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Art Exhibition Inspired by Papua New Guinea’s Diversity

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Last night, writer Jocelyn Leahy held an art exhibition at the Papua Yacht Club. The show was to display her foray into painting.

The 50 paintings were made from water-based paint and completed in a year.

Leahy, inspired by the country’s diversity, depicted Papua New Guinea’s course of nationhood.

The inspiration was drawn from her childhood spent in the country.

She said most of her work is put together using materials from the bushlands, and remains of ash and fruits from the markets.

Her paintings were of Papua New Guinea’s oceans, mountains, villages, birds, and village womenfolk.

Jocelyn said the Government is neglecting a large pool of talented artists and sculptors.

She added that paintings and sculptures play a large role in preserving and the practice of traditional cultures.

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