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November 2017

OAS AGM | Lecture and Lunch

November 11, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
Australian Museum, 1 William St
Sydney, NSW 2010 Australia
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Saturday 11 November 2017 - OAS AGM, Lecture and Lunch Australian Museum : 10 to 12:30 pm. Lunch venue to be advised.

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Omie Barkcloth Art of PNG

November 21, 2017 @ 11:00 am - December 9, 2017 @ 5:00 pm
Aboriginal and Pacific Art, 1/24 Wellington St
Waterloo, NSW 2017 Australia
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Ömie Barkcloth Art of Papua New Guinea in association with Ömie Artists Inc. Oro Province, PNG at Aboriginal & Pacific Art Gallery, Sydney Opening: Saturday 25 November, 3 – 5pm Exhibition dates: 21 November - 9 December 2018 New works by senior artists and chiefs of Ömie Artists, Oro Province, Papua New Guinea. This exhibition captures a special moment in time, with much of the art produced by pre-contact artists. Barkcloth is the traditional textile of the Ömie tribe. Women…

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June 2018

Gapu-Monuk : Exhibition of Historic Bark Paintings

June 14, 2018 @ 9:30 am - February 1, 2019 @ 5:00 pm
Australian National Maritime Museum, 2 Murray Street
Sydney, NSW 2000 Australia
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Exhibition of historic bark-paintings at the National Maritime Museum in Sydney. GAPU-MONUK SALTWATER : JOURNEY TO SEA COUNTRY. Gapu-Monuk Saltwater: Journey to Sea Country tells the powerful story of the Yolŋu people of North-East Arnhem Land, their fight for recognition of Indigenous sea rights and the Blue Mud Bay legal case. Discover how historic bark paintings were used to to win Indigenous sea rights. THE SALTWATER COLLECTION. The exhibition centres around 40 Yirrkala bark paintings from the Saltwater Collection, created by…

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July 2018

Tribal Art Fair Sydney

July 21, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
National Art School, Forbes St & Burton St
Sydney, NSW 2010 Australia
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Cell Block, National Art School   SOMETHING THIS GOOD ONLY COMES ONCE A YEAR Oceanic Art Society TRIBAL ART FAIR SYDNEY 2018 (TAFS) Saturday 21 July, 9am to 5pm at the The National Art School The Oceanic Art Society will be holding the Tribal Art Fair 2018 at the  Cell Block Hall inside the grounds of the National Art School situated on the corner of Forbes and Burton Streets, Darlinghurst. This is a larger venue than last year and close…

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August 2018

In Cooks Wake : Tapa Treasures from the Pacific

August 23, 2018 @ 10:00 am - February 3, 2019 @ 5:00 pm
National Library of Australia, Parkes Pl W
Canberra, ACT 2600 Australia
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National Library of Australia, Canberra   IN COOK'S WAKE TAPA TREASURES FROM THE PACIFIC  When 23 August 2018 to 3 February 2019,10.00am-5.00pm  Where National Library of Australia, Canberra Treasures Gallery, Ground floor free No booking required Before the world knew cloth there was tapa, or barkcloth, which worked its way into the heart of human interactions throughout the Pacific. Made from the inner bark of trees, it was used for clothing and furnishings, to wrap babies and the deceased, as wicks in oil…

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September 2018

Oceania at The Royal Academy of Arts

September 29, 2018 @ 5:41 am - December 10, 2018 @ 12:00 am

Oceania : South Pacific Art at The Royal Academy of Arts, London Highlights of the 2018 Oceania exhibition at The Royal Academy of Arts (RA) have emerged, which will be an amalgamation of 250 objects from the vast region that stretches from New Guinea to Easter Island, and Hawaii to New Zealand. UK’s first comprehensive show, themed around Oceanic art, will feature historic objects from the South Pacific, a few of which will have not been documented or displayed for…

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November 2018

Oceania Pacifica Festival at Casula Powerhouse

November 10, 2018 @ 3:00 pm
Casula Powerhouse, 1 Powerhouse Road
Casula, NSW 1871 Australia
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CASULA POWERHOUSE : OCEANIA PACIFICA FESTIVAL : "AO (DAY) PO (NIGHT)" Saturday 10 Nov 2018 | 3.00pm - 8.00pm Celebrate the best of Oceania performers working across traditional and contemporary art forms. Pacifica market stalls, Pacific food and entertainment. The day and night program will showcase the new communities and their work, existing communities and their work across traditional and contemporary expressions across multiple art forms. Entertainment, celebration, connection and maintenance of culture will be celebrated throughout the program EVENT…

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December 2018

12th ESfO Conference in Cambridge, UK

December 7, 2018 @ 8:00 am - December 10, 2018 @ 5:00 pm

European Society for Oceanists 2018 Conference 12th ESfO Conference Cambridge, 07 December 2018 - 10 December 2018 Conference Organizers Nicholas Thomas Rupert Stasch Anthony Pickles Joel Robbins Ali Clark Erna Lilje Katharina Haslwanter Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology Department of Social Anthropology University of Cambridge If you have any enquiries please email: [email protected] Download Call for Panels here: JPG ‘Dealing with Inequality: Pacific perspectives, Pacific futures’ The theme of the 12th conference of the European Society for Oceanists encourages participants to discuss these…

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February 2019

Oceanic Art Society Forum | 2019

February 1, 2019 - February 2, 2019

Collections and Artists, Then and Now. - Coinciding with new displays of Oceanic and Indigenous Australian art, this two-day forum will focus on how collections of art from the region have been formed and re-defined.

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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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