Shigeyuki Kihara awarded Contemporary Pacific Artist’s Award

New Zealand’s Pacific artists were honoured at the Creative New Zealand Arts Pasifika Awards 2009 in Waitakere City on 13 November.

An opportunity for Creative New Zealand to encourage and celebrate excellence in Pacific arts in New Zealand, among the awards presented, Shigeyuki Kihara received the Contemporary Pacific Artist’s Award – alongside fellow successful artists composer Poulima Salima, performer Elisha Na’otala Fa’i, the weaving group Falepipi he Mafola and master craftsmen Sopolemalama Filipe Tohi.

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