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Tuesday, Jul. 25, 2017

Pacific Ink and Art Expo debuts on Maui this Friday

By JEN RUSSO (Mauitime.com, April 5, 2017) There’s no other place where art, music and culture come together like a tattoo convention. And now Maui is getting...
Samoan-New Zealander Leota Alice Meredith ... talking about the many traditions and norms behind Samoa’s rich tattooing history. Image: Kendall Hutt/PMC

Celebrating Pasifika – the art of Samoan female tattooing

By Kendall Hutt New Zealand (Asiapacificreport.nz, March 26, 2017) A small, enthusiastic crowd gathered among the shelves of one of Auckland’s libraries earlier this week to...

Art helps piece the puzzle together

By Michelle Curran New Zealand (NZ.educationhq.com, March 23, 2017)  Staff work hard to live and breathe the values of being respectful; being responsible; being safe; giving...
Yuki Kihara, After Tsunami Galu Afi, Lalomanu. C-type photographic print, 2013. Image courtesy of Milford Galleries Dunedin.

Samoa’s own Yuki Kihara to create new works during NZ Hawke’s Bay artist residency

New Zealand (Creativenz.govt.nz, March 12, 2017) Leading New Zealand artist Yuki Kihara will research and create new artworks exploring the connections between Ngāti Kahungunu...
Julia Mage’au Gray uses the hand poke method to do her markings. Image: Te Waha Nui

Female Melanesian tattooists to make their mark in Spain

By Te Waha Nui New Zealand (Asiapacificreport.nz, March 14, 2017) A threatened tradition will get fresh focus when a female Melanesian tattoo collective takes up...
Ruha Fifita sitting in front of her enormous tapa, with another tapa by Christelle Montané on the wall. Photo: Supplied/ SPREP

Noumea exhibition promotes protection of whales

New Zealand (Radionz.co.nz, March 10, 2017) It showcases work from 11 Pacific artists and commemorates the regional Protect Pacific Whales - Ocean Voyagers Campaign. The...
Rawiri Paratene as Exeter in Henry V.

Meet Rawiri Paratene – Bringing Shakespeare to Life

By Alexander Bisley New Zealand (Noted.co.nz, March 2, 2017) I'm in the green room area of our rehearsal space at Ellerslie Racecourse and some dreadful actors...

The Perpetual Flux of Transitional Otherness

(pimpiknows.com) In paint and pixels, the three female artists have been inspired by shared experiences of racism and othering, colonial regulations and systemic inequality,...
The opening performance of 'This Woman's Work'. Photo: Bergman Gallery

Beauty of taro showcased in Cook Islands exhibition

By Indira Stewart, RNZI Journalist New Zealand (radionz.co.nz, February 28, 2017) 'This Woman's Work' is showing at the Bergman Gallery in Rarotonga and features colourful glass...
Performance collaboration of between Leafa and her two daughters Faith Wilson and Olive Wilson. Title of the performance work was FILI. Photo: Harry Culy

Lack of representation of indigenous women highlighted

By Indira Stewart, RNZI Journalist New Zealand (radionz.co.nz, February 24, 2017) That point is being made through the art works of six female artists in a collaborative...