lorenzo, Venezia for her solo at the Venice Biennale of Architecture, 2021. Havini’s artwork is held in public and private collections including the Auckland Art Gallery, TBA21–Academy, Sharjah Art Foundation, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art, National Gallery of Victoria, KADIST, San Francisco, CA, USA. Havini was the winner of the Artes Mundi 10 (AM10) prize in 2024.

Image courtesy of the artist.