Wisdom of the Mountain: Art of the Ömie

The Ömie, a small tribe of less than 2000 people, live on the steep south-eastern slopes of Mount Lamington in Papua New Guinea. Wisdom of the Mountain: Art of the Ömie will comprise of approximately thirty of the finest examples of Ömie bark cloth. Revealing the beauty and spiritual inwardness of designs from nature, this exhibition will show the dynamism of this great art form.

Art Exhibition previously on at NGV International in Melbourne precinct, Victoria, Australia.
From Friday 27 November 2009 to Sunday 21 March 2010

Butötudë (Spider web) 2005 image

Published by National Gallery of Victoria - International on Wednesday 19 August 2009.
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Enabling the viewer to study the work of eight individual Ömie women artists, this exhibition will defy commonly held misconceptions that the Oceanic artist is anonymous and male.

Free entry