Women’s Wealth focuses on the closely connected matrilineal societies of Bougainville and the Solomon Islands, and the art forms made by women — from cane and pandanus weaving, to shell ornamentation and earthenware pottery.

The project explores ideas of value and the role of these art forms as a kind of wealth or currency. Women’s Wealth highlights the significance of creative spaces — such as the weaving circle — within indigenous communities and emphasises the ways in which women’s practices act as a quiet means of resilience in the face of major historical changes.

Women’s Wealth is co-curated with Sana Balai, a respected curator and elder in the Pacific community in Australia and include a video installation by Taloi Havini, contextualising the project and workshops.