Visual arts of Papua New Guinea


Visual arts of Papua New Guinea

There is a rich and diverse tradition of visual art in Papua New Guinea. In particular, it is world-famous for carved wooden sculpture: masks, canoes, story-boards. Many of the best collections of these are held in overseas museums.

Some of the artists regarded as being in the first wave of contemporary art in Papua New Guinea are: Mathias Kauage OBE (b. 1944), Timothy Akis, Jakupa Ako and Joe Nalo, all from the tough urban area of Port Moresby. Kauage won Australia's Blake Prize for religious art, four of his works are in the Glasgow Museum of Modern Art, and he had a solo show in 2005 at the Horniman Museum, "Kauage's Visions: Art from Papua New Guinea". Other noted Papua New Guinean visual artists include Larry Santana, Martin Morububuna and Heso Kiwi. [ [http://www.niuginiarts.com/artists/ Niugini Arts] ]

The works shown below, in composite images, were done while the artists were visiting California but are traditional in content and medium. See http://www.stanford.edu/~mjpeters/png/.

The Nouméa Biennale (an art fair in New Caledonia) includes works from Papua New Guinea.

ee also

*Culture of Papua New Guinea.

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