Many in Port Moresby will be familiar with the Luk Save Art Show held annually at the Port Moresby Yacht Club for the last 8 years. The show made great progress last year in taking their body of works to New Zealand and I hear the Liklik Luk Save exhibition will be on again in Auckland this year.
One of the familiar complaints I have received over the years is why do they do it in a place like the Port Moresby Yacht Club where the general public has no access. I think the first and principal reason for hosting there was because it was the best way we could bring the artists work to a market that could buy the art work. I know some will go on about this being an excuse but I’m proud to announce that Amanda Adams of Art Stret who founded and curates the show has finally taken another leap forward to setting up an art gallery in Waigani which will be open all year round just for art exhibitions.
The Art Stret Gallery is located at the Steamships Hardware Compound and upstairs within the HiPowa Building. Its a little tricky the first time and I almost felt like I was in one of those movies where you walk through a busy kitchen to a secret door at the back to a night club, because I quite literally had to walk into the HiPower Generator shop, through their workshop and then upstairs to this neat little comfortable gallery complete with a coffee maker, a comfy couch, polished wooden floors and art work all displayed on the walls with halogen lights bathing them.
So right now the gallery has on display the ‘Opening Group Show’ featuring:
- Alexander Mebri
- Gickmai Kundun
- Gideon Pinarau
- Jeffery Feeger
- Joe Nalo
- Laben John Sakale
- Larry Santana
- Martin Morububuna
- Peter Ela
- Ratoos Gary Haoapa
Please note that the Gallery is open from Tuesdays to Fridays, 11am to 5pm and Saturdays, 9am to 5pm. You can also contact Amanda on 325 4199 or email her for an appointment.
And the best news of all is that there will be exhibitions all year long. So download the calendar here to see whats on each month. If you need any further information or you want to buy any artwork online than please check out the Art Stret website.