Ed Sheeran exhibition in Ipswich features college drop-out letter

The singer started a diploma at the Academy of Contemporary Music in Guildford, Surrey, in 2009 but gave it up as his musical career took off.

A letter formalising his resulting failure was sent to him a year later.

It is on show at Christchurch Mansion, Ipswich, along with other personal objects and memorabilia.

Sheeran's father, John, has curated the Ed Sheeran Made In Suffolk exhibition, which opens on Tuesday.

Exhibition explores personal experiences of New Zealand-born Pacific artists

'The Cold Islanders: Art on the Pacific Spectrum' has 29 artists on board, exploring a range of mediums, from photography, video and painting.

Curator Leafa Wilson said the idea of 'The Cold Islanders' came from Pacific people migrating and adjusting to the cooler climates of Aotearoa.

Ms Wilson said there are also underlying meanings to the exhibition.

Pacific Women's Work exhibition challenges stereotypes

Pacific artists are among 15 artists exhibiting at Women's Work, including Sulieti Fieme'a Burrows, Juliana Browneyes-Clifford, Emily Mafile'o, Karlo Mila, Lisa Taouma and Tui Emma Gillies.

The show is aimed at challenging old and new stereotypes around the work of women considering how it can be challenged, celebrated, hidden or illuminated.

Co-curator Billie Lythberg said it is an opportunity for people to respond to normative responses to the tasks of women.

Faka Fo’ou (New Life) Exhibitions underway in Auckland

Collectively they are ‘Faka Fo`ou’ which means New Life.

Emily Mafile’o and Tevita Latu’s  ‘2 Phazed Photography and Painting’  exhibition explores the artists’ ‘perfection of reality’ through a collaboration of photography and mixed media painting, that crisscross Aotearoa and Tonga.

Vea Mafile’o and Jeremiah Tauamiti’s exhibition ‘Digital Fananga’ features two short films based on Pasifika myths, legends and beliefs. “Spoken in our native languages, it is our aim to preserve our stories, for us by us, to share with the world,” they said.

Calling EOIs for Fine Food Australia 2016 – Melbourne

Exhibition space at this premier trade show will be made available for 11 Pacific Island exporters to showcase their products to a large Australasian and international audience.