French and Francophone Studies | Research seminar – Kanak’s culture development agency – Tjibaou Cultural Centre: A place for expressing nowadays in the Pacific Region
A research seminar co-hosted by the French and Francophone Studies at the University of Sydney and Draft (online and in-person)
Kanak’s culture development agency – Tjibaou Cultural Centre: A place for expressing nowadays in the Pacific Region
Guillaume Soulard (Tjibaou Cultural Centre, New Caledonia)
The Tjibaou Cultural Centre is not only the famous building we all have seen once, but a very special place, a place where we offer the first nation people the opportunity to tell the world today. A place not only for culture but for new ideas on art and the way we spread visions around us.
We should think about what it means to tell the world from an island point of view, but we should also think about the questions: is it still a utopia? Or do we have the opportunity that our experience will become a model?
About the presenter
Guillaume Soulard came from France with a degree in cultural project design and implementation and ten years of experience in theatrical networks. He moved to the South Pacific in 1998 to take charge of the entertainment department of the Tjibaou Cultural Centre in New Caledonia. He has remained in this position for four years. Between 2002 and 2012, he developed an independent activity as a cultural consultant in the territory and worked on many projects in the archipelago but also in Oceania and internationally. Since 2012 Guillaume Soulard has been the artistic director of the Tjibaou Cultural Centre. He is responsible for the cultural project of the centre and the seasons (theatre, dance, contemporary art, concerts, documentary exhibitions …) by managing many artists locally and inviting creators from the region and the world to meet the missions of cultural development and outreach that are assigned to this public institution of New Caledonia.
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Banner image: Courtesy of Guillaume Soulard (Tjibaou Cultural Centre)