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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.


The 2014 Tribal Art Fair will take place in St Matthias Church Hall, Oxford Street Paddington opposite Jersey Road, this Saturday September 13, from 10.00am to 3.30pm. 

For more information, see Calendar Page.

Coming Lectures:

Wednesday 24th September 2014

OAS is delighted to advise that our main speaker for this meeting will be Dr Barry Craig, Curator Foreign Ethnology from the South Australian Museum, well known to our members, with his paper on:

Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Sailor: The World War One Military Collection from Germany New Guinea in the South Australian Museum.

followed by Dr Rod Ewins, also well known to OAS members, who will give a short overview of his latest publication:

Traditional Fijian Artefacts.


Venue: Australian Museum, entry via William Street, 6.30 pm refreshments for 7pm start.  Cost $15.  OAS and Australian Museum members $10.  Students with ID $5. Bookings requested for catering purposes - email: or telephone: 61 2 9332 3984.  Speakers Dr Barry Craig and Dr Rod Ewins.

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