Oceania

What

Museums & Galleries

For

All ages

When

03/10/2018 - 10/12/2018

Where

Royal Academy of Arts

Burlington House, Piccadilly

Dates: 29 Sept-10 Dec

Tickets: £20 (including gift Aid), U16s free

The RA's much anticipated blockbuster autumn show is SPECTACULAR!

Packed to busting with tribal masks, costumes, spears, huge hand-carved canoes, god images, ceramic ornaments and so much more we think it will appeal to little ones as much as older kids. 

  

Oceania is the first EVER exhibition celebrating the art of Melanesia, Micronesia and Polynesia. Look out for the huge map as you enter the exhibition - it really helps give an idea of scale and the huge distances encompassing the vast Pacific region from New Guinea to the Easter Islands, Hawaii to New Zealand. Then be sure to watch the short three minute video of an artisan from the Marshall Islands which gives a real sense of the fragile environment which so many of these islands live.

The exhibition is focused around three main themes: Voyaging which looks at life on the water; Place-making exploring the settlement of communities and Encounter focusing on trade and exchange in Pacific cultures. 

With over 200 incredible works of art spanning over 500 years you drift from room to room feeling more and more inspired. 

Highlights include god heads made from feathers, human hair and dog teeth and a heart-touching video of an islander reciting a poem explaining the eco devastation of plastic and global warming on her home. 

We love the sound of Holiday Family Workshop Maori Storytelling 24, 25 Oct and Family Film Screening: Moana Sing-Along 26 Oct. Click here for full details. 

GO! 

Book tickets here

 

This exhibition marks the 250th anniversary of the Royal Academy, founded in 1768, the same year Captain James Cook set sail on his first expedition to the Pacific on the Endeavour. 

Dates: 29 Sept-10 Dec

Tickets: £20 (including gift Aid), U16s free

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