AUSTRALIAN CAPITAL TERRITORY – TAASA Review December 2008
Gods, Ghosts and Men – Pacific arts from the National Gallery of Australia National Gallery of Australia, Canberra 10 October 2008 11 January 2009 This first major exhibition of Pacific art held in Australia for nearly twenty years embraces the diverse Melanesian and Polynesian sculptural traditions of Papua New Guinea, Vanuatu, the Solomon Islands, Easter Island, New Zealand and the Marquesas Islands.
The works are often iconic and exquisite and include dance costumes, spirit figures and other sculptures in stone and wood as well as fibre arts, dating from as early as 3500 BCE to the present day. For further information go to: nga.gov.au/GodsGhostsMen Asian Art Events at the National Gallery of Australia Japanese woodblock prints: Western perspectives on 17 January at 2 pm.
Gary Hickey, Lecturer in Art History, University of Queensland, and convenor of Museum Studies, will talk on Japanese woodblock prints and their connection with the French impressionist artists. Asian Art: Indian dance performance/lecture on 15 February at 2 pm entitled `Dancing Shiva’ with Padma Menon...