Papua New Guinea’s culture, peppered with influences from several continents, finds expression in contemporary art. The country’s main artists are located in Port Moresby, and the country’s budding art scene shows a lot of promise. Visitors will be intrigued to see murals on important buildings across the country made by some of Papua’s most famous artists. Here is our guide to Papua New Guinea’s best galleries and museums.
Not a venue but an event, the Luk Save Art Show has allowed the country’s contemporary art scene to thrive and rise in quality and fame. Celebrating its 10th anniversary last year, the show’s now-renowned yearly catalogue allows art lovers to see the country’s progression over the last decade. The event requires world-famous artists as well as rising stars to present work they produced over the course of the last year. Since 2010, the art show ends with the NASFUND Art Award for the ‘best in show’. Through this event, Papua New Guinean artists have received funds and ever-increasing respect on the world stage. Last year, over 230 artworks were exhibited. Although not a traditional art venue, it is nonetheless an event that needs to be mentioned to do justice to the country’s contemporary art scene.