Posts Tagged ‘Polynesia’

Sacred gods exhibition explores Polynesian spirituality

Tuesday, June 3rd, 2014

The National Gallery of Australia in Canberra Australia, is hosting  an exhibition exploring Polynesian spirituality and the concept of atua encompassing gods, the ongoing influence of ancestors and ancestral beliefs. For its exhibition Atua: sacred gods from Polynesia, the National Gallery of Australia has negotiated loans from more than 30 museum collections around the world. The Vatican Read more

Whimsical Churches in Far-Flung Polynesia

Tuesday, October 29th, 2013

If you travel to some of the remotest islands of Polynesia, churches are probably not uppermost in your mind — sensuous wahines perhaps, slowly gyrating grass-skirted hips, lilting music, Edenic beaches, but churches? Yet they are among the more striking sights you’ll find on the furthest-flung islands in the South Pacific. It’s hard to get Read more