‘Kastom and Contemporary Culture’ and ‘Village • Urban • Global’ are the interlinking themes through which Living Art presents ideas about art, artists, creative processes and aesthetics. With embedded video clips, you-tube links and image galleries, Living Art brings alive the multiple contemporary realities of art and life in Papua New Guinea. Living Art in Papua New Guinea is an art book for the digital age. read more »
State Society and Governance in Melanesia Program is offering twelve scholarship awards to graduate students, scholars and researchers from universities, research institutions, NGOs and other professional bodies in the Pacific Islands and Timor Leste, to participate in the
2014 Pacific Research Colloquium. Payment of full travel costs to and from Canberra, plus accommodation and living expenses, will be provided to successful applicants from the Pacific and Timor Leste. read more »
ASIAN/PACIFIC ISLANDER AMERICAN STUDIES. The University of Michigan’s Department of American Culture and its Asian/Pacific Islander American (A/PIA) Studies program seek qualified applicants for a tenure-track appointment in Asian American and/or Pacific Islander studies at the rank of assistant or early associate professor. This is a university-year appointment with an expected start date of September 1, 2014. read more »
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 »
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.