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November 2019

OAS End of Year Function | AGM and Lecture Meeting

November 16, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Middle Harbour Skiffs Yacht Club, 237 Spit Road
Mosman, NSW 2088 Australia
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To all OAS Members and Friends You are invited to attend the Oceanic Art Society 2018 End of Year Function. Saturday 16 November 2019 AGM and Lecture Meeting plus Lunch are to be held at: The Middle Harbour Skiffs Yacht Club 237 Spit Road, Mosman, NSW (Located off the Spit Bridge) See: www.middleharbourskiffs.com.au 10.00am | Registration and AGM | Download AGM Papers 11:00 am | Hongi Hika – Maori Warrior, Diplomat, Agricultural Pioneer and Artist and his Journey to England in 1820”.  The purakau…

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Exhibition : Poka Francis – Mountain Carver from PNG

November 21, 2019 @ 11:00 am - December 21, 2019 @ 6:00 pm
Flinders Street Gallery, 61 Flinders Street
Surry Hills, NSW 2010
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Poka Francis lives in the village of Koranigle, in Simbu Province, in the mountainous highlands of Papua New Guinea. When he was young, Poka had a vision of a man, and later a woman, walking stifly through the forest, their feet making a strange 'tik tok tik tok' sound. They were not real humans, but beings made of wood. Then he awoke and pondered his dream. Sometime later he collected wood and began carving some figures. Among the first of…

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Exhibition : Papunya Tula Artists – COMMUNITY X

November 30, 2019 @ 10:00 am - December 21, 2019 @ 5:00 pm

Utopia Art Sydney Gallery 30 Nov - 21 Dec 2019 Tuesday to Saturday These Papunya Tula artists from 3 generations live in the Western Desert of Australia. Their paintings are based on traditional stories about the land and the place where they and their ancestors dwell.  

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December 2019

PNGAA 2019 Sydney Christmas Luncheon

December 1, 2019 @ 11:30 am - 3:30 pm
Killara Golf Club, 556 Pacific Hwy
Killara, NSW 2071 Australia
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PNGAA 2019 Sydney Christmas Luncheon – Sunday 1 December 2019 by andrea · October 16, 2019 It’s always a great day as we catch up with friends old and new and share the Christmas spirit, so put it in your diary and gather your friends to come along – see you there! WHERE: Killara Golf Club, 556 Pacific Highway, Sydney, Time: 11.30 am to 3.30 pm PARKING: Plenty of parking at the club; 10 minutes walk from Killara Railway Station; disability…

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January 2020

Exhibition – A Sea of Islands : Masterpieces from Oceania

January 28 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

  Museum Volkenkunde in Leiden, The Netherlands On display from 21 February 2020   A Sea of Islands - Masterpieces from Oceania A SEA OF ISLANDS will bring visitors face to face with some intriguing and highly aesthetic objects. A great variety of items will be on display – all of them quite exquisite – ranging from canoes several meters long, paddles and ingenious navigation devices to jewellry, statues, bark-cloths and ceremonial garments. Each one is a highlight of our…

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Somuk retrospective at Quai Branly

January 29 @ 12:00 am - March 8 @ 12:00 am

From November 19, 2019 to March 8, 2020 the Musée du Quai Branly invites modern art enthusiasts to discover a retrospective exhibition about an artist from the Pacific, Somuk A painter considered “the most learned man in the community” by Gagan inhabitants, his birthplace set north to Bougainville, the first to have been raised the “Occidental” way. True model for Dubuffet’s entourage, Somuk is also “one of the only Melanesian artists from the early 20th century of whom we keep a significant number of works”. All in…

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February 2020

San Francisco Tribal & Textile Art Show

February 21 @ 12:00 am - February 23 @ 12:00 am
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March 2020

Exhibitions : Emily | Papunya in New York.

March 5 @ 10:00 am - March 21 @ 6:00 pm

D'Lan Davidson exhibits three outstanding collections in New York. http://www.dlandavidson.com.au EMILY - the first major survey exhibition of works by Emily Kame Kngwarreye to be shown in the United States; PAPUNYA - irreplaceable works by the leaders of the Western Desert art movement; PATHS OF THE ANCESTORS - a superb collection of foundational Papunya boards, including Clifford Possum's recently rediscovered masterpiece of the same name. Each artwork in these catalogues has been hand-selected for its beauty, rarity and importance. Each…

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KFA Annual Lecture : Australia’s Rock Art

March 7 @ 10:15 am - 11:30 am

KFA ANNUAL PUBLIC LECTURE - AGNSW SYDNEY 7 MARCH Delivered by Prof Jo McDonald Australia’s Rock Art: Connecting our Deep Past with the Future Rock art represents some of the best evidence for humanity’s artistic deep history. Rock art has been made across the world for at least 40,000 years. It includes a plethora of paintings, drawings, stencils, prints and engravings made by all peoples directly onto the earth’s harder surfaces. Australia has one of the world’s greatest rock art…

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Lecture : Has the Question of the origins of Pacific peoples now been solvedd

March 25 @ 6:00 pm
ANU, Centre for China in the World Auditorium, Fellows Lane,
Acton, ACT Australia
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2020 Golson Lecture by ARC Laureate Fellow and Professor Matthew Spriggs. This is part of a few related events, some in Australia, some overseas associated with the Collective Biography of Archeology in the Pacific (CBAP) Australian Research Council Laureate Project and the CPAB linked international museum exhibitions under the title Uncovering Pacific Pasts : Histories of Archeology in Oceania, which will take place at approximately 40 museums and cultural institutions worldwide.  

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