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DAY 2 - AUCKLAND ART GALLERY + AUT

 

MANA MOANA & INDIGENOUS KNOWLEDGE

in his influential essay 'our sea of islands' the late professor 'epeli hau'ofa posited that the moana/ocean connects rather than separates island peoples. hau'ofa argued that the oceanic people lived interconnected lives as spirited and heroic as the ocean they lived in. if this extensive and interwoven citizenship is increasingly how oceanic peoples perceive and conduct themselves in modern times, as hau'ofa contends, how is this borne out as new and broader relationships are forged in the new millennium?


8.00am Registration and Information desk open
8.30am Arrive at AUT for morning coffee, registration and gallery tour sign up 
AUT CITY CAMPUS Conference Facility WG 308 TE IRINGA
8.50am Welcome: Haerewa – Auckland Art Gallery's Maori Advisory Group, Dr Patu Hohepa and Auckland Art Gallery Director Rhana Davenport
Introduction of Keynote Address: Elizabeth Ellis

9.00am  KEYNOTE SESSION: MANA MOANA- OUR BLUE OCEAN EPISTEMOLOGY. Dr. Manulani Aluli-Meyer  
The world expands through our own self-awareness collectively rendered. Here is the function of our shared blue ocean understanding Hawaiians have called auamo kuleana - collective transformation through individual excellence. Here is mana moana, a movement of wholeness, cultural clarity and creative interconnection bringing forth Pasifika tacit knowledge for these times.
E pu pa'akai kakou, Let us share salt together.

10.00am  Morning Tea
Housekeeping
AUT CITY CAMPUS Conference Facility WG 308 TE IRINGA
 10.30am ORGANISED PANEL: INDIGENOUS KNOWLEDGE IS EVERYWHERE  
(45 minute panel with 15 minute Q & A) 
Panel Convenor: Ngahiraka Mason 
This session we will invite speakers to discuss indigenous knowledge and theory as integral ways of knowing and being that continue to inform cultural practice both within and outside of institutional spaces.  

Belinda Borell (Aotearoa)
Dr Manulani Alui-Meyer (Hawaii)
Professor Hufanga Dr 'Okusitino Mahina (Tonga)
Q & A 
11.30am  AUT- WG 308 TE IRINGA AUT - WA224A Conference room 
 ORGANISED PANEL: INDIGENOUS CURATORIAL PRACTICE
(45 minute panel with 15 minute Q & A)
Session chair: TBC
ORGANISED SESSION: INDIGENOUS KNOWLEDGE 
(15 minutes each)  
Session chair: TBC
This session will focus on indigenous curatorial practice and its developments within the Pacific region.  It will explore a range of issues from agency, authorship, institutional curating to community driven curatorship within an urban and Pacific diaspora. 

Panellists
Megan Tamati-Quennell (Aotearoa)
Ioana Gordon-Smith (Aotearoa/Samoa)  
Léuli Eshraghi (Australia/Samoan/Persian peoples)  
Q & A 
11.30am - 11.45am
LOCAL PRACTICE AND GLOBAL SHOWCASE: INDIGENOUS HANDMADE TRADITION AND CULTURE INDUSTRIES.
Yu Yao Wan

11.45am - 12.00pm
VALUAUBLE AND FAMOUS WHERE IT SUITS, UNDERVALUED AND UNKNOWN WHERE IT SITS. HOW CAN WE MAKE A CHANGE?
Regan Belzar
 
12.00pm- 12.15pm
RECONSTRUCTING THE LAUCALA BEACH KOROWAIWAI (RING DITCH FORTIFICATION SITE) 
Mikaele Sela 
  
 12.15pm - 12.30pm 
Q & A

12.30pm Move from AUT to AUCKLAND ART GALLERY 
12.45pm 

Lunch
Auckland Art Gallery - served outside the Amphitheatre
1.30pm  AUDITORIUM  BOARDROOM  GALLERY
ORGANISED SESSION:
CONTEMPORARY PRACTICE
 
(45 minute panels with 15 minute Q & A)
Session chair: TBC
ORGANISED SESSION:
MANA MOANA

Session chair: TBC
GUIDED TOURS

PANEL: MANA MULIWAI: CREATIVE DISSONANCE AND CULTURAL RESONANCE


Panellists
Noelle M.K.Y. Kahanu
Christina Hurihia Wirihana
Maile Andrade
Moana Nepia

2.15pm Q & A
      
                      
FIJIAN CANOES: REVIVING AND DEVELOPING INDIGENOUS 
KNOWLEDGE. 
Steven Hooper 

TOUR 1
Depart from Front foyer, assemble by red couches

GUIDED TOUR of Fiona Pardington: A Beautiful Hesitation with Senior Curator Ron Brownson; and of the Maori and Pacific exhibitions: Whano Ke: Change and Constancy in Maori Art Today and Te Wa Toiri: Fluid Horizons with artist Maureen Lander and Ioane Ioane. 




MATEAKI'I 'ILO 'O E LAUMALIE FEKAU'AKI 'O MOANA: ACTIVELY 
DEVOTED TO THE SPIRITUAL, 
CULTURAL AND ECOLOGICAL KNOWLEDGE OF THE MOANA 
PEOPLE. 
Visesio Poasi Siasau

 

OUTREACH: RECIPROCAL LEARNING, COMMUNITY DIALOGUE AND EXCHANGE  
Iokapeta Magele-Suamasi

 TA¯TAI HONONGA TOI MOTUTAPU: CULTURALLY RESPONSIVE DESIGN AND ILLUSTRATION IN THE MANA MOANA PACIFIC MENTAL HEALTH INTERVENTION. 
Johnson Witehira

2.30pm PANEL: CONTEMPORARY CONVERSATIONS - Artist Panel

Convenor: Nigel Borell

This panel will explore the practice of a range of contemporary Pacific
artists investigating, intersecting and divergent approaches to
place and heritage.

Panellists
Janet Lilo 
Professor Robert Jahnke
Lonnie Hutchinson 
Tanu Gago 

3.15pm Q & A

2.30pm - 2.45pm
Q & A



 TOUR 2
Depart from South Auditorium foyer

GUIDED TOUR of Fiona Pardington: A Beautiful Hesitation with Senior Curator Ron Brownson; and of the Maori and Pacific exhibitions: Whano Ke: Change and Constancy in Maori Art Today and Te Wa Toiri: Fluid Horizons with artist Maureen Lander and Ioane Ioane. 
3.00pm  Afternoon Tea
3.30pm  AUDITORIUM  BOARDROOM
ORGANISED SESSION: CONTEMPORARY PRACTICE
(15 minutes each)
Session chair: Natalie Robertson
 ORGANISED SESSION: MANA MOANA
Session chair: Ron Brownson
3.30pm - 3.45pm
'THE OCEAN IS A PLACE': PACIFIQUE(S) CONTEMPORAIN, NORMANDY 2015. 
Dr Caroline Vercoe 

3.30pm - 4.00pm
CONTEMPORARY PACIFIC ARTISTS IN CONVERSATION: A STUDY OF A SAMOAN SAVAGE
Yuki Kihara and John Ioane  

3.45pm - 4.00pm
MANA MOANA: A COLLECTIVE REGARD  
Ngahiraka Mason 
4.00pm - 4.15pm
CONTEMPORARY PACIFIC ART AFTER THE INTERNET. 

Nina Tonga

 

4.00pm - 4.15pm
TAHITIAN DIASPORA: INTERWOVEN LIVED REALITIES IN THE PACIFIC REGION. 
Terava Casey 
4.15pm - 4.30pm
SACRED CUMLINES, SACRED WATERS. 

Léuli Eshraghi 


4.15pm - 4.30pm
Q & A
4.30pm - 4.45pm
 Q & A

5.00pm Symposium day 2 programme concludes
6.00pm Evening reception: Attend the opening of THE VEIQIA PROJECT, an exhibition co-curated by Tarisi Sorovi-Vunidilo and Ema Tavola at AUT University's St Paul St Gallery 3 (63 Wellesley Street). Mingle, view galleries, artists onsite, refreshments provided.

The Veiqia Project is a creative research project inspired by the practice of Fijian female tattooing. Five contemporary Fijian women artists have been engaged in Australia and New Zealand to participate in shared research activities and Museum visits to inform the development of new artwork. At its heart, The Veiqia Project involves seven Fijian women – five artists and two curators – on a journey of artistic and cultural enquiry. Through a shared online research forum and time spent with Fijian collections at museums in Australia, Fiji and New Zealand, the artists have generated an indigenous research archive driven by personal, artistic and relational connections. Artists: Margaret Aull (Waikato, New Zealand), Donita Hulme (Sydney, Australia), Joana Monolagi (Auckland, New Zealand), Dulcie Stewart (Brisbane, Australia) and Luisa Tora (Auckland, New Zealand). 


 8.00pm Exhibition closes

 

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