“Oceania” brings together around 200 works from public collections worldwide, spanning over 500 years. From shell, greenstone and ceramic ornaments, to huge canoes and stunning god images, we explore important themes of voyaging, place making and encounter. The exhibition draws from rich historic ethnographic collections dating from the 18th century to the present, and includes seminal works produced by contemporary artists exploring history, identity and climate change.
Oceania, 29 Sep 2018 — 10 Dec 2018
The Royal Academy of Arts, Burlington House, Piccadilly