Reframing Papua New Guinea: The Living Art Of Michael And Anna Mel

Reframing Papua New Guinea: The Living Art Of Michael And Anna Mel

ABC  |  February 15, 2011
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Filmed in Papua New Guinea's jungles and Brisbane in Australia, this is a fascinating look at how different cultures approach art and how one man and his wife took their art to a new audience. Charismatic artist and Highland community leader Dr Michael Mel, challenges colonial stereotyping by asking international art-goers to "construct their own native". He invites them to paint his near-naked artist partner and wife Anna, in ochres and priceless feathers.

Filmed in Papua New Guinea's jungles and Brisbane in Australia, this is a fascinating look at how different cultures approach art and how one man and his wife took their art to a new audience. Charismatic artist and Highland community leader Dr Michael Mel, challenges colonial stereotyping by asking international art-goers to "construct their own native". He invites them to paint his near-naked artist partner and wife Anna, in ochres and priceless feathers.

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