Exhibition | Oceania: Across the Pacific | Glasgow

19/08/2019 - 30/08/2019 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Mon 19th to Fri 30th August 2019 | 10am to 5pm weekdays




Our Glasgow summer exhibition, Oceania: Across the Pacific presents a range of artefacts; from Maori personal ornamentation to bark cloth paintings from Samoa, a ceremonial club from Ambrym to a chief’s stool from the Cook Islands. It tells the story of Oceania not through the eyes of European explorers, but through the eyes of its inhabitants.

Featured will be a carved figure from Easter Island - famous for its abandoned moai carvings, the residents of this remote island also carved enigmatic figures in wood, thought to represent ancestors, their exact meaning remains unclear.  

A Maori stone patu (hand axe), likely dating to before the arrival of Captain Cook, will also be exhibited.

Visit our gallery at 182 Bath Street in Glasgow on weekdays from Monday 19th until Friday 30th August to see the range of extraordinary objects from across the Pacific region included in our exhibition.




Oceania: Across the Pacific

DATES | Mon 19th to Fri 30th August 2019 | 10am to 5pm weekdays

LOCATION | Lyon & Turnbull Glasgow, 182 Bath St, Glasgow, G2 4HG

CONTACT | Arianna.Pedrazzoli@lyonandturnbull.com | 0141 333 1992

Illustrated: Easter Island Ancestor Figure, Moai Tangata with New Guinea Wagamush War Shield in the background

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