Island culture and urban life: the span of contemporary Pacific art. "As it happens, I am not an expert in contemporary Pacific art, but I have played a role in supporting and promoting it." In this lecture Jonathan Mane-Wheoki considers the rise of Pacific art from the tentative entry of pioneer Pacific painters such as Paul Tangata and Teuane Tibbo into the mainstream of New Zealand art in the 'sixties to the advent of the "big three" - Fatu Feu'u, Michel Tuffery and John Pule, the first Macmillan Brown Pacific Artists in Residence - in the 'nineties. The way in which these artists have been excluded from, than then included in the history of New Zealand art is discussed. Recorded at Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna o Waiwhetu.