Roderick Ewins, Ph.D. PUBLICATIONS.

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Anthropology publications

(a) Books on Fijian art

1982a   Fijian Artefacts: the Tasmanian Museum & Art Gallery Collection. Hobart, Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, Hobart.

2nd edtion,planned for 2014, see below

1982b   Mat-weaving in Gau, Fiji. Suva, Fiji Museum

 

1999   Ethnic Art and Ritual in the Negotiation of Identity: the Social Role of Bark-cloth in Vatulele Island, Fiji. Unpublished PhD Thesis, School of Sociology & Social Work, University of Tasmania

2009  Staying Fijian: Vatulele Island barkcloth and social identity. Adelaide (S.A.), Crawford House Publishing Australia & Honolulu (HI), University of Hawaii Press.

2014. Traditional Fijian Artefacts: illustrated with objects from public and private collections in Tasmania. Hobart: Just Pacific, in association with the Tasmanian Museum & Art Gallery and Queen Victoria Museum & Art Gallery..

 

(b) Book chapters and papers on Fijian art, and on the anthropology of art

1980 "Traditional Craft in Developing Countries: Living Fossil or Living Art?" Keynote Address in First South Pacific Arts Conference Report. Suva, Fiji Ministry of Education. pp.42-56

1986. "Lali, the drums of Fiji". In Domodomo: Fiji Museum Quarterly 4(4): 142-69

1987a "Lali: the Drums of Fiji", Domodomo: Fiji Museum Quarterly 4(4):42-169 (see also 1999, below)

1987b "Bark-cloth and the Origins of Paper " in Conference Papers,1st National Paper Conference. Hobart, Papermakers of Australia.pp.11-15

1987c Fijian Pottery [Exhibition cat., text, photography, design, 8 p.,9 b&w illustrations, map) Hobart, University of Tasmania

1987d "A Fijian Potter at the University of Tasmania" in Pottery in Australia. Aug. p.66-67 (1 col. illustration)

1987-2010. "Paper: essays on origins and relationship to barkcloth." http://www.justpacific.com/art/articles/paper/index.html

1995 "Proto-Polynesian art? The Cliff Paintings of Vatulele, Fiji" in Journal of the Polynesian Society 103(1): 23-74 [map, 14 figs, 17 photos]

1998.  "Social stress, art and community". In Imprint, the Quarterly Journal of the Print Council of Australia 33(Summer): 2-4. http://www.justpacific.com/art/articles/art&community.html

1999 "The Acoustic Properties of Fijian 'Slit-gongs'" in Art and Performance in Oceania, Eds Barry Craig, Bernie Kernot and Christopher Anderson. Bathurst (NSW): Crawford House Press, Chapter 17, pp.173-178 (see also 1987a, above)

2000 "All Things Bright and Beautiful, Or All Things Wise And Wonderful? Objects From Island Oceania in The Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery" in Pacific Arts 15 & 16: 71-87

2000.  Fiji Coup 2000: some notes and essays by Rod Ewins of Work. Online articles. http://www.justpacific.com/fiji/fijicoup2000/

2000.  Fiji's mythical edifices of unity of Work. Online article. http://www.justpacific.com/fiji/fijicoup2000/edifices.html

2001.  Paper: origins, significance, substance of Work. Online articles. http://www.justpacific.com/art/articles/paper/

2001   “Fiji’s New Western Confederacy” http://www.justpacific.com/fiji/fijicoup2000/fijiwest.html

Published as book chapter In Lal, Brij Vatulele and Michael Pretes (eds): Coup: Reflections on the Political Crisis in Fiji. Canberra, Pandanus Press (Australian National University), Ch.19, pp.107-112 (originally published on JustPacific.com as an online article). (Whole book available as free pdf download from http://epress.anu.edu.au/coup_citation.html)

2004 "Symmetry and semiotics: the case of Fijian bark-cloth figuration"  Chapter 9, Embedded symmetries, natural and cultural (Amerind New World Studies Series). D.Washburn (ed). Albuquerque (NM), University of New Mexico Press. pp.161-183. Publisher's note.

2007 "The perils of ethnographic provenance; the documentation of the Johnson Fiji collection in the South Australian Museum." Chapter 3 IN Hunting the collectors; Pacific collections in Australian museums, art galleries and archives, Susan Cochrane and Max Quanchi (eds). Cambridge: Cambridge Scholars Publishing. pp. 33-67.

2010 "Dard Hunter and the 'bark-paper' of the Pacific: insights into technical, technological, and cultural affinities." Chapter 4 IN Speaking of paper…The Anita Lynn Forgach keynote speakers, edited by Whitney S. Baker. Chillicothe (OH): Friends of Dard Hunter, Inc. pp.39-57

2010 "Fijian Dress and Body Modifications," IN Vol.7, Part 11, "Polynesia". Berg Encyclopedia of World Dress and Fashion, Oxford (U.K.), Berg Fashion Library, Ltd. pp.435-43

2013. December. "Two important whale-tooth ivory objects from Fiji, hidden under the sobriquet of "scrimshaw" in the W. L. Crowther Library Collection, Hobart". In Kanunnah 6: 94-107

 

(c) Video on Fijian art

Ewins, Rod; Leigh Hobba; Amele Nacewa and Kiti Makasiale  1987. Kuro: the work of master potter Amele Nacewa. (VHS (PAL & NTSC) Video). Hobart: The University of Tasmania

(d) Book reviews

1983 "Future Directions in the Study of the Arts of Oceania" Judith Huntsman (ed). Mankind 4(2):141-2

1999 "The Poetic Power of Place: Comparative Perspectives on Austronesian Ideas of Locality" James J.Fox. The Australian Journal of Anthropology 10(1):104-5

2001a "The Maori and the Crown: An indigenous people's struggle for self-determination" By Dora Alves. Pacific Affairs 74(2): 292-293

2001b "Fiji before the storm: elections and the politics of development" Brij Lal (ed) Pacific Affairs 74(2): 298-299

2001c "Confronting Fiji futures" Akram-Lodhi (ed) Pacific Affairs 74(2): 300-302

2001d   "Kie hingoa 'named mats', 'Ie toga 'fine mats' and other treasured textiles of Samoa and Tonga" (JPS Special Issue) Pacific Arts 23-24: 123-6

2002a "Living on the fringe: Melanesians in Fiji." Winston Halapua. Pacific Affairs 75(3): 501-2 Fall 2002

2002b. “The traditional pottery of Papua New Guinea” May & Tuckson. Pacific Arts 23-24: 129-31

2003 "Represented communities: Fiji and world decolonization." John D. Kelly and Martha Kaplan. Pacific Affairs 75(4): 654-5 January 2003

2004 “Samoan art & artists: O Measina a Samoa." Sean Mallon. Honolulu: University of Hawai’i Press. 2002. Pacific Affairs 77(2):384-5  July.

2005  “The method of hope: anthropology, philosophy and Fijian knowledge." Hirozaku Miyazaki. Stanford (CA): Stanford University Press. 2004. Pacific Affairs 78(2):336-7  July

2006 "After the Rush. Regulation, Participation, and Chinese Communities in Australia 1860-1940." Edited by Sophie Couchman, John Fitzgerald and Paul Macgregor. Victoria (Australia): Otherland Literary Journal (Special Issue No 9). 2004. Pacific Affairs 79(2)  July

2009 “Pacific Pattern” by Susanne Küchler & Graeme Were. London. Thames & Hudson, 2005. Museum Anthropology Review 3(2).

2010 "OCEANIA: Art of the Pacific Islands in The Metropolitan Museum of Art." By Eric Kjellgren. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art; New Haven and London: Yale University Press. 2007. Pacific Affairs. 83(1): 220-221 Spring, March 2010

2010 July "Collective creativity: Art and society in the South Pacific," by Katherine Giuffre. Anthropology and Cultural History in Asia and the Indo-Pacific Series, Ashgate, Farnham and Burlington, 2009. Anthropological Forum 20(2):176–178

2011 (900 word review) "Pacific Images: Views from Captain Cook’s Third Voyage", by Eleanor C. Nordyke and James A. Mattison Jr. Privately published, Distributed by University of Hawai’i Press, Honolulu. Second Edition, 2008. Museum Anthropology Review 5(1-2): 76-79.

(e) Consultancies

1999 Oct. FHWilliams Museum of Papermaking (Atlanta GA, USA). Survey, photographing and cataloguing of Dard Hunter collection of Pacific bark-cloth.

2001 Sept-Oct. South Australian Museum, Adelaide. Survey, photographing and detailed comment on collection of some 900 Fiji items.     http://www.justpacific.com/fiji/sam/index.html

2005 May-Sept. UNESCO: Evaluation of submission to UNESCO by Uganda, for possible proclamation of Uganda traditional barkcloth as a “Masterpiece of the Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity”. R.Ewins produced 7,000 word report recommending proclamation under specified conditions. Recommendation accepted by UNESCO and proclamation duly made in Dec. 2005 .

2007 February. Victoria Museum, Melbourne. Survey, Survey and detailed comment on collection of some 1,000 Fiji items.

2009 May. Australian Museum, Sydney. Survey. Survey and detailed comment (in database form) on collection of Fiji material.

2009 September. Queensland Art Gallery. Consultation on catalogue and didactic leaflet preparation for exhibition "Paperskin: Barkcloth across the Pacific", 31 Oct.09 —14 Feb.10 http://qag.qld.gov.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0011/80948/Paperskin_online_11.11.pdf

2011 May-June. Survey and detailed comment (in database form) on collections of Fiji material in: Grassi Museum, Leipzig; University Ethnology Museum, Göttingen; Rautenstrauch-Joest Museum, Köln; Saffron Walden Museum, Essex; National  Museum of Scotland, Edinburgh.

(f) Book Citations of published material of R.Ewins (in Author alphabetical order)

Boissevain, J. ed. Coping with tourists: European reactions to mass tourism. Providence RI: Berghahn Books. 1996.

Bolton, Lissant. Unfolding the moon:  enacting women's kastom in Vanuatu. Honolulu: University of Hawaii Press. 2003.

Carlier, Jean-Edouard. Archipels Fidji-Tonga-Samoa: la Polynésie Occidentale. Paris: Galerie Voyageurs & Curieux. 2005.

Clark, Kevin. Handcraft trade in the South Pacific: A case study [Fiji and Samoa]. NZCTD Pacific Handcraft Research Project,Report No.2. Wellington: New Zealand Coalition for Trade and Development. 1984

Clunie, F. Yalo i Viti: a Fiji Museum Catalogue. Suva, Fiji Museum, 1986

Crowe, D. & D.Nagy, "Cakaudrove patterns". Colloquia Mathematica Societatis János Bolyai, Szeged (Hungary) 63 (Intuitive Geometry):78-84, 1991

Crowe, D. & D.Nagy, "Cakaudrove-style Masi Kesa of Fiji" in Ars Textrina 18 :119-155, 1992

Crowe, D.Symmetries of culture. Online article http://members.tripod.com/vismath6/crowe1/  accessed March 20th 2002

Edmundson, Anna, and Chris Boylan Adorned: traditional jewellery and body decoration from Australia and the Pacific [exhibition catalogue]. Sydney: Macleay Museum, University of Sydney. 1999

Femenías, Blenda. “In cloth we trust.” Reviews in Anthropology 39(4): 258-287. 2010

Franklin, Adrian. Tourism: an introduction. London: Sage. 2003

Goldson, Barry,  Michael Lavalette, and Jim McKechnie. Children, welfare and the state. London, Sage. 2003

Hooper, Steven. "Gatu vakaviti, the great barkcloths of Southern Lau, Fiji." IN D. Smidt, P. ter Keurs and A. Trouwborst (eds). Pacific material culture: essays in honour of Dr Simon Kooijman on the occasion of his 80th birthday (Bulletin #28). Leiden, National Museum of Ethnography. 1995

Jewell, R. & J. Lloyd. Pacific designs. London: British Museum. 1998    

Kaeppler, Adrienne L. Animal designs on Samoan siapo and other thoughts on West Polynesian barkcloth designs. Journal of the Polynesian Society 114 (3):197-226. 2005.

Kjellgren, Eric. Oceania: art of the Pacific Islands in the Metropolitan Museum of Art. New York, The Metropolitan Museum of Art & New Haven & London, Yale University Press. 2007.

McInnes, L. Water on Vatulele. University of Sydney, BSc.thesis,1986

Mallon, Sean. Samoan art & artists: O Measina a Samoa. Honolulu: University of Hawai’i Press. 2002

Manansala, Paul Kekai. Quests of the Dragon and Bird Clan. Lulu.com. 2006

Nainoca, Winifereti U. The influence of the Fijian way of life (bula vakavanua) on community-based marine conservation (CBMC) in Fiji, with a focus on social capital and traditionaecological knowledge (TEK)   PhD thesis, Massey University 2011

Necker, L. Étoffes Cosmiques; les Anciens Tapas d'Océanie. Geneva, Museum of Ethnography, 1987

Neich, R. & M. Prendergast. Traditional tapa textiles of the Pacific. London: Thames & Hudson.1997.

Phillips, L. et al. Art of the Pacific Islands (CDRom). Honolulu: Pacific Resources for Education and Learning. 1999 

Poole, M. and G.Swafford, "Bitter sweet: the broad context of research and music education in Australia" in Research Studies in Music Education 1(1):2-12, 1993

Spenneman, D. Saulaca: Fijian sail needles in Domodomo: Fiji Museum Quarterly 4(2):82-97 Suva, Fiji Museum, 1987

Spicer, Catherine & Rondo Me. Fiji masi, an ancient art in the new millenium. Gold Coast (Qld) 2004

Stephenson, Elsie.  Fiji’s past on picture postcards. Suva, Caines Jannif Group. 1997.

Thode-Arora, Hilke. Tapa und tiki: die polynesian-Sammlung des Rautenstrauch-Joest-Museums.(Bestandskatalog, Ethnologica Neue Folge  Band 23). Köln [Cologne]: Gesselschaft für VölkerkundeVerein zur Förderung des R-J-M der Stadt Köln  [Anthropological Association, Society for the Promotion of the Rautenstrauch-Joest-Museums of the City of Cologne]. 2001.

Tomlinson, Matt. 2012. “Passports to eternity: whales’ teeth and transcendence in Fijian Methodism” in Flows of Faith 215-231 _____________________

Plus a number of reviews of R.Ewins's books and articles in journals.

Art and Art Education publications

1981   Vanishing Landscape (Penny Smith Ceramics). Adelaide,Festival Centre Gallery

1987   “Centre for the Arts”, Pottery in  Australia.  Aug:60-61 (5 col.illustr.)

1988   Benjamin Sheppard  [biography] in Australian Dictionary of Biography  v.11.

1991   (with E.Colless) Igor Podolchak: Ukrainian Printmaker. Hobart, Tasmanian School of Art (12p,6ill)

1993  “Establishing credibility for art research within ‘old’ university communities and funding bodies”, Seni 3(3):50-55. Yogyakarta (Indonesia).

1994  “Art and the ARC: Surviving the flood, and flowing round the obstacle”, Papers and Proceedings of Third National Art Research Conference, Wollongong (http://www.justpacific.com/art/articles/arc~flow.pdf)

1994  “The pursuit of culture and other forlorn endeavours” Online article (http://www.justpacific.com/art/articles/culture.pdf)

1998  “Social stress, art and community” in IMPRINT, The Quarterly Journal of the Print Council of Australia, 33 (Summer):2-4  (http://www.justpacific.com/art/articles/art&community.pdf)

 


UPDATED November 2013