Pacific Arts Journal Archives

Pacific Arts is the journal of the Pacific Arts Association (ISSN 1018-4252). It is issued twice annually in a new series begun in 2006. Members receive Pacific Arts as a benefit of their membership. If you are not a current PAA member and would like to receive Pacific Arts, please visit our  Membership page to pay online. Copies of some past issues are available for individual purchase. See contact information below.

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Pacific Arts NS 11, 2011, No. 2, is guest edited by Dr. Barry Craig and Dr. Ross Bowden.  

With feature articles on Kwoma Nokwi figures, Serembule/Vovoso from Western Province, Solomon Islands, the architecture of South Nias, Indonesia, and book reviews for Creative Spirits: Bark Painting in the Washkuk Hills of North New Guinea by Ross Bowden and Living Spirits with Fixed Abodes. The Masterpieces Exhibition, Papua New Guinea National Museum and Art Gallery by Barry Craig, Mark Busse and Soroi Marepo Eoe.  

Contents
4  Editors' Note

Feature Articles
5  Interpreting New Guinea Sculpture: The Case of Kwoma Nokwi Figures by Ross Bowden

19  Serembule/Vovoso and Other Sticks with Shell Valuables: Part of a Dialectic with Barava Openwork Plaques by Deborah Waite

36  The Fertile Land of the Ancestors in the Architecture of South Nias, Indonesia by Jerome Feldman

Reviews
46  Creative Spirits: Bark Painting in the Washkuk Hills of North New Guinea by Phillip Guddemi

48  Living Spirits with Fixed Abodes by Jim Specht


Information about PAA

51  Guidelines for Authors

  

Pacific Arts NS 11, 2011, No. 1, with feature articles on the collections of James Edge-Partington and William Ockleford Oldman, tertiary art education in PNG and the promotion of contemporary PNG art,  and the iconography of Trobriand war shields.

Contents:
4  A Note from the President

Feature Articles:
5  Collections Across the Divide" The Ethnographic Collections of James Edge-Partington (1854-1931) and Willam Ockleford Oldman (1879-1949) by Roger Neich, with special introduction by Christian Kaufmann

19 Traveling Ahead with the Ancestors: Re-directing Tertiary Art Education in Papua New Guinea (PNG) and the Promotion of Contemporary PNG Art (1979-2009) by Pamela Rosi

33 The Iconography of the War Shields of the Trobriand Islands of Papua New Guinea: An Interpretation Recorded by Malinowski and Explained by Paramount Chief Pulayasi by Harry Beran

Reviews:
46  Shields of Melanesia by Paul Roscoe

49  The Art of Oro Province of Papua New Guinea: A Preliminary Typology by Anna-Karina Hermkens

24  Vukumo: Art and Life o fthe Kilenge: A Personal Perspective: Papua New Guinea by Karen Stevenson

57  Re-counting Knowledge in Song: Change Reflected in Kaulong Music by Borut Telban

60  Mangareva, Panthéon de Polynésie by Carol Ivory

INFORMATION ABOUT PAA
63  Guidelines for Authors

 

Pacific ArtsNS 10 2010, with feature articles focusing on Rosanna Raymond and the Pacific Sisters, Shigeyuki Kihara, and Tongan bark cloth.

Contents:

A Note from the President by Michael Gunn, President, Pacific Arts Association

Feature Articles

More Than Simply Traditional: The Pacific Sisters by Jacqueline Charles Rault

16 Spacifically Being Herself: Language and Identity in the Art of Rosanna Raymond by Poetry and Art by Rosanna Raymond with an introduction by Karen Stevenson

23 Shigeyuki Kihara's Fa'a fafine; In a Manner of Woman: The Photographic Theater of Cross-Cultural Encounter by Erika Wolf

34 Exhibiting Art, Eliding Community: Tongan Barkcloth, Identity and Otherness in a Community Arts Project in California by Ping-Ann Addo

Reviews
47 "ethKnowcentrix: Museums Inside the Artist" by Natasha McKinney

50 "Talking Tapa: Pasifika Bark Cloth in Queensland" by Fiona Davies

52 "Islands Apart: Worlds Away" by Matthew Poll

55 "Tattooing in the Marshall Islands" by Jacqui Durrant

59 "The Arts of Kingship: Hawaiian Art and National Culture of the Kalakaua Era" by Alexander Mawyer

61 "Art and Life in Melanesia" by Janet Dixon Keller

Information about PAA

62 Guidelines for Authors

 


Pacific Arts, NS 9 2010, with feature articles focusing on Sepik painting, Maori art, and a Pacific artist's perspective.

Table of Contents
3  A Note from the President by Michael Gunn, President, Pacific Arts Association

Feature Articles

5 Painting's Role in Shaping Our Understanding of Sepik Art (Part 2) by Christian Kaufmann

15 Face of Time: A Tattooed Maori Gourd by Patricia Owen

23 "Compelled to record my impressions": An Artist's View of the Pacific Shipping World Max Quanchi by Jean-Louis Boglio

Reviews
30 "From Little Things Big Things Grow" by Susan Cochrane

33 "Pacific STorms: A Contemporary Pacific Art Exhibition" by Prue Ahrens

35 Expanding Oceania: A Review of Art in the Contemporary Pacific 2009 by Dr. Pamela Zeplin

Information about PAA
40 Guidelines for Authors

 


Pacific ArtsNS 8 2009, with feature articles focusing on paintings, new galleries, collectors, and artists from the Pacific.

Table of Contents
8 A Note from the President by Michael Gunn, President, Pacific Arts Association

Feature Articles
6 Painting's Changing Role in Shaping our Understanding of Sepik Art (Part I) by Christian Kaufmann, Senior Research Associate at the Sainsbury Research Unit, University of East Anglia, Norwich

18 The Pacific Cultures Gallery in the South Australian Museum from 1895 to 2007 by Barry Craig, South Australian Museum

32 Toward a Re-evaluation of Private Collectors: Harry Beasley's Collection of Pacific Artifacts (1895-1939) and its Contribution to 20th Century Museums in the United Kingdom by Lucie Carreau, Sainsbury Research Unit, University of East Anglia, Norwich

40 LeVasa: Dan Taulapapa McMullin and Shigeyuki Kihara in Conversation with Tressa Berman on Sea Changes, Transnationalism, Transgender and Cultural Translation Interview by Tressa Berman, San Francisco Art Institute

Book Reviews
52 Captain Cook: Voyager Between Worlds Review by Alexander Mawyer, Lake Forest College, Illinois

54 The Art of the Kula Review by Harry Beran

Information about PAA
17  Guidelines for Authors

 

 Pacific Arts, NS 7 2008, with feature articles focusing on masks of the Pacific.

Table of Contents
8 A Note from the President by Michael Gunn, President, Pacific Arts Association

Feature Articles:
12 Images from Over the Sea: The Meaning and Use of Masts on Anir, New Ireland, Papua New Guinea (Part II) by Antje Denner, Sainsbury Research Unit, University of East Anglia

24 Storian Ralph Regenvanu by Interview by Susan Cochrane, School of English, Media Studies and Art History, University of Queensland

32 Exhibition Previewby Virginia-Lee Webb, The Metropolitan Museum of Art

33 A Forest of Bisj Poles in the Tropenmuseum, Amsterdam by Pauline van der Zee, University of Ghent

Exhibition/Book Reviews
38 Island Affinities: Contemporart Art of Oceania Art of Oceania Art Galleries, California State University at Northridge by Review by Pamela Rosi, Department of Anthropology, Bridgewater State College

41 David van Duuren and Tristan Mostert. Curiosities from the Pacific Ocean. A remarkable rediscovery in the Tropenmuseum, Amsterdan: thirteen ethnographic objects from the Bruny D'Entrecasteau Expedition (1791-1794) by Review by Steven Hooper, Sainsbury Research Unit, University of East Anglia, Norwich

 

 Pacific Arts, NS 6 2007, with feature articles focusing on Pacific architecture and guest-edited by Anne E. Guernsey Allen.

Table of Contents
8   A Note from the President of the Pacific Arts Association by Carol S. Ivory, Washington State University
Special Focus: Pacific Architecture Guest Editor: Anne E. Guernsey Allen, Indiana University Southeast

Feature Articles
14  Modernity and Tradition: Western Architecture Styles in Village Samoa by Anne E. Guernsey Allen, Indiana University Southeast

24  Accommodating God: The Influence of Christianity on Maori Architecture by Deidre Brown, University of Auckland

31  Tracing Tradition: Twenty-five Years of Vernacular Architecture in Bariai, West New Britain, Papua New Guinea by Naomi M. McPherson, University of British Columbia Okanagan


Book/Catalog Reviews
41 Brigitta Hauser-Schäublin and Gundolf Krüger (eds). James Cook: Gifts and Treasures from the South Seas – The Cook/Forster Collection, Göttingen/ Gaben und Schätze aus der Südsee – Die Göttingen Sammlung Cook/Forster Review by Jeremy Coote, Pitt Rivers Museum, University of Oxford

46  Christian Kaufmann (ed). <<rarrk>> John Mowurndjul: Jorney Through Time in Northern Australia. <<rarrk>> Zeireise in Nordaustralien. Mawurndjul, John. Review by Susan Cochrane, University of Queensland

 

Pacific Arts, NS 3-5 2007, a special issue in honor of Jehanne Teilhet-Fisk. Guest Editors: Ping-Ann Addo, Heather Young Leslie and Phyllis Herda

Table of Contents
6   Information about PAA

8   A Note from the President of the Pacific Arts Association by Carol S. Ivory, Washington State University

12  Pacific Textiles, Pacific Cultures: Hybridity and Pragmatic Creativity by Heather E. Young Leslie, University of Hawai’i and MacMillan Brown Centre for Pacific Studies and Ping-Ann Addo, University of Massachusetts Boston

21  Biographical Sketch of Jehanne Teilhet-Fisk by Samantha Fisk

Feature Articles:
23  Hawaiian Quilts: Chiefly Self-Representations in Nineteenth-Century Hawai’i by Stacy L. Kamehiro, University of California Santa Cruz

37  Hybrid Identities and the Transference of Hawaiian Quilt Imagery by Phyllis Herda, University of Auckland

46  “How Can We Weave in a Strange Land?” Niuean Weavers in Auckland by Hilke Thode-Arora, Ethnologisches Museum, Berlin

60  Commoner Tongan Women Authenticate Ngatu Pepa in Auckland by Ping-Ann Addo, University of Massachusetts Boston

74  Innovative Tradition: Reshaping the Samoan Art of Siapo (Decorated Barkcloth) by Teri L. Sowell, San Diego State University

88  The Influence of Tongan Ngatu on Nineteenth and Twentieth Century Samoan Siapo by Hilary L. Scothorn, Florida State University and Auckland, New Zealand

94   The Tie that Binds: Siapo, Western Cloth, and Samoan Social Space by Anne E. Guernsey Allen, Indiana University Southeast

104  Stretching the Cloth: Hybrid Meanings, Styles, and Gender Structures in Maisin Barkcloth by Anna-Karina Hermkens, Radboud University

115  “…Like a Mat Being Woven” by Heather E. Young Leslie, University of Hawai’i and MacMillan Brown Centre for Pacific Studies

128  ‘Tapa’ and Text: Hybrid Technologies and Pacific (Re)Possession by Paul Sharrad, University of Wollongong

 

Pacific Arts, NS 2 2006, included four feature articles focusing on Melanesia.  

Table of Contents
6  Information about PAA

8  A Note from the President of the Pacific Arts Association by Carol S. Ivory, Washington State University

Feature Articles: Special Melanesian Focus
13  A European Artist Sees Melanesia: Hans Vogel, a Member of the Hamburg South Seas Expedition by Antje Kelm, Hamburg, Germany

21  Images from Over the Sea: Masking Traditions on Anir, New Ireland, Papua New Guine by Antje Denner, University of Basel

30  Moved by the Spirits. Present-day and Eternal Roots in Museological Presentation. A jimi pir Mat from  Asmat (New Guinea) in the Collections of the University of Ghent by Pauline van der Zee, University of Ghent

36  Is ‘Art’ a Universal Category? Some Implications for Museums Ross Bowden, La Trobe University, Melbourne

Book/Catalog Reviews
44  Ingrid Heermann, editor. Form – Colour - Inspiration, Oceanic Art from New Britain. From – Farbe – Fantasie, Südseekunst aus Neubritannien Review by Marion Melk-Koch, Museum für Völkerkunde, Leipzig

45  Christine A. Hemming. The Art of the French Voyages to New Zealand 1969–1846 Review by Christian Coiffier, Musée de l'Homme and Musée du quai Branly, Paris

47  Dirk Smidt, ed. Kamoro Art, Tradition and Innovation in a New Guinea Culture Review by Roger Rose

Exhibition Reviews
48  Enlightenment, Discovering the World in the Eighteenth Century, The King’s Library, British Museum. Living and Dying, The Wellcome Trust Gallery, British Museum Reviews by Deborah Waite, University of Hawaii at Manoa

49  Le voyage de la Korrigane dans le mers du sud, Musée de l’Homme, Paris Review by Virginia-Lee Webb, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

52  Pasifika: Island Journeys, Museum of Anthropology, University of British Columbia Review by Caroline Yacoe, Pacific Pathways, Honolulu

Festival Review
53  Return to Palau: Ninth Festival of Pacific Arts, 2004 Review by Caroline Yacoe, Pacific Pathways, Honolulu

Video Review
55  Rod Ewins and Amele Nacewa, Kuro: The Work of Amele, Master Potter of Fiji Review by Margaret Tuckson

 

 The first journal in the new series, Pacific Arts, NS 1, began with a 2006 publication date. It marked the beginning of a partnership with Jordan Wright and Volo Publishing, New York.

Table of Contents
6  A Note from the President of the Pacific Arts Association by Carol S. Ivory

12  Art and Artistic Training in Boyowa Island, Trobriand Archipelago, Papua New Guinea by Geoffrey Mosuwadoga, National Museum and Art Gallery, Papua New Guinea  Preface by Harry Beran, University of Wollongong

28  Kapkap: The Art of Connecting in Island Melanesia by Graeme Were, University College London

36  The Maori ‘Birdman’ Kite at the British Museum by Jenny Newell, British Museum

44  In Arms and Armor: Battles in the Gilbert Islands (Kiribati) by Jean Michel Massing, King’s College, University of Cambridge

54  Traditional Maori Dress: Recovery of a Seventeenth-Century Style by Patricia Wallace, Macmillan Brown Centre for Pacific Studies, University of Canterbury

For more background on the new journal, see a special

Note from the President

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