Next Generation Pacific Artists named (PRESS RELEASE)

Lalovai Peseta, Béatrice Camallonga, Francis Pesamino, Jeffry Feeger, and Yvonne C. Neth now have their works on display in a virtual gallery orgnized by the Pacific Islands Society (PacSoc). The stunning online gallery can be accessed here: ..  read more »

Maile Arvin awarded Postdoctoral Fellowship at UC Santa Cruz

Maile Arvin was awarded a University of California President's Postdoctoral Fellowship at UC Santa Cruz in the History of Art and Visual Culture Department. She earned her Ph.D. in Ethnic Studies from the University of California at San Diego in June 2013.   read more »

Award: Kihara awarded the New Generation Award from The Arts Foundation of New Zealand

Auckland-based artist Shigeyuki Kihara hasn't been shy of international attention in recent years. She is known for her performance art in media including live performance, photography and video works exploring the ‘complexities of humanity’ as well as for her participatory, socially-engaged art works.
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People: Staff Announcement | Dr. Karen Stevenson | Oceania Center for Arts, Cultures and Pacific Studies

Karen Stevenson, PhD, has been named Senior Lecturer in Pacific Studies at the Oceania Centre for Arts, Cultures and Pacific Studies.  read more »

Okaioceanikart: March 2011 Exhibitions, Events, and News



Image: Courtney Meredith      

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New Website: Jewel Castro's Website is Live!

Jewel Castro's Website is now LIVE!

Please visit to learn about artist Jewel Castro.

Click on the News button for upcoming events.

Award: David Teata and Steven Gwaliasi Honored at the World Art Market, Vancouver

Congratulations to David Teata and Steven Gwaliasi who gained 3rd placings for their categories at the World Art Market for contemporary ethnic art at the Museum of Anthropology in Vancouver last Saturday, September 18, 2010.

Shigeyuki Kihara featured in AutoFocus; Self Portraiture in Contemporary Photography

Artist Shigeyuki Kihara featured in AutoFocus; Self Portraiture in Contemporary Photography
Edited by Susan Bright published by Thames and Hudson (UK).

‘An intriguing new survey … a feast of elaborate photographic reinvention’ – The Observer  read more »

Dr. Nicolas Garnier appointed as a Lecturer at the University of Papua New Guinea, Port Moresby

The University of Papua New Guinea in Port Moresby, recently appointed as a lecturer in the Department of Visual Anthropology Anthropology, Sociology & Archaeology, Dr. Nicolas Garnier.

Garnier, author of a PhD thesis on the ritual system and the art of Chambri, a hot spot of Sepik art, is teaching in English and finds that publications in English on the Arts of the Pacific are hard to come by in Port Moresby. He would like to establish contact with members of PAA.  read more »

Oliver Lueb seeks contacts with expertise in Santa Cruz, Solomon Islands

My name is Oliver Lueb and I do work at the Rautenstrauch-Joest-Museum – Cultures of the world in Cologne, Germany. I am currently preparing a basic survey trip for my PhD thesis about aesthetics, art and material culture in Santa Cruz, Solomon Islands. In the hope for exchanging information and contacts in this specific area, I am looking for scholars, who are working in the Solomon Islands, too.

I would be very grateful for any contacts.

Best regards,
Oliver Lueb, M.A.