August 22, 2018
500 years of Maori and Pacific art on show
Work by 10 of Aotearoa’s leading contemporary visual artists goes on show at the Royal Academy in London next month in the United Kingdom’s first major exhibition of Māori and Pacific culture.
Oceania will include around 200 works showcasing the art and culture of New Zealand, Polynesia, Melanesia and Micronesia over the past 500 years.
It will mark the 250th anniversary of the Royal Academy, which was founded in 1768 … the same year Captain James Cook set sail on his first Pacific expedition on the Endeavour.
The featured contemporary artists include Fiona Pardington, Michael Parekōwhai, Lisa Reihana, the Mata Aho Collective of Erena Baker, Sarah Hudson, Bridge Rēweti and Terri Te Tau, Mark Adams, Yuki Kihara and John Pule.
Oceania opens on September 29 and runs until December 10.
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