Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Celebrating Papua New Guinea

Nicolas Garnier speaking at the launch of the exhibition.
Once again the Cairns Library is hosting an exhibition to commemorate Papua New Guinea Independence. The exhibition is a collection of posters explaining many cultural aspects of the people in the Chambri Lakes district of Sepik River. Also on display are artifacts from the JCU cultural materials collection - rare masks, pottery and jewelry. Some items have been kindly loaned to us by academics from the Cairns Institute.

The creator of the posters, Nicolas Garnier spoke about his experiences in the Chambri Lakes area of Papua New Guinea at the exhibition launch. The exhibition will be available for viewing until late September.

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