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Red Wave: Space, Process, and Creativity at the Oceania Centre for Arts and Culture (review)

Red Wave: Space, Process, and Creativity at the Oceania Centre for Arts and Culture (review) book and media reviews Red Wave: Space, Process, and Creativity at the Oceania Centre for Arts and Culture, by Katherine Higgins. Suva, Fiji: ips Publications, The University of the South Pacific, 2008. isbn 978-982-02-0392-1; 104 pages, color illustrations, photographs. us$30.00. In 1997, academic and visionary Epeli Hau`ofa established the Oceania Centre for Arts and Culture. It is based on the campus of the University of the South Pacific in Suva, Fiji. The most prominent creative presence at the center is Red Wave. The title of this book "directly derived from the name of the artist group at the centre, the Red Wave Collective, which in turn comes from the Fijian biau kula or Tongan peau kula for tidal wave, literally red wave" (2). For more than a decade the artists of Red Wave have been creating art reflecting a particular stance toward space, process, and creativity in Oceania. The author, Katherine Higgins, is a graduate of the Center for Pacific Islands Studies at the University of Hawai`i at Mnoa. This book emerges from her MA portfolio project and from time she spent as a visiting artist at the Oceania Centre. It captures some key moments and perspectives relating http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png The Contemporary Pacific University of Hawai'I Press

Red Wave: Space, Process, and Creativity at the Oceania Centre for Arts and Culture (review)

The Contemporary Pacific , Volume 22 (1) – Feb 21, 2010

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book and media reviews Red Wave: Space, Process, and Creativity at the Oceania Centre for Arts and Culture, by Katherine Higgins. Suva, Fiji: ips Publications, The University of the South Pacific, 2008. isbn 978-982-02-0392-1; 104 pages, color illustrations, photographs. us$30.00. In 1997, academic and visionary Epeli Hau`ofa established the Oceania Centre for Arts and Culture. It is based on the campus of the University of the South Pacific in Suva, Fiji. The most prominent creative presence at the center is Red Wave. The title of this book "directly derived from the name of the artist group at the centre, the Red Wave Collective, which in turn comes from the Fijian biau kula or Tongan peau kula for tidal wave, literally red wave" (2). For more than a decade the artists of Red Wave have been creating art reflecting a particular stance toward space, process, and creativity in Oceania. The author, Katherine Higgins, is a graduate of the Center for Pacific Islands Studies at the University of Hawai`i at Mnoa. This book emerges from her MA portfolio project and from time she spent as a visiting artist at the Oceania Centre. It captures some key moments and perspectives relating

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Published: Feb 21, 2010

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