By Crispin Howarth, Curator Pacific Arts, NGA The majority of the National Gallery’s Pacific Arts collection comes from Papua New Guinea; the newly reinstalled Melanesian gallery reflects this with arts from several of PNG’s provinces, especially New Britain and New Ireland. The arts produced in this region are characterised by arresting and radically inventive sculptural […]
At the University of Queensland Anthropology Museum. Review by Krisztina Turza. Since I missed the opening of the University of Queensland Anthropology Museum’s recent exhibition on the Solomon Islands as I was travelling in Europe, I was eager to pay a visit on my return in September. It is not a common occurrence that an […]
Solomon Islands – Re-enchantment and the Colonial Shadow Exhibition See linked article Dr. Diana Young, Director, University of Queensland Anthropology Museum, assembled the following notes on some of the more fascinating objects that are in the exhibition. All come from the museum founder, Dr L. P. Winterbotham’s collection, made mainly during the 1940s and 1950s. […]
Australian National University, 27-28 January 2017. Review by Michael Gunn The ANU Humanities Research Centre, in partnership with the Centre of Collective Biography of Archaeology in the Pacific and the ANU Pacific Institute held a conference on knowledge and culture in Oceania on 27-28 January. Organised by Peter Brown, Matthew Spriggs, and Kylie Moloney, the […]
By Ruth McDougall, Curator, Pacific Art, Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art Geographically, the mainland of Papua New Guinea lies just 3.7 kilometres from the island of Saibai in the Torres Strait, at the far-northern tip of Queensland. Historically, Australia and Papua New Guinea share colonial and modern histories. Yet PNG still holds […]
Found in Lae, PNG, in the mid 1980’s. Possibly a river stone or a meteorite that has been carved and may be a fertility symbol. The stone is 25cm round and 8cm diameter at its largest. If anyone knows what this stone is or what it represents please contact the Editor.