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 »
The ʻAha Moʻolelo Hawaiʻi is a Hawaiian literature, history and writing symposium. 2012 is the first gathering of scholars and practitioners of Hawaiian literary arts and history in conversation with indigenous Pacific and North American writers and scholars. 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 »
The conference will mark the completion of the five-year RIME project funded by the European Union, and involving ten major European ethnography museums. This conference aims to move the debate about the purpose of ethnographic museums in the post-colonial period forward and to envision new ways of thinking and working in those museums in the future.
What is the purpose of an ethnographic museum in the twenty-first century? 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.