Broadly charting the same waters as Captain James Cook, Oceania will present a broad spectrum of objects, from ancient artefacts to modern design, including works by Lisa Reihana's boundary-breaking and innovative contemporary art.
With help from Cambridge's Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology and the Musée du Quai Branly-Jacques Chirac, the Royal Academy will bring together canoes, ceramics, drawings, god figures, house fronts and shell ornaments from collections around the world. Above all, Oceania will offer an insight into ancient South Pacific civilisations, island life, their inhabitants and the islands themselves, which collectively span a third of the world's surface.
The exhibition is part of the Royal Academy's 250th anniversary celebrations. Oceania joins an impressive line-up of exhibitions, which include a blockbuster overview of King Charles I's masterful art collection, a Summer Exhibition curated by pop culture icon and vase-crafting virtuoso, Grayson Perry and a retrospective of work by landscape artist Tacita Dean.
Oceania is sure to take you on an artistic odyssey of your own.
|What||Oceania exhibition, Royal Academy, London|
|Where||Royal Academy, Burlington House, Piccadilly, London, W1J 0BD | MAP|
|Nearest tube||Green Park (underground)|
29 Sep 18 – 10 Dec 18, 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
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