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MAV Artist in Residence

Posted in Events with tags , , , on April 12, 2010 by shigeyukikihara

Dear friends and colleagues,

Below you’ll find an e-flyer about my upcoming Talanoa: Walk the Talk VII public performance and related activities, commissioned by Multicultural Arts Victoria (MAV), Melbourne, Australia.

Talanoa: Walk the Talk VII
Tuesday 22nd June 2010
The Willin Centre for Indigenous Arts and Cultural Development

Featuring a public performance by:
Dambai Dancing Group of Sudan
Te Roro n Rikirake Kiribati Youth Group
Shigeyuki Kihara
Commissioned by Multicultural Arts Victoria (MAV), Melbourne.

The first ever Talanoa Forum; Art, Community & Social Function brings together elders and community leaders from Indigenous Australia, Kiribati and the Sudanese communities based in Melbourne in a conversation about their past, present and future goals. Invited guests include artists, human rights activists, academia, police, members of parliament, lawyers, religious leaders, students, grass roots organisations, political analysts, social services for indigenous, refugee and asylum seeker communities, youth services and more.

This event is kindly hosted by The Willin Centre for Indigenous Arts and Cultural Development, Faculty of the VCA and Music, The University of Melbourne. The event is also accompanied by a reprise of the Talanoa: Walk the Talk VII public performance.

“It’s time for art to function for real social change.”

Multicultural Arts Victoria - Talanoa e-flyer

New Solo Performance

Posted in Events with tags , on April 1, 2010 by secretnaomi

Shigeyuki Kihara In Performance
9 April 2010 | 5.30pm – 8pm
Richmond Town Hall, 333 Bridge Road, Richmond, Melbourne, Australia

Part of the Australian Association for the Advancement of Pacific Studies (AAAPS) Conference, Victoria University, Melbourne, Australia (8 – 11 April 2010).

‘Inter-disciplinary Artist Shigeyuki Kihara will be performing her new solo performance work to premier as part of the 3rd Conference ‘Oceanic Transformations’ hosted by Victoria University, Melbourne.

The Australian Association for the Advancement of Pacific Studies (AAAPS) holds a biennial conference. The first one, “Australia in the Pacific – the Pacific in Australia” was held in January 2006 at the Queensland University of Technology (QUT). The next, “Oceanic Connections”, was held in April 2008 at the Australian National University (ANU).

This year the AAAPS 3rd Conference ‘Oceanic Transformations’ is hosted by Victoria University Conference Centre, 300 Flinders Street, Melbourne, 8th – 11th April 2010.’

(Excerpts taken from press release.)

Sydney Festival Events

Posted in Events with tags , , , , on January 12, 2010 by shigeyukikihara

Talofa lava and Greetings,

Please find below the information and a list of events I’m involved with as part of the Sydney Festival 2010:

10 January 2010

Sydney Festival and MAU Forum presents
5th Pacific Thought Symposium – Bringing Forth the Ancestors
Seymour Centre, Corner of City Rd and Cleveland St, Chippendale
3pm to 6pm

Speakers include Tame Iti, Lemi Ponifasio, Richard Bell, Leali’ifano Albert Refiti, Dr Katerina Teaiwa, Hufanga Okusitino Mahina, Lisa Reihana and Shigeyuki Kihara.

For more information please visit the Sydney Festival webpage.

14 January 2010

Talanoa: Walk the Talk V
Commissioned by Gallery 4a for Sydney Festival 2010
Held at Dixon St, Chinatown Sydney CBD
10am Start
FREE Public performance featuring Sydney Cook Island Dance Group, Australian Yau Kung Mun Association and Shigeyuki Kihara.

Launch of ‘Edge of Elsewhere’
Gallery 4a Asia Australia Arts Centre, 181-187 Hay Street, Haymarket
6pm to 8pm

For more information please visit the Sydney Festival webpage.

15 January 2010

Launch of ‘Edge of Elsewhere’
Campbelltown Arts Centre, Cnr Camden and Appin Rd, Campbelltown
6pm to 8pm

For more information please visit the Sydney Festival webpage.

16 January 2010

Cultural Futures Forum
Part of ‘Edge of Elsewhere’
Campbelltown Arts Centre, Cnr Camden and Appin Rds, Campbelltown
2pm to 4pm
Artist talks by Richard Bell, Lisa Reihana, Arahmaiani, Khaled Sabsabi.
Followed by a round table discussion featuring Wang Jianwei, Newell Harry, Dacchi Dang, Young Hae Chang Heavy Industries, Lisa Havilah, Aaron Seeto, Dr Thomas J Berghuis and Shigeyuki Kihara.

ALL EVENTS ARE FREE!

Talanoa: Walk the Talk V E-flyer

Edge of Elsewhere at Campbelltown Arts Centre

Posted in Events with tags , , , , , on December 19, 2009 by secretnaomi

Dear friends!

Below is the E-flyer to the upcoming launch of ‘Edge of Elsewhere’ held between Gallery 4a Asia Australia Arts Centre (opening 14 January 2010) and Campbelltown Arts Centre (opening 15 January 2010) in Sydney, as part of the visual arts program of Sydney Festival 2010!

Artists include: Brook Andrew, Arahmaiani, Richard Bell, YOUNG-HAE CHANG HEAVY INDUSTRIES, Dacchi Dang, Newell Harry, Lisa Reihana, Khaled Sabsabi, Wang Jianwei, Kimsooja and Shigeyuki Kihara.
 
My upcoming public performance of Talanoa: Walk the Talk V will be held in Dixon Street, China Town, Sydney CBD on the 14th Jan. 2010 – at 10am Sharp! (followed by the screening of the raw footage at the launch of the ‘Edge of Elsewhere’ at Gallery 4a Asia Australia Arts Centre in China Town).
 
Talanoa: Walk the Talk V is commissioned by Gallery 4a Asia Australia Arts Centre for Sydney Festival 2010.

Edge of Elsewhere e-card

Edge of Elsewhere – part of Sydney Festival

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , on November 14, 2009 by secretnaomi

Edge of Elsewhere at Campbelltown Arts Centre, Gallery 4A Asia Australia Arts Centre and Sydney Festival, 9th – 31st January 2010.

Edge of Elsewhere is a major three-year project (2010, 2011 and 2012) that brings together some of the most exciting contemporary artists from across Australia, Asia and the Pacific to develop new artworks in partnership with Sydney communities.

Sydney is one of Australia’s most rapidly changing cities and is now more culturally diverse than ever before. The continually changing demographics provide an imperative to examine the questions that shape and inspire us as individuals, communities and cultures.

Edge of Elsewhere reflects and engages with the diverse cultural mix of suburban Sydney.

Artists participating in the project include:
Brook Andrew (Australia)
Arahmaiani (Indonesia)
Richard Bell (Australia)
YOUNG-HAE CHANG HEAVY INDUSTRIES (Korea)
Dacchi Dang (Australia)
Newell Harry (Australia)
Shigeyuki Kihara (Aotearoa New Zealand)
Jun Nguyen-Hatsushiba (Vietnam)
Lisa Reihana (Aotearoa New Zealand)
Khaled Sabsabi (Australia)
Wang Jianwei (China)

Gallery 4A Asia Australia Arts Centre has commissioned Talanoa; Walk the Talk V performance which opens the Edge of Elsewhere program held on the 14th January 2010.

I will be the Artist-In-Residence of the Gallery 4A Asia Australia Arts Centre from 30th November till the end of January 2010.

I am exhibiting all the moving image documentaries produced from the Talanoa; Walk the Talk performance series (including Talanoa V staged during my residency at Gallery 4A) in the group exhibition held at Gallery 4A.

For more information on Sydney Festival visit their website.

Talanoa: Walk the Talk III & IV stills now online

Posted in News with tags , , on October 3, 2009 by secretnaomi

The photographic documentation of the Talanoa: Walk the Talk III & IV performances held in Sydney can now be viewed online, courtesy of photographer Susannah Wimberley.

Both performances were filmed and are currently in the process of editing. The final version will be presented as a moving image work, to be featured in a group exhibition at the Campbelltown Arts Centre Sydney opening on the 28th November 2009.

Assume Nothing showing at QueerDOC 2009

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , on September 3, 2009 by secretnaomi

queerDOCThe ‘Assume Nothing’ film will be screened as part of the Queer DOC film festival in Sydney on 9th September 2009.

Directed by filmmaker Kirsty MacDonald, ‘Assume Nothing’ is also a finalist in the Qantas Film and Television Awards for Best Arts/Festival/Feature – Documentary!

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