I was invited to the opening of Australia Week which began on 5th March, 2012 at the Australian High Commission here in Port Moresby.
To kick start the Week the Minister for Education, Hon. Theo Zurenuoc did the honours by cutting the ribbon after a short speech which followed the opening remarks of the Australian High Commissioner, H.E. Mr Ian Kemish.
On display at the opening were two beautiful and stunning artworks from two artists – one Papua New Guinean, Ratoos Gary Haoapa and the other an Australian, John Gould.
PNG Attitude also posted a short article on the art exhibition which you can read here.
Icouldn’t help thinking that these kind of occasions which support exhibitions – joint or otherwise – go along way in showcasing local and international talent and helps to energise and motivate our local artists to think about solo and joint exhibitions and garner awareness and support for their work.
I was so happy I went along and thanks to the Australian High Commission for the kind invitation to attend the opening of 2012 Australia Week.
Once again I am blown away by the artistic expressions of visual artists and the wonderful and creative ways in which they view life and our modernising world.
2 thoughts on “The Haoapa – Gould Art Exhibition – Port Moresby, March 2012”
The work is stunning and totally agree with you in the importance of cultural exchange and that exhibitions like these could happen more often. Thanks for the great photos.
Yes, the artwork was stunning and so attractive. The joint exhibitions also help to bring our PNG visual artists into contact with others out there that share their passion to depict the world in their own terms and perspectives. Power to Ratoos and John. Have a great week. Hugs, Mari