Great Ocean Oratures and Digital Territories
Drew Kahuʻāina Broderick + Léuli Eshraghi + Rebecca Olul + Amanda Donigi
Online Program / Country of Focus
#About the event
Duration: 60 minutes
Great writing from across the Great Ocean.
Amanda Donigi (Papua New Guinea)
Rebecca Tobo Olul-Hossen (ni-Vanuatu)
Drew Kahuʻāina Broderick (Kanaka ʻŌiwi)
Chair: Léuli Eshrāghi
Please note: this event will no longer be going ahead.
Drew Kahuʻāina Broderick
Drew Kahu‘āina Broderick is an artist, independent curator, and educator from Mōkapu, Koʻolaupoko, Oʻahu. Currently, he serves as director of Koa Gallery, Kapiʻolani Community College, as an associate curator of Hawaiʻi Triennial 2022: Pacific Century–E Hoʻomau no Moananuiakea, and is a contributing member of the film collective kekahi wahi. He co-founded the annual open-call, thematic exhibition CONTACT (2014–19) with community arts organizer Maile Meyer, worked in the Hawai‘i-based art collective PARADISE COVE (2015–18), and operated an artist-run venue SPF Projects, Kakaʻako (2012–16). Collaborative curatorial projects in development include ʻAi Pōhaku with Josh Tengan and Noelle M.K.Y. Kahanu, and Revisiting Kealakekua Bay, Reworking the Captain Cook Monument, as part of a hui of Hawaiʻi-based artist practitioners.
Dr. Léuli Eshrāghi is a Sāmoan/Persian/Cantonese interdisciplinary artist, curator, critic and researcher working between Australia and Canada. They intervene in display territories to centre global Indigenous and Asian diasporic visuality, sensual and spoken languages, and ceremonial-political practices. Through performance, moving image, writing and installation, they engage with Indigenous futurities as haunted by ongoing militourist and missionary violences that once erased faʻafafine-faʻatane people from kinship and knowledge structures. Eshrāghi is the author of Indigenous Aesthetics and Knowledges for Great Ocean Renaissances (Common Room Editions, Naarm / Melbourne, 2022) and editor with Camille Larivée of D’horizons et d’estuaires: entre mémoires et créations autochtones (Éditions Somme toute, Tiohtià:ke / Montréal, 2020). Their poetry and art criticism has been published in Art Monthly, Momus, Revue Cigale, Artlink, cmagazine, PUBLIC Journal, Journal of Environmental Media, and Journal of Modern Craft, among others. Eshrāghi is Curator of the 9th TarraWarra Biennial of Australian Art, Curatorial Researcher in Residence at the University of Queensland Art Museum, and Scientific Advisor (Reclaim the Earth) at the Palais de Tokyo.
A writer and development worker, Rebecca’s poetry, prose and short stories have been exhibited and read in public in Port Vila. A collaborative piece was published in Sport 47 with various poems, prose and short stories published in Vanuatu and the greater Pacific region in 2020. She wrote stories for and co-edited a Vanuatu children’s book, Taf Tumas: Different journeys, one people. She lives in Port Vila with her husband, sons and daughter.
Amanda is the founder and editor of Pacific Pencil Ltd, publisher of Stella Magazine in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea. Her vision for Stella Magazine is to provide an outlet for emerging and established writers to entertain and inform a young and influential audience in and from the Pacific region. Amanda hopes to challenge stereotypes levied on Pacific islanders by mainstream media by sharing positive stories and celebrating indigenous role models. Follow Amanda on Twitter and on Instagram.