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This forum explores the inspiration behind Shigeyuki Kihara’s Culture for Sale, an exhibition that highlights the disjunction in power relationships between performers and their audiences in 19th-century cultural tours in Germany from Samoa.For further information on the forum & speakers, please see below. read more »
The Contemporary Pacific Arts Festival (CPAF) is an annual multi-disciplinary showcase of the creative talents of the Australian Pacific Arts Community. The Contemporary Pacific Arts Festival 2014 will be taking place throughout the month of March 2014.
Through its diverse program, CPAF will share the unique stories of Pacific diaspora in Melbourne and more broadly Australia. read more »
"Tapa, a cultural link in Oceania": an event with three exhibitions (Musée de Tahiti, Te Fare Tauhiti Nui, Mairie de Papeete), lectures at University of French Polynesia, Symposium on "Defence and preservation of tapa, Oceanian solidarity" (November 14th and 15th), workshops for public and teachers, catalogue.
New exhibit "Out of Taiwan:Shared Connections in the Pacific." The opening day is Saturday, October 26, where the exhibiting photographer Danee Hazama of Tahiti will be presenting.
Ms. Lily Wen, another special guest and the cultural ambassador of the Rukai Tribe, Indigenous Peoples of Taiwan, will also be there. read more »
Undressing the Pacific is a mid-career survey exhibition of photographic and performance works by Shigeyuki Kihara that spans more than a decade of her prodigious career. The title of the exhibition references the centrality of ‘undressing’ or subversion as a strategy in Kihara’s works, which ‘undress’ the colonial histories of Samoa, and, her use of dress (and states of undress) a read more »
Now in itsthird year, Maketi Ples – the contemporary Pacific islands art exhibition and ‘market place’ – is back at Global Gallery, Paddington. With pieces from seven Pacific Island nations, this year’s collection features some of the most exciting contemporary visual art, textiles and 3-D artisan works from around the region. 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.