My wireless was playing up last night, so I didn’t get a chance to do my weekly roundup. Here’s a summary of last weeks highlights:
- Exhibitions: Talking Tapa: Pacifika Bark Cloth in Queensland at Mosman Gallery in Sydney; Fijian Heritage Fashion Show Mangere East, Auckland; Lisa Reihana in Unnerved at GoMa, Brisbane.
- Fesitvals/Forum/Performances: OLO (One Love Oceania) presents “Sisters Rising” this Wednesday (9 June) in San Francisco; The Dreaming Festival in Woodford, Queensland from 11-14 June; ARTSpeak PASIFIKA 2010 from 25-26 June in Auckland; Talanoa : Walk the Talk – two events coming up in June in Melbourne.
- Kerei: a new blog post series of things I come across that have Pacific influence. First up, Hiapo in tapestry from Urban Outfitters.
- Home Decor: Tapa inspired wall feature I did in 2008
- Fashion: A lepoard print purse with voivoi trimmings found online at Pasifika Market.
- Music: Suva based Alby Nitro; Ngairre in If it’s just blood and guts, I’ll quit; VOU releases their brand new music video, Love Here; George Fiji Veikoso’s one night only gig at Traps Bar in Suva.
- Talanoa: John Pule on Radio NZ.
- Coconute Wireless: Taonga – Domestic Scene blogs about a touching story of receiving a gift, which John Pule and his partner Sofia Tekela-Smith were commissioned to do; Torika Bolatagici mentions Urban Viti on her blog. Vinaka Torika!
- Film: The Turtle and the Shark a short animated film of one of the most popular Samoan legends; Strange Birds in Paradise: A West Papua Story – screening at the Sydney Film Festival this Thursday (10 June).
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Enjoy your week! I leave you with the trailer from Strange Birds in Paradise: A West Papua Story.