Bris­bane show­cases PNG

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Ama­jor ex­hi­bi­tion of PNG art is on at the Queens­land Art Gallery in Bris­bane un­til the end of Jan­uary. Its ti­tle, No. 1 Neigh­bour, sug­gests its in­ten­tion – us­ing pid­gin pa­tois to un­der­line that PNG and Aus­tralia are close.

The se­lec­tion of art­works from the 50-year pe­riod 1966 to 2015 is in­tended “to ex­pand our knowl­edge of a shared his­tory”, says cu­ra­tor Ruth McDougall.

Artists in­clude Si­mon Gende, Lu­cas Tan­gun, Lisa Hilli, Mathias Kauage, Ju­lia Mage’au Gray and John Si­une; while com­mu­ni­ties in­clude the Bain­ing mask-mak­ers from East New Bri­tain, the

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