A day of free events celebrating Oceanic art and culture, including a curator tour of the exhibition Melanesian art: redux, a choir performance and a screening of newly digitised titles from the National Film and Sound Archive of Australia.
These events accompany the two-day Oceanic Art Society forum titled Aboriginal and Pacific art: collections and artists, then and now.
Image: Kapriman people, Blackwater River, Papua New Guinea Gable mask from ceremonial house façade mid-1900s (detail) © Kapriman people, under the endorsement of the Pacific Islands Museums Association’s (PIMA) Code of Ethics
Maia Nuku: Expanding the visual canon: Oceanic art at the Metropolitan Museum of Art (1969–2019)
Cara Pinchbeck: The singular vision of Noŋgirrŋa Marawili
Denise Mimmocchi: Discussing Tuckson: the abstract sublime
Natalie Wilson: Discussing Melanesian art: redux