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 »
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. read more »
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.
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 »
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.
Header photos (left to right): Performance by Te Pua O Feani, July 21, 2005; Children's Story (Water Dreaming of Two Children), Johnny Warangkula Tjupurrula, acrylic on composition board, 1972; IL IAMB NAI? POMBRAL MOLGA KUNDUL AL? WHO IS THIS PERSON? BLACK OR WHITE? Performance by Michael Mel, April 28, 2007. Rotator photos (numbers one through four): Fiji Project gathering in front of a Masi Kesa from the Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology at Cambridge University, Re-presenting Pacific Art. Edited by Karen Stevenson and Virginia-Lee Webb, Australia: Crawford House Publishing, 2010, Dan Taulapapa McMillin, 'O Taulaitu, Acrylic transfer collage and oil paint on canvas, 2012, PAA 11th International Symposium at the University of British Columbia, 2013.