Reflections on South Pacific art
top: MARY GOLE, Water Jar Face Pot, 1994, (Papua New Guinea) ceramic, 36 x 35 cm. Collection Agence de Developpement de la Culture Kanak.
above: MARY GOLE, Water Jar with Bat Handles, 1994, (Papua New Guinea) ceramic, 36 x 35 cm. Collection Bank Gallery, Sydney.
I have preferred to call this essay a reflection rather than a review because as one of the curators involved in the exhibition 'Contemporary Art of the South Pacific' I had the privilege of a…