Related events

Coming events

  • Film series: Papua New Guinea stories

    A rare chance to see these ground-breaking docos

    Wednesdays 2pm & 7.15pm, Sundays 2pm
    11 June - 27 July 2014
    except 15 June

    Free

    Domain Theatre | Free

    Image: Still from Joe Leahy’s neighbours

  • Cantonese-language guided tour: Plumes and pearlshells

    粵語導覽 : 羽毛與珍珠貝殼

    Tuesdays 11am
    1-29 July 2014

    Free

    Ticketing and information desk | Duration 1 hour | Free

    Image: Tairora people, Kainantu or Obura District, Eastern Highlands Province Decorated male figure mid 1900s (detail) © Tairora people, under the endorsement of Pacific Island Museums Association’s (PIMA) Code of Ethics

  • Guided tour: Plumes and pearlshells

    An introduction to the exhibition

    Daily 1pm, Wednesdays 5.30pm
    3 June – 10 August 2014

    Free

    Temporary exhibitions gallery | Duration 1 hour | Free

    Image: Tairora people, Kainantu or Obura District, Eastern Highlands Province Decorated male figure mid 1900s (detail) © Tairora people, under the endorsement of Pacific Island Museums Association’s (PIMA) Code of Ethics

Past events

  • Curators tour: Plumes and pearlshells

    Opening walkthrough with Natalie Wilson

    Friday 30 May 2014, 1pm

    Free

    Temporary exhibitions gallery | Duration 45 minutes | Free

    Image: Mendi woman carrying piglet, Mendi, Southern Highland Province, 1963. Photo: Stan Moriarty © Estate of Stanley Gordon Moriarty

  • Bilum-making demonstration

    String bags from Papua New Guinea with Florence Kamel

    Friday 30 May, Saturday 31 May 2014, 10.30am

    Free

    Function space | Duration 2 hours | Free

    Image: Florence Kamel. Photo: Ruth Choulai

  • Forum: Plumes and pearlshells

    Art of the New Guinea highlands

    Saturday 31 May 2014, 1pm

    Centenary Auditorium | Duration 4 hours | Charges apply

    Image: Man wearing rimbu (ceremonial headdress), Mount Hagen Show, 1963. Photo: Stan Moriarty © Estate of Stanley Gordon Moriarty

  • Drop in and make: Masks

    Free artmaking activity for kids

    Sunday 15 June 2014, 11am-4pm

    Free

    Entrance court | Duration 5 hours | Free

    Image: Chuave people, Chuave, Simbu (Chimbu) Province Gourd mask mid 1900s (detail) © Chuave people, under the endorsement of Pacific Island Museums Association’s (PIMA) Code of Ethics

  • Drop in and draw: New Guinea art

    Free artmaking activity for all ages

    Sunday 15 June 2014, 1-4pm

    Free

    Temporary exhibitions gallery | Duration 3 hours | Free

    Image: Huli people, Tari, Hela Province Man’s necklace mid 1900s © Huli people, under the endorsement of Pacific Island Museums Association’s (PIMA) Code of Ethics

  • Artwork of the month talk: June 2014

    Decorated male and female figures from New Guinea

    Sunday 15 June 2014, 2pm

    Free

    Temporary exhibitions gallery | Duration 30 minutes | Free

    Image: Tairora people, Kainantu or Obura District, Eastern Highlands Province Decorated male figure mid 1900s (detail) © Tairora people, under the endorsement of Pacific Island Museums Association’s (PIMA) Code of Ethics

  • Exhibition talks: Plumes and pearlshells

    Discover the myriad artforms of the New Guinea highlands

    Wednesdays 11 & 18 June 2014
    5.30pm

    Free

    Temporary exhibitions gallery | Duration 30 minutes | Free

    Image: Fore people, Ofafina, Okapa District, Eastern Highlands Province Mask mid 1900s (detail) © Fore people, under the endorsement of Pacific Island Museums Association’s (PIMA) Code of Ethics

  • Celebrity events: Plumes and pearlshells

    Insights into the life and culture of the New Guinea highlands

    Wednesday 11 & 18 June 2014
    6.30pm

    Free

    Entrance court | Duration 30 minutes | Free

    Image: Tim Flannery

  • Art Club: Draw and explore

    For members’ children aged 9–12

    Saturday 21, Sunday 22 June 2014
    10.30am, 1pm, 3pm

    Art Gallery Society (members lounge) | Duration 1 hour, 30 minutes | Charges apply

    Image: Wahgi people, Kwiena village, Banz, Jiwaka Province Kund gale (effigy) mid 1900s (detail) © the artist, under the endorsement of Pacific Island Museums Association’s (PIMA) Code of Ethics

  • Tours for tots 2014: Plumes and pearlshells

    Fun art-making tour for 3-5 year olds

    Tuesday 24 June 2014
    Register by 10.15am for 10.30am start

    Ticketing and information desk | Duration 1 hour | Charges apply

  • Korean-language guided tour: Plumes and pearlshells

    한국어 안내 관람: 깃털과 조가비들

    Wednesdays 11am
    4 June - 25 June 2014

    Free

    Ticketing and information desk | Duration 1 hour | Free

    Image: Tairora people, Kainantu or Obura District, Eastern Highlands Province Decorated male figure mid 1900s (detail) © Tairora people, under the endorsement of Pacific Island Museums Association’s (PIMA) Code of Ethics

  • Decorative dress-ups

    Free drop-in artmaking activity for children

    Monday 30 June - Friday 4 July 2014
    11am - 4pm

    Free

    Function space | Duration 5 hours | Free

  • Mandarin-language guided tour: Plumes and pearlshells

    普通話導覽 : 羽毛與珍珠貝殼

    Thursdays 11am
    3-24 July 2014

    Free

    Ticketing and information desk | Duration 1 hour | Free

    Image: Tairora people, Kainantu or Obura District, Eastern Highlands Province Decorated male figure mid 1900s (detail) © Tairora people, under the endorsement of Pacific Island Museums Association’s (PIMA) Code of Ethics