Current Exhibitions

The Art of the Sepik River Oceanic Arts Society Forum | National Gallery of Australia | 7 Aug – 1 Nov 2015

A closer look at the art of the Sepik River, Papua New Guinea, with a program of talks from experts on Sepik River art, culture and history, in association with the Oceanic Arts Society.

Click here to see the program and list of speakers for this forum. This forum is organized in conjunction with the exhibition Myth + Magic: Art of the Sepik River.  read more »

Sepik Symposium at the Musée du quai Branly. 27-28 October, 2015.

To mark the opening of the exhibition: Sepik. L’art au long du fleuve at the Musée du quai Branly on 26 October 2015 a symposium will be held on Tuesday and Wednesday, 27 and 28 October 2015.

While the Research Department of the Musée du quai Branly is inviting the speakers, access to the Symposium is open to the public.

Members of the Pacific Arts Association who wish to attend the opening of the exhibition can contact either Philippe Peltier (ppe@quaibranly.fr) or Magali Mélandri (mme@quaibranly.fr) by 30 September 2015.  read more »

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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