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More than a Philosophy! Personal Reflections on the Impact of RPEI on Leadership, Research and Education in Pacific Contemporary Arts: A Tala

Koya , Cresantia F. and Vaka'uta, Lingikoni (2014) More than a Philosophy! Personal Reflections on the Impact of RPEI on Leadership, Research and Education in Pacific Contemporary Arts: A Tala. In: Of Waves, Winds and Wonderful Things. USP Press, Fiji, pp. 36-49. ISBN 978-982-01-0906-3

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    Abstract

    Fakaikiiki (Synopsis) Our involvement in the Rethinking Pacific Education Initiative discourse has informed our ways of conceptualizing and approaching Pacific Contemporary Art development in the Islands. For the last fifteen years we have been involved in Pacific Art and Educational Discourse and pedagogy at the University of the South Pacific. The philosophical standpoint of the Rethinking Movement resonated with our own educational experiences and highlighted the need for awareness, training and education, leadership, research, dialogue and publication in the arts. Moreover it emphasized the post-colonial reality of hegemonic Western paradigms of conceptualizing Pacific Art and artists. Pacific island artists and their works continue to be marginalized, relegated to the periphery of Contemporary Pacific Art discourse with artists of Pacific heritage living in diaspora claiming primary attention, development and support from the global and often regional community. This Tala reflects our reflections, re-thinking and journeying towards a sustainable arts industry through purposeful efforts in arts education and training, capacity building, leadership and research in the arts and the establishment of the Pacific Island Arts Initiative in 2012.

    Item Type: Book Chapter
    Subjects: L Education > L Education (General)
    N Fine Arts > N Visual arts (General) For photography, see TR
    N Fine Arts > ND Painting
    N Fine Arts > NX Arts in general
    Divisions: Faculty of Arts, Law and Education (FALE) > Institute of Education
    Depositing User: Cresantia Koya-Vakauta
    Date Deposited: 23 Feb 2015 12:11
    Last Modified: 27 May 2016 15:24
    URI: http://repository.usp.ac.fj/id/eprint/7670
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