PAA Europe 2017: “Previous Possessions New Obligations” The Ongoing Responsibilities of Ethnographic Museums Musée d’Ethnographie de Genève (MEG) 21-23 November 2017

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 Pacific Chapter of the Pacific Arts Association announces a CALL FOR PARTICIPATION for its 2017 conference. Alafua Campus of the University of the South Pacific, Apia, Samoa. The Performing Arts: Making the Invisible Visible

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.

Artist Opportunity | Enter the 10th Aesthetica Art Prize, Deadline August 31 2016

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.

Pacifique(S) Conference Programme Announced. University of Le Havre, Normandy France. November 4-6, 2015

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:

https://gric.univ-lehavre.fr/spip.php?article134

Contact Dr. Jacqueline Charles Rault with any enquires:

jacqueline.charles-rault@univ-lehavre.fr‎

New Publication: Ceremonial Houses of the Abelam - Papua New Guinea by Brigitta Hauser-Schäublin

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.

The Art of the Sepik River Oceanic Arts Society Forum | National Gallery of Australia | 7 Aug – 1 Nov 2015

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.

Click here to see the program and list of speakers for this forum. This forum is organized in conjunction with the exhibition Myth + Magic: Art of the Sepik River.

Sepik Symposium at the Musée du quai Branly. 27-28 October, 2015.

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 (ppe@quaibranly.fr) or Magali Mélandri (mme@quaibranly.fr) by 30 September 2015.

Announcing Programme: PAA - Europe Annual Conference “Recent Research in Pacific Arts” Museo de América (Madrid, Spain) 2-4 July, 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)

10:30- 11:30h.

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”

Call for Papers: Pacifique(S) – 4th, 5th & 6th November, 2015. Le Havre University – France

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:

Oceans

Histories

Diaspora