Duck Print Fine Art Limited Editions / Projects / Mataso Bebellic, 2008

Mataso is a small island off Port Villa. Most of the villagers live on the mainland and have little income. A project was conceived by Carl Amneus to establish a cultural art program so that over time it would provide an income for the Mataso community. The artworks represent a collection of traditional Bebellic art rarely seen outside Vanuatu.

Over a period of two months in 2007 Mataso artists painted Bebellic images on mylar transparencies. Back at the Port Kembla studio the transparencies were transferred to silkscreens and printed. These prints are packaged as a complete boxed portfolio.