Mathias Kauage

MATHIAS KAUAGE (1944-2003)

Ladies Soccer: Australia v Papua New Guinea  1999

acrylic on canvas

signed and dated

36½ x 36½ ins (92.5 x 92.5 cm)



Rebecca Hossack Art Gallery


Kauage was a key figure in contemporary art in Papua New Guinea. His paintings reflect the island’s culture and history, expecially around its independence in 1975. He was awarded an OBE in 1998, and his work is held in several museum collections.