Creative arts students get equipment

Youth & Careers

THE University of Papua New Guinea’s (UPNG) creative arts students received supplies including paints, oil pastels, brushes and artist palettes worth K1,600 from PNG Arts Evolution last Thursday.
“We wanted to build motivation and keep inspiring young artist to keep doing what they are doing because visual arts is a growing industry in the country,” PNG Arts Evolution caretaker Albert Joseph said.
PNG Arts Evolution was established in 2015 by 15 professional artists, including Joseph, with the aim to promote visual arts in the country.
“With visual arts (paintings and drawings), we can attract tourists into the country and help grow the economy,” he said.
“We understand that the students lack facilities and materials to do their practical work so we decided to help.
“It is important to encourage and motivate young artists and students to explore what visual arts industry can offer.”
Joseph said it was unfortunate that creative and visual arts did not receive much support from government institutions in terms of providing venues where artists could do their work.

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