The ACE Project: Returning home

Edith Amituanai’s captivating ‘L’a’u Pele Moana (My darling Moana)’ 2021 was one of the first artworks to be installed as part of ‘The 10th Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art’ (APT10). Its imprint on me was immediate. Waves of sentimentality washed over me as I indulged in the slices of life captured by Edith on the…

The ACE Project: Making space/s

For artists and arts workers, meaningful community engagement requires a long-term commitment to learning, write ACE Project team members Moale James and Osanna Fa’ata’ape, who here explore the ‘The 10th Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art (APT10) project’s aims through a reflective case study and poem. For the Australian Centre of Asia Pacific Art (ACAPA)1…

Photography: A visual reference for curators and researchers

QAGOMA’s Research Library is home to the documentation behind the Asia Pacific Triennial series of exhibitions, which forms the basis of the archives of the Australian Centre of Asia Pacific Art (ACAPA). In preparation for the 2016 exhibition ‘No.1 Neighbour: Art in Papua New Guinea 1966–2016’, curator Ruth McDougall delved into 23 years of archival…

A Bit Na Ta: A Sense of Place, Rabaul, Papua New Guinea/ Part 2

‘A Bit Na Ta’ locates the – source of the sea – Blanche Bay, Rabaul – in the Tolai language of East New Britain. It is also the title of a project commissioned for the upcoming Queensland Art Gallery exhibition ‘No 1 Neighbour: Art in Papua New Guinea 1966-2016’. Comprising a music video installation and performance event, the…

A Bit Na Ta: A Sense of Place, Rabaul, Papua New Guinea

‘A Bit Na Ta’ locates the – source of the sea – Blanche Bay, Rabaul – in the Tolai language of East New Britain. It is also the title of a project commissioned for the upcoming Queensland Art Gallery exhibition ‘No 1 Neighbour: Art in Papua New Guinea 1966-2016’. Comprising a music video installation and performance event,…