NOHI DAHORU’E – NOHI NIOGE (OUR MOUNTAIN – OUR ART): Barkcloth paintings by the Ömie Women
4-15 December 2012
The Ömie artists of Papua New Guinea are very pleased to return to Sydney for this full-scale exhibition of their barkcloth paintings. Nohi Dahoru’e – Nohi Nioge (Our Mountain – Our Art) presents a stunning selection of recent work by clan Chiefs and elders as well as introducing some very special new talent. Ömie art is much admired for its rich, complex and diverse expression of abstract symbols pertaining to the natural world and ancient ancestral tattoo designs. 2012 has been a monumental year for Ömie Artists, with three exhibitions in the USA including Second Skins: Painted Barkcloth from New Guinea and Central Africa at the Fowler Museum in Los Angeles and Contemporary Ömie Bark Cloth at the de Young Museum in San Francisco. Please join us to celebrate the tremendous achievements of our artists and experience the dazzling beauty of the barkcloth art of the Ömie women for yourself.
Opening night 6-8pm, Tuesday 4th December 2012
RSVP greatly appreciated, please email: [email protected]
Exhibition talk 3pm Saturday 8th December 2012
Join Ömie Artists manager Brennan King for an exhibition floor talk where he will give a rare insight into the meanings behind the iconography found in Ömie barkcloth art.