Oceania Womens fund
QAGOMA’s long history of commissioning, acquiring and exhibiting the work of female artists in the Pacific was significantly enhanced by the generous bequest of Jennifer Phipps (1944–2014), which created the Oceania Women’s Fund.
A curator with a deep belief in the power of art to change lives, Jennifer’s vision was to enable women working in under-resourced areas of the Pacific to engage in projects and learning opportunities to build creative capacity. The Oceania Women’s Fund entrusts QAGOMA with the ongoing role of fostering creative production by women living and working in the region.
Jennifer Phipps’s visionary bequest has supported a number of major projects, including the participation of women from the Solomon Islands in the 2017 Women’s Wealth creative workshop, and women from the Marshall Islands participating in the Jaki-Ed weaving workshop. The resulting works were part of ‘The 9th Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art’ (APT9).