Bill Rathmell Interviews Nick Mitzevich, Director of the National Gallery of Australia, following news reports of the deaccession of Pacific pieces from the collection.
Interview by Jim Elmsie | Photo Caption: Rapa Nui (Easter Island), Moai Kavakava, 18th-mid 19th century. Wood, bone, obsidian. Private Australian collection. Jim Elmsie: Warren Campbell, can you explain what Bubble Art is and how it operates? WC: For me, the name ‘Bubble’ captures the diversity of tribal cultures, and the fragility of those cultures in the technological […]
Jim Elmslie interviews Crispin Howarth, Curator of Pacific Arts at the National Gallery of Australia on the stunning new exhibition of Maori facial markings that will open in Canberra on March 23 JE Crispin, you have been working on the forthcoming exhibition on Māori tattooing (I don’t think you use this term) for the […]
Jim Elmslie talks with the West Pacific Collection Manager from the Australian Museum about his life and the concept he has developed of museums being a Ples Namel– or middle place, between different peoples, cultures and objects. JE Michael you have had a long and interesting journey from the highlands of Papua New Guinea to […]
Paula Latos-Valier is the Art Director for the Sir William Dobell Art Foundation and chairs the Gallery Advisory Committee for the SH Ervin Gallery. She serves as Vice President of the Art Gallery Society of NSW, and is a consultant for the Biennale of Sydney’s Archive Project. Her former positions include VP of the OAS, […]
Interview with Jim Elmslie, at the NGA Myth + Magic Exhibition, Canberra, August 7 2015 JE: How did you get to Cambridge? AM: I had some good mentors. When I was at UPNG I was told by two ex-Cambridge people, Colin Filer and John Mucki that I should go to Cambridge. One is British and […]
Interview with Jim Elmslie, at the NGA Myth + Magic Exhibition, Canberra, August 7 2015 JE – Andrew, you have come a long way from a village in Dagua, and Wewak, to Cambridge University and now on to one of the highest positions in PNG administration, Director of the National Museum and Art Gallery. How did […]