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Artist talk with Stephen Dupont | Australians in PNG

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Monash Gallery of Art

860 Ferntree Gully Road

Wheelers Hill, VIC 3150

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Join exhibiting artist Stephen Dupont for an insight into his exhibition and publication 'Piksa Niugini'. Stephen Dupont has journeyed to PNG over a period of years, through some of the most important cultural and historical zones in Papua New Guinea: the Highlands, Sepik, Bougainville and the capital city, Port Moresby. In 'Piksa Niugini' these trips are documented through images and diary entries, with Dupont capturing the spirit of human life on one of the world’s last truly wild frontiers. This work was conducted with the support of the Robert Gardner Fellowship of Photography at Harvard’s Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology.

2-3pm Saturday 7 October




Australians in PNG highlights the ongoing importance of Papua New Guinea as a subject in the history of Australian photography. Featuring major new bodies of work by Eric Bridgeman, Stephen Dupont and Sonia Payes, this suite of exhibitions, Eric Bridgeman: The fight, Stephen Dupont: Piksa Niugini and Sonia Payes: Terra mysteria acknowledges the complexity and significance of Australia’s involvement with its closest neighbour.



Stephen Dupont (1967–) is a Sydney-based photographer, artist and documentary filmmaker. Since covering the Vietnamese withdrawal from Cambodia in 1989, Dupont has established an international reputation for his documentation of global conflicts. He has twice been an official war artist for the Australian War Memorial, with commissions in The Solomon Islands (2013) and Afghanistan (2012). Dupont is also well known for his interest in cultural traditions that are either disappearing or in a state of transition. He has been the recipient of some of photography’s most prestigious prizes and his works have featured in numerous exhibitions and publications around the world.

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