We wish our Director Pierre Peeters and Curator Claire Ulenberg the very best for their upcoming trip to Niue, where they have been kindly invited by Mark and Ahi Cross to judge the sculpture biennial in the Cultural Festival of Niue. All entries will be displayed at the 'Sale's Fale' at the Hikulangi Sculpture Park. For more information on Hikulangi Sculpture Park, please click here.
'Sale's Fale' is an ongoing project in memory of the Niue High School art teacher Charles Jessop who passed away June 2012 aged 47. Charles was born in New Zealand and after graduating from Elam in the 80's, he decided return to Niue and teach art at Niue High School. Charles, also known as Sale, countered the urban drift by coming back to Niue, becoming a representative of the heroic return of the Niue Diaspora against all the odds. He is remembered by his many students, the Niue art Community and the Niue public in general, as a humble and diligent contributor to the country. With this in mind, the sculpture is in the form of a monumental montage constructed by the Niue community through the biennial competition "The Charles Jessop Memorial Sculpture Prize."
Finally Pierre Peeters Gallery will be able to see Mark Cross's idyllic and transcendental seascapes in the flesh! To see more of Mark's work, please click here.