Linda-Grace Savari (Majare) | Artist Profile

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About

Linda-Grace has been painting for Omie Artists since 2009. Her mother was Horeja of Gora village (Saro'ore clan) and her father was Bure'i of Gorabuna village (Sahuote clan). She is married to Sylvester Savari, the son of artist Fate Savari from whom she was taught to paint. Linda-GRace and Sylvester have five children. As the duvahe (chief) of Evoraje clan women Linda-Grace has the authority to paint uehorero - her own wisdom. Mahuva'oje - the pigs footprint, nyoni han'e - fern leaves and odunaigo'e - jungle vines are common subjects as well as a myriad of soru'e - tattoo designs.

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2017 Ömie Women Artists, Tunbridge Gallery, Perth
2016 The Sacred Mountain, Illuminated: Ömie Barkcloth Art of Papua New Guinea, Aboriginal Signature - Estrangin Fine Art, Brussels, Belgium
2016 Mionomehi Oriseegé (Ancestral Paths), Short Street Gallery, Broome
2015 Duvahe Nioge: Barkcloths by the Senior Ömie Artists of Papua New Guinea, Vivien Anderson Gallery, Melbourne
2015 An Exploration of Bark (in association with Ömie Artists and Maningrida Arts & Culture), Outstation Gallery, Darwin
2015 Under the Volcano: Art of Ömie from Papua New Guinea, Museum Fünf Kontinente, Munich, Germany
2014 Luminous Mountain, Andrew Baker Art Dealer, Brisbane
2014 New Paintings by Ömie Chiefs and Senior Artists, Aboriginal & Pacific Art, Sydney
2014 Nohi jajwe boromu mai dahoru Huvaimo va’ene (Our Culture is Strong like Our Mountain, Huvaimo), Harvey Art Projects, Sun Valley, ID, USA
2014 To Dance in Beauty: Ömie Tapa from New Guinea, Blak Dot Gallery, Melbourne
2013 Made in Oceania: Tapa – Art and Social Landscapes, Rautenstrauch-Joest Museum, Cologne, Germany
2013 Volcanic Visions: Barkcloth Art of the Ömie, Cavin-Morris Gallery, New York, USA
2013 Suja’s Daughters, Andrew Baker Art Dealer, Brisbane
2013 Of Spirit and Splendour: Barkcloth Art of the Ömie, ReDot Fine Art Gallery, Singapore
2012 Art of the Ömie: Barkcloth Paintings from Papua New Guinea, Harvey Art Projects, Sun Valley ID, USA
2012 Nohi niogero aru’aho ma’ene munomehi jajuho (Our barkcloth holds the spirit of our culture), Raft Artspace, Alice Springs
2011 We hold our mother’s teachings in our hearts and hands, Short St Gallery, Broome
2011 No si hijomiono’o jabesi sor’e jajivo (We are painting the designs of our ancestors), ReDot Fine Art Gallery, Singapore
2010 Rweromo garé niogehu mamabahe ajivé (Come and see the beauty and brightness of our barkcloths), Chapman Gallery, Canberra

BIBLIOGRAPHY
King, Brennan, Hijominöe Modéjadé (Guided by Ancestors): Ömie Artists 10th Anniversary Exhibition [exhibition catalogue], Andrew Baker Art Dealer, Brisbane, 2015
Modjeska, Drusilla, Suja’s Daughters [exhibition catalogue], Andrew Baker Art Dealer, 2013
Luminous Mountain [exhibition catalogue], Andrew Baker Art Dealer, 2014

COLLECTIONS
Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, University of Cambridge, UK
Private Collections

MEDIUM
natural pigments on nioge (women’s barkcloth skirts)

Artworks of Linda-Grace Savari (Majare)