Coinciding with new displays of Oceanic and Indigenous Australian art at the Art Gallery of NSW and at the Australian Musuem, this two-day forum will focus on how collections of art from the region have been formed and re-defined. Speakers include Maia Nuku (curator, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York) and Jonathan Jones (Wiradjuri/Kamilaroi artist and curator).
The Friday program takes place in the Hallstrom Theatre at the Australian Museum. The Saturday program will take place in the Domain Theatre at the Art Gallery of NSW. The Oceanic Art Society will host a forum dinner on Saturday 2nd February
On Sunday 3 February the Gallery will host a series of free events including a curator tour of the exhibition Melanesian art: redux, a choir performance and a screening of selected footage from the National Film and Sound Archive.
The symposium is co-presented by the Art Gallery of NSW and the Oceanic Art Society.