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
Dates for your Diary
Wednesday 11 March 2015- OAS Lecture. Adrian Newstead: A historical overview of the development of the Aboriginal art movement, Australian Museum 6.30pm refreshments, 7pm lecture. Entry $15, OAS & Australian Museum members $10, Students with ID $5.
Wednesday 13 May - OAS Lecture. Natalie Wilson Curator Australia & Pacific Art, Art Gallery of New South Wales, on the SH Ervin Gallery exhibition Painter in Paradise: William Dobell in New Guinea, Australian Museum 6.30pm
Saturday 25 July - OAS Tribal Art Fair. ‘The Winter Warmer’… St. Matthias Church Hall, address Oxford Street Paddington NSW. 10am - 3pm. Bookings accepted now.
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.
Wednesday 23 September - OAS Lecture. Dr Harry Beran (visiting from the UK to celebrate his 80th Birthday). Topic to be advised. Australian Museum 6.30 pm.
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.
Background photo: courtesy of Nathan Potts