Have I got your attention?
In the highlands of Papua New Guinea, some young men wear wigs decorated with bright bird plumes as part of a traditional bachelor cult. Just like in nature, these fine feathers are used to attract attention.
9 months, 4 weeks ago, by Kerry Head
From first contact to cannibal tours: PNG on film
The people of Papua New Guinea's highlands were unknown to the outside world until 1930, when Australian gold prospectors revealed vast populations living in the mountainous interior. Soon the region became a magnet for anthropologists, missionaries, tribal art enthusiasts... and filmmakers.
11 months, 3 weeks ago, by Robert Herbert
Hanging a wall of sunset colours
Just when you thought the Gallery couldn't possibly have any more colour on display, a vivid contemporary work created by a group of highlands artists from Papua New Guinea has just been installed.
12 months ago, by Natalie Wilson
Not your average jewels
Twelve scrotum of marsupial tree-dwellers are not the sort of thing you’re likely to find on a piece of modern personal adornment, but when in Wonenara in the Eastern Highlands Province of Papua New Guinea...
1 year ago, by Kerry Head
The show goes on
For most city slickers the Sydney Royal Easter Show evokes memories of fairy floss, show bags, gut-churning rides and empty wallets! As thrilling as it is, for cultural spectacle, it just can't compete with New Guinea's highland shows.
1 year ago, by Natalie Wilson