Curating Pacific Art Forum

We’re drawing closer to the end of the inaugural Manukau Pacific Art Summit. The Curating Pacific Art Forum draws together Pacific curators from around New Zealand to discuss, demystify and stimulate the Pacific curatorial sector. Guest speaker, Professor Konai Helu-Thaman from the University of the South Pacific is a enormous assest to this event. The venue of the Fo Guang Shan North Island Buddhist Temple should be a beautiful setting for some forward thinking and inspiration…

Registrations still welcome… please contact Brett Stirling, contact details can be found on the Manukau Pacific Arts Summit website

Lunchtime Poetry Slam // Otara

Our Lunchtime Poetry Slam was wicked wicked excellent on Tuesday 4 May…

Thanks to the British Council, UK poet, producer, DJ.. Charlie Dark joined five Pasifika poets on the Centre Stage of the Otara Town Centre for an hour of poetic deliciousness…


Yolande Ah Chong is the best MC a Pacific Arts Summit could ask for!

Courtney Meredith bought her smoothness…

Charlie Dark was too cool…

Luisa Tora of the Niu Waves Writers Collective [Fiji] performed in Aotearoa for the first time!


The multi-skilled Ole Maiava.. aka Pasifika Festival Director!

All the poets: [L-R] Luisa Tora, Courtney Meredith, Drew Harding, Charlie Dark, Monica Cheung and Ole Maiava // super super cool… thank you all so much! It was an excellent event!

Featured on TV3 Nightline on Tuesday 4 May, a full interview with Charlie Dark can be seen here and a story on Radio New Zealand’s Tagata o te Moana show by Leilani Momoisea can be heard here