Friday, July 10, 2009

Hailans to Ailans

Hailans to Ailans ( is a two part exhibition showing work in a variety of media by five contemporary Papua New Guinea artists and two artists of the Coast Salish nation.

Part 1 opens at the Rebecca Hossack Gallery, London, UK, on September 16, 2009 and runs through October 17. Other events include a live art installation with bilum wear by Cathy Kata, produced with the participation of of Pacific artist Rosanna Raymond, and a performance by Michael Mel at 6.30 p.m. on September 24th.

Part 2 opens at Alcheringa Gallery, Victoria, B.C. on November 5, 2009 and runs to November 26. Other scheduled events will include a ceremonial welcome by the Coast Salish people and a performance by Michael Mel. Please consult the exhibition webpage for further details about the artists and events. An online catalogue of essays and artist interviews will also be available on the webpage in August.Hailans to Ailans is curated by Pamela Rosi (Bridgewater College, MA) and Michael Mel (University of Goroka, EHP).