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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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San Francisco Tribal and Textile Art Show 2019

February 8, 2019 @ 11:00 am - February 10, 2019 @ 5:00 pm
Fort Mason Center, 2 Marina Boulevard, Landmark Building
San Francisco, CA CA 94123 United States
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SAN FRANCISCO TRIBAL & TEXTILE ART SHOW 2019 The San Francisco Tribal & Textile Art Show enters its 33rd year in 2019.   We are proud that it is the premiere show of its kind in the United States.  We welcome over 70 dealers and feature exciting exhibits presented by top galleries each year. Works range from the finest textiles and rugs from North Africa, Asia, North America, and India through remarkable stone and wood carvings from Indonesia, Africa, and Oceania. Works also…

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March 2019


March 25, 2019 @ 9:00 am - March 28, 2019 @ 5:00 pm

PAA XIII International Symposium MARCH 25-28, 2019, Brisbane, Australia Save the date : PAA XIII International Symposium, March 25-28, 2019, Brisbane, Australia The Pacific Art Association is happy to announce the Queensland Museum in Brisbane will be the next host of PAA's XIII International Symposium, 2019. The dates of the conference are confirmed for Monday-Thursday 25-28 March, 2019. We hope to follow the conference with a weekend of events on the cultural precinct taking advantage of the 9th Asia Pacific Triennial at…

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June 2019

Bridge and Barrier

June 19, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Australian Museum, 1 William St
Sydney, NSW 2010 Australia
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Bridge and Barrier: Torres Strait and curious artefact distributions between Queensland and New Guinea By Ian McNiven (Monash University) In this talk, Ian McNiven will outline what he calls the "Coral Sea Cultural Interaction Sphere" as a framework to help shed light on why some ethnographic artefact types are shared between northern Queensland and southern New Guinea but other artefact types fail to extend across Torres Strait. Different distributions of artefact types provide new insights into the complex role of…

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August 2019

Tribal Art Fair Sydney +Lecture

August 17, 2019
National Art School, Forbes St & Burton St
Sydney, NSW 2010 Australia
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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…

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September 2019

ART NAU : Contemporary Art and Creative Possibilities in PNG

September 16, 2019 - September 17, 2019
Australian Center on China in the World, Building 188, The Australian National University, Fellows Lane
Canberra, ACT 2601 Australia
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"We need to stop thinking about culture as our history and start thinking about it as our future" Amanda Donigi, Founder of Stella Magazine About this Event Join The Australian National University on 16 and 17 September 2019 as we explore new creative possibilities and pathways for PNG art. Over two days we present an exciting lineup of international scholars and practitioners from Australia, Papua New Guinea, Europe and North America to critically examine the state-of-play of PNG art today.…

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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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