Fine Tribal Arts
Oceanic or Pacific Islands Art refers to the creative artworks made by the indigenous people of the Pacific Islands and Australia. The areas are often broken down into four separate regions: Melanesia, Polynesia, Micronesia, Australia.
Here at the Oceanic Arts Australia Gallery, we have for sale beautiful and powerful artworks from the indigenous people of Australia and the Pacific Islands including; Papua New Guinea, West Papua Irian Jaya, The Solomon Islands, Vanuatu, New Caledonia’s Kanak People, Fiji, Tonga, Samoa, The Cook Islands & French Polynesia The Marquesas Islands and the Maori People of New Zealand. The artistic creations of these people vary greatly throughout the cultures and regions. The subject matter typically carries themes of ancestor worship & fertility.
Now Oceanic Art features in Museums and Art Galleries around the world & is in great demand by collectors of fine art. We have supplied artworks for many of the finest Museums & Public & Private Collections around the world.
Western modern artists; painters and sculptors have been greatly inspired and influenced by the tribal arts of Oceania. Since the turn of the century when Gauguin, Picasso, Matisse, and others first acquainted themselves with masks and sculptures from these areas, modern artists have continued to display a strong interest in the art and culture of tribal societies. The term “primitivism” is used to describe the Western response to tribal cultures as revealed in the work and thought of modern artists.
The Museum of Modern Art in New York had the ground-breaking exhibition “Primitivism In 20th Century” in 1984 that showcased Oceanic & African Art along with Gauguin, Picasso, Brancusi, Modigliani, Klee, the Expressionists and Surrealists–most deeply involved with Oceanic Art.
Please have a look at our new gallery of Exhibitions, Publications and Collaboration with Museums & Art Galleries
To see many more rare items and the finest masterpieces, please make an appointment with us to visit the gallery.
For all enquires, please contact Todd Barlin, Director of Oceanic Arts Australia
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