Published 01 December 2020
Brief article outlining the current directions and focus for the PNG Museum and Art Gallery in Port Moresby.
Women artists were conspicuously absent from the important exhibition 'Luk Luk Gen'. The exhibition 'Pacific Dreams' included textile works by the artist Agatha Waramin who works with bilums and the exhibition 'Weaving the Old with the New' will extend women's exposure in an artistic context.
Published December 1996
For those depositing films with a significant Maori content, the New Zealand Film Archive has developed a Deposit Agreement which acknowledges that named Maori guardians have spiritual guardianship authority over their image treasures in perpetuity. This goes way beyond white copyright regimes.
Chinese Australian artist Zhou Xiaoping and Aboriginal artist Jimmy Pike exhibit collaborative works in China later in 1996. The author discusses Zhou's new work and his collaboration with Jimmy Pike.
Performing arts in the Solomon Islands Since the common determining facts in whether to keep, add changes, or reject aspects of the performing arts are based on the dollar, Solomon Islanders will continue to adopt new styles of dances, music, songs and forms of acting in the same way as some Church groups have done.
Exhibition review Peter Dailey: Prime Time
Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery
University of Western Australia
17 May - 30 June 1996
Looks at issues in contemporary art practice in Fiji anticipating the construction of the new Fiji National Art School.
The author examines shield collected in 1995 to discuss issues fundamental to the introduction of the art of emergent societies in an international art context. Issues such as the definition of art and aesthetics, art versus craft, function of art in the various contexts etc...
In 1994, the small Balai community of Malaita Province, Solomon Islands, commenced paper making which led to the development of printmaking. Small enterprises and ecotourism may well be the future of these small island communities.
Exhibition review Junk Bonds
New Land Gallery, Port Adelaide South Australia
Touring South Australia and interstate with Visions of Australia
28 June - 28 July 1996.
Exhibition review Aadje Bruce: Domestic Bliss
Artplace Claremont Western Australia
9 May -1 June 1996
Describes the establishment and membership of this new society.
As Judy Watson was about the commence her residency in France, the French Government announced they would be conducting nuclear tests in the Pacific. As an Australian, an Aboriginal, a conservationist, a woman and an artist, she felt compromised. Discusses her work in this context.