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Pacific islands artifacts and imageries have had a strong appeal to the popular imagination of the West over the years. However, in recent years the question of ownership of intellectual property rights has emerged as many indigenous groups around the world call for the repatriation...
New Zealand national identity has dominated the art of Nigel Brown, emerging in various guises throughout his career. This thesis examines his work from his school drawings through to his development into a mature, established and significant artist. The introduction reflects the role of New...
Globalization is a unifying force spreading a predominantly neoliberal culture that is eradicating the world's cultural diversity. It is directed by transnational powers, notably states and corporations, largely networking their influence through mass media. Television and associated visual media represent the most influential form of...
Using contemporary and traditional forms of technology and textiles, this project aims to give the South Auckland community a voice, and to share the community’s unique nature. Within a participatory design approach and an action research framework, South Auckland residents contributed stories, thoughts and perspectives...
How does the next generation of Pacific diaspora from ‘blended backgrounds’ construct and maintain their identities through the spaces they inhabit?
The aim of this research is to highlight the importance of space in relation to identity for Pacific diasporic communities in Auckland, specifically...
Griffith Review editors Lloyd Jones and Julianne Schultz invited a wild mix of New Zealanders to write about that place over the ditch. Join four writers and editors for a conversation about the complexities of the contemporary Kiwi.
The Maihi Karauna sets out a vision for te reo Māori in the future. It outlines what the Crown will do to support a strong, healthy, thriving Māori language in New Zealand.
The arts are vital for the future of tourism says Creative New Zealand
This report finds the majority of creative professionals covered in the survey have difficulty making a sustainable living from their principal artform or creative practice. Most rely on other sources of financial support such as another job or a partner’s income to survive, and most...
This article describes a project investigating the potential and constraints to developing cultural heritage tourism opportunities as a pathway for sustainable development for local communities in the Pacific and specifically in Samoa and Madang, Papua New Guinea.