Marketi, food, arts and crafts, exhibitions, theatre and more
Ten exhibitions, theatre performances, one festival weekend
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Following on from the success of Body Pacifica in 2010, Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre is proud to present Niu Warrior.
The Niu Warrior program is composed of exhibitions, performances, workshops and special events created by a selection of artists from the Pacific Rim.
Niu Warrior identifies these artists as 'modern warriors', using art to promote inter-personal and cross-cultural understanding, reconciliation, bravery and leadership. Modern warriors stand in direct contrast to behaviours of violence, alienation, colonialism and racism.
An essential element aspect of the Niu Warrior program is the inclusion of urban Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island artists who through their own sophisticated art practices embrace the progress of cultural understanding.
The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island people of the Pacific Rim share with Pacific Islanders an affinity with the natural resources of the land. This is a basic tenant of respect that our cultures accord with each other.
Pacifica: The Art of War - 10 Pacific war objects selected from the Australian Museum Pacific collection. Artists Tevita Havea and Dion Hortsmans respond to the Australian Museum Selection chosen by curator Leo Tanoi.
Niu Warrior - Frank Puletua Photographic exhibition of emerging Pacific players from the National Rugby League.
Turbine Hall Gallery.
Urban Warrior - Travis Grace, Photographic tribute to Su'a Suluape Petelo one of Samoa's finest traditional Samoan Tattooist.
Studio 1 Hall.
Noble Savage - Greg Semu, photography and exploration of the warrior.
Kilikiti - Exhibition of Samoan Cricket bats from the local Sydney Samoa Community.
Turbine Hall South.
Hope and Peace - A selection of Brook Andrew works from Penrith Regional Galleries exhibition Hope and Peace.
Inner City Aboriginal Kids - Aboriginal kids from the city exhibit their photographic works
Supported by Travis Grace.
Mau-Samoa Independence movement - Photographic exhibition of the 'Mau' Samoa's independence movement.
Turbine Hall North.
Niu Tube Project - Warriors once fought for their culture with weapons and war. Today, culture is represented a different way – spears and shields have been replaced with paintbrushes, laptops, mics and decks. Who is your Niu Warrior? What do they have to say about your culture and what is their medium of communication? Are they a rapper, an artist, a community worker? Upload your ideas about culture and representation at our quick-capture YouTube station.
Niu Pasifik Warriors - 50 Artists works from the Pacific rim. Curated by Giles Peterson. Giles shares with us his Pacific rim collection which he has travelled throughout the Pacific and America. This exhibition expands on Giles exhibition 'Niu Pasifik' idea and combines another level of curatorial by now looking at these artists as 'Niu Warriors'.
Talking pacific projects curatorial talk, Sunday 25 September 2011, 11am - 4pm. Entry FREE, bookings essential.
Maori Battalion This breathtaking production is based on a true story called, 'Our Journey to the Other Side of the World'. The story attempts to bring to life the experiences of Edison Te Kanae Wineera of D Company, a direct descendant of the Maori chief Te Rauparaha. Edison, like many of his comrades served in the New Zealand Armed forces under the mantle of the 28th Maori Battalion.. Tickets $30
Reach A musical based on a true story, Reach spins an intricate web of truth, love and loss. Delving into the blackest depths of grief and sorrow, the show delivers an honest glimpse into how Young People deal with some of the harsh realities of life. Tickets $25