Published 25 September 2018

The Duchess viewed exhibits from regions including New Zealand, Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga and Australia – countries The Duke and Duchess will visit in October.

The Duchess of Sussex

This evening, The Duchess of Sussex attended the opening of a new exhibition at the Royal Academy of Art in London. ‘Oceania’ celebrates the art of Melanesia, Micronesia and Polynesia, encompassing the vast Pacific region including New Guinea, Easter Island, Hawaii and New Zealand.

The Duchess spent time viewing exhibits from regions including New Zealand, Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga and Australia – countries The Duke and Duchess will visit in October.

Her Royal Highness also watched a short performance of Ngāti Rānana, a Māori cultural group, and met Oceania’s curators and artists as well as the descendants linked to the works displayed.

The new exhibition is the first ever survey of Oceanic art held in the UK and brings together 200 works from public collections worldwide and spans over 500 years.

The Royal Academy’s Oceania is open from 29 Sept to 10 Dec 2018.