ATUA Pacific Community Celebration Day, National Gallery of Australia 2014

Image: National Gallery of Australia

In conjunction with the National Gallery of Australia exhibition ATUA: Sacred Gods of Polynesia is the Atua Pacific Community Celebration Day.  As a guest speaker, I’ve been invited to give a presentation as part of the forum Atua: A continuum.

If you’re in Canberra, come along for a day of discussion and celebration from the Pacific Region.

Saturday 19th July 2014

Forum: Atua: A continuum
10.00 am – 2.00 pm | Presented in conjunction with the Atua: Scared Gods from Polynesia exhibition this forum explores the traditions of Pacific Culture, scared spaces in contemporary pacific art and contemporary community connections. Guest speakers from around the nation discuss the Atua exhibition and the rich living cultures of the Pacific Region.

Atua: Polynesian community celebration
2.00–4.00 pm | Featuring performance from the local Tongan community, dance theatre by Lisa Fa’alafi of Polytoxic from Brisbane and the energy of Samoan dance with Tama Tatau from Melbourne.


Lisa Fa'alafi from Polytoxic, image © Sean Young
Lisa Fa’alafi from Polytoxic, image © Sean Young


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Where We’re At! Other Voices on Gender exhibition

Image: Yves Gervais, BOZAR
Image: Yves Gervais, BOZAR

On the 12th June I traveled to Brussels, Belgium for 5 days to be part of the opening events and celebration of the Where We’re At! Other Voices on Gender exhibition, curated by Christine Eyene.  This show brought together 14 female artists of African, Caribbean and Pacific cultural background who are exploring gender discourses through photography and video.

artist talk ©Lisa Hilli
Contemporary Art from the Pacific. Joint artist presentation, Shigeyuki Kihara & Lisa Hilli
 © Lisa Hilli
Lisa Hilli & Shigeyuki Kihara
Afrophobia ©Lisa Hilli
Pamela Dlungwana & Alberta Whittle viewing Afrophobia