Artists need proper markets: Businesswoman

Despite their contribution to the SME sector, there are no proper markets and education pathways to support their trade.

These were highlighted by Katherine Johnston, owner of Gemini Jewelleries.

Kathy Johnston, 4th generation Papua New Guinean and owner of Gemini Jewelleries, said PNG artists and crafts men and women are gifted with talent and potential to contribute meaningfully to tourism and the economy, if supported well.

Johnston said more efforts are needed to develop a curriculum at the tertiary level for the arts and crafts trade.

​Artists back PNG Kapuls

What happens when you put the two together?

For musicians, there’s always a purpose to their music, says Wayne Blasta Atasoa, a well-known bassist in PNG.

And one of such is a group of local musicians coming together to help raise funds for PNG’s national football team – the PNG Kapuls.

You’ve heard these names before: Mereani Masani, dAdiigii, Tarvin Tounie and O’Four.

Music Awards at Lamana tonight

13th YumiFM PNG Musik Awards will be going down tonight at the Gold Club Lamana.

Have you ever seen all music artists in one place at one time?

This is one of such rare occasions, attracting artists within PNG and the Pacific, both male and female, young and old, all music genres.

The PNG Musik Awards is an annual event staged to recognise the efforts of artists both locally and regionally.

There will also be live performances by hot artists including Sharzy, Tarvin Toune, Saii Kay, Jaro Local, Dumen X-TRAS, Mal Meninga Kuri and Bata Rods.