Maketi Ples

Maketi Ples – from the Samoan word for ‘market’ and the Tokpisin word for ‘place’ – is an exhibition and marketplace featuring the fine work of Pacific Islands artists and artisans.

Hosted by the Pacific Islands Trade & Invest, Maketi Ples opens 16 February at the Global Gallery in Paddington, Sydney (Australia). The opening exhibition will feature contemporary Pacific islands fine art and artisan works in a variety of mediums from the Cook Islands, Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands, Tonga, and Vanuatu.

Opening Night

16 February, 2011

Global Gallery
5 Comber Street
Paddington, Australia

RSVP Required
by Friday 11th February
(02) 9356 2711 OR rsvp@trishnicolagency.com.au

Entertainment by Mai Polynesia, a heart pumping performance from the shores of the Pacific.

Food and Wine by Sarah French Catering

Pacific Island beverages:
SP Beer supplied by the Papua New Guinea Consulate General, Sydney
Fiji Bitters supplied by Bula Island Food Supplies, Granville

Artists

Ralph Ako – Carver, Solomon Islands
Margaret Copland – Jewellery designer, Papua New Guinea
Peter L. Ella – Painter, Papua New Guinea
Jeffry Feeger – Painter, Papua New Guinea
Florence Jaukae – Bilumwear designer, Papua New Guinea
NOK Klub – Weaving community from Vanuatu
Gickmai Kundun – Painter and metal sculpture, Papua New Guinea
Tevita Latu – Painter, Tonga
Luke Lua – Weaver, Solomon Islands
Sioni Maileseni – Weaver, Tonga
Martin Morububuna – Painter, Papua New Guinea
Mii Quarter – Tivaivai creator, Cook Islands

The exhibition will run from 16th February to 27th February, 2011.
Global Gallery
5 Comber Street
Paddington, Australia

Demonstration workshop
19 February · 13:00 – 16:00
An afternoon of demonstrations by metal sculpturist Gickmai Kundun and Bilum Weaving by Florence Jaukae.

BBQ and drinks.  A family friendly event

More information:

Maketi Ples on Facebook : Community Page and Profile Page

Maketi Ples on Flickr

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