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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.]


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.
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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.]


Suai Portraits in St Kilda gallery


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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Portraits & Drawings by Youth of Suai

July 30th, 2008 jen Posted in Art, Portraits by Youth of Suai, Youth Portrait Exchange Comments Off on Portraits & Drawings by Youth of Suai

[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.]


During the hectic time that precedes a trip to Suai I got a phone call from Pat Jessen, (Co-ordinator of the Friends of Suai), to chat about art materials she wanted to take to Suai. She ended up taking some small canvasses, some quality art paper, coloured pencils, charcoal pencils, crayons and oil paints. When she got there Pat enlisted my friend Sergio da Costa to find some artists and these portraits are what they came up with.

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All the artists live in the centre of Suai except Atoy who lives in Suai Loro. The first two paintings in the gallery top left are by Atoy. Rumour has it that Atoy studied at Arte Moris (Birth of Art). in Dili for a while. Atoy’s portrait Boy 1 particularly, is embued with the colour and tonal qualities of his environment and I’m sure he has painted his portraits using his friends as live models.


Suai Loro is a lowland area by the beach, about ten to twelve k’s from Suai but the trip is a 40 minute drive from Suai, because the road is deeply deeply rutted and damaged by the hundreds of trips made along it by armoured vehicles in 2000 that left behind potholes that have grown into massive muddy sections of road that remain wet for many days between rains. I first visited Suai Loro at that time with Veronica Pereira. It was devastatingly poor then and still is very poor. The villages are close to the beach overlooking the Timor Sea, near the mangrove swamps , and the houses, built from traditional materials are built high above beautiful deep brown sand, to protect them from flooding.

In Suai Loro people are still living together with houses placed near each other and facing into each other in groups. Simao, the Friends of Suai Chefi told me that the Portuguese introduced straight roads and living alongside roads to East Timor. This kind of change makes a huge social impact but I’m yet to understand what difference it has made in East Timor.

Sergio dashed off his pencil sketch (centre bottom row) in about ten to fifteen minutes while I was watching him when he was first commissioned to do the portraits. Two of the portraits of the young women have been painted from photographs while the first of his in the gallery third from left in the top row above, of the young woman with the blue top, looks a little like his sister Julia, so perhaps Julia modeled for that one. Indrey has sketched they guy who was working as security at the Community Centre and I don’t know who drew the girl on the chair. I will try and find out.

The artists range widely in age. Idrey (I hope I have spelt his name correctly) is about ten or eleven, Sergio and Atoy are both in their twenties.

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