HERALD WEEKLY ISSUE 570:29 June 2011

Back in business

The art gallery at the Club Bana Bistro has re-opened

Art lovers will be pleased that the former small, intimate gallery at the Club Bana Bistro in the Banana Court complex, has re-opened with works from some of our most respected artists.
Club Bana Bistro and Art Gallery operator Tarita Hutchinson told the Herald on Wednesday morning there is still some renovations to be completed but the gallery is open for business with works priced from as low as $5 up to $10,000.
Currently works by Maria File, Julia Tuake, Joan Gragg and Mereana Hutchinson are featured. The gallery will be open from Monday to Friday and will be curated by Mereana with help from sister- in –law Katrina Hutchinson.
Mereana is showing photos on small canvases of Pacific crafts currently held by the British Museum. The photos were taken when she was in London at the end of 2009. The British Museum houses its Pacific collection at four different venues and is contemplating establishing a single venue for its Oceania collection.
Mereana told the Herald the gallery will run exhibitions to coincide with local cultural events such as Tiare week and Vaka Eiva.

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