Current Exhibitions

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Exhibition. ÖMIE ARTISTS . Contemporary Barkcloth Paintings from Papua New Guinea to tour Germany 2014-2015

ARTKELCH is pleased to present the first exhibition in Europe dedicated to the internationally celebrated Ömiewomen barkcloth artists from the remote mountain villages that surround the sacred volcano Huvaimo in Oro Province, Papua New Guinea.

From September 2014 to March 2015 the works will be shown at ARTKELCH in Freiburg, at the ARTKELCH collectors lounge close to Stuttgart and at the Museum für Völkerkunde in Munich.  read more »

Exhibition: From Samoa with Love? Samoan Ethnic Shows in the German Empire. Retracing the Footsteps. Five Continents Museum. Munich. Jan. 31 – Nov. 30, 2014

At the time of the German Empire romantic images of Samoa were influenced to a great extent by so-called ethnic shows (Völkerschauen) which were visited by millions of people. The images of foreign cultures popular in Germany at that time – and to this day – date back to this era.  read more »

Exhibition: Shigeyuki Kihara | Culture for Sale Forum at City Gallery Wellington, NZ

This forum explores the inspiration behind Shigeyuki Kihara’s Culture for Sale, an exhibition that highlights the disjunction in power relationships between performers and their audiences in 19th-century cultural tours in Germany from Samoa.For further information on the forum & speakers, please see below.
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2nd Contemporary Pacific Arts Festival (CPAF) March 2014 Melbourne, Australia

The Contemporary Pacific Arts Festival (CPAF) is an annual multi-disciplinary showcase of the creative talents of the Australian Pacific Arts Community. The Contemporary Pacific Arts Festival 2014 will be taking place throughout the month of March 2014.

Through its diverse program, CPAF will share the unique stories of Pacific diaspora in Melbourne and more broadly Australia.  read more »

Tapa, Lien Culturel D'Oceanie: Exhibitions, lectures, symposium, workshops, catalogue Tahiti, November 10th, 2014 – February, 21st, 2015

"Tapa, a cultural link in Oceania": an event with three exhibitions (Musée de Tahiti, Te Fare Tauhiti Nui, Mairie de Papeete), lectures at University of French Polynesia, Symposium on "Defence and preservation of tapa, Oceanian solidarity" (November 14th and 15th), workshops for public and teachers, catalogue.  

Starts November 10th, 2014.  read more »

Exhibit: Out of Taiwan at the Pacific Island Ethnic Art Museum

New exhibit "Out of Taiwan:Shared Connections in the Pacific."  The opening day is Saturday, October 26, where the exhibiting photographer Danee Hazama of Tahiti will be presenting.

Ms. Lily Wen, another special guest and the cultural ambassador of the Rukai Tribe, Indigenous Peoples of Taiwan, will also be there.
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Exhibition: Shigeyuki Kihara | 'Undressing the Pacific' at Hocken Library, University of Otago 20 April – 8 June 2013

Undressing the Pacific is a mid-career survey exhibition of photographic and performance works by Shigeyuki Kihara that spans more than a decade of her prodigious career.  The title of the exhibition references the centrality of ‘undressing’ or subversion as a strategy in Kihara’s works, which ‘undress’ the colonial histories of Samoa, and, her use of dress (and states of undress) a  read more »

Exhibition: Maketi Ples at Global Gallery, February 20 - March 10, 2013

Now in its third year, Maketi Ples – the contemporary Pacific islands art exhibition and ‘market place’ – is back at Global Gallery, Paddington. With pieces from seven Pacific Island nations, this year’s collection features some of the most exciting contemporary visual art, textiles and 3-D artisan works from around the region.  read more »