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Gibrael Traditional Culture

November 18th, 2009 jen Posted in Art of Gibrael, Gibrael Traditional Culture, News 3 Comments »

Gibrael Political Commentary Portraits of Emotion All Photographs Courtesy of Arte Moris the Free Art School Dili and the artists. (To see Full Screen click the little box on the right hand side at the bottom)
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Gibrael Portraits

November 18th, 2009 jen Posted in Art of Gibrael, Artists, Gibrael Portraits of Emotion, News 3 Comments »

Through his art and their titles Gibrael converses with his people and us to let us know the inner feelings of the Timorese after Independence and the violence of disunity and conflict in 2006. Gibrael Political Comment Traditional Culture All Photographs courtesy of Arte Moris the Free Art School Dili and the artists. (To see Full Screen click the little box on the right hand side at the bottom)
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Gibrael Political Comment

November 18th, 2009 jen Posted in Art of Gibrael, Gibrael Political Commentary, News 3 Comments »

Gibrael shows through his paintings a deep concern for the detritus of modern consumer culture the need for political unity in Timor and  the influence of the values of the  international community in the changes in his country. All Photographs Courtesy Arte Moris Free Art School Dili and the artists. (To see Full Screen click the little box on the right hand side at the bottom) Art of Gibrael Gibrael Portraits Gibrael Traditioanal Culture Gibrael Landscape
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Aze Traditional Culture

November 18th, 2009 jen Posted in Art of Aze, Artists, Aze Traditional Culture 1 Comment »

Back to Aze Aze Portraits Aze Carvings. All Photographs courtesy of Arte Moris the Free Art School Dili and the artists. (To see Full Screen click the little box on the right hand side at the bottom)
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Aze Portraits

November 18th, 2009 jen Posted in Art of Aze, Artists, Aze Portraits, News 1 Comment »

Back to Aze Aze Traditional. Aze Carving All Photographs Courtesy of Arte Moris the Free Art School Dili and the Artists. (To see Full Screen click the little box on the right hand side at the bottom)
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Arte Moris – Bundoora Exhibition

June 3rd, 2009 john Posted in Art, Arte Moris Bundoora Exhibition 5 Comments »

The  gallery of art below is the work of Natalino dos Reis Pires featured in the Bundoora Exhibition in May 2009.  Natalino  is from Suai Loro on the Timor Sea near Suai. More about Natalino. If you wish to be notified each time a new post goes up here use the RSS Feed button
This work is part of a wider exhibition of artists from the Arte Moris, the free art school from Dili Arte Moris Anata's work reflects his interest in the traditional life of his village which is still alive and well, colonialism, and independence and their impacts on the lives of the Timorese people and his family.
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Pintura Foin Sae St Kilda 2008

September 1st, 2008 jen Posted in Art of Sergio da Costa, News, Portraits-Tetun, Youth Portrait Exchange 1 Comment »

31 Julho 2008 Jen posta iha Arte hosi Sergio da Costa, Noticia, Sergio da Costa: Pintura Ho Commentariu Editar [Nota: clicar ba pintura bodi atu halo “galleria mosu sai, hotu tiha rolar/dada tama ba galleria usa butan ‘Next” ho ‘Back’ maka besik karuk no kwana nian leten] [Hatudu hanesan demonstrasaun eslaide/pertunjukan slaid] Ba naton (quandu) Pat Jessen hakara artista sira halo pintura kona ba Juventudu Suai, hau tau matan ba hau nia belun Sergio da Costa husu nia tulun/ajuda.Pintura ho desenhu sira ba tela/kain kampas kiik sira iha leten nee Sergio nian kontribusaun ba Pat Jessen nian projetu. Projetu nee bodik hadiaa fatin ba juventudu sira iha Suai atu tara hamutu ho pintura rihun ida maka juventudu sira hosi Port Phillip no hosi cidade ida iha Japaun naran Obu bodik arte galeria foun iha liras foun ida hosi St Kilda Town Hall (Prefeitura/Gedung Wali Kota Santa Kilda nian). Imajen sira maka studente Australiana sira pinta tiha ona kona ba sira aan duuk fo contrapontu foin ida kona ba pintura fotografia sira hosi juventudu maka profiliku (menarik perhatian) kona ba websitu social hosi networking (rede de contatos). Pintura hosi ema oin nee loke luan fatin bodik konsepsu identidade maka mais fluida liu tan hosi autu-retratu fotografia nian. Hau sei hein permissaun hosi professores arte escola nian bodik atu ‘upload’ (lori hatama ba websitu)galeria hosi studente Port Phillip sira nian pintura. [Nota: Clicar ba retratu/pintura ida bodik atu halo ‘galleria mosu sai, hotu tiha dada teri ba galleria usa butan ‘Next’ ho ‘Back’ maka besik iha leten hosi sorin karuk no kwana.] wide-gallery-w.jpgc_up-portraits.jpgstudets-obu-japan.jpg Pintura sira hosi studente iha cidade Obu iha Japaun incluir iha eksposisaun tan Port Phillip halo belun malu ho cidade Obu. Hau nian razaun bodik incluir pintura sira nee hosi nasaun tolu hamutu tan ita nian nasaun tolu nee ho sira nian istoria hamutu durante Secunda Guerre Mondial (Funu Raiklaran Dala Rua). Ba naton (quandu) Sergio rona ami iha cidade, nia mai hasoru ami lori pintura bot tebes ida maka nia halo tihan kona ba uma lulik ida hosi Lautem, Los Palos, iha rai loro saen besik---la faek (nai bei) nian ulun besik. Quandu nia hatudu pintura nee ba Pat, imediatemente Pat horan kontente no husu nia halo pintura ida. Aumenta tan Butan hosi Bookmark (Marcador de paginas]social.
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Sergio nian comisaun primeiru hosi Port Phillip

September 1st, 2008 jen Posted in Commissions-Tetun, News 1 Comment »

English Version 6 Agostu 2006 Jen postar iha Arte, Arte hosi Sergio da Costa, Comisaun, Noticias 1 Comentario Editar | ‘Bush telegraph’ iha Suai sai hanesan mei (sonu) ida. Hau hanoin ami iha Suai loron ida tiha ona ba oras (quandu) Sergio mosu mai iha Centru Communidade. Nia lori pintura bot ida tebes maka nia pinta kona ba uma lulik Lautem (Los Palos) no maka nia halon/espera atu faan. Pintura nee naruk meter ida no luan centi-meter 75. Ami hakara liu kultura tradisional Covalima. Lautem dook liu iha loro sae hosi Timor Loro Sae, iha “lafaek nian ulun besik’ ou iha ita nia ‘nai bei nian ulun besik’. Uma lulik Lautem dadi tiha ona simbolu Arquitetura Tradisional Timor nian no hau hanoin tan nee Sergio pinta uma lulik Lautem. Pintura nee caru liu no difisil liu atu hetan fatin bodik tara nian iha uma laran tan nia bot tebes. Ferik Desleigh Kent hosi Belun Suai, maka mos iha Suai durante nee, hasai tiha ona foto ida kona ba pintura nee no ba pintura seluk sira maka rai iha pinta bot nee nian ohak. [Nota: Clicar ba retratu ida bodik halo mosu sai “gallery”, hotu tiha dada tetek gallery usa butan ‘Next’ no ‘Back’ besik iha leten karuk no kwana] Maibe Mana Pat Jessen horan impresaun (rasa kagum) tebes ba Sergio nian pintura sira. Tan nee Pat fo commisaun ba Sergio atu halu pintura ida kona ba ema katuas ida kaer manu aman hanesan mosu sai iha pintura uma lulik Lautem nee nian oin (latar muka). Mana Pat Jessen (Coordenadora Belun Suai nian hosi Port Phillip), Simao Barreto (Coordenador Belun Suai nian hosi Suai) halo tradusaun bodik Sergio (latar muka/primeiru planu no nian belun) Mana Pat halo discusaun kona ba nian comisaun no husu Sergio atu bele halo pintura kiik hira kona ba juventudu Suai bodik demonstrasaun ba loron exposisaun iha St Kilda. Mana Pat mos husu ba Sergio atu fo aula balu kona ba arte nian bodik juventudu seluk sira iha Suai. Kraik nee: Sergio halo pintura kona ba Mana Pat nian comisaun (Retratu maka membru YoMaTre hasai). Mana Desleigh horan imnpressaun tebes (merasa sangat terkesan) no tan nee fo komisaun ba Sergio atau halo pintura ida ba nia nain duuk. Nia fo ba Sergio retratu hosi ema feto ferik ida ho feto nurak ida maka nia hasai tihan iha Suai Loro durante semana nee.
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Sergio’s first commissions from Port Phillip

August 6th, 2008 jen Posted in Art, Art of Sergio da Costa, Commissions, News 2 Comments »

Tetun version The 'bush telegraph' in Suai works like a dream. I think we had been there a day when Sergio turned up at the Community Centre. He had with him a huge painting of a traditional house of Lautem (Los Palos) that he was hoping to sell. It was over a metre high and about .75 of a metre wide, but that wasn't the reason none of us bought it. We are more interested in the traditional culture of Cova Lima. Lautem is in the far East of East Timor in the "head of the crocodile" if you like. The traditional house of Lautem has become an international symbol of Traditional Timorese Architecture and I guessed that is why Sergio painted that particular style. The fact that it was so big also made it more expensive and more difficult to find a place for it in ones home. This is a photo of it taken by Desleigh Kent ( from the Friends of Suai), who was there, with some other paintings he brought sitting over the base of it. [Note: Click on a photo to get the ‘gallery’ to pop up then scroll through the gallery using the ‘Next’ and ‘Back’ buttons near the top on the sides.] lautem-house.jpg Pat Jessen was impressed by his work however and commissioned him to do a painting of an old man holding a rooster as it was depicted in the foreground of the Lautem painting. pat-waits.jpgsimao-talks-to-sergio.jpgsergio-friend-listen.jpg Pat Jessen ('Friends of Suai' Co-ordinator Pt Phillip), Simao Barretto ('Friends of Suai Co-ordinator' in Suai) translating for Sergio (foreground and his friend). Pat is discussing her commission and asking Sergio of he would do some small portraits of Suai youth for an exhibition to be held in St Kilda and run some art classes for other young people in Suai. Below: Sergio working on Pat's commission. (Photograph by YoMaTre members) sergio-painting-commission.jpgsergio-painting-sky.jpg traditional-man-w-rooster.jpg The finished painting. Desleigh was impressed and commissioned one for herself. She gave sergio a photograph of an old woman with a young woman she had taken in Suai Loro that week. des-pat-annie.jpg desleighs-painting.jpg Desleigh, Pat and Annie Sloman checking out the finished work.
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St Kilda Youth Portrait Exhibition 2008

July 31st, 2008 jen Posted in Art of Sergio da Costa, News, Portraits-English, St Kilda Youth Portrait Exhibition 2008, Youth Portrait Exchange Comments Off on St Kilda Youth Portrait Exhibition 2008

[Note: Click on a photo to get the ‘gallery’ to pop up then scroll through the gallery using the ‘Next’ and ‘Back’ buttons near the top on the sides.] Portraits of Youth by Sergio (see 'Portraits of Youth 2000' and 'Portraits 2000') When Pat Jessen wanted artists to paint portraits of the youth of Suai we turned to my friend Sergio da Costa for help. The paintings and drawings on the small canvasses above are his contributions to her project. The project was to provide some paintings of young people in Suai to hang alongside over one thousand portraits painted by youth in Pt Phillip and Obu Japan for the new art gallery inside the new wing of the St Kilda Town Hall. The images the Australian students have painted of themselves provide a refreshing counterpoint to photographic portraits of youth that are prolific on social networking websites. These painted portraits open up a space in which the concept of identity is more fluid than within photographic self-portraits. I am waiting on permission from the schools' art teachers to upload a gallery of the Pt Phillip students' work. [Note: Click on a photo to get the ‘gallery’ to pop up then scroll through the gallery using the ‘Next’ and ‘Back’ buttons near the top on the sides.] wide-gallery-w.jpgc_up-portraits.jpg Suai Portraits in St Kilda gallery studets-obu-japan.jpg Obu Portraits from Japan The portraits from students in Obu are included in the exhibition because of Pt Phillip's sister city relationship with Obu. My reason for including them is of the link between our three countries due to our history in East Timor in World War 2. When Sergio heard we were in town he came to see us with a huge painting he had made of a traditional Lautem or Los Palos house in the Eastern most part of East Timor - the head of the crocodile. When he showed that to Pat she commissioned a painting.
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