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Introduction: Teaching the Future of Pacific Art


Although a few scholars have examined the training of Indigenous Pacific artists during the period of early contact with Europeans and Americans, as well as the education of Indigenous artists who practice heritage arts in the Pacific today, almost nothing has been written on the instruction of art in modern classroom and workshop settings with regard to Pacific Islanders and Aboriginal Australians. The four Discussion Roundtable articles in this volume focus on teaching art in Oceania—three address art education for Pacific Island students in a variety of settings, while the fourth is concerned with the presentation of Pacific arts and artists to an outside audience made up of American college students. As a departure from the academic articles usually found in these pages, and in contrast to the other contributions to this volume, these four pieces are narratives of personal journeys of discovery.

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