The annual PAA-E meeting entitled “Previous Possessions, New Obligations”: The Ongoing Responsibilities of Ethnographic Museums, will be held at the Musée d’Ethnographie de Genève (MEG) from 21 until 23 November 2017 to coincide with the exhibition L’effet boomerang. Les arts aborigènes d’Australie – The Boomerang Effect.
The Performing Arts – Making the Invisible Visible Apia, Samoa 27 November-1December 2017
Adrienne Kaeppler has suggested that one (key) role that art plays in Pacific societies is to make the invisible visible. In particular, the performing arts have developed over the millennia as integral aspects of ritual, political and economic exchanges, and in some cases entertainment.
There is just one month left to enter the Aesthetica Art Prize 2016, with major prizes including £5,000 courtesy of Hiscox, a group exhibition, publication in an anthology and editorial coverage in Aesthetica Magazine (311,000 readership).
These prizes present emerging and established artists with the opportunity to expand their career and further their engagement internationally with the art world.
In the run-up to the call for entries deadline, it would be fantastic if you could share this opportunity with your audiences at Pacific Arts Alliance.
This 3 day international interdisciplinary conference entitled Pacifique(s) at the University of Le Havre will coincide with Pacifique(s) Contemporain, a curatorial project featuring 13 contemporary Maori and Pacific artists in 9 galleries and public spaces in Le Havre and Rouen.
For more information and the full conference programme please see the following link:
Contact Dr. Jacqueline Charles Rault with any enquires:
The ceremonial houses of the Abelam people (East Sepik Province, Papua New Guinea) rank as architectural masterpieces. The impressive buildings, built on a triangular ground plan, often reached heights of up to 30 metres, towering above even the tallest coconut palms. One of their hallmarks was the richly painted façade. They were constructed completely without nails, all elements being held together with the aid of vines and liana ropes; they were built by communal labour and refl ected the strength of the respective community.
A closer look at the art of the Sepik River, Papua New Guinea, with a program of talks from experts on Sepik River art, culture and history, in association with the Oceanic Arts Society.
To mark the opening of the exhibition: Sepik. L’art au long du fleuve at the Musée du quai Branly on 26 October 2015 a symposium will be held on Tuesday and Wednesday, 27 and 28 October 2015.
While the Research Department of the Musée du quai Branly is inviting the speakers, access to the Symposium is open to the public.
Members of the Pacific Arts Association who wish to attend the opening of the exhibition can contact either Philippe Peltier (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Magali Mélandri (email@example.com) by 30 September 2015.
PAA - Europe Annual Conference “Recent Research in Pacific Arts”
Museo de América (Madrid, Spain) 2-4 July, 2015
Thursday 2 July 2015
9:30- 10:30h. Registration (Museum opens at 9:30)
Session 1: Historical Research
Welcome by the Director: Concepción García Sáiz
Beatriz Robledo.“Oceania collections in Museo de América and Spanish scientific expeditions from 18th Century”
María Cruz Berrocal. “A different kind of art: Fijian rock art in modern times”
A 3 day international conference entitled “Pacifique(S)” will take place at the University of Le Havre in France on the 4th, 5th and 6th of November 2015.
This is an inter-disciplinary conference that calls for papers addressing the following broad thematic concerns: