Omie Women Artists

Welcome to the world of the Omie Women Artists

"There is a great world art tradition that is still scarcely known to people beyond the region that produced it. Right across the Pacific, from New Guinea to Hawai'i, Islanders have painted barkcloth, occasionally figuratively, more commonly out of a dazzling, irregular, organic geometry. Though the art has been created for centuries, very likely for millennia, it is very much alive today. Its most brilliant living exponents are the women of Omie, of Oro Province in Papua New Guinea. Their practice is at once based deeply in ancestral aesthetics, varied in it stimuli and relentlessly experimental" - Professor Nicholas Thomas, Director of Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, University of Cambridge, UK, 2012