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MISSING PACIFIC // CATALOGUE // NOW AVAILABLE

In Art Exhibitions, Contemporary Pacific Art, Pacific Islander Art in Australia on December 26, 2009 at 11:53 am
"Missing Pacific" catalogue now available.

"Missing Pacific" catalogue now available.

An 8-page catalogue for Torika’s installation project, Missing Pacific is now available. For a free copy, please email: torika76(at)gmail.com.

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BLOOD + BONE // OPENING PHOTOS

In Art Exhibitions, Contemporary Art - International, Contemporary Pacific Art, Pacific Research and News on December 21, 2009 at 4:41 am
Ema Tavola - BLOOD + BONE Opening Night, December 2009

Ema Tavola - BLOOD + BONE Opening Night, December 2009

Yaaay! Pics from Ema Tavola’s solo exhbition BLOOD + BONE are now online!
Check out Ema’s Flickr page and keep up-to-date with her work via her website – Colour Me Fiji.
Awesome Em! Congrats xx

PACIFIC STORMS // OPENING SPEECH // MAL MENINGA

In Art Exhibitions, Contemporary Pacific Art, Pacific Islander Art in Australia, Pacific Research and News on December 21, 2009 at 12:34 am
Photo by Quinn Rooney/Getty Images AsiaPac

Photo by Quinn Rooney/Getty Images AsiaPac

Waterfront Place, Brisbane city  Dec 16th,  2009

It gives me great pleasure to be able to launch the  Pacific Storms exhibition in Brisbane.  This  exhibition is the first of its kind in  Australia. It features leading Pacific Islander artists, both  from Australia and the Pacific, and it has as its theme the changing climatic  conditions which are affecting the islands in dramatic ways.  Pacific art is always vibrant and full  of colour, and this collection is no exception. The wonderful colour and feeling  jumps off the canvass to grab the attention of the viewer, and also carries a  powerful message.

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EMA TAVOLA // SOLO EXHIBITION // OPENS THIS SATURDAY

In Art Exhibitions, Contemporary Art - International, Contemporary Pacific Art, Pacific Research and News on December 16, 2009 at 9:12 pm
BLOOD + BONE ? // EMA TAVOLA // SOLO EXHIBITION

BLOOD + BONE // EMA TAVOLA // SOLO EXHIBITION

(All the best Em! Wish we were there. Lots of love T, J, N and L xx)

PACIFIC STORMS // OPENING TONIGHT // BRISBANE

In Art Exhibitions, Contemporary Pacific Art, Pacific Islander Art in Australia, Pacific Research and News on December 10, 2009 at 8:24 pm
Pacific Storms - Opens next week in Brisbane!

Pacific Storms - Opens next week in Brisbane!

Beyond Pacific Art presents:

Pacific Storms – Brisbane

14 December 2009 – 1 January 2010
Open weekdays 6am – 6pm (excluding public holidays)
Waterfront Place Foyer, 1 Eagle St, Brisbane City (Riverside Ferry Stop)

Featuring artwork by leading Pacific Islander artists, Pacific Storms highlights the current issues of the Pacific region – climate change, globalisation, civil unrest, HIV/AIDS and many more – and reveals what lies beneath the sunshine, the leis and the stereotypical view of the Pacific Islands. Curated by Joycelin Leahy.

For more information visit the Beyond Pacific Art website…

Fijian climate campaigner takes message to Poland

In Uncategorized on December 9, 2009 at 10:28 pm
Leah Wickham, Greenpeace Volunteer

Leah Wickham, Greenpeace Volunteer

Day One of Copenhagen was punctuated by a number of passionate and emotional speeches, but the one which attracted yesterday’s headlines was by a young women from Fiji, Leah Wickham. Ms Wickham begged delegates to come to binding agreeements so that she and many young people like herself can look forward living in her island paradise.

After the first official press conference, young people from all over the world entered the auditorium holding up large scale building blocks which spelled out “10 million people expect a fair, ambitious and binding deal” to show leaders how important it is to get an effective climate deal.

Leah Wickham told Geraldine Coutts – from a train on her way to Poland and her next speech on climate change – that the attention has come as a bit of a shock.

Presenter: Geraldine Coutts
Speaker: Leah Wickham, climate witness and representative of TckTckTck and Greenpeace

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Fijian soldier was shot dead while protecting Afghan elders

In Masculinity, militarism, Militarism in the Pacific, Pacific Research and News on December 8, 2009 at 1:03 am
 Fusilier Petero 'Pat' Suesue  Photo: PA

Fusilier Petero 'Pat' Suesue Photo: PA

A Fijian soldier described as a loyal warrior died after being shot by enemy forces while protecting a meeting of Afghan elders, an inquest heard.

Fusilier Petero ”Pat” Suesue, of 2nd Battalion The Royal Regiment of Fusiliers, was killed near Sangin, in Afghanistan, on May 22 while on foot patrol at around 1.30pm.

He was among a group of around 90 soldiers who were patrolling the area to provide a secure perimeter for a meeting of elders and important Afghan nationals.

An inquest heard today that Fus Suesue, 28, was shot in the abdomen as the platoon was preparing to replenish their equipment.

A series of small round shots were heard before Fus Suesue fell to the ground.

He was dragged behind the wall of a compound where his fellow soldiers gave first aid while under fire from enemy forces.

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Island Treasures

In Art Exhibitions, Contemporary Pacific Art, Pacific Islander Art in Australia, Pacific Research and News on December 2, 2009 at 11:15 am

“It might be the busiest time of year at CCAS but director David Broker managed to find a couple of days for The Big Island: Promoting Contemporary Pacific Art and Craft in Australia, a development workshop at the University of Wollongong. Two days of solid discussion concerning how he arts of Oceania might play a greater role in the overall scheme of Australia’s creative pursuits.”

Read in full at the Canberra Contemporary Artspace blog…

Online gallery features indigenous art from the Pacific region

In Art Exhibitions, Contemporary Pacific Art, Pacific Islander Art in Australia, Pacific Research and News on December 2, 2009 at 10:59 am
'the other APT' on In the Loop

'the other APT' on In the Loop

Cybertribe is an online art gallery profiling the work of indigenous Pacific artists that conventional exhibitions overlook.

Curator Jenny Fraser talks to ABC’s ‘In the Loop.’