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Oceanic Art, Artists and Culture; The Arts of the Pacific Islands

Art Museums in Oceanial; Polynesian Arts: an Index of Top Websites

Related Subject: See also: Tribal Arts

Easter Islands Fiji Hawaii New Guinea
New Caledonia
New Hebrides New Zealand Samoa
Solomon Islands Tahiti Tonga Vanuatu
Tattoos


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Alexander Turnbull Library, New Zealand.
Pictures, photographs of the Pacific Islands. Maori, Polynesian art and culture.

Archaeology. Polynesian archaeology.

Art Pacific
Tribal art from the Pacific.Tribal artefacts and folk art from Melanesia, Indonesia, New Guinea.

Auckland Museum. Te Kakano
Te Kakano is the name of the Pacific People Information Centre located in the west wing of the Maori Gallery. Te Kakano provides visitors with electronic access to information regarding the Museum’s extensive Maori and Pacific collections. It seeks to strengthen the link between Maori and Pacific people and their cultural heritage.

B

British Museum Pacific Collection, London.

C

Contemporary art

Tautai Contemporary Pacific Arts Trust
Tautai supports the development of contemporary pacific art through actively fostering and maintaining links between contemporary pacific visual artists.
Tautai was founded in New Zealand in the 1980s as an informal network from an initiative by Samoan artist Fatu Feu'u and friends together with a small group of then emerging artists.

Cook Islands

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Easter Islands

Easter Island. The Rapa Nui. Isla de Pascua
A portal for the Easter islands. History, photos, music, arts and crafts, hotels. Rapanuiweb.com.

Easter Island mysteries.

Easter Island internet links.

Easter Island rock art and statues of Rapa Nui.

Engravings of the South Pacific Islands
A collection of engravings of the South Pacific first published in 1836 by MG.L. Domeny De Rienzi. as Océanie ou Cinquième Partie du Monde, Paris, France.

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Fiji

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Hawaii

Hawaii Art Web Project
Hawaii performing arts, Hawaii visual arts, Hawaii, Hawaii art resources on the internet.

Hawaii State Foundation on Culture and the Arts
Bishop Museum, Honolulu.

Hula dancing of Hawaii.
The Polynesian Cultural Center
The Polynesian Cultural Center focuses on promoting Hawaiian culture
through education, hands-on activities and a wealth of information on
Polynesia and the islands that encompass it.

L

Libraries

Oceania Digital Library
The Oceania Digital Library is a collaborative project begun in late 2007 to digitise, preserve and provide searchable access to a range of cultural & heritage resources from research collections of partner institutions. The geographic scope of the resources includes the subregions of Melanesia, Micronesia, and Polynesia.

M

Maps of The South Pacific Islands

Melanesia

Melanesia
Guide to Melanesian artefacts, art.
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York.
The Oceanic Gallery

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National Library of Australia
National Library of Australia image collection. A searchable image database.

National Library of Australia Pacific resources on the internet.

New Caledonia

The Jean-Marie Tjibaou Cultural Centre in Nouméa was designed by Italian architect Renzo Piano with the concept of celebrating the vernacular Kanak culture.

Le centre culturel Tjibaou est un pôle de développement de la création artistique Kanak et un centre de diffusion de la culture contemporaine Kanak.

Newspapers
Oceania newspapers directory.

Niue

Niue Homepage

New Hebrides

Rare and ancient object from the New Hebrides:
Masks, money, drums, dishes, mats. The Suzanne Bastien Collection

New Zealand

O

Oceania newspapers directory.

Oceanic Arts Society
The Society's main focus is on Melanesian, Polynesian & Micronesian art, but not to the exclusion of tribal art from other areas or the contemporary art of the indigenous people of Oceania and Australia.

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Pacific Arts Alliance
Aims to empower and give voice to Pacific artists through collaboration and with a focus on the freedom of creative expression.

Pacific Arts Association
An international organization devoted to the study of all the arts of Oceania.


Pacific Arts Online
Profiling the rich artistic diversity of Oceania. Explore the site by themes.


Pacific Magazine

Papua New Guinea

Superior quality New Guinea tribal art and artifacts at reasonable, fair prices.

Oceanic Art and Material Culture. The Michael Hamson gallery sells museum quality oceanic art primarily from New Guinea. Bowls, plates, drums and other artefacts.

Papua New Guinea Art, Oceanic Art and Tribal Art
Tribal Art sales and information on mask, figures, bowls, drums and adornments from the Sepik River Region.

The Polynesian Cultural Center
The Polynesian Cultural Center focuses on promoting Hawaiian culture through education, hands-on activities and a wealth of information on Polynesia and the islands that encompass it.

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Samoa

Tapa cloth from Samoa.

Pasefika Designs: Samoan Art, Polynesian Art, Fine Arts and Design
Pasefika Designs portfolio includes Jon Apisa's drawings prints and other Pasefika artwork inspired by Samoan art.

Samoan Art and Artists (PDF)

Samoan Tattoos

Solomon Islands

Rare collection of objects from the Solomon islands,
mainly fineries, shell money (tema), chest ornament (tema), frontal ornament (tema) and wedding necklaces (fodora). Suzanne Bastien Collection


Solomon Islands Home Page

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Tahiti

Tapa cloth from Samoa.

Tattoos

Tattoos

Tahiti Tatou, Polynesian tattoo world-wide guide.
Designs, meaning (dictionary of Polynesian symbols) and origins of tattooing in Polynesia. A Tattoo Gallery, list of specialized tattooists, forum. Polynesian temporary tattoos, tattoo books, and other tattoo related products. Online store with secure payment.

Tautai Contemporary Pacific Arts Trust
Tautai supports the development of contemporary pacific art through actively fostering and maintaining links between contemporary pacific visual artists.
Tautai was founded in New Zealand in the 1980s as an informal network from an initiative by Samoan artist Fatu Feu'u and friends together with a small group of then emerging artists.

Tonga

Tonga. The Kingdom of Tonga in Cyberspace

The Culture of Tonga. Wikipedia entry.

Tonga
Tonga facts, Tonga geography.

Arts, Craft & Culture in Vava'u Islands, Tonga.

Vanuatu

Tony Ogle

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