Pacific Art

Maketi Ples 2016 opening night bigger, better

It was the biggest and best opening night by far said Pacific Trade & Invest (PT&I) Sydney Trade Commissioner Caleb Jarvis. Sales were huge and new connections were made with significant new retailers and buyers, he added.

Now in its sixth year, Maketi Ples, PT&I’s keystone event for contemporary Pacific Islands based artists and artisans, is back at the Shapiro Gallery, Woollahra, from September 29 to October 12.

Maketi Ples takes Pacific Art to Australia

Maketi Ples was established in 2011 by Pacific Islands Trade and Invest to introduce a wide range of contemporary and traditional Pacific Islands works of art to an Australian audience of consumers, designers, retailers and importers

Since then, Maketi Ples has become the premier event for contemporary Pacific Islands-based artisans. Over 140 artists and creators have exhibited during this time, bringing their work to the attention of Australian buyers.