Ockham NZ Book Awards longlisted Pacific Arts Aotearoa spans six decades of Pacific creativity to honour the multi-dimensional, fresh and energetic contributions of Pacific artists to Aotearoa New Zealand, Oceania and the world.

Bringing together the contributions of more than 120 artists, curators and community voices, it traces a fascinating and multi-faceted history, from the Dawn Raids to the burst of Polynesian creativity in the 1990s, right through to the current battle against climate change.

Indira Stewart meets the book’s project editor Faith Wilson, along with contributors Rosanna Raymond and Pelenakeke Brown in a wide-ranging discussion about how this groundbreaking anthology came to life, and the rich history of Pacific arts it tells.

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Last updated: 12 March 2024