torika bolatagici

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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