In this lecture, New Zealand artist and curator Ema Tavola unpacks power and privilege in arts in the South Pacific region. She argues that moves to diversify art programming are often tokenistic, and instead disturbing truths and uncomfortable conversations must be faced.

The annual Perspectives lecture series is an initiative of ACE Open, Guildhouse and the Bob Hawke Prime Ministerial Centre.

Free but bookings required. Visit


Wheelchair accessible

Presenting partners
  • ACE Open
  • Guildhouse
  • The Hawke Centre