Issue 232 August 2010

  5 Artful Dodger: The ‘Big Island’ in the Pacific PAMELA ZEPLIN       11 Asia-Pacific or Asia-Specific? TIMOTHY MORRELL       15 The Curator in a Sea of Islands: Giles Peterson’s Niu Pasifik BILLIE LYTHBERG       21 Making Waves in the Torres Strait SIMON WRIGHT       25 ‘Living Art’ – a work in progress SUSAN COCHRANE       33 Cook Islands Art NOW JACQUI DURRANT       38 Wherever it is that we want to go: John Pule’s painting, 1990–2010 NICHOLAS THOMAS       45 Navigating ‘Austronesia’: Contemporary indigenous art from Taiwan and the Pacific SOPHIE McINTYRE       49 Arts Dock 4th Melanesian Arts Festival, Nouméa HENRI GAMA (translation by Regis Martin)       51 The Crux of the Matter: Manipulating Cultural Property in Aboriginal Rights Debates JANE RAFFAN       56 Pacific Storms: beyond sunsets and leis PRISCA CHANT       58 Just Like Home: Suburban Realities and the Art of Lisa Hilli TORIKA BOLATAGICI      60 The Culture of Adornment: Materiality in the work of Chantal Fraser and Maryann Talia Pau KELLEE UHR      62 Eric Bridgeman BALA STARR      64 Sam Tupou: the tapa treatment DAVID BROKER      66 Torika Bolatagici and the Big Picture MAURICE O’RIORDAN      68 Krishna Nahow-Ryall: Blakbird IMELDA MILLER      72 Putting the pieces together: Pacific Arts at the National Gallery of Australia, Maurice O'Riordan with Crispin Howarth      74 Pallingjang Saltwater, Genevieve O'Callaghan       76 Just an Ordinary Boy: Gary Lee’s On the Verge JACQUI DURRANT      78 Mari Funaki 1950–2010 MARIAN HOSKING      79 Artnotes      86 Letter from Art Basel GENEVIEVE O'CALLAGHAN       96 Opportunity Knocks + Stop Press   

5 Artful Dodger: The ‘Big Island’ in the Pacific PAMELA ZEPLIN
 

11 Asia-Pacific or Asia-Specific? TIMOTHY MORRELL
 

15 The Curator in a Sea of Islands: Giles Peterson’s Niu Pasifik BILLIE LYTHBERG
 

21 Making Waves in the Torres Strait SIMON WRIGHT
 

25 ‘Living Art’ – a work in progress SUSAN COCHRANE
 

33 Cook Islands Art NOW JACQUI DURRANT
 

38 Wherever it is that we want to go: John Pule’s painting, 1990–2010 NICHOLAS THOMAS
 

45 Navigating ‘Austronesia’: Contemporary indigenous art from Taiwan and the Pacific SOPHIE McINTYRE
 

49 Arts Dock 4th Melanesian Arts Festival, Nouméa HENRI GAMA (translation by Regis Martin) 
 

51 The Crux of the Matter: Manipulating Cultural Property in Aboriginal Rights Debates JANE RAFFAN
 

56 Pacific Storms: beyond sunsets and leis PRISCA CHANT
 

58 Just Like Home: Suburban Realities and the Art of Lisa Hilli TORIKA BOLATAGICI
 

60 The Culture of Adornment: Materiality in the work of Chantal Fraser and Maryann Talia Pau KELLEE UHR
 

62 Eric Bridgeman BALA STARR
 

64 Sam Tupou: the tapa treatment DAVID BROKER
 

66 Torika Bolatagici and the Big Picture MAURICE O’RIORDAN
 

68 Krishna Nahow-Ryall: Blakbird IMELDA MILLER
 

72 Putting the pieces together: Pacific Arts at the National Gallery of Australia, Maurice O'Riordan with Crispin Howarth
 

74 Pallingjang Saltwater, Genevieve O'Callaghan
 

76 Just an Ordinary Boy: Gary Lee’s On the Verge JACQUI DURRANT
 

78 Mari Funaki 1950–2010 MARIAN HOSKING
 

79 Artnotes
 

86 Letter from Art Basel GENEVIEVE O'CALLAGHAN
 

96 Opportunity Knocks + Stop Press