Solomon Islands artists on show in Auckland
While the Pacific Islands region’s biggest art show Maketi Ples 2013 got under way in Sydney this week, Pacific Trade & Invest’s New Zealand offices have facilitated an art show by Solomon Islands artistes at the Pacific Showcase at Auckland’s World Cup event venue The Cloud in the first week of March.<!--more-->
[caption id="attachment_4532" align="aligncenter" width="772"]<a href="https://pacifictradeinvest.com/PTI/wp-content/uploads/2013/02/Solomon-Island-artists-lrg.jpg"><img class="size-full wp-image-4532 " alt="Solomon Island artists-lrg" src="https://pacifictradeinvest.com/PTI/wp-content/uploads/2013/02/Solomon-Island-artists-lrg.jpg" width="772" height="285" /></a> Untitled artworks by (L-R), Brian Feni and Fred Oge.[/caption]
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Fred Oge and Brian Feni – self-taught and accomplished visual artists – will be showing their skills at the Pacific Showcase from 11 to 3pm on March 2 and 9 – both Saturdays. Firm friends between them, the duo has exhibited in the Solomon Islands, China, Russia, Fiji, Australia, New Zealand and American Samoa.
As younger generation visual artists who combine their traditional knowledge with experimental and classical styles, their works reflect their passion for their culture and their concern for the effects on marine life and the ocean. Brian was a professional footballer but now earns a living through selling his art. As a youngster he imagined he could paint as well as the master painters.
The Centre for Pacific Studies, University of Auckland, has afforded a unique opportunity to meet with Fred and Brian at centre on Auckland’s Wynyard St from 6 to 8pm on Tuesday March 5.
While PT&I sponsored their visit to New Zealand to raise awareness of the extraordinary natural creative talent of Solomon Islands arts and artists, Akateretere Arts of Auckland helped coordinate the activity.
If interested in attending the event, please RSVP to <span style="text-decoration: underline;"></span> by Friday March 1.