Announcements

New Publication: Ceremonial Houses of the Abelam - Papua New Guinea by Brigitta Hauser-Schäublin

The ceremonial houses of the Abelam people (East Sepik Province, Papua New Guinea) rank as architectural masterpieces. The impressive buildings, built on a triangular ground plan, often reached heights of up to 30 metres, towering above even the tallest coconut palms. One of their hallmarks was the richly painted façade. They were constructed completely without nails, all elements being held together with the aid of vines and liana ropes; they were built by communal labour and refl ected the strength of the respective community.  read more »

Call for Participation: PAA XII International Symposium, March 14-17, 2016. Tamaki Makaurau Auckland, Aotearoa New Zealand

The official website for the PAA XII International Symposium, March 14-17th 2016, Tamaki Makaurau Auckland is now live.  For all information in relation to the Symposium and participation details, please see the link below.

http://www.conference.co.nz/ispaa16

 

 

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 »