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Pauline-Rose Hago (Derami)

ÖMIE ARTISTS

Born: 1968, Budo village, Oro Province, Papua New Guinea
Language Group: Ömie
Clan: Ematé
Lives and works: Duharenu village, Oro Province, Papua New Guinea
Medium: natural pigments on nioge (women's barkcloth skirts)

 

BIOGRAPHY

Pauline-Rose Hago (Derami) is the daughter of Natalie Juvé, a Sahuoté clanwoman from Duharenu village who was also a barkcloth artist. As a young girl Pauline-Rose was adopted by Wilington Uruhé, the Paramount Chief of Ömie men. She has been fortunate to have learnt the traditional Sahuoté soru’e (tattoo designs) from her father Willington as she is now the foremost painter of important designs such as taigu taigu’e - leaf pattern, siha’e - tree fruit and jö’o sor’e - uncurling fern fronds as well as vë’i ija ahe - bone of the lizard. Her talents as a painter have seen her travel to Sydney, Australia in 2009 with Dapeni Jonevari (Mokokari) to attend an exhibition of Ömie art. She is married to Simon Hago and together they have four children.

BIBLIOGRAPHY

Balai, Sana; Modjeska, Drusilla; and Ryan, Judith, Wisdom of the Mountain: Art of the Ömie, National Gallery of Victoria International, Melbourne 2009
Gregory, Bill; and Modjeska, Drusilla, The Art of Ömie [exhibition catalogue], William Mora Galleries, Melbourne & Annandale Galleries, Sydney, 2010
Gregory, Bill; and Ryan, Judith, Ömie: The Art of Ömie [exhibition catalogue], Annandale Galleries, Sydney, 2009
Gregory, Bill; and Modjeska, Drusilla, In The Shadow of a Volcano: The Barkcloth Art of Ömie [exhibition catalogue], Holmes à Court Gallery, Perth & Annandale Galleries, Sydney, 2007
Gregory, Bill; and Modjeska, Drusilla, Ömie: The Barkcloth Art of Ömie [exhibition catalogue], Annandale Galleries, Sydney, 2006

COLLECTIONS

National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne