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Tribal Art Fair, Oceanic Art Society, Fairs, Art, Indigenous Art
Tribal Art Fair - image - Oceanic Art Society

Like it or loathe it comes to mind when appreciating Tribal Art. Many people are now turning to collecting these unusual artworks as a more affordable art collection.

Tribal Art Fair, Oceanic Art Society, Fairs, Art, Indigenous Art
image from - Oceanic Art Society

Back in the late 1800s during the aftermath of colonial conquests and exploratory expeditions, thousands of tribal items arrived in Europe. These items became artworks prized by avant-garde artists, their dealers and critics. Unfortunately, society thought of these items as artefacts of colonised cultures, rather than artworks, diminishing their value. As time went on, modernists in the western world became more interested in the beautiful tribal sculptures and artworks. The abstract style of tribal sculptures embodied the spirit beings of the cultures they represented. Tribal artwork was redefined as quality art and now can reach a high dollar mark, at the same time treasures can be obtained at more reasonable figures. Today collectors worldwide scour art collections, markets and fairs to add to their prized collections.

Tribal Art Fair, Oceanic Art Society, Fairs, Art, Indigenous Art
image from - Oceanic Art Society

Oceanic Art Society (OAS) are hosting a Tribal Art Fair on Saturday 22nd July 2017 at the Eastern Suburbs Masonic Centre 199-201 Anzac Parade, Kensington in Sydney. This fair is ideally for collectors, enthusiasts and dealers of arts, crafts and collectables.

There will be historical items from Africa, Indigenous Australia, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea and the South-Pacific Region, Asia and the Americas.

A wide variety of interesting items will be on display and for sale. Sculptures and implements carved from wood, stone and bone, along with other unusual pieces.

Tribal Art Fair, Oceanic Art Society, Fairs, Art, Indigenous Art, Helen Dennett
Helen Dennett Collected Items- Oceanic Art Society

Tribal initiation, ceremonial, body and spirit masks, shields, bows and arrows will be proudly displayed. You will marvel at the collections of interesting figurines, utensils, pottery, jewellery, beadwork, tapestries, rugs, basketry, weapons and decorator pieces from all around the world.

Tribal Art Fair, Oceanic Art Society, Fairs, Art, Indigenous Art
Paul Bertram's collection - Oceanic Art Society

Also, book lovers can find reference books on Indigenous peoples, anthropology, cultures and their history, religions, traditions, arts and crafts. This is one fair that you may wish to delve deeper into the history of items on display. The collectors from the Oceanic Art Society have a wealth of knowledge and will be happy to indulge your interest.

Tribal Art Fair, Oceanic Art Society, Fairs, Art, Indigenous Art
Arthur Whall collection - Oceanic Art Society

"What an unexpected joy the Tribal Art Fair. Although a lot of varied material to suit every budget and collectors ambitions, I was pleasantly surprised to find several good Polynesian items that I eagerly purchased. With careful nurturing this could be the "Parcours" of the Pacific. I encourage both international collectors and dealers to exhibit and attend this exciting event. Would love to come back same time same place as I really enjoyed the Fair"

Saturday 22 July, 2017
9am - 5pm

Location: Eastern Suburbs Masonic Centre
199-201 Anzac Parade (cnr Doncaster Av), Kensington

Opposite the Doncaster Hotel and about two blocks from NIDA (National Institute of Dramatic Art)
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Why? Tribal Art Exhibition
When: Saturday 22 July, 9am - 5pm
Where: Eastern Suburbs Masonic Centre, 199-201 Anzac Parade, Kensington
Cost: $3 Adult and Children (under 15 free).
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