Pecha Kucha Night went OFF!!

6 05 2011

The Pacific Arts Summit special edition of Pecha Kucha Night was a great success on Wednesday 4 May. 13 excellent speakers inspired a full-house at Mangere Arts Centre – Nga Tohu o Uenuku.

South Auckland video installation artist and educator, Leilani Kake discussed the inspiration of Pacific thinkers Merata Mita, ‘Epeli Hau’ofa and Ron Crocombe. Kake is the organiser of the Summit’s film event, Square Eyes

Mangere-based performance artist + graphic designer, Siliga David Setoga discussed his connections to South Auckland.

Filoi Vaila’au discussed the work of Pacific Dance New Zealand and the upcoming announcement of the 2nd Pacific Dance Artist in Residence

Fresh Gallery Otara staffer Nicole Lim discussed the inspirations for her graphic design practice.

Bruce Phillips, Curator at Te Tuhi Centre for the Arts discussed a fascinating project he was involved with in Chicago with New Zealand artists.

Martin Leung-Wai, a recent graduate from Unitec’s Architecture programme discussed “The Taualugā: A Spatial Study”

South Auckland film maker and visual artist, Tanu Gago discussed his three loves: Samoa, Film and South Auckland.

UK-based Rosanna Raymond discussed recent projects with Pacific diaspora communities in England.

Writer, Suli Moa and producer, Stacey Leilua discussed the upcoming production of Kingdom of Lote being presented at Mangere Arts Centre – Nga Tohu o Uenuku from 17-21 May.

Overall, we received overwhelmingly positive feedback from this unique Pecha Kucha Night! Thanks to everyone who came out to support!



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