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[exhibition review]

NEW CALEDONIA

Undercurrents

The 8th Festival of Pacific Arts

Susan Cochrane


Fine mat woven for display at the festival village by members of the delegation from Tuvalu, one of the smallest Pacific Islands nations.

Since 1972, successive Festivals of Pacific Arts have been held once every four years in Fiji, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, French Polynesia, Australia, the Cook Islands and Samoa. This major regional cultural event showcases a plethora of Indigenous and local artistic expression. New Caledonia hosted the 8th Festival of Pacific Arts in October 2000, with well over…

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