Oceania Rising Event

Oceania Rising: Climate Change in Our Region

Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre, Blacktown Arts and the Australian Museum present a dynamic new program of events and activations focusing on raising awareness and engagement in climate change advocacy.

Join us for an exciting series of exhibitions, workshops, community-directed discussions, challenging talks and film screenings.

Stitching the Sea

Stitching the Sea Exhibition

22 September – 27 October, 10am – 5pm, Tuesday - Saturday

The Leo Kelly Blacktown Arts Centre

Stitching the Sea is an ongoing program that explores issues affecting our Pacific communities. From 22 September – 27 October 2018, Blacktown Arts will showcase the rich body of work by artists Latai Taumoepeau and Angela Tiatia. Our communities will gather to explore traditional and contemporary practices, and experience how artists make works that address global warming.

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Wayfinders Exhibition & Program

6 October - 11 November, 9am – 5pm

Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre

Contemporary artists of Oceania heritage reference inspiring past, present and future wayfinders in their own responses to human impacts of climate change on their homelands.

Witness traditional and contemporary performance at the Wayfinders launch event Thursday 11 October at 6.30- 8pm

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Photographer: Kathie Hodge

Oceania Pacifica Festival: ‘Ao (day) Po (night)

10 November, 3pm – 9pm

Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre

A free afternoon and evening festival celebrating the best of Oceania performers working across traditional and contemporary art forms. Carnival rides, Pacifica market stalls, Pacific food and entertainment.

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Past Events

Pasifika Film Festival

Oceania Pacifica Festival: Pasifika Film Festival

13 – 16 September

Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre

Join us for the best films from the Pacific region and a celebration of the vibrant Oceania culture.

Photographer: Kathie Hodge

Open Artist Residency: Latai Taumoepeau

25 September - 6 October, 10am - 5pm, Tuesday - Saturday

The Leo Kelly Blacktown Arts Centre

Centred on her participatory installation, Hg57, Latai will host a series of gatherings, exchanges and actions around climate change activism.

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The Truth about Climate Change

Tackling Climate Change: Why You're More Powerful Than You Think

27 September, 6pm

Australian Museum

Seasoned campaigner and author Anna Rose and 350.org Pacific Campaigner Joseph Zane Sikulu, debate climate change advocacy, community engagement and government action on Climate Change.

Tackling Climate Change: Have Your Say

We want to hear from you! Below are the crowd-sourced questions we are trying to answer through the Oceania Rising program:

  1. What can we do to help tackle climate change?
  2. How can we get our communities engaged?
  3. How can we inspire decision-makers to act?

What are your responses to any of these questions?