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SIMON GENDE NEW WORKS ON CANVAS 2013


bride price I redi now | today’s bride price, 2013 acrylic on canvas 980 x 1150mm


Australian soilders killed in Afganastan, 2013 acrylic on canvas 980 x 1130mm 5 pela ami bilong Australia I dai long Afganistan tupla helicopter kras na 3 pla ol ami tanim na sutin al Kidai 5 Australian soldiers die in Afghanistan two helicopters crash and the Army returns to shoot at Al Queda


welcome home Australian Olympic team, 2013 acrylic on canvas 990 x 1150mm SOLD Australian prime minister/ opesein leader I welkamin al Olympic team The Australian Prime Minister and Leader of the Opposition welcome home the Australian Olympic team


taim nogut long life blong mi | a bad time in my life, 2013 acrylic on canvas 980 x 1120mm SOLD tuplameri bilong mi pait na narapla kapsatim olgeta paint blong mi na kisim taim stret two of my wives fight and another one upsets all my paints


Bali bombing, 2013 acrylic on canvas 990 x 1120mm long 10-12-2002 long Bali bom pa drop n kilim 202 manmeri on 10-12-2002 a bomb exploded in Bali killing 202 men and woman.


Anti Islam fiery film protest, 2013 acrylic on canvas 980 x 1250mm USA mas rausim displa film USA must destroy this film


my life, 2013 acrylic on canvas 970 x 1050mm SOLD


Gillard returns home to grieve, 2013 acrylic on canvas 990 x 1160 SOLD Australian Priminister Ms Julia Gillard istap long Russia na kisim telephone olsem papa bilong em dai. Em lusim wok kisim balus na kam bek long ples long em Adelaide Australia. Australian Prime Minister Ms Julia Gillard was in Russia when she got a telephone call to say her father had died. She stopped her visit and caught a plane back to their home in Adelaide, Australia.


bride Price Bipo/Nau | bride price before/now, 2013 acrylic on canvas 1180 x 1020mm


New Pope, 2013 acrylic on canvas 980 x 1150mm SOLD Catholic church Pope Benedict i resign long wok. Nuple Pope Francis i kisim ples The Catholic Church’s Pope Benedict resigns. Pope Francis is the new Pope


successful launch sparks street dance, 2013 acrylic on canvas 980 x 1160mm North Koreans dans long streets long Pyongyana long hamamasim country first satellite I go long space North Koreans dance in the streets of Pyongyang at the first successful launch of a satellite into space.


refugees not wanted, 2013 acrylic on canvas 990 x 1260mm RESERVED Australia I noken larim ol refugees I kam insait long Australia bikos ol trabel lain Australia won’t let refugees into the country because they cause trouble


Rabaul volcano eruption, 2013 acrylic on canvas 960 x 1150mm SOLD Rabaul volcano I pairap na ol duk duk i ran away na displa helicoptai i kari ol disaster na emergency wok lain igo lukluk roun long Rabaul PNG The Rabaul volcano erupts and the duk duk run away. The helicopter doing all the disaster and emergency work flies around Rabaul looking.


Planes crash into the Twin Towers on September 11 2001, 2012 acrylic on canvas 1070 x 1200mm


Long Libya ol kilim Carnol Gaddafi | , 2012 acrylic on cloth 900 x 1010mm Long Libya ol kilim Carnol Gadaffi na pikinini boy blong em ol i kalbusim em In Libya, they kill Colonel Gaddafi and put his son in jail.


PNG Bakarap, 2012 acrylic on cloth 930 x 1100mm PNG Bakarap. Mining na Forest Industry bakrap long ol Papa Graun. 1. Bush i bakrap na ol pisin paradies i ranaway kainkain anumal long bush i ran away. 2. Ol fish dai long liklik wara. Ol papa graun i nogat enough graun long wokim garden na haus ol sindaun wan. 3.Government kisim bikpela. Company kisim bikpela. 4. Papa graun nogat na ol sindaun wantaim wari na complain istap. PNG destroyed. Mining and Forestry Industry comes and destroys Papa Ground (our land). 1.The forest is destroyed and the bird of paradise runs away and all kinds of animals of the forest run away. 2. Fish die in the stream. Papa Ground hasn’t enough land for gardens or houses and we are all worried. 3. Government gets a lot. Company gets a lot. 4. Papa Ground gets nothing and we are all worried and say/complain stop.


SIMON GENDE | ARTIST’S STATEMENT My name is Simon Gende. I was born on the 17th of September, 1969. I was born in the village called Gere in the Gembogl district, Simbu province, Papua New Guinea. My Language is Kuman. I am married with three (3) wives and twelve (12) children and have 24 pigs and also I’m a village leader. I start doing painting in 1989. I don’t get any training but I just paint on what I think. Most of my ideas I get from famous late Matias Kauage founder of the contemporary arts in PNG. In PNG we don’t have any gallery only one in Port Moresby but I live in the village so I sell my paintings during show events, sometimes when tourist boat comes to Madang and Lae and most of my time in front of Bird of Paradise Hotel in Goroka. I don’t have special brushes I just buy them from the school supplies shop and when they are old I throw them away. Most of my paintings are about big new stories in the world because most of people like to buy them because they want to keep the stories of what they heard over the news. It’s something like keeping history on the painting. Hope you get me clear.

All the works are for sale through the Damien Minton Gallery. Please contact: E: art@damienmintongallery.com T: 02 9699 7551


Simon Gende