Projects

Bad Fiji Gyals Open Call: Apply for Firstdraft Studio Space!

Flyer for Bad Fiji Gyals Firstdraft Gallery Residency with text that reads: "For our upcoming project with Firstdraft (Sydney) we have the opportunity to offer a free studio space to a community member for the month of June 2021! This is an open call to any person of Fiji Girmit heritage who is a researcher, writer, artist or creative. We envision this one month residency as being a supportive space for anyone who would like to work on a project with the support of Bad Fiji Gyals.

Undoing History's Spell on Bad Women: Essay

Essay cover and title. Background with green and purple sugarcane shoots. Block of dark green text box with text that reads: Undoing History's Spell on Bad Women. Two large vectors of machete knives are placed under and over the title.

SEVENTH Gallery Exhibition

Image of textile-making by Quishile. A brown banner is laid out with red lettering and light beige block prints of machete knives. Embroidery in progress of two hands crossed in embroidery hoop is next to the banner in the upper right corner.

Firstdraft: Essay

Image of hand-made textile by Quishile, made with assistance from her Aaji. 5 metre long cotton, dyed with genda (marigolds) and stitched with shells across all four sides of the textile work. Textile is screen printed and block printed with archival images of Girmit, Girmitiya women and motifs. The textile is lying on the ground and is surrounded by white walls. Textile work: Your Woman is a Very Bad Woman, shown at Firstdraft in 2018.

13th Gwangju Biennale

Image of hand-made textile and mohar by Quishile. Series of silver mohar (coins) stitched with red thread, lining a beige coloured textile.

Coolie Cut Cane

Maroon background with bold gold font that says: Coolie Cut Cane. Gold sugarcane motifs are on either side of the text. A golden scroll paper motif is above and below the bold text. The scroll paper motift above has text inside that reads: 2021. The scroll paper motift below reads: Esha Pillay and Quishile Charan.