Group exhibition: Ömie Artists - Suja's Daughters - Art Collector

Suja’s Daughters features a stunning selection of painted and appliquéd noige (barkcloths) and bilums (string-bags) made by artists of the Ömie tribe, who live in scattered villages in the remote Mount Lamington region of Oro Province in Papua New Guinea. Created primarily by senior Ömie tribeswomen, the barkcloths are the outcome of a long period of apprenticeship. Ömie art is distinguished by the richness and complexity of the abstract symbols it uses to depict the natural world and ancestral tattoo designs. Painted in colours made from vegetable and mineral pigments, the barkcloths and string-bags are a contemporary expression of age-old customary designs.

Opening: 6pm Friday 14 June 2013
Exhibition closes: 13 July 2013
Location: Andrew Baker Art Dealer, 26 Brookes Street, Bowen Hills QLD 4006
Contact: 07 3252 2292

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