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New Caledonia
  • Noumea
Australia
  • Adelaide
  • Brisbane
  • Cairns
  • Canberra
  • Darwin
  • Gold Coast
  • Hobart
  • Melbourne
  • Perth
  • Sunshine Coast
  • Sydney
French Polynesia
  • Papeete
New Zealand
  • Auckland
  • Christchurch
  • Dunedin
  • Queenstown
  • Wellington
Vanuatu
  • Espiritu Santo
  • Port Vila
  • Tanna
France
  • Bordeaux
  • Brest
  • Lyon
  • Marseille
  • Montpellier
  • Nantes
  • Nice
  • Paris
  • Strasbourg
  • Toulouse
Japan
  • Fukuoka
  • Nagoya
  • Oita
  • Okinawa
  • Osaka
  • Sapporo
  • Tokyo
Canada
  • Toronto
  • Vancouver
United States
  • Dallas
  • Los Angeles
  • San Francisco

Art in New Caledonia

Vibrant and dynamic

In New Caledonia, various artistic movements cohabit, reflecting the country’s historical heritage and cultural influences. Native kanak art is as vibrant as it’s ever been.

The essential

A celebration of art

In New Caledonia, nature is an endless source of inspiration for all artists. Breathtaking landscapes and dazzling vistas imprint memorable emotions on visitors and locals alike. But the island’s cultural diversity also plays a big part in the shaping of New Caledonia’s artistic identity. From Asian to European influences, the local scene illustrates a unique heritage. Native kanak art, while preserving it essence, has acquired a form of modernity.    
 
Artistic means are as varied as influences can be. Sculpture, painting, theater, dance, writing…New Caledonian art has multiple facets that will fascinate you. Enjoy exhibits in galleries or less common venues such as period colonial buildings.

 

 

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Inescapables

Discover New Caledonia in a creative way

A city of galleries

Lec Lec Tic, Arte Bello, Galerie DZ, Chevalet d’Art… every week, Nouméa’s galleries invite visitors to come in and discover local artistic talents. Galerie DZ is more specialized as it showcases Oceanian and aboriginal art. Copyright: Galerie Arte Bello, Loic Casteluccio

Nouméa’s Château

It is called Château Hagen and is in fact a large period home featuring colonial architecture. Nowadays it hosts many exhibits and art nights. Copyright: Province Sud

Kanak art

The Tjibaou Cultural Center is an Arts Center, a museum and a place where artists can get creative. It was inaugurated in 1998 and has gained an immense reputation. The center offers artist-residency programs and hosts permanent as well as temporary exhibits, most of which are related to kanak art. Thanks to ADCK-centre culturel Tjibaou/RPBW

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