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Open Access Publications from the University of California

Aim and Scope

Pacific Arts welcomes papers on the arts of Oceania and its diasporas focusing on visual arts, material cultures, and heritage arts. The scope is temporally broad, highlighting both historical and current topics while engaging with a wide range of creative mediums, forms, and subject matter. Pacific Arts is dedicated to providing an inclusive space for the expression of diverse perspectives, and encourages interdisciplinary approaches to the examination of the political, social, economic, cultural, aesthetic, and environmental stakes in the production and study of Indigenous visual and material cultures in Oceania, past and present.

Pacific Arts accepts submissions for scholarly articles, research notes (short communications related to academic scholarship or creative practice), discussion forums, and reviews of books, exhibitions, and media. The journal occasionally includes special features focused on specific artists and exhibitions; we invite proposals and submissions for these as well.