Reclaiming Home: Hapa Culture and Identity in Hawai’i. Special Two Day Event at UCLA

Reclaiming Home: Hapa Culture and Identity in Hawai'i October 30-31

A special two-day event at UCLA welcomes critically acclaimed author Kristiana Kahakauwila, and distinguished filmmaker Christen Marquez as they share their work on history, identity and mental health in Hawaiian culture.

Wednesday, October 30, 1-2:30 p.m.: Author Reading/Discussion of Kristiana Kahakauwila's debut collection This is Paradise: Stories

Thursday, October 31, 1-3p.m.: Screening/Director Talk of Christen Marquez's documentary film E Haku Inoa: To Weave a Name

SYMPOSIUM: Pacific Arts Collections, The Culture of Collecting Then and Now at Burrinja Cultural Centre

Please find attached some information for our up-coming one-day symposium Pacific Arts Collections: The Culture of Collecting Then and Now at Burrinja Cultural Centre, Upwey, VIC. The symposium brings together experts which will discuss aspects of how the nature of collecting and the engagement with Indigenous collections has changed over time and examine national and global trends in managing Indigenous collections.


Exhibition: Shigeyuki Kihara | 'Undressing the Pacific' at Hocken Library, University of Otago 20 April – 8 June 2013

Undressing the Pacific is a mid-career survey exhibition of photographic and performance works by Shigeyuki Kihara that spans more than a decade of her prodigious career.  The title of the exhibition references the centrality of ‘undressing’ or subversion as a strategy in Kihara’s works, which ‘undress’ the colonial histories of Samoa, and, her use of dress (and states of undress) as a means to reveal the complex i