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 […]
Assembling Bodies: Art, Science & Imagination at the University of Cambridge Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, United Kingdom, until December 2010. Curated by Anita Herle, Mark Elliott and Rebecca Empson, Assembling Bodies is a major interdisciplinary exhibition at the University of Cambridge Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, open from March 2009 to November 2010. The […]
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 […]
Maori Television’s Kete Aronui is an art show featuring artists from all around Aotearoa and covering all disciplines. From music, carvers, performers, weavers, painters, sculptors, film makers, theatre and multimedia, Kete Aronui is at the heart of indigenous art. An upcoming episode directed by Kirsty MacDonald features Shigeyuki Kihara and her work.
The long-awaited opening of the ‘ethKnowcentrix: Museums Inside the Artist’ group exhibition, featuring works by Lisa Reihana, Rosanna Raymond, George Nuku and Shigeyuki Kihara, finally opens with a Polynesian welcome ceremony and opening reception on 9 September, at October Gallery in London! Look out for the Artist Forum at the October Gallery on 12 September […]
The ‘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!
Talanoa: Walk the Talk IV Shigeyuki Kihara has collaborated with the Ingleburn RSL Club, Campbelltown Community Pipes and Drums and Wuruniri Music and Dance to present Talanoa: Walk the Talk IV, a free performance at Redfern Community Centre on Saturday 15 August at 12pm. In Samoa the concept of talanoa is a process of discussion […]
Talanoa: Walk the Talk IV is a free public performance at Redfern Community Centre, Sydney, Australia on Saturday 15 August 2009, from 12pm. Featuring: Wuruniri Music and Dance; Ingleburn RSL Club & Campbelltown Community Pipes and Drums. During my seven-week residency hosted by the Campbelltown Arts Centre, Sydney I am staging the Talanoa: Walk the […]
Assume Nothing film featuring Shigeyuki Kihara is showing at the Rhode Island International Film Festival, USA. The Assume Nothing film, in the making for the last five years, is by director Kirsty MacDonald collaborating with a number of artists and performers from New Zealand who express their alternative gender identity through their art, and featuring […]
The installation entitled Menstrolly Speaking created by Ema Tavola, Leilani Salesa and Shigeyuki Kihara is featured in a group exhibition entitled Flower Power, curated by Andrea Busto, and currently held at Centro Ricerca Arte Attuale (CRAA) in Verbania, Italy. Installation images are now online: go to ‘Expositions et Evenements’ to see the works featured in […]