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A Conclusion and a Beginning

The questions of this chapter have revolved around issues of identity and how Pacific identities can be articulated and recognized in urban locations. Participants of an animated gathering of a 2009 national workshop at Wollongong, Australia, raised issues pertinent to Pacific artists in Australia.6 They wrestled with questions similar to those of a 2008 email roundtable’ conducted by workshop participant, Torika Bolatagici (2009: 20), namely: [W]hat is Pacific art? Is it art that draws from and has references to Pacific Island culture? Is it art made from artists who have Pacific blood? Is it art that is made in the Pacific Islands?’ These questions have been crucial for the discussion in this chapter as a way of investigating the identities and identifications of Pacific art and the urban.

This chapter has canvassed the issues relating to identity, the contemporary and the customary, institutional practices, audiences and Pacific futures in a globalizing world, and also problematized the vexed matter of promotion and support within an apparently indifferent sector in the arts. At the national workshop noted above, there was evidence that art practitioners are negotiating official boundaries and institutional gate-keeping practices by doing it for themselves. Participants explained that they work in wider Pacific ways’ via extensive local, regional and global networks, created by digital technologies. Indeed, many artists working in visual media throughout Oceania are exhibiting, promoting, curating, archiving and critiquing, using new global communication systems of social networking sites such as Faceblog, Twitter and Bebo, websites, online exhibitions and blogs such as Pacific Arts Alliance, CyberTribe, Masalai Blog, Urban Viti, iCi, Beyond Pacific Art, Colour me Fiji and paradiseishell. This evidences renewed Pacific identity formations, working with urban and global practices to re-imagine what being Pacific’ might be like in the twenty-first century.

Broadside. Broadside. 1 In military terms, a broadside Warsaw Subway Map may refer to all the guns along one side of a ship, or to the firing of Warsaw Subway Map all the guns on one side of a ship simultaneously. 2 In printing, a broadside may be either a large sheet of paper, usually printed on one side, or a published piece, such as an advertisement or public notice, that is printed on a broadside. Such a publication also may be called a broadsheet. C Cacique.

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