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New video channel ready for viewing

Posted in News with tags , on September 30, 2012 by secretnaomi

A selection of works curated and performed by Shigeyuki Kihara can now be viewed on her new Vimeo channel – including a collection of the ‘Talanoa: Walk the Talk’ videos and ‘Taualuga: The Last Dance’. Here’s the link.

Festive greetings for the New Year

Posted in News with tags on January 4, 2011 by secretnaomi

Talofa lava and festive greetings,

2010 has been a very busy year for me especially with international travels for projects including residencies, exhibitions, commissions, public performances and a rewarding acquisition to top it all off!

My special thanks for 2010 go out to the warm-hearted grassroots communities who participated in the Talanoa: Walk the Talk performance series staged in Auckland, Sydney and Melbourne.

Follow this link to the TV news article about ‘Talanoa: Walk the Talk VII’ performance project (in collaboration with Dumbai Dancing Group of Sudan and Te Roro n Rikirake Kiribati Youth Group, commissioned by Multicultural Arts Victoria Melbourne for Emerge Festival 2010) produced by the Pacific Pulse program on Australia Network TV.

Soon I’ll be back in Sydney to start the pre-production for my upcoming interdisciplinary project entitled BRING YOUR GAME Hip Hop Summit.

BRING YOUR GAME Hip Hop Summit is part of a major 3 year project entitled Edge of Elsewhere commissioned by Campbelltown Arts Centre and 4A Centre for Contemporary Asian Art for Sydney Festival 2010, 2011 and 2012. Edge of Elsewhere, curated by Lisa Havilah (Campbelltown Arts Centre), Aaron Seeto (4A Centre for Contemporary Asian Art) and Dr Thomas Berghuis (University of Sydney), invites international artists to create work in collaboration with Sydney communities. More information is listed here.

Highlights of projects for 2010

Here is the list of highlights of my projects I participated in this year:

Selected Group Exhibitions:
Last ride in a hot air balloon, 4th Auckland Triennial, curator Natasha Conland, Artspace,New Zealand
Edge of Elsewhere, curators Lisa Havilah, Aaron Seeto and Dr Thomas Berghuis, 4A Centre for Contemporary Asian Art, Sydney, Australia
Samoan Art: Urban, curator Giles Peterson, The de Young Fine Art Museum of San Francisco, USA
UNNERVED; the New Zealand project, curator Maud Page, Gallery Of Modern Art, Brisbane touring to National Gallery of Victoria International, Melbourne, Australia
The Gaze, curator Mark Hutchins, Mark Hutchins Gallery, Wellington, New Zealand
Niu Pasifik: Urban Art from the Pacific Rim, curator Giles Peterson, C.N Gorman Museum, California, USA
Voiceless, curator Dr Gene Sherman, Sherman Contemporary Art Foundation, Sydney, Australia
Tiaho (To Shine) – Contemporary Photography From Oceania, curator Giles Peterson touring Palacio Municipal de Ciudad, Instituto Latino de Mexico preparatoria and National Autonomous University of Mexico City, Mexico

Selected Performances/Theatre:
The Last Dance, dance theatre showing supported by Creative New Zealand Arts Council of New Zealand and Auckland Festival, TAPAC, Auckland, New Zealand
Talanoa; Walk the Talk VI, Commissioned by 4th Auckland Triennial and ARTSPACE, New Zealand for Last Ride On A Hot Air Balloon 4th Auckland Triennial
Talanoa; Walk the Talk V, Commissioned by 4A Centre for Contemporary Asian Art for Sydney Festival, Sydney, Australia
Talanoa; Walk the Talk VII, Commissioned by Multicultural Arts Victoria for Emerge Festival, Melbourne, Australia
Culture Court, Supported by Multicultural Arts Victoria and National Gallery of Victoria International, held at National Gallery of Victoria International, Melbourne, Australia

Selected Public Speaking Engagements:

‘Pacific Thought Symposium’, MAU Dance Company and Sydney Festival, Sydney, Australia
‘Edge of Elsewhere’ Artist panel, Campbelltown Arts Centre and Sydney Festival, Sydney, Australia
‘Physical Freedoms; Explorations of the Body’, panel discussions, 4th Auckland Triennial, Auckland, New Zealand
‘In Conversation’, ARTSPACE, 4th Auckland Triennial, Auckland, New Zealand
‘Artist talk’, National Gallery of Victoria International, Melbourne, Australia
‘Artist talk’, RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia
‘Talanoa Forum’, part of Talanoa; Walk the Talk VII commissioned by Multicultural Arts Victoria, Melbourne, Australia
‘Industry panel’, Manukau School of Visual Arts, Auckland, New Zealand
‘Artist talk’, Whitecliff College of Art and Design, Auckland, New Zealand
‘Industry presentation’, New Zealand Festival of the Arts and Creative New Zealand Arts Council of New Zealand, New Zealand

Artist in Residence:
4A Centre for Contemporary Asian Art, Sydney, Australia
Multicultural Arts Victoria, Melbourne, Australia

Grants:
Creative New Zealand Arts Council travel grant to participate in ConversAsians Symposium held as part of the Singapore International Arts Festival, Singapore
Creative New Zealand Arts Council grant to stage the dance production of The Last Dance supported by Auckland Arts Festival

Acquisition:
Te Papa Tongarewa Museum of New Zealand

Selected bibliography:

Susan Bright, ‘AutoFocus; Self Portraiture in Contemporary Photography’, Thames & Hudson, UK
Tessa Laird, ‘4th Auckland Triennial Review’, Art & Australia
Christopher Allen, ‘Cheap Trick’, Weekend Australian Review, 22-23 May 2010
Maud Page, ‘Unnerved; New Zealand Project’ catalogue, Gallery of Modern Art, Australia
Allan Smith, ‘Last ride on a hot air balloon’ review, Art New Zealand / Number 134 / Winter 2010
Rebecca Rice, ‘Capturing the Gaze’ review, Art New Zealand / Number 134 / Winter 2010
Nicola Harvey, ‘Art World’, MindFood magazine, New Zealand
���Talanoa; Walk the Talk VI’, Multicultural Arts Victoria, Melbourne

Talanoa Forum

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , on June 23, 2010 by secretnaomi

Talofa lava & Greetings,

Thanks to all who attended the amazing and successful Talanoa performance between the Dambai Dancing Group of Sudan and Te Roro n Rikirake Kiribati Youth Group at today’s Emerge Festival!!

On Tuesday 22 June we had the Talanoa Forum – a discussion and reflection on the Talanoa: Walk the Talk VII project with community leaders including Dambai Dancing Group of Sudan; Te Roro n Rikirake Kiribati Youth Group; Abraham Mamer; Dr Katerina Teiawa and Shigeyuki Kihara. This event was equally successful and thanks to all those who attended both the performance and the forum.

Talanoa: Walk the Talk VII and the Talanoa Forum are major events held as part of my Artist in Residence programme hosted and commissioned by Multicultural Arts Victoria, Melbourne, Australia.

Click here for more information on the inspiring Talanoa Forum.

Talanoa: Walk the Talk VI at Emerge Festival!

Posted in Events with tags , , , , on May 5, 2010 by secretnaomi
Talanoa flyer May 2010

Talanoa: Walk the Talk VI flyer

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

OFFSTAGE 2

Posted in Events with tags , , on March 23, 2010 by secretnaomi

I will be screening some short footage from the performance Talanoa: Walk the Talk II that I staged in collaboration with the Anuanua Cook Islands Performing Arts Group and AK Samba commissioned by the Auckland City Council’s ‘Living Room’ Public Art Program in March 2009 – at OFFSTAGE 2, an event hosted by the Tautai Contemporary Pacific Arts Trust in Auckland. OFFSTAGE 2 is a moving image and live performance event showcasing experimental work from local and international Pacific artists.

OFFSTAGE 2

Hosted by Tautai Contemporary Pacific Arts Trust
Held at Galatos, Galatos St, Auckland
Friday March 26, 7pm
Gold Coin entry

Artists include Louise Tu’u with We should Practice; Courtney Meredith, Grey Lynn Ukelele Band, D.A.N.C.E, Janet Lilo, Shigeyuki Kihara, Marlon Rivers, Henry Taripo and many more…

Talanoa: Walk the Talk VI

Posted in Events with tags , , on March 10, 2010 by secretnaomi

Talanoa VI E-flyer

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