Alex Philips began collecting fine and rare tribal art pieces around 40 years ago putting together a large world renowned collection of museum quality Oceanic art . With years of experience  Alex Philips is a leading Oceanic art expert  who runs the finest private Oceanic art gallery in the southern hemisphere.  As he no longer personally collects all items at the gallery are available and for sale.  The gallery and the client are his priority and his main focus is to find you the best pieces the world has to offer.

Many tribal Oceanic art works previously owned by Alex Philips are found in major museums and private collections across the world i.e the Metropolitan Museum of Art,-New York,  Barbier-Mueller -Geneva, De Young museum - California and the  National Gallery of Australia- Canberra etc.

The galleries focus is on genuine old rare museum quality Oceanic art.  Alex Philips can help the serious collector who is looking for these art works.  The gallery has many museum quality rare and beautiful pieces that are sure to excite the Oceanic art enthusiast. Items can be viewed by making appointment to visit Alex Philips Oceanic art gallery.

Alex Philips offers free tribal art services (no fees) to institutions, museums and the private collector. Services include Oceanic art consultancy, appraisals -(current market valuations), conservation/ restoration (detection) -advice and service, and  the authentication of tribal Oceanic art .  Alex Philips can assist in all matters relating to the sale, purchase or consignment of Oceanic art objects . 

Alex Philips is always interested in purchasing high quality Oceanic art objects. If you have a single piece or an entire collection of fine rare Oceanic art and want to sell please contact Alex Philips .

Alex Philips is a member of the Oceanic Art Society and sits on the Artifacts committee at the MSC.

The gallery is located at 133-135 Johnston street in Collingwood, Melbourne, Victoria, 3066  Australia.

Gallery open by appointment. 


Superb early 19th century mask
Kanak, New Caledonia

wood, pigment

sold to National Gallery Canberra,  Australia