Mathias KAUAGE

Gembogl, Simbu, Papua New Guinea 1944 – Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea 2003

The first missionary. 1977 Place made: Port Moresby, National Capital District, Papua New Guinea
Materials & Technique: prints, ink; paper screenprint, printed in colour inks, from four stencils Support: thick white hot pressed paper
Manufacturer's Mark: no manufacturer's mark
Edition State: published state
Impression: 24/117
Edition: edition of 117

Primary Insc: signed lower right corner in black pencil, 'KAUAGE'. not dated. titled lower centre below printed image in black pencil, 'The First Missionary'. inscribed with edition details, lower left corner in black pencil, '24/117'.
Secondary Insc: no inscriptions.
Tertiary Insc: no inscriptions.
Dimensions: printed image (irregular) 50.4 h x 38.2 w cm sheet 62.0 h x 47.5 w cm
Cat Raisonné: PIAP | png.189 | impression
Acknowledgement: Gordon Darling Australasian Print Fund 1990
Accession No: NGA 90.30
Subject: Papua New Guinea, Art style: Contemporary, From 1968
Image rights: © approved by Elisabeth Kauage
  • Purchased by the Australian National, from the National Art School, Papua New Guinea, February 1990.
  • The fourteen works were selected at the request of the Australian National Gallery, by Robert Jones, Lecturer Graphic Design at the National Art School.