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The inverse shield is posted further up the stream!
How to win a one year membership for
1. ‘like’ the OAS Facebook page before 9pm (AEST)Friday 25 June 2021 or
2. If you have already ‘liked’ the OAS Facebook page, invite your Facebook friends to like the OAS Facebook page. All they need to do is put your name in the comments bar for this post. Every ‘like’ before 9pm (AEST) Friday 25 June 2021 will go into our draw.
1 Years free membership.
This prize is ideal for non-Sydney or international Oceanic Art lovers as you will get all our membership benefits particularly now as we move to members being able to ‘livestream’ lectures via Zoom. Membership also allows unfettered access to the webpage and to receive the OAS Journal.
Truly a prize worth having!
Fine print – yes we have to have it!
1.The Admin’s decision is final and the draw will take place Saturday morning (AEST)
2. The prize is non-transferable and cannot be redeemed for cash.
3. The winner must agree for their name to be used for publication purposes by the OAS and their associates.
4. No late entries will be considered! ... See MoreSee Less
Fantastic opportunity to win a free membership to the Oceanic Art Society! A once in a lifetime opportunity.
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The Karim Lek Courtship Tradition of the Upper Simbu
An entry in the Crocodile Prize - Cleland Family Award for Heritage Writing 🇵🇬
KARIM LEK was a courtship custom in the Upper Simbu where young people met in the night to sit, share and express love, joy and affection through exchanges of serenades and courtship songs known as giglange-kaugo.
Commonly known as kumugl-ambai-kaugo, the practise was popular throughout.
Commonly known as kumugl-ambai-kaugo, the practise was popular throughout Simbu and extended to bordering areas including Minj, Banz, Nodugl and Jimi in Jiwaka Province.
There were three types of karim lek popular in Upper Simbu: the kua-nade, where participants exceeded more than 20; the gilange-kaugo, where participants numbered more than five but less than 10 with the number of boys exceeding that of the girls; and the most intimate of all, the kumugl-ambai-kaugo, where the participants comprised mostly affectionate partners numbering to less than four (two boys, two girls) or just a boy and a girl.
While the latter two (giglange-kaugo and kumugl-ambai-kaugo) took place in the privacy of the girl’s homes all year round, the kua-nande was an occasional event held once or twice in a year at the special invitation of a host clan. ... See MoreSee Less
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It should be arriving to members Worldwide! No Spoilers but a fabulous read!
1. Travels of The Lily:
From Lake Sentani to the National Gallery.
By Crispin Howarth
An excellent article following from his informative talk for OAS members about the beautiful Lake Sentani sculpture collected by Jacques Viot.
2. Solomon Islands carved coconut used in The practice of teeth blackening. By Clémentine Débrosse
Researching an object (UEA 964) presently in the Sainbury’s collection In Norwich, U.K.
3. A tribute and obituary to the first President of the Society , Harry Beran.
4. A review of a visit to the Bill Evans gallery by Society President Bill Rathmell
Bill’s gallery is a highlight for any Oceanic or Aboriginal art lover.
5. Exhibition review
Creatures: Ochred, Pokered, Carved and Twined.
Where the Lawrence Wilson Gallery is exhibiting objects from the Berndt Museum of Anthropology.
A great read in these Pandemic times where freedom of movement is so restricted.
6. Book reviews of recent publications by Lindy Allen and Louise Hamby
This issue looks at :
Djalkiri-Yolngu art, collaborations and collections Ed. Rebecca J. Conway, Sydney University Press 2021.
7 and of course writings by Margaret Cassidy.
Not forgetting the insert of the OAS’s Sydney Oceanic Art Fair(SOAF) on the 21st of August and accompanying lecture
So mark the date on the calendar! ... See MoreSee Less
Timeline PhotosBarrawimambinya is a Wiradyuri word associated with permission to act on Country. What is the right way to live in Country with respect for First Nation’s peoples? How do we “Come into Country the Proper Way”?
Explore the processes and protocols that are used in Aboriginal communities traditionally to move onto another’s Country in this immersive workshop.
First Nations cultural practitioners, “Milan Dhiiyaan”, facilitate this educational program, drawing on ancient knowledge and relating this knowledge to our modern context.
Each workshop concludes with a yarning circle to explore these concepts and transform your thinking about modern cultural possibilities.
The next workshops are Saturday 12 and Sunday 13 June at 10:30am and 2pm in Sydney.
Bookings essential: ow.ly/BPM830rJN7B
#AustralianMuseum #Unsettled Image: Milan Dhiiyaan ... See MoreSee Less
OAS lecture The Canoes of Milne Bay and the Massim Communities of Papua New Guinea ... See MoreSee Less
Wednesday evenings tribute to Harry Beran by John Greenshields followed by a delightful talk by David Payne on the canoes of Milne Bay PNG. David and John both travelled with Harry on his final trip to the Trobriand Islands in 2016. ... See MoreSee Less