The OAS has shifted gear under the energetic leadership of our new president, Bill Rathmell, who has revitalised the main OAS committee and various sub-committees working on the website, the forthcoming Tribal Art Fair Sydney and the next OAS forums. The principal aim is to increase the appeal and relevance of the OAS, to build […]
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The Oceanic Art Society is very pleased to announce the election of a new President, Dr. Bill Rathmell. Bill, and his wife, Noelle, have had a long association with the OAS, summarised in a brief introduction inside this edition of the OAS Journal. We also welcome on board Dr. Krisztina Turza as Editorial Assistant. These […]
After some years in the making, the Oceanic Art Society website is now up and running. This will change the nature of the organisation. While to date the primary mode of communication with members has been through the pages of this Journal, and previously the OAS Newsletter, increasingly it will be through the website and […]
However much Oceanic art one sees it will never be the case that there is not something new to discover. The vast array of Oceanic art that has graced this journal’s pages is testament to the splendid diversity of the field. That, in turn, is reflective of the huge range of peoples and cultures that […]
In this edition of the OAS Journal we read the story of George William Mostyn, the third in Barry Craig’s series of short biographies on early collectors for the South Australian Museum. We really must applaud Barry for this magnificent contribution to our knowledge of how so many of the important artefacts in our public […]
The world is becoming ever smaller, driven mostly by the increasing interconnectivity provided by the internet. People anywhere can research and access the most obscure and idiosyncratic alleyways of human endeavour. This is certainly true in the world of Oceanic art where auction houses online catalogues now are viewed all around the world. The quality […]
It is with great satisfaction that we can announce that the OAS Journal is finally to join its peers in cyberspace. The OAS Committee, after protracted discussion, has decided to place the full version of back copies of the Journal on the new website constructed by web designer, Andrew Drane. Editions of the Journal for […]
This edition of the OAS Journal celebrates the opening of the exciting new exhibition, “Built on Culture: the Art of Papua New Guinea, celebrating 40 years of PNG Independence” on 14th September this year at the National Museum and Art Gallery of Papua New Guinea.
Myth + Magic: The Art of the Sepik River, the new exhibition at the National Gallery of Australia, in Canberra, is all that it was promised to be. A very hearty round of applause must go to the NGA Director, Dr Gerald Vaughan AM, and Curator for Pacific Arts, Crispin Howarth, as well as the […]
The long anticipated opening of the National Gallery of Australia’s exhibition, Myth & Magic: Art of the Sepik River.