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Reviews

New Colours

United Kingdom

Robert Preece

JOHN SlUNE, Australia Aid at the Aitape Disaster, 1998, acrylic on canvas, 112 x 155 cm, courtesy October Gallery, London.

Billed as 'one of the most comprehensive surveys of the contemporary art of Melanesia to be mounted in the United Kingdom', 'New Colours from Old Worlds' at October Gallery, London, exhibited forty works from Papua New Guinea (PNG), Vanuatu and New Caledonia. From PNG, work included paintings by Mathias Kauage, John Siune, Oscar Towa and Apa Hugo; drawings by Alex Mebri; and metal sculpture by Rukiā€¦

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