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Exhibitions of New Guinea Art at NGV National Gallery of Victoria

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Collection No. New Guinea Art at NGV National Gallery of Victoria

Exhibitions: Oceanic Artwork & New Guinea Art at The National Gallery of Victoria

Over two & a half decades Todd Barlin worked with Judith Ryan to build up the Oceanic Art collection at the NGV National Gallery of Victoria.

This superb State Art Gallery had fantastic exhibitions of Oceanic Art in many different spaces at different times, they always made the artworks & exhibition spaces look their very best.

Judith Ryan selected from Todd Barlin the finest Oceanic Art for the NGV Collection, they got both older Artworks & new Artworks but were the most interested in artworks that had information about the artists & their communities and field photos that Todd took in New Guinea

Sana Balai was assistant Curator at NGV National Gallery of Victoria and she was a great pleasure to work in conjunction with Judith Ryan.

It was such a great experience to see Oceanic & New Guinea Art set in clean large spaces with modern & Australian Art.

Above are some photos of NGV Exhibitions from those decades of collaboration.

I first went to Papua New Guinea in 1985 for an adventure & what I found was that I really enjoyed being with the people of New Guinea, over the next 38 years I spent extensive time spent collecting and documenting traditional art & ceremonies in remote areas of Papua New Guinea & West Papua, The Solomon Islands & Vanuatu & the other Pacific Islands countries. During these travels, I made major collections of New Guinea & Oceanic Art for major Museums and Public Art Galleries

I was honoured by being in the prestigious Louvre Museum Magazine for the collections I made for The Museum of African & Oceanic Art Paris in1996 (now the Musee Quai Branly) for the exhibition “Asmat et Mimika d’ Irian Jaya April 1996 At THE MUSEE NATIONAL des ARTS D’AFRIQUE et d’ OCEANIE, Paris

See all of the links & photos in my new EXHIBITIONS GALLERY and there is the link to the article in the prestigious Louvre Magazine 1996

I have artwork for Museums & Art Galleries but also for collectors at every stage of their collecting. I want to encourage people to explore the fine art of New Guinea & West Papua and the Pacific Islands and to be able to see and touch the artworks in a relaxed and friendly manner in my Sydney Gallery.  I would like to invite you to visit my gallery and see the artworks in person and also look at my website www.oceanicartsaustralia.com  where there are many Galleries & Sub Galleries to explore.

My Gallery of nearly 40 years is the last physical gallery in Sydney that specialises in New Guinea & Oceanic Art. Sydney is just a couple hours’ flight to New Guinea & the Pacific Islands where all of these amazing artworks came from, Australia’s closest neighbours.