8 Mile: photographs from the margins of Port Moresby

Sean Davey & Emmanuel Onom Mel

MGA’s Pasifika: three Oceanic encounters season of exhibitions begins with 8 Mile: photographs from the margins of Port Morseby. This is a photographic collaboration between Sean Davey and Emmanuel Onom Mel. Sean and Emmanuel’s exhibition portrays life in the small community of 8 Mile Settlement, located just outside Port Moresby.

Art Exhibition previously on at Monash Gallery of Art in Victoria, Australia.
From Thursday 28 January 2010 to Sunday 11 April 2010
Launch Saturday 30 January 2010, 3pm

Emmanuel Onom Mel (detail)  image

Published by Monash Gallery of Art on Monday 25 January 2010.
Contact the publisher.

Over the past few years, Sean has visited 8 Mile, photographing it and teaching its residents how to take photographs. One of Sean’s students, Emmanuel has also documented his community. Together, Sean’s black-and-white and Emmanuel’s colour photographs produce a compellingly gritty picture of contemporary life in Papua New Guinea.

Artist Talk
Artist talk: Sean Davey
Saturday 30 January 2010
Join Sean Davey as he discusses his exhibition, 8 Mile: photographs from the margins of Port Moresby.

Time: 2.00pm
Venue: MGA
Cost: Free
Bookings: 8544 0500

Sean Davey and Emmanuel Onom Mel
8 Mile: photographs from the margins of Port Moresby
8 January to 28 February 2010
16 March to 11 April 2010 (extended season)