ARTE MORIS IS PROUD TO REPRESENT TIMOR-LESTE ON NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL STAGES
- HUGE INCREASE IN STUDENT ACTIVITIES IN COMING MONTHS -
ARTE MORIS today announced its most impressive range of national and international exhibitions covering the three-months from April to June this year. Says Julianto Pereira, Director of the School, “our ‘ambassadors of Timorese art’ are travelling to Australia and Switzerland to present our work in a series of exhibitions, but as always the highlight will be exhibiting at home in the ‘Loos / Sim / Yes’ Independence exhibition in Hotel Timor in Dili, to mark the 6th anniversary of the restoration of Independence.”
The Dili exhibition will feature 50 new works, celebrating all the positive changes in the country since Independence - including the most important Freedom of Expression now enjoyed by artists such as themselves.
Pereira went on to remark that despite “the extreme difficulties of the last 24 months and the presence of an IDP camp in the school buildings, all of us were determined to carry on the work, to demonstrate our talent, enthusiasm and dedication, and to take the opportunity of these exhibitions to share our goodwill and passion for our country”.
The ‘Loos / Sim / Yes’ exhibition will be opened by the Secretary of State for Culture, Mr. Virgilio Smith, and the exhibition will open at 5.30pm on Monday May 19th at Hotel Timor.
The full calendar of events for this period is as follows:
19 May - (ongoing) DILI
‘LOOS / SIM / YES’ EXHIBITION OPENING on 19 May at 17.30
RESTORATION OF INDEPENDENCE CELEBRATION
The exhibition is a collaboration with, and supported, by Hotel Timor and Fundaçao Oriente.
28 Apr – 5 May DARWIN, AUSTRALIA
Exhibition of Artworks by Arte Moris Students opening on 28 May, 5pm at the Entertainment Centre on occasion of the Rotary International District 9550 Conference
Conference includes a presentation about Arte Moris Fine Art School on 3 May, at 11.45am, given by (Iliwatu) Julianto Pereira, (Azo) Ozorio Jeronimo, and (Xisto) Zito Soares Da Silva.
The exhibition will be opened by the NT Minister of Art and Museums.
6 May – 15 May DARWIN, AUSTRALIA
Cultural Visit and Capacity Building
School of Creative Arts and Humanities,
Charles Darwin University
Etching Courses - Students to attend: (as above)
These events are sponsored by Rotary District 9550 and supported by Charles Darwin University.
29 May – 21 June ZURICH, SWITZERLAND
Catholic Academy of Jesuit Mission and Cultural Visit
‘YOUNG ART FROM EAST TIMOR’
A dramatic exhibition on the development of Art in the young nation, presented by the Arte Moris Senior Students
· Alfeo Sanches Pereira
· (Abe) Avelino José Cancio da Silva
FILM SCREENING “A Passion for Culture”
A documentary by Casa Produçao Audiovisual, Taibessi in collaboration with Arte Moris (2008)
The events are in collaboration with Casa Produçao Audiovisual and sponsored by the Catholic Academy of the Jesuit Mission, with support from Friends of Arte Moris, Zurich.
For further information, please contact
Free Art School and Cultural Centre
Rua dos Martires da Patria, Comoro
PO. Box 166, Correios Central, Dili, East Timor
Tel.: +670 723 3507