Art of the Pacific

Key works

  • Tobi Wanik
Wahgi people, Korkor village, Wahgi Valley, Papua New Guinea
Fantom (c. 1998) 


metal, enamel paint
170.2 x 79.5 cm irreg.


National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Purchased, 2002
2002.25


© Tobi Wanik

    Tobi Wanik
    Wahgi people, Korkor village, Wahgi Valley, Papua New Guinea
    Fantom (c. 1998)
    metal, enamel paint
    170.2 x 79.5 cm irreg.
    National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
    Purchased, 2002
    2002.25
    © Tobi Wanik

  • Lila Warrimou (Misaso)
Ömie people, Dahorurajé clan, Godibehi village, Oro Province, Papua New Guinea
Hehi uehorëro (In her wisdom) 2006 


natural pigments on nioge (woman's barkcloth skirt)
99.0 x 82.1 cm


National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Gift of David Baker, 2007
2007.385


© The artist, courtesy Ömie Nemiss Incorporated

    Lila Warrimou (Misaso)
    Ömie people, Dahorurajé clan, Godibehi village, Oro Province, Papua New Guinea
    Hehi uehorëro (In her wisdom) 2006
    natural pigments on nioge (woman's barkcloth skirt)
    99.0 x 82.1 cm
    National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
    Gift of David Baker, 2007
    2007.385
    © The artist, courtesy Ömie Nemiss Incorporated

  • PACIFIC SISTERS, New Zealand (manufacturer); Rosanna RAYMOND (designer)
H'nard K'nore G'nang G'near outfit (comprising jacket, jeans, belt and necklace) 1995-1997 


demin, tapa, cotton, coconut shell, jute, shells, wooden beads, metal
(a) 43.0 cm (waist)
110.0 cm (outer leg) (jeans)
(b) 63.0 cm (centre back)
59.0 cm (sleeve length) (jacket)
(c) 169.0 x 11.0 cm irreg. (belt)
(d) 48.0 x 10.0 cm (necklace)


National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Purchased, 1997
1997.143.a-d


© Pacific Sisters/Rosanna Raymond

    PACIFIC SISTERS, New Zealand (manufacturer); Rosanna RAYMOND (designer)
    H'nard K'nore G'nang G'near outfit (comprising jacket, jeans, belt and necklace) 1995-1997
    demin, tapa, cotton, coconut shell, jute, shells, wooden beads, metal
    (a) 43.0 cm (waist) 110.0 cm (outer leg) (jeans) (b) 63.0 cm (centre back) 59.0 cm (sleeve length) (jacket) (c) 169.0 x 11.0 cm irreg. (belt) (d) 48.0 x 10.0 cm (necklace)
    National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
    Purchased, 1997
    1997.143.a-d
    © Pacific Sisters/Rosanna Raymond