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Fiji Times: Opens 9 October: Auckland

In Uncategorized on September 30, 2009 at 3:03 am
Fiji Times (curated by Ema Tavola) 10-14 October, The Salon, Auckland

Fiji Times (curated by Ema Tavola) 10-14 October, The Salon, Auckland

Missing Pacific/Decolonise Your Mind – Now Showing

In Uncategorized on September 20, 2009 at 6:16 am

Torika’s new project Missing Pacific and Decolonise Your Mind has been commissioned by White Street Projects in conjunction with Frankston City Council and Arts Victoria.

Installed across two locations, the works ask viewers to question public institutions of knowledge and private and personal histories. Through her installation and photographic work, she creates a link between personal history, public knowledge and private and public space.

Decolonise Your Mind,  Frankston City Library 22 September – 16 October 2009, 60 Playne Street Frankston,
Missing Pacific, Public lightbox installation, Cnr. White Street & Wells St, open 24/7

White Street Project facilitates innovative projects in contemporary art and cross disciplinary practices. Collaborating with artists to develop proposals site specific to Frankston, WSP invites artists to consider possibilities, inherent in the local context and the public sphere.

Installation - Frankston City Library, © Torika Bolatagici, 2009.

Installation - Frankston City Library, © Torika Bolatagici, 2009.

Installation - White Street Mall, Frankston © Torika Bolatagici, 2009.

Installation - White Street Mall, Frankston © Torika Bolatagici, 2009.

Torika discusses her work on Wax Lyrical – Triple R – 16.09.09

In Uncategorized on September 15, 2009 at 2:35 am

Tune in at 9:30 am, Wednesday 16 September to hear Torika discuss her latest work with Bus Projects and White Street Project.

Wax Lyrical host Namila Benson

Wax Lyrical host Namila Benson

As the Wednesday morning Talks show on community broadcaster, Triple R FM – “Wax Lyrical” seeks to do just that between 9am and midday each week. Presented by local Melbourne Pacific DJ/broadcaster Namila, “Wax” taps into a range of social issues and arts events; exploring discussions at the grassroots and global levels. The show focuses on newly arrived/refugee communities, multicultural arts, mental health, youth, gender, climate change, sexuality and so much more.

Namila’s intuition of Melbourne’s cultural landscape means she is on the pulse of relevant issues and events, delivering them to listeners in an engaging and accessible manner. Her vast experience in radio and television sets the pace for musical and cultural connections.  A keen music lover from a young age, she ties in the “Wax Lyrical” banter with a stack of beats covering the musical spectrum of continents, cultures and eras.

Wax Lyrical helps ease you over the hump on the midweek tip, rollin’ from 9am – midday…

It’s a show that’s all about exploring our backyard to introduce new faces and places – with a focus on local multicultural arts, topics and events. We’ll be stirring the cultural melting pot to serve up a big, ol’ fat dose of community issues, engaging chat and bumpin’ tunes with Sista Selekta, Namila.

Tune in… You never know what – or who – you will discover!

102.7FM – http://www.rrr.org.au – Wednesday mornings (East. Stan. time)

SPIRIT OF ENTERPRISE

In Uncategorized on September 4, 2009 at 11:16 pm

Opening at Bus Projects – 1 September 2009

A big thank you to everyone who came down to the Opening on Tuesday! It was great to see you all. Also a big shout out to the following people, without whom the project would not have been possible: John, Chris, Max, Salote, Victoria and Namila.

Here are some pics of the Opening Night and installation, courtesy of Pearson and Loketi.

Vinaka!!

Opening at Bus Projects, 1 September 2009 (Photographed by Pearson Vetuna)

Opening at Bus Projects, 1 September 2009 (Photographed by Pearson Vetuna)

Winds of Change (Installation View) - Torika Bolatagici (Photographed by Loketi Niua Latu)

Winds of Change (Installation View) - Torika Bolatagici (Photographed by Loketi Niua Latu)

Opening at Bus Projects, 1 September 2009 (Photographed by Pearson Vetuna)

Opening at Bus Projects, 1 September 2009 (Photographed by Pearson Vetuna)

Export Quality #1 (Installation View) - Torika Bolatagici (Photographed by Loketi Niua Latu)

Export Quality #1 (Installation View) - Torika Bolatagici (Photographed by Loketi Niua Latu)

Export Quality #2 (Installation View) - Torika Bolatagici (Photographed by Pearson Vetuna)

Export Quality #2 (Installation View) - Torika Bolatagici (Photographed by Pearson Vetuna)

Sotia Central (Installation View) - Torika Bolatagici (Photographed by Loketi Niua Latu)

Sotia Central (Installation View) - Torika Bolatagici (Photographed by Loketi Niua Latu)

Black Gold (Piper Methysticum) (Installation View) - Torika Bolatagici (Photographed by Loketi Niua Latu)

Black Gold (Piper Methysticum) (Installation View) - Torika Bolatagici (Photographed by Loketi Niua Latu)