Maketi Ples 2012

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

Hosted by Pacific Islands Trade & Invest, Maketi Ples opens 22 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,  Federated State of Micronesia, Fiji, Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands,  and Tonga.

Some of the artists featured:

Agnes Posanai-Tarebo from Papua New Guinea
with tapa Cloth and tapa products

Visual artist Kay George from the Cook Islands

Bilum weaver extraordinaire, Florence Jaukae Kamel from Papua New Guinea

Head over to the Maketi Ples website ( and check out the other artists/artisans. They also have a Facebook Event Page here.

Maketi Ples 2012

 23 February-11 March 2012
Global Gallery, 5 Comber St, Paddington, NSW, Australia

Open from 10am – 6pm.

Special Events :

Wednesday, 22 February 2012.  6 – 8 pm
Preview Event & Opening of Maketi Ples 2012

Thursday, 23 February 2012. 6 – 8 pm
Private Function – Women Chiefs of Enterprise International and launch of Statement Journeys

Saturday, 25 February 2012. 1pm– 4 pm          
Artists Talks :
Kay George – Visual Artist, Cook Islands
John Maileseni – Weaver, Kingdom of Tonga
Tessa Miller – Visual Artist, Fiji Islands
Martin Morububuna – Visual Artist, Papua New Guinea (tbc)
Peter Leo Ella – Visual Artist, Papua New Guinea (tbc)
Festival of Pacific Arts – Solomon Islands artists (tbc)

Maketi Ples 2011

Source and images via Maketi Ples


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