Big city art
Living in the big city of Port Moresby is very challenging and many Papua New Guineans use any opportunities available to make money and survive.
A mother from Lufa, Mrs Janet Steven makes traditional billums and sells them at 7mile bus stop opposite Gateway Hotel along with her husband’s paintings.
Mrs Steven says the Government needs to put money into promoting local art as people like her survive from what little they earn from their sales.
"I want the government to create opportunities for us grassroots people who struggle to make ends meet in the cities and urban centers," said Mrs Steven.
"If they can create a place for us to sell our arts to incoming tourists we can make a difference because PNG Arts are very unique and attractive to foreigners, that is why at every big hotels there is always arts sale opposite." PNGFM