Carl F. K. Pao, ANU’s inaugural Pacific Island Artist in Residence, is an indigenous Hawaiian artist whose residency placement will be focused around sharing his knowledge and engaging the Canberra community in traditional and contemporary indigenous Hawaiian art. Pao teaches visual arts at Kamehameha Schools in Honolulu, has had his most recent work exhibited at the Smithsonian Institute’s National Museum of the American Indian and is featured in the new Hawaiian Halls at the Bishop Museum.
Carl will give several public presentations during his time as Artist in Residence at ANU:
Thursday 19 July, 12.45 pm
National Gallery of Australia
He will also run two student workshops at the National Portrait Gallery:
The Skin you’re in: Contemporary Hawaiian Tattoos (10am-12:30pm, 25 July)
Identity unwrapped: Understanding the Portrait of a Hawaiian (2-4 pm, 29 July)