The Pacific Islands Museums Association (PIMA) and the Vanuatu Cultural Centre (VKS) are putting out a call for any news relating to contemporary visual arts in the Pacific.
Gods, Ghosts & Men
10 October, 2008 – 11 January 2009
Pacific arts from the National Gallery of Australia, Canberra
Gods, Ghosts & Men draws exclusively on the National Gallery’s little known collection of traditional Pacific sculpture. The Pacific arts collection was initiated in 1968 with field collecting activities by Sir William Dargie in Papua New Guinea and in 1970 by Jean-Michel Charpentier in Vanuatu.
AAANZ: Alpha Alpha Alpha November Zulu 2008 Conference
4-6 December, 2008
Queensland College of Art, Griffith University, Brisbane, Australia,
Conference convenors: Dr Rosemary Hawker and Associate Professor Ross Woodrow
National Gallery of Australia announces appointment of Dr Michael Gunn
The National Gallery of Australia today announced the appointment of Dr Michael Gunn to the newly created position of Senior Curator, Pacific Arts.
Dr Gunn joins the National Gallery of Australia from Missouri, America where he has been Associate Curator, Arts of Africa, Oceania and the Americas at the Saint Louis Art Museum since 1999.
Cantor Arts Center Appoints New Curator for the Arts of Africa and the Americas
The Cantor Arts Center at Stanford University announces the appointment of Dr. Barbara Thompson as the new Phyllis Wattis Curator for the Arts of Africa and the Americas. Her work begins at the Center on September 2, 2008. Thompson will oversee the collection of African, precolombian, and Native American art---a selection of which is on view in three galleries---develop changing exhibitions, and conduct related scholarship.
Shigeyuki Kihara: Living Photographs
7 October, 2008 - 1 February, 2009
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY
HAND IN HAND
13 September - 3 October, 2008
Plimsoll Gallery, Centre for the Arts, Hunter Street, Hobart, Australia
Chasseurs de diables et collecteurs d'art: Tentatives de conversion des Asmat par les missionnaires pionniers protestants et catholiques
By Astrid de Hontheim
Peter Lang Publishing Group
Bruxelles, Bern, Berlin, Frankfurt am Main, New York, Oxford, Wien, 2008.
317 pages, 26 illustrations
ISBN 978-90-5201-380-0 br.
From the Series: Dieux, Hommes et Religions: Gods, Humans and Religions Vol. 12
Year of Publication: 2008
Two journals featuring the work of PAA member Jewel Castro have recently been published in The Contemporary Pacific and Pacific Studies special issue.