I remember you is an ambitious presentation of work by Australian–Fijian artist Salote Tawale that considers how identity is formed through memory. Drawing from the artist’s own recollections, the exhibition is presented across two spaces at Carriageworks. No Location, an almost 14-metre-long bamboo raft, is moored in the Public Space, while in Bay 21, paintings, sculpture and karaoke are bought together in an installation that is conceived as a ‘memory bank’. Based on the material of life – Tawale’s life – I remember you acknowledges the subjectivity of experience to explore the relationship between the individual and the collective.

Curated by Aarna Fitzgerald Hanley


Born 1976 in Suva, Fiji, Salote Tawale lives and works on Gadigal Country, Sydney. Across performance, moving image, painting and installation, Tawale probes ideas of self-representation, humorously challenging stereotypes and presenting nuanced articulations of the complex negotiations around identity as a Fijian woman living in Australia. Her recent works expand these concerns, acknowledging the growing significance of indigenous knowledge systems to individuals living in the diaspora in navigating this particular time and space.

Find information on the Public Program here.

Wed – Sun
10am – 5pm

Free exhibition
Public Space and Bay 21

Presented by Carriageworks with Major Partner Bloomberg.

This project has been assisted by the New South Wales Government through Create NSW.

Salote Tawale, No Location, 2021. Installation view, I remember you, Carriageworks, 2023. Purchased 2021 with funds from the Bequest of Jennifer Taylor through the Queensland Art Gallery l Gallery of Modern Art Foundation. Collection: Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art. Photo: Zan Wimberley.

Salote Tawale, Installation view, I remember you, Carriageworks, 2023. Photo: Zan Wimberley

Salote Tawale, Installation view, I remember you, Carriageworks, 2023. Photo: Zan Wimberley