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Free talks on Papua New Guinean contemporary art

FCA&C’s PNG exhibition ‘Double Visions – Contemporary Art from Papua New Guinea’ moves to St Andrews University’s Gateway Galleries shortly where it will also be one of the focuses of the European Society of Oceanists’ conference.

If you missed the exhibition during its recent showing in Kirkcaldy or saw it there and would like to find out more about contemporary art in PNG, here’s a golden opportunity.  As part of the conference there are various public events including free late afternoon talks on Thursday 8 July, entitled ‘Origins of Contemporary Art in Papua New Guinea’.  The speakers are Mr Tom Craig (a Scottish artist who lived in PNG for 20 years where he was the first Director of the National Art School and involved in a range of cultural initiatives around the time of independence in 1975. He will be talking on the theme of ‘Origins of Contemporary art in Papua New Guinea’) and Dr Andrew Moutu, University of Adelaide (a Papua New Guinean anthropologist and one time curator at the PNG National Museum and Art Gallery, who will discuss the wider contexts in which contemporary art is inspired and produced in Papua New Guinea).

To hear these fascinating speakers, please come to the Gateway Galleries, North Haugh, St Andrews and meet beside the exhibition by 4.30pm.   The exhibition will be on show in St Andrews from Sat 3 July till Sat 14 August.  Opening hours for the Gateway Galleries are Mon-Fri 9-5.30 and Sat 10-5;  admission is free.

Double Visions exhibition in Kirkcaldy, photo Chris Park

Double Visions exhibition in Kirkcaldy, photo Chris Park

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