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ART MONTHLY AUSTRALIA // OzPACIFICA ISSUE

In Contemporary Art - International, Contemporary Pacific Art, Pacific Islander Art in Australia, Pacific Research and News on July 28, 2010 at 3:31 am
Torika Bolatagici and the Big Picture by Maurice O'Riordan, Art Monthly Australia #232, August 2010

Torika Bolatagici and the Big Picture by Maurice O'Riordan, Art Monthly Australia #232, August 2010

AMA Editor Maurice O’Riordan has written an informed and insightful essay about my work in the August issue of Art Monthly Australia – out now! This fabulous issue, which is dedicated to contemporary Pacific art and artists in Australia, also features profiles on Eric Bridgeman (his amazing work on the cover), Lisa Hilli (by me), Sam Tupou, Krishna Nahow-Ryall, Chantal Fraser and Maryann Talia Pau as well as informative essays by Timothy Morrell, Billy Lythberg, Simon Wright, Nicholas Thomas, Sophie McIntyre, Henri Gama, Jane Raffan, Prisca Chant, Kellie Uhr, Bala Starr, David Broker, Imelda Miller, Genevieve O’Callaghan, Susan Cochrane, Pam Zeplin and Jacqui Durrant. Don’t miss this historical issue! More info and subscriptions >>>

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BOLATAGICI INTERVIEW // iMODE MAGAZINE

In Contemporary Pacific Art, Gender and Militarism in the Pacific, Masculinity, militarism, Militarism in the Pacific, Pacific Islander Art in Australia, Pacific Research and News, PSMC recruitment in Fiji, Representations of the Black Body on June 18, 2010 at 11:14 pm
May/June 2010 iMode feature

May/June 2010 iMode feature

The May/June edition of iMode Magazine contains a 6-page feature on my work. You can view for free online at: http://www.imodemagazine.com/

NEW BLOG // URBAN VITI

In Art Exhibitions, Contemporary Art - International, Contemporary Pacific Art, Pacific Islander Art in Australia, Pacific Research and News on June 17, 2010 at 3:23 am
LOLOMA fridge - DIY words by Dulcie Stewart

LOLOMA fridge - DIY words by Dulcie Stewart

Fijian-born (and now Australian-based) artist Dulcie Stewart has just launched this fabulous new blog “dedicated to contemporary art, fashion, home and product design in the Pacific.” I’m loving it!!! Check it out at: http://urbanviti.wordpress.com/

JUST LIKE HOME // COLAC PERFORMING ARTS CENTRE

In Art Exhibitions, Contemporary Pacific Art, Pacific Islander Art in Australia, Pacific Research and News on June 3, 2010 at 4:10 am
Steaming Ai gir at the Adeliade cooking demo. Photo: Lisa Hilli

Steaming Ai gir at the Adeliade cooking demo. Photo: Lisa Hilli

Lisa Hilli’s exciting performance/installation work “Just Like Home” is still showing at the Nexus Gallery in Adelaide before heading to the Colac Performing Arts Centre 1-24 July 2010. See previous post….

OCEANIC TRANSFORMATIONS // OPENS THIS THURSDAY

In Art Exhibitions, Contemporary Pacific Art, Pacific Islander Art in Australia, Pacific Research and News on April 6, 2010 at 12:45 pm
Withour Fear or Favor, 2009 - Torika Bolatagici

Oceanic Transformations - Opens Thursday (Image: Withour Fear or Favor, 2009 - Torika Bolatagici)

Opening 12:00 pm, Thursday 8 April 2010
Curated by Loketi Niua Latu for the AAAPS conference.

Victoria University Foyer
300 Flinders Street
Melbourne

Featuring the work of Dr Elizabeth Wood-Ellem, Torika Bolatagici, Namila Benson, Emeretta Cross and Emily Mafile’o.

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 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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