PNG Artist Knowledge Exchange
Claytus Yambon, Nancy Wani, and Edward Dumoi, PNG guests.
Pacific Peoples' Partnership with great honour is currently hosting three distinguished artists from the Sepik region of Papua New Guinea, as well as several artists from surrounding communities, on the ancestral lands of the Lekwungen and W̱SÁNEĆ people. These artists, have the potential to form a bridge between North and South communities through art and storytelling, have had the opportunity to engage in critical dialogue on themes pressing to each community. We are committed to ensuring each artist is well taken care of during this exchange.
Check out what they have been up to since their arrival.
Canoe Welcome Ceremony
Exploring Avatar Grove
This exchange has been made possible through the generosity of those around us.
Our community has shown exceptional generosity throughout the planning process by offering time, accommodation, food, program opportunities and gifts towards this exchange. We are confident that our guests will have an outstanding experience. As an organization, it is important to us that we appropriately compensate the contributions made by community members, and have resources at our disposal to ensure that any programming we facilitate is accessible to everyone in the community.
We are seeking to raise an additional $5000 to bring this event to its full potential.
This money will be put towards compensating the host family, local artists and elders, providing food for community events and honouring participants through an exchange of gifts.
Please support us by donating to this crowdfunding campaign. As a token of our appreciation, we will send you a special gift.
Hay'sxw'qa! (Thank you!)
We would like to acknowledge and express gratitude to the host nations, the Songhees, Esquimalt, Tsawout, Tsartlip, Tseycum, Pauquachin, Squamish, Musqueam nations. We also acknowledge that this event would not have been possible without the following supporters:
The Christensen Fund
Museum of Anthropology
Indigenous Governance Program (University of Victoria)
The Dan Lepsoe Chisel Fund (held in trust by PPP)
Royal British Columbia Museum
OUT OF THE MIST (POSTER)
A LIVING LEGACY (POSTER)
HAILANS TO AILANS (CATALOGUE)
OUT OF THE MIST: TREASURES OF THE NUU-CHAH-NULTH CHIEFS (BOOK)
FREE SPIRIT: STORIES OF YOU, ME, AND BC (BOOK)
This beautiful piece will be up for auction at Alcheringa Gallery to help raise funds for this knowledge exchange. The piece is worth $2,000.00, but you can buy now for $1200. If you are interested in purchasing this carving, or making a bid please contact Alcheringa Gallery directly.
621 Fort Street
Victoria, BC, Canada V8W 1G1
Phone: (250) 383-8224