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Welcome to the Oceanic Art Society

Welcome to the Oceanic Art Society, a non-profit organisation, founded in Australia, whose main aim is to further and promote the understanding and appreciation of Oceanic art.

The Oceanic Art Society (OAS) holds regular presentations and seminars throughout the year. These have included presentations by leading international authorities, illustrated talks by field collectors, film screenings presented by their makers and presentations by curators of art gallery and museum exhibitions.


OAS Membership Form 2015

OAS Members Renewal Form 2015

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 Dates for your Diary

Saturday 25 July - OAS Tribal Art Fair. ‘The Winter Warmer’… St. Matthias Church Hall, Oxford Street Paddington NSW. 10am - 3pm. Table bookings accepted now, contact OAS Secretary. Entry $2. All welcome to our absolute treasure chest of tribal art.

Friday 7 August - OAS Forum at the National Gallery of Australia, Canberra to correspond with the opening (6 August) of the major exhibition: Myth & Magic:  Art of the Sepik River, Papua New Guinea.  Exhibition runs 7 August - 1 November 2015.  See details inside the OAS Journal Volume 20 Issue 3
See our Lectures section for full Forum details.

Wednesday 23 September - OAS Lecture. Dr Harry Beran: Innovation in Traditional Oceanic Art. Australian Museum 6.30pm refreshments, 7pm lecture.  Entry $15, OAS & Australian Museum members $10, Students with ID $5.

Saturday 14 November. OAS End of Year function. Australian Museum 10 am. Lecture to be advised.
Followed by a Luncheon at Sky Phoenix in Sydney City 1pm.

Database Inscriptions and Labels edn5 and Picture survey edn5 have been recently added at the Collection Page.

Background photo: courtesy of Nathan Potts

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