Pacific Storms, a contemporary art exhibition of significant Pacific island issues curated by Joycelin Leahy opened to a record crowd of 425 people at
It was opened by the Australian Parliamentary Secretary for Pacific Affairs, Mr Duncan Kerr. The turn out included audiences from around
In his speech, Mr Kerr said the artworks challenges the traditional perceptions of Pacific Cultures and their arts. He called Pacific Storms a “superb example of contemporary Pacific Island Culture”.
“I am sure that those who visit the exhibition will be surprised and perhaps startled by what they see. The works on display present a contemporary perspective of Pacific societies and cultures. It is a perspective that many Australians, including those in the art world, may not be prepared for,” Mr Kerr said.
He also said the exhibition brings an important understanding of
Responding to other major social issues highlighted in Pacific Storms, Mr Kerr said development assistance alone cannot improve long-term economic outlook or
Since its opening, there have been a number of public programmes organised by curating partner,
Pacific Storms will remain on show at