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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

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. See details page 2 of the latest OAS Journal. Book now by email: or by telephone: 61-2-9332 3984.

Saturday 14 November - OAS End of Year function. Australian Museum 10 am. OAS AGM followed by Dr Robin Torrence, Senior Principal Research Scientist, Geosciences and Archaeology Australian Museum: Using archaeological perspectives to uncover indigenous perspectives on the colonial process in Papua New Guinea. Followed by a Luncheon at Sky Phoenix in Sydney City 1pm. Bookings now open for this event, as above.

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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