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Treasure Islands Episode 5: Tonga
June 14, 2023 10:00 am
Treasure Islands is a video series and Collection research project produced by Arts & Cultural Exchange in collaboration with the Powerhouse and on-island and Australian-born Samoans, Fijians, Cook Islanders, Tongans, Papua New Guineans and I-Kiribati.
In six island-specific episodes featuring conversations and performances facilitated by Samoan producer Lalau Leo Tanoi, knowledgeable guests discuss chosen cultural belongings including drums, baskets, tivaevae, pottery, symbolic gifts, dancing skirts and other attire from the Powerhouse Pasifika collection.
Treasure Islands was produced and directed by Victoria Harbutt, ACE Producer, Special Projects and filmed by Samoan photographer Greg Semu at Powerhouse Castle Hill.
Producer/Director Victoria Harbutt (ACE)
Lead Curator/Presenter Lalau Leo Tanoi
Curator Vanessa Jacob (PHM)
Director of Photography Greg Semu
Editor Lyndal Irons
Conservator Bronwyn Dunn (PHM)
Program Producers Anne-Louise Dadak, Rebecca Gallo, Nikki Brogan (PHM)
Treasure Islands Contemporary theme Leo Tanoi