Where Clouds are Spirit Parrots

Where Clouds are Spirit Parrots is an exhibition of Ömie barkcloth paintings, honouring senior women artists from the remote mountains of south-eastern Papua New Guinea.

It includes twenty paintings based on ancestral clan designs by Duvahe (Chiefs), elders and leading artists. The Ömie villages are located in the interior of Oro Province and surround the sacred volcano Huvaimo (Mount Lamington), which is central to their creation stories and art.

Organised in conjunction with Brennan King, Manager, Ömie Artists Inc.

Exhibition dates: 4 July to 23 August 2020
Image: Pennyrose Sosa, Avino’e – The Moon 2015, 124.5 x 71cm, natural pigments on nioge (barkcloth). Courtesy of the artist and Ömie Artists Inc.