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March 2016

Pasifika Festival 2016

March 12, 2016 - March 13, 2016

Enjoy island vibes in park surrounds at Pasifika! Experience the colourful sights, sounds and tantalising tastes of the Pacific when Western Springs is transformed into authentic villages from Pacific Island nations. The Pasifika Festival is the biggest celebration of Pacific Island culture and heritage in the world, and will celebrate its 24th birthday in 2016. Each village has its own performance stage and market setting where you can purchase delicious food and handmade crafts. There will be plenty of activities…

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Pacific Arts Association XII International Symposium

March 14, 2016 - March 17, 2016
Auckland War Memorial Museum, The Auckland Domain
Auckland, Parnell 1010 New Zealand
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Auckland War Memorial Museum extends a warm invitation to you all to join us for the Pacific Arts Association XII International Symposium 14-17 March, 2016. We look forward to hosting delegates from across the globe as we gather in Tamaki Makaurau, Aotearoa New Zealand. Presented over four days and scheduled between Polyfest and Pasifika Festival: two of the largest Pacific cultural offerings in the Southern Hemisphere, the Symposium will present a wide range of ideas and topics to provoke discussion…

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ASB Polyfest (Auckland Secondary Schools Maori & Pacific Islands Cultural Festival)

March 16, 2016 - March 19, 2016
Manuka Sports Bowl, Clover Park
Aukland, 2023 New Zealand
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The ASB Polyfest features traditional music, dance, costume and speech and is now recognised as an important showcase of New Zealand’s diverse cultures and a celebration of youth performance.

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May 2016

Lecture – Mr Kim Ackerman

May 11, 2016 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Australian Museum, 1 William St
Sydney, NSW 2010 Australia
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Lecture by Mr Kim Ackerman - topic to be advised. Australian Museum 6:30 for 7pm

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OAS Lecture by Kim Ackerman

May 11, 2016 @ 6:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Australian Museum, 1 William St
Sydney, NSW 2010 Australia
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OAS Lecture Australian Museum, 6:30 for 7pm - Kim Akerman - topic to be advised.        

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September 2016
Free

Centuries 19 to 21. The Macleay Museum’s Pacific collections

September 14, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

A public lecture by Dr Jude Philp in association with the Oceanic Art Society. 6:30 - 9pm Macleay Museum, Sydney University. A different venue for OAS this time... On Wednesday 14 September OAS members have been invited to attend the Macleay Museum, University of Sydney, for an evening lecture by Dr Jude Philp, Senior Curator, who advises: In November the Macleay Museum will close as we prepare to move to the next chapter in our history as the Macleay Collections…

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November 2016

Meeting the Fellows Collection

November 12, 2016 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm

Saturday 12 November 2016 – OAS AGM and Lecture Crispin Howarth - Meeting the Fellows Collection and more. 10am - 12:30pm - Australian Museum,  followed by a luncheon, details to be advised.

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Notice of an Annual General Meeting

November 12, 2016 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
Middle harbour Skiffs Yacht Club, 237 Spit Road
Mosman , NSW Australia
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Date: Saturday 12 November 2016 Time: 10.00am for registration Venue: Middle Harbour Skiffs Yacht Club 237 Spit Road Mosman (located off the Spit Bridge) Agenda Apologies Confirmation of Minutes of previous AGM Consideration of any urgent Correspondence Presentation of President’s Report Presentation of Treasurer’s Report Presentation of Secretary’s Report Election of 2016 Office Bearers and Committee members Vote of thanks to outgoing Office Bearers and Committee members Any urgent General Business Close of meeting For any enquiries please use our contact…

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March 2017

Auction: Tribal Treasures & Unique Historical Drawings of Aboriginals

March 11 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Theodore Bruce, 6 Ralph Street
Alexandria, NSW 2015 Australia
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Theodore Bruce Auctions is delighted to offer for sale a fascinating range of tribal artefacts from the Pacific as well as a superb collection of Aboriginal art, much of which is to be sold on an unreserved basis. The sale includes shields, masks, figures, weapons and jewellery from Papua New Guinea, the Solomon Islands and Fiji, as well as some items from Africa. The Aboriginal segment of the auction includes wonderful paintings by contemporary female super-stars such as Minnie Pwerle;…

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April 2017

Film Screening and Q&A : TANNA (2015)

April 20 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Australian Museum, 1 William St
Sydney, NSW 2010 Australia
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FILM SCREENING AND Q&A: TANNA (2015). Presented by Adventure World Date: 20 April 2017. Time: 05:30 PM to 8 PM Location : Hallstrom Theatre, AUSTRALIAN MUSEUM Admission: $20 General admission; $18 Concession; $16 AM Members. Tanna is the first ever Australian film to be nominated for Best Foreign Language Film Oscar. Inspired by real events, this is a dramatic story about star-crossed lovers, inter-tribal conflict, and the struggle between the desires of the individual over societal pressures and expectations. Starring first…

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