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 »
In Patterns of the Past authors Therese Mangos and John Utanga trace the history and practice of tattooing (tātatau) in the Cook Islands through the ancient oral traditions of its people, reports of often repressive early Western visitors and rich archival material.
More than a survey of times gone by, Patterns of the Past also looks at the renaissance of this art form through the eyes of some its most important contemporary tātatau artists. read more »
International Festival of Contemporary Art NUS 2013-(Multimedia cultural centar (MKC) Split, Croatia from 11th till 18th of January 2013)
NUS is international festival of contemporary art with a goal of promoting contemporary art and young artists all over the world.
Program of NUS 2013 includes a group exhibiton, screenings, public debates, lectures, 8-day alternative library, performance, actions and interventions in public space. 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 »
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.