Welkam! Hailans to Ailans (meaning "Highlands to Islands" in Tok Pisin) is a groundbreaking international exhibition of contemporary art and ideas from Papua New Guinea, one of the most bioculturally diverse countries in the world. Through spectacular wood and metal sculpture, weaving, painting, and performance, the indigenous artists in this show explore questions about colonization and exchange, tradition and innovation, cultural and environmental sustainability, and the nature of identity in a fast-changing world. Read more...
Victoria exhibition review | May 10th, 2010

Carol Marley, Emeritus Curator from Montreal’s McGill University, reviews the exhibition and associated events in Victoria.
Read it here…

London reviews by IslandMeri | January 1st, 2010

IslandMeri (Mari Ellingson) has posted excellent reviews of the London exhibition, unveiling of bilum fashions, and theatre by Michael Mel. Tenkyu tru, IslandMeri!

de Young photos, stories, poems, artist statements | November 19th, 2009

The artists’ exploits in San Francisco are chronicled on the de Young Museum’s blog here and here.

Victoria performance pics | November 18th, 2009

Wawaditla (Mungo Martin House) was packed for this evening of music, theatre, and dance from across the Pacific.

Cultural Encounters: Friday nights @ the de Young | November 18th, 2009

On Friday nights, San Francisco’s de Young Museum is open late with a fantastic variety of arts programs, including live music, poetry, films, dance, tours, and lectures. A video with Hailans to Ailans artists shows more…

Victoria exhibition pics | November 16th, 2009

Check out the opening and installation at Victoria’s Alcheringa Gallery, where the exhibition runs until November 27.

Vancouver & Victoria events added | October 30th, 2009

A lecture, film screening, and artist panel discussion were added today to our Canada Events section. The North to South Theatre and Dance evening on Nov 7 now includes the South Pacific Dance Group.

Cultural Exchange: PNG & Canada | October 24th, 2009

Why are Canadian Coast Salish artists participating in an exhibition focusing on Papua New Guinea? Find out here.

Bilums, bilums, bilums! | October 23rd, 2009

Three sets of gorgeous bilums (hand-woven string bags) were added today to the weaving section. More weaving will be added soon.

Killer Whale and Crocodile DVD | October 21st, 2009

A documentary film about the recent cultural exchange between wood carvers Teddy Balangu (Iatmul) and John Marston (Coast Salish) is available for order.

World Wildlife Fund Western Melanesia Programme National Superannuation Fund Papua New Guinea Papua New Guinea Tourism Promotion Authority The Christensen Fund Pacific Peoples' Partnership Rebecca Hossack Art Gallery Alcheringa Gallery Jolika Collection of New Guinea Art, de Young Museum University of Goroka