Culture & Art



Fish Hooks & Moving Trees Art Exhibition Launch 

In November of 2015, the Fish Hooks & Moving Trees Art Exhibition Pacific Transformations in Australia, a Queensland traveling exhibition that showcases Pacific contemporary art, artefacts and community cultural heritage from Melanesia, Micronesia and Polynesia was launched at the Brisbane Multicultural Arts Centre (BEMAC), Kangaroo Point by curator Joan Winter.

The exhibition spanned objects from the 1870s right through to the present; both public and private collections, contemporary artists and community craftswomen as well as men from the Maori and Pacific Islander community.

For more information please visit the BEMAC website via the link below:

Fish Hooks & Moving Trees


Leniata Legacy – Pacific Fashion Festival

In October 2015, a sister organisation of PWA, the Leniata Legacy hosted Brisbane’s very first Pacific Fashion Festival. The Leniata Legacy advocates for gender equality in the workplace, leadership, politics, business, health, talent for women and men.

The Pacific Fashion Festival is a platform for Pacific designers, models, and talents to showcase their profiles in the beauty and fashion industry and to raise their profiles in a mainstream market in a non-critical environment. This event stands on the pillar of social responsibility as it seeks to advocate against family violence by not only creating an empowering platform for talent but to use this popular culture as a coax for Pacific families to participate in advocating against family violence.

The Honourable Dame Quentin Bryce, former Governor General of Australia and Chair of the Special Task Force on Domestic & Family Violence opened the event. The Leniata Legacy will be hosting this event again on 8 October 2016.

For more information please visit the link below to the Facebook event:

Pacific Fashion Festival 2016