The conference “New Perspectives on Transpacific Connections” held at the Department of Social and Cultural Anthropology, LMU Munich, brings diverse perspectives on connections between the Americas and the South Pacific into dialogue and explores a wide range of linkages between these cultural spaces. read more »
He Manawa Whenua Indigenous research conference will be held at theClaudelands Event Centre , Hamilton, Aotearoa (New Zealand). This conference proposes to explore the pool of indigenous knowledge and research under the following three themes: read more »
The recent award of the Wallace Arts Trust Paramount Award and the New Generation Award from the Arts Foundation of New Zealand signals Shigeyuki Kihara’s growing recognition as a significant international artist, whose dynamic career includes, amongst others: a solo exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum of Art (2008); performances staged at such leading institutions as the Mus read more »
The PAA board is seeking proposals for a venue to host the 12th Pacific Arts Association International Symposium. The international meetings are an opportunity for contemporary artists, cultural leaders, historians, museum and gallery curators, researchers, and collectors to engage in lively and creative dialogues.
Nga Kina was commissioned by Wellington Sculpture Trust (WST) and is the 25th public sculpture WST has realised for the city of Wellington. Nine hyper sized Kina forms varying in scale from 2-3 metres in diameter are now installed partially below the waterline creating a natural interplay with local tidal movements and surrounding architectural scape at Kumutoto. read more »
Header photos (left to right): Performance by Te Pua O Feani, July 21, 2005; Children's Story (Water Dreaming of Two Children), Johnny Warangkula Tjupurrula, acrylic on composition board, 1972; IL IAMB NAI? POMBRAL MOLGA KUNDUL AL? WHO IS THIS PERSON? BLACK OR WHITE? Performance by Michael Mel, April 28, 2007. Rotator photos (numbers one through four): Fiji Project gathering in front of a Masi Kesa from the Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology at Cambridge University, Re-presenting Pacific Art. Edited by Karen Stevenson and Virginia-Lee Webb, Australia: Crawford House Publishing, 2010, Dan Taulapapa McMillin, 'O Taulaitu, Acrylic transfer collage and oil paint on canvas, 2012, PAA 11th International Symposium at the University of British Columbia, 2013.