Dionne Fonoti speaks at the Summit!

1 04 2011

Following on the success of the inaugural Curating Pacific Art Forum in 2010, this year brings a new Forum with a focus on representation, collaboration and interdisciplinary dialogue.

Facilitating dialogue between curators, academics, artists and commentators about Pacific art, the event provides a platform for discussion about curatorial practice, research and community engagement.

Keynote speaker Dionne Fonoti is an anthropologist, film-maker and lecturer at the National University of Samoa. Her paper on racism, representation and indigenous consciousness in Pacific film introduces an interdisciplinary consideration of audience and the crafting of Pacific stories.

The forum is being held at AUT University’s new Manukau campus, which has a strong Pasifika vision. The campus offers courses tailored to meet the needs and interests of local Pacific students and the wider institution offers arts qualifications including undergraduate and postgraduate degrees in Art and Design and Arts Management.

When: Saturday 21 May
Time: 10am – 5pm
Where: AUT Manukau Campus, 640 Great South Road, Manukau City

Registration essential! Contact Nicole Lim on 09 271 6019 / Nicole.Lim@aucklandcouncil.govt.nz

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