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Pacific Studies: Performing and Creative Arts

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Web Resources

Archive of Māori and Pacific Sound  (University of Auckland), includes:


Tautai "is an organisation dedicated to the mentoring and ongoing support of Pacific artists"

Pimpiknows   The website of Ema Tavola, the 2017 Macmillan Brown Centre's Artist in Residence. Check out her manifesto devised during the residency.

Pacific Art at UC

To find some of the Pacific art here at the University, search Ka Kohika our database of art and archives.

Creative New Zealand/Macmillan Brown Centre's Artists in Residence programme

Tuafale Tanoa'i, aka Linda T was the 2019 artist in residence for the Macmillan Brown Centre for Pacific Studies at the University of Canterbury. While here she recorded interviews with Pacific communities in and around the uni. Check out Tuafale's interview on Radio NZ.

Find out more about the artist in residence programme here: Pacific Artists in Residence Programme

Pacific Arts Books

Books and DVDs on Pacific Arts are mostly found in the Macmillan Brown Library and the Central Library.

Use alternative search terms like Oceania, South Seas, Pacific Islands or just Pacific.  Narrow your search to a region or country  (e.g. Melanesia or Samoa) to get more focused results.

Try some of these examples:

Dance - Polynesia or Dance - Oceania

Music - Oceania

Music - Samoa

Performing Arts - Oceania

Art* Melanesian* or Art Pacific or Arts Oceania

Pacific Arts Journals in the Macmillan Brown Library

Pacific Arts: The Journal of the Pacific Arts Association

Spasifik DU 413 .P13 .S732.  Pacific content covering arts, news, society, sport and more. Indexed by INNZ.

The Contemporary Pacific.  Each issue highlights the work of a Pasifika artist.

Books in the Library

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