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 »
Co-organised by Diff’Art Pacific and IDAIA, ‘Beyond the Papunya Dot’ invites eight Australian Indigenous and non-Indigenous artists and a collective to present their vision of Aboriginal art. read more »
Attached is a small catalogue prepared for the forth-coming exhibition by Apa Tengere, a B. Ed. (Inservice) student majoring in Visual Arts. The exhibition will be part of the contribution to the Symposium happening at the end of this month - The Saep Majnep Memorial Symposium. It will open Nov 1 and will be open for viewing until 30th November. read more »
A solo photography showing of the multi-media artist Mau Muiava. The exhibition Born Savages runs from Oct 6 - Oct 26 but ALL are welcome to attend our pre-viewing evening on Oct 5, starting at 7PM. If you would like to learn more about her influences and vision you can do so here. 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.