By Jim Elmslie Dr. Ross Bowden gave an overview of the Savage Club collection, noting that very little documentation exists concerning the origins of the works but that most are from the nineteenth century, with some works of great quality and rarity. Two sources that were recorded were the famous anthropologist and Director of the […]
About Jim Elmslie
Dr Jim Elmslie, political scientist and Aboriginal and Oceanic art dealer. He is currently Visiting Scholar and Co-convener of the West Papua Project at the Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies at the University of Sydney; Tribal Art Specialist at Theodore Bruce Auctions, and editor of the Oceanic Art Society Journal. He has been visiting the Sepik Region of PNG since 1985 and built and ran a safari lodge at Tambanum Village from 1986 to 2004.