National Cultural Commission of Papua New Guinea

First National Contemporary Arts Exhibition

This is the first national contemporary arts exhibition to be hosted by the National Cultural Commission of Papua New Guinea in conjunction with Tumbuna Visual Arts Association.

A body art show themed “deforestation” is expected to be the highlight of the exhibition apart from the viewing and purchasing of all artwork that will be put out on display.

Executive Director of National Cultural Commission Steven Kilanda said that roughly 60 masterpieces from 26 artists will be displayed at the exhibition.

Festival to reveal untold stories

The launch of the Kopen Take Pii festival is quite unique from the other cultural festivals that have been launched and packaged by the National Cultural Commission of Papua New Guinea. It is unique in the sense that the festival, when fully developed, will include visits to ritual sites and ceremonial grounds where stories of the significance of the sites will be told.