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About Malcolm Davidson and the Aboriginal and Pacific Art Gallery

The Aboriginal and Pacific Art Gallery was founded in 1961 by Jim and Irene Davidson. It is Melbourne’s longest running tribal art gallery, specialising in traditional Aboriginal, Melanesian and Polynesian artefacts and art.  In 1991 Malcolm Davidson became the second generation to operate the gallery.  Malcolm grew up surrounded by art and artefacts.  He enjoyed a successful career in environmental science and landscape architecture before finally making the transistion  into world of ethnographic art and artefacts in his early thirties. 

Malcolm is a member of the Oceanic Art Society of Australia and is an approved Valuer for Oceanic and Aboriginal Art with the Australian Government, Office for the Arts, Cultural Gifts Program.

The gallery is located in Ivanhoe overlooking the Yarra River flats and is approximately a 15 minute drive or short train ride from the heart of the city. (View Map)

We welcome visitors to the gallery which is open by appointment only. Please phone to arrange a visit or view a selection of our objects from the web site.

The Gallery presents a broad range of authentic artefacts from many of the diverse Aboriginal cultural groups from around Australia

• Bark paintings from North East, Central and Western Arnhem Land
• Boomerangs, dilly bags and coolamans
• Shields, spear throwers and spears
• Figures and animal carvings
• Vintage Hermannsburg School watercolour paintings

Also a specially selected collection of New Guinea and other Oceanic Island works including

• Stone, wooden and woven sculptural figures and masks
• Weapons
• Adzes and Axes
• Drums
• Body adornments

Guarantee and Refund Policy

We guarantee all items to be authentic.  For any reason you are not completely satisfied with your purchase within 2 weeks of receiving the item we will refund you your money in full once the item has been received.   The only cost you will incur will be the return shipping fee.

Privacy Policy

Artoceanic regards customer privacy as an important part of our relationship with our
customers. The following privacy policy applies to all Artoceanic users, and conforms to
Internet privacy standards.
If you have questions or concerns regarding this statement, you should first contact Malcolm Davidson at 61 3 94994699.

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technology (SSL). When Credit Card details are collected, we simply pass them on in order to be
processed as required. We never permanently store complete Credit Card details.
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