Pacific arts

  • 12th Festival of Pacific Arts
  • Auto portrait with 12 Disciples 2010 (PNT 870). Digital C-Type Print, Edition of 10 - 100 x 286 cm. Image courtesy of the Artist & Alcaston Gallery, Melbourne.

  • The Crimson House by Lemi Ponifaso. Senior Artist award, 2012 Arts Pasifika Award recipient. 

  • 2013 award winners, with Hon Christopher Finlayson 
    and the Creative New Zealand Pacific Arts Committee.
  • Tomoko, vaka and waka hourua from nations around the Pacific silently approach shore at the dawn opening of 11th Festival of Pacific Arts 2012

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Arts Pasifika Awards 2015 - Iosefa Enari Memorial Award ($4,000) extended deadline

Value: $4,000 | Closes: 6 Jul . 2015
Creative New Zealand is seeking further nominations for the Iosefa Enari Memorial Award category ($4,000) for the 2015 Arts Pasifika Awards. The Creative New Zealand Arts Pasifika Awards have been offered annually since 1996 to celebrate excellence in Pacific arts in New Zealand. The awards are an opportunity for the public to nominate both senior and emerging New Zealand-based Pacific Island artists who characterise the richness and diversity of Pacific culture in this country. Find previous winners on our website. More information

Aotearoa delegation to 12th Festival of Pacific Arts (Guam 2016)

Value: support to attend the Festival of Pacific Arts 2016 | Closes: 10 Jul . 2015
Creative New Zealand is calling for applications from Māori and Pasifika artists to represent Aotearoa at the 12th Festival of Pacific Arts in Guam from 22 May to 4 June 2016. Artists working in a wide range of artforms can exchange artistic skills, knowledge and techniques with other artists from Aotearoa and the Pacific in the spirit of whanaungatanga. Groups, individuals and organisations are welcome to apply. More information

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