Biography

Richard Aldridge in New Guinea Coral Expeditions has asked me to provide a short Biography/History about my career and experiences in PNG so you can get to know me a little more before we meet on the upcoming cruise.  I thought I would share my experiences and some...
Video’s

Video’s

Videos Mathew Salle Master Carver One of the best traditional sculpture artists in the Pacific makes a Malangan masterpiece Interview with Edward Salle Edward Salle an elder of TataU Village in New Guinea explains the spiritual purpose of Malangan Sculpture. ...
Primitive Art

Primitive Art

Primitive Art   Primitive art is the politically incorrect name for Tribal art or Ethnographic art but I think the term primitive can still be used.  Many pieces of Primitive art have a raw and shocking clarity that make them superior to contemporary art. Most...
South Pacific Art

South Pacific Art

South Pacific Art All the traditional arts from Polynesia Micronesia and Melanesia together form South Pacific Art. Melanesia is Papua New Guinea Vanuatu and New Caledonia. Polynesia is all the Pacific Islands like Tonga and Fiji but also include New Zealand and...
Pacific Art

Pacific Art

Pacific Art All the traditional arts from Polynesia Micronesia and Melanesia together form Pacific art. Melanesia is Papua New Guinea Vanuatu and New Caledonia. Polynesia is all the Pacific Islands like Tonga and Fiji but also include New Zealand and Easter Island....
Old Carved Club from the pacific

Old Carved Club from the pacific

Old carved clubs from the Pacific Islands Old Carved Club This article looks at the various types of old carved club from the Pacific. It has lots of images to help readers identify where their war club comes from and what it is worth. Old carved club are quite...
Oceanic Art

Oceanic Art

Oceanic Art All the traditional arts from Polynesia Micronesia and Melanesia together form oceanic art. Melanesia is Papua New Guinea Vanuatu and New Caledonia. Polynesia is all the Pacific Islands like Tonga and Fiji but also include New Zealand and Easter Island....
Polynesian Statue

Polynesian Statue

Polynesian Statue A Polynesian Statue is one of the most valuable and sort after pieces of tribal art. There are many different Polynesian Statue types, which vary depending on the region they come from. This article helps to visually show the main types of Polynesian...
tribal whalebone

tribal whalebone

Tribal Whalebone The majority of tribal whalebone weapons and implements come from the Pacific. Whalebone was one of the strongest materials available before the arrival of Europeans. Pacific Islanders did not hunt whales so all pre-European whalebone came from whale...
Pacific Paddles

Pacific Paddles

Pacific Paddles Pacific paddles vary depending on where they come from. Many are not worth very much but some are collectible. Paddles from Polynesia tend to be more valuable than paddles from Melanesia. Not all paddles are for propelling watercraft. Some of the most...