OCEANIA OPENS AT THE ROYAL ACADEMY
Theatrical placement and framing of objects is counterpointed with bold colour and dramatic lighting to create a stunning backdrop for the Royal Academy’s Oceania exhibition, which explores the Pacific cultures that Captain James Cook encountered on his legendary voyage 250 years ago, just as the Royal Academy was founded.
Celebrating both anniversaries, the show features over 200 objects spanning 500 years and many distinctive island cultures.
‘Oceania: an astonishing blast of a show’
'You can feel the natural world as if you were in a canoe. Natural observation is everywhere.'
'Royal Academy compels a generation of new voyagers at this riveting exhibition'