Creative Arts

GRAPHIC DESIGNER WANTED

We are looking for a graphic designer of Pacific descent (by ethnicity or nationality) to join us on our digital zine project! If you’re studying or emerging this is a great opportunity to work closely with Talanoa and get paid. Although someone based in Sydney, Australia would be preferable, we are open to collaborating long […]

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Creative Arts

Submissions Open: Talanoa’s first Digital Zine!

Talanoa is excited to announce that we are accepting submissions for our first digital zine We are looking for a wide range of works from artists from all walks of the Pacific diaspora to be part of this! What is a zine? According to Urban Dictionary, zine’s are “Some sort of publication, usually mass-produced by […]

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Creative Arts

Calling All Local Poets in Fiji!

The Poetry Shop Fiji is calling out to poets and spoken word artists across Fiji! Submit your poetry by 31 October for your chance to be included in a printed publication by The Poetry Shop Fiji. The call for submission is for The Poetry Shop’s second Anthology, a collection of poems and prose by local Fijians. […]

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Academia, Creative Arts, Culture, Fashion, Your Stories

Golden Coconut Creations

“Golden Coconut Creations is an independent fashion label that was first conceived in 2010 by three islanders. These friends wanted to create an innovative and unique clothing line to cater for Pacific Islanders all over the world. We officially launched online in November 2011 with a small range of t-shirts that we felt resonated with […]

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Creative Arts, Culture, Tech, Your Stories

Amie Batalibasi and Blackbird the Film

Tell us about yourself – who are you, where are you from? I’m Australian Solomon Islander writer, director, producer based in Melbourne. I grew up in Queensland, Australia and my cultural heritage lies in the Solomon Islands (Feralimae/ Kosi tribes). How did your story as a filmmaker and storyteller begin? Now that I think about […]

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Creative Arts, Music and Film, Your Stories

Jed Taylor

Talanoa Intern Tokasa Tilatila hears Jed’s story, a 21 year old dancer and law student who’s passionate about expression through performing arts in the Pacific. Jed says that while dance is a great way of advocating for social issues, the Pacific still has some way to go in valuing performing arts as a whole. Throughout all […]

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Creative Arts, Fashion, Your Stories

Apela Bell

With over 27 thousand followers on Instagram, Samoan-born photographer Apela Bell has wowed the New Zealand fashion industry with his creative eye. At only 21 years of age he’s shot lookbooks for New Zealand designers, editorials for magazines and most recently collaborated with Parris Goebel for her music debut. Talanoa intern Falen Tuuga Stevenson sits […]

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Creative Arts, Your Stories

David Riley and Pasifika Heroes

David Riley is a Pasifika storyteller.  His ancestral roots tie him to Scotland and Ireland, but his Pasifika ties run deep. A teacher, author and publisher, his books connect young Pasifika people with familiar faces, names and heroes they can relate to.  His own story begins in Māngere, Auckland where he grew up. He eventually […]

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