Art in Papua New Guinea 1966-2016
15 Oct 2016 – 29 Jan 2017
QAG | Gallery 3 Kenneth & Yasuko Myer Gallery, Gallery 4, Watermall, Watermall Wall | Free
'No.1 Neighbour: Art in Papua New Guinea 1966-2016' presents work by artists from Papua New Guinea created from the mid-1960s, through Independence in 1975, until today. The exhibition focuses on the vibrancy of contemporary artistic expression, a direction that is unique in Australia. A key conceptual thread within 'No.1 Neighbour' is the importance of the ongoing relationship between Australia and Papua New Guinea with projects profiling ongoing creative relationships between communities and individuals.
'No.1 Neighbour' is supported by the Gordon Darling Foundation and through the Australian Government through the Australian Cultural Diplomacy Grants Program of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade.
John Siune, Papua New Guinea 1965–2016, Kuman people, Chimbu Province / Boi pren na girl Pren Tupela i stap long Port Morsbi city. Tupela lusim pasin bilong ples na kisim pasin bilong wait man (Boyfriend and girlfriend live in Port Moresby City. They leave traditional ways behind and take on whiteman style) 1999 / Synthetic polymer paint on canvas / Collection: Helen and Paul Dennett / © Estate of the artist.
Hape, Papua New Guinea b.unknown / Orokolo 1968 / Screenprint in one colour on paper / Gift of Cameron McTavish through the Queensland Art Gallery Foundation 2008. Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program / Collection: Queensland Art Gallery / © The artist.