EXHIBITIONS: OCEANIA RISING: WAYFINDERS
6 Oct 2018 - 11 Nov 2018 | 9.00am - 4.30pm
Wayfinders is part of the Oceania Rising project, a collaboration with the Australian Museum and Blacktown Arts Centre that responds to the impacts of Climate Change (Global Warming) in the Oceania region. Artists taking part in the Casula Powerhouse exhibition respond to wayfinders- past, present and future- who have navigated human impacts on their homelands.
This exhibition will offer a diverse range of perspectives and reflections on the impacts of Climate Change. Artists respond to, reflect or resonate with community perspectives and their personal understanding and research of Climate Change highlighting the ongoing problems surrounding Climate Change and at the same time providing through art making: commentary, solutions, thoughts and ideas from a creative art making perspective.
The exhibition framework has been developed in consultation with an advisory group and through an expression of interest process.
Featuring artists: Adriana Lear, Amrita Hepi, Seinileva Huakau, Donita Hulme, Victoria Hunt, Robert Jahnke, Yasbelle Kerkow, Erna Lilje, Greg Semu, Talia Smith, Salote Tawale, Angela Tiatia and WeAve.
Exhibition launch: Thursday, 11 October (6.30pm)
The launch of Wayfinders will include traditional and contemporary performances and a taste of the Pacific (using traditional produce found here in Sydney)
Weaving workshops with WeAve Parramatta
Create woven fish with the artists who are part of WeAve. These will be part of an installation artwork, which will continue to develop throughout the exhibition. Admission is free. All are welcome.
- Sat 13 Oct from 12-2pm
- Sun 14 Oct from 12-2pm
- Sat 20 Oct from 12-2pm
- Sun 21 Oct from 12-2pm
- Sun 4 Nov from 12-2pm
- Sat 10 Nov from 3pm-8pm
10 November, 1.30-3.30pm | Free admission
A unique forum addressing climate change and the future of Oceania contemporary art.
This forum is a safe space for Pacific Creatives and Cultural workers to discuss and share thoughts, ideas and vision for our people connected to the Blue continent and Art making and presentation. It includes an holistic range of guest speakers across a range of industries related to the Oceania and Pacifica.
Pacifica Festival: 'Ao (day) Po (night)
10 November, 3-9pm | Free admission
Celebrate the best of Oceania performers working across traditional and contemporary art forms. Carnival rides, Pacifica market stalls, Pacific food and entertainment.
The day and night program will showcase the new communities and their work, existing communities and their work across traditional and contemporary expressions across multiple art forms. Entertainment, celebration, connection and maintenance of culture will be celebrated throughout the program
Image Credit - Amrita Hepi, Sometimes I want bell hooks but what I need is better te reo, 2017, video still, courtesy of the artist
Duration9-5pm on weekdays
Phone02 8711 7123