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Tribal Art Fair Sydney +Lecture

August 17, 2019

$5 – $10

Genuine ethnographic rarities and collectables from Papua New Guinea, the Pacific, Australia, South East Asia. Masks, carvings, weapons, artefacts, jewellery, textiles, books, prints. Great pieces at great prices.

The Oceanic Art Society will be holding the Tribal Art Fair 2019 at the  Cell Block Hall inside the grounds of the National Art School situated on the corner of Forbes and Burton Streets, Darlinghurst.

Art Fair Admission: $3 per person.
Children under 15 are free.

Andrew Baker Lecture:
General Admission: $10.00 | Book online
Student Admission: $5.00 | Book online

If attending the lecture please meet outside Cell Block at 12.45pm to be escorted to lecture space.

Image: An important “Mindja” figure, Kwoma people, Washkuk Hills,Upper Sepik River, PNG. Central figure in the cyclical yam fertility ceremonies of the Kwoma. Artist: Nawi, Washkuk village.


Lecture: 1 – 2pm
Building 11/Seminar Room

KAUAGE MaThiAS O•B•E• ARTIS P•N•G• by Andrew Baker

In his presentation, Andrew will discuss the life and work of Mathias Kauage O.B.E.—Papua New Guinea’s best known and most highly awarded artist of the contemporary era.

Kauage was artistically active in the six crucial years leading up to 1975 (when PNG became an independent nation) until 2003 when he died. He is arguably PNG’s most significant contemporary artist and possibly the most highly regarded Melanesian artist ever.

Andrew Baker has engaged with the visual arts as a collector, researcher and gallerist for more than forty years. In its twenty year history, his Brisbane-based gallery has concentrated on contemporary Australian art—initially specialising in art from Indigenous communities at Aurukun and Lockhart River on Queensland’s Cape York Peninsula—and later in contemporary Melanesian and Polynesian art.

Among others, the gallery represents Indigenous artists Michael Cook, Karla Dickens and Fiona Foley—the latter two of whom are former National Art School students.

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August 17, 2019
$5 – $10
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Oceanic Art Society


National Art School
Forbes St & Burton St
Sydney, NSW 2010 Australia
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