Getting on with the 4th Auckland Triennial

Talofa lava and Greetings,

Please find below the itinerary of my activities and involvement during the 4th Auckland Triennial!

Tuesday 9th March 2010

Pasifika Festival presents Fakakaukau (Pacific Debate Series)

Topic: Only Pacific artists have the right to use Pacific motifs
Time: 4.30pm – 7pm (debates start each evening at 5pm)
Venue: Council Chambers, Auckland Town Hall
Entry: FREE

Debating team includes:
Dr Ngahuia Te Awekotuku (TBC) – Professor & Art Historian, Waikato University
Ron Brownson – Curator of New Zealand & Pacific Art, Auckland Art Gallery
Sean Mallon – Curator of Pacific Art, Te Papa Tongarewa Museum of New Zealand
Ema Tavola – Pacific Arts Coordinator, Fresh Gallery Otara, Manuaku City Council
Siliga Setoga – Multimedia artist
Shigeyuki Kihara – Multimedia & Performance artist

This event is part of the Pasifika Festival celebrating Indigenous cultures of the Pacific in Auckland, New Zealand.

Wednesday 10th March 2010

‘The Gaze’

Group exhibition featuring Shigeyuki Kihara, curated by Mark Hutchins at Mark Hutchins Gallery, Wellington. An exhibition catalogue available through Mark Hutchins Gallery
Time: 6pm – 8pm
Entry: Free

Thursday 11th March 2010

Talanoa: Walk the Talk VI

Live public performance by: Ruapotaka Marae Kapa Haka Group | Haere Mai Japanese Taiko Drummers | Shigeyuki Kihara. Commissioned by the 4th Auckland Triennial
Staged at the official launch of Auckland Triennial event.
Entry: By invitation only

Friday 12th March 2010

Friends Program, New Zealand International Arts Festival, Wellington

I have been invited to give a presentation of my new performance theatre work at the Flying Friends Program, hosted by the New Zealand International Arts Festival and Creative New Zealand.
Entry: By invitation only

Saturday 13th March 2010

‘Physical freedoms: Explorations of the Body’ Panel Discussion

Time: 3pm
Venue: Art Lounge, Auckland Art Gallery, Auckland
Entry: FREE
The panel discussion is part of the 4th Auckland Triennial ‘Last Ride in a Hot Air Balloon’ public programme.

The panel includes artists from the 4th Auckland Triennial featuring:
David Cross (Convenor)
Alex Monteith
Laresa Kosloff
Shigeyuki Kihara

Talanoa: Walk the Talk VI (Reprise)

Live public performance by: Ruapotaka Marae Kapa Haka Group, Haere Mai Japanese Taiko Drummers and Shigeyuki Kihara.
Commissioned by the 4th Auckland Triennial
‘Last Ride In A Hot Air Balloon’, to coincide with the Auckland Triennial opening of ARTSPACE.

Venue: Maota Samoa House, Karangahape Road, Auckland (directly across the road from ARTSPACE).
Time: 8pm Start
Entry: FREE

Saturday 27th March 2010

Ema Tavola and Shigeyuki Kihara in Conversation

Ema Tavola, Pacific Arts Coordinator, Manukau City Council and Shigeyuki Kihara discuss issues stemming from the ‘Talanoa: Walk the Talk’ installation at ARTSPACE, part of the 4th Auckland Triennial
public programme.

Time: 3pm
Venue: ARTSPACE, Karangahape Road, Auckland
Entry: FREE

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