Aboriginal art on display

Aboriginal Art Directory | 03.04.09

LOCAL artists and members of the public have an opportunity to explore and learn about Australian art, culture and people at the Fiji Museum.

The one-week exhibition of BALGO: Contemporary Australian Art from the Balgo Hills has been made possible with the assistance of the Australian Government.

Australian High Commission spokesman Dennis Rounds said it was a chance for locals to learn more about the indigenous people of Australia and their expressive artwork.

Twenty six paintings from 26 artists are on display at the museum, and the exhibition is free to the public.

Balgo in Australia is a word that conjures colour and exuberance.

It invokes an art which is both ancient and contemporary.

The artworks from the Balgo Hills are some of the most impressive exhibitions which have gone overseas to promote a greater understanding and awareness of Australia's indigenous cultures.

The artwork that arrived in Fiji from PNG will be sent to Noumea in a week.

URL: http://www.fijitimes.com/story.aspx?id=118210


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