Other PAA Publications


Repositioning Pacific arts: artists, objects, histories : proceedings of the VII International Symposium of the Pacific Arts Association, Christchurch, New Zealand.
Edited by Anne E. Allen, and Deborah Waite. 2014.


Re-presenting Pacific Art
Edited by Karen Stevenson & Virginia-Lee Webb

This volume explores the changing dynamics in contemporary art production in the Pacific as well as the institutions that support these arts, while questioning the ideologies that have perpetuated the colonial narrative. These changes come not only from a move towards contemporary art production from Pacific Islanders, but also from changes in institutional ideologies. The interaction between a traditional past often seen as static, and the contemporary reality of the manipulation of the past comes to life in this work.

This unique book brings forth new ideas not frequently explored in relation to Pacific art. Focusing on Irian Jaya, Vanuatu, and New Caledonia, as well as New Zealand, Australia, and Papua New Guinea, different stories emerge about contemporary interaction between cultures, ideas, and art. A critical look at the practice of collecting and display as well as its inadequacies and triumphs helps to balance the relationship between artist, collector and institution.

To purchase a copy of this *out-of-print publication, please download the attached pdf or contact:

Tony Crawford, Crawford House
PO Box 50
Belair, SA 5052
Phone: +61 8 8370 3555
Fax: +61 8 8370 3566

*This title is printed on demand.

PREVIOUS PUBLICATIONS (most are out of print):

Exploring the Visual Art of Oceania. Ed. S.M. Mead. 455 pp, b/w illustrations. Honolulu: University of Hawai'i Press. 1979 (out of print). This contains the Proceedings of the First International Symposium on the Arts of Oceania held in Hamilton, Ontario, in 1974.

Art and Artists of Oceania. Eds. S.M. Mead and B. Kernot. 304 pp., b/w illustrations. Palmerston North, New Zealand Dunmore Press. 1983 (out of print). This contains papers given at the PAA International Symposium held in Wellington in 1978.

Development of the Arts in the Pacific. Ed. Philip J.C. Dark. Wellington: Pacific Arts Assoc. 132 pp, 52 illus. 1984 (out of print). The volume contains eight of the eleven illustrated papers given at the XV Pacific Science Congress, University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand, in February 1983, in the section devoted to "Development of the Arts in the Pacific."

Arts and Identity in Oceania. Eds. F. Allan Hanson and Louise Hanson. 315 pp, 289 b/w and 20 col. illus., bibliog. Bathurst, NSW: Crawford House Press and Honolulu: University of Hawai'i Press, 1990 (out of print). This volume contains nineteen papers read at the Third International Symposium of the PAA held in New York in 1984.

Artistic Heritage in a Changing Pacific. Eds. Philip J.C. Dark and Roger G. Rose. 261 pp., b/w and color illus. Bathurst, NSW: Crawford House Press and Honolulu: University of Hawai'i Press, 1993 (out of print). This contains 22 of the papers presented at the Fourth International Symposium of the PAA held in Honolulu in August 1989.

Art and Performance in Oceania. Eds. Barry Craig, Bernie Kernot, and Christopher Anderson. 328 pp. 184 b/w and 8 color illus., maps. Bathurst, NSW: Crawford House Press and Honolulu: University of Hawai'i Press, 1999 (out of print). It contains 24 papers presented at the Fifth International Symposium of the PAA held in Adelaide in 1993.

Pacific Art: Persistence, Change and Meaning. Eds. Anita Herle, Nick Stanley, Karen Stevenson and Robert Welsch. 350 pages and 200 illustrations. Bathurst, NSW: Crawford House Publishing, 2002.

If you would like more information or articles from any of these publications, please contact: chellmich@famsf.org