• Short Summary

    AN INTERNATIONAL ATMOSPHERE SURROUNDED THE OPENING IN NAIROBI OF A ONE-MAN EXHIBITION BY WELL-KNOWN AUSTRALIA ARTIST, MRS.

  • Description

    AN INTERNATIONAL ATMOSPHERE SURROUNDED THE OPENING IN NAIROBI OF A ONE-MAN EXHIBITION BY WELL-KNOWN AUSTRALIA ARTIST, MRS. EEVA LIISA.

    AMONG THE GUESTS WERE THE AMERICAN CHARGE D'AFFAIRS IN KENYA AND THE AUSTRALIAN HIGH COMMISSIONER, MR. R.N. HAMILTON WHO OPENED THE EXHIBITION.

    FOR MORE THAN FOUR YEARS, THE PAA YA PAA GALLERY IN NAIROBI HAS BEEN THE MEETING PLACE OF ARTISTS, WRITERS, POETS AND ACTORS FROM ALL OVER THE WORLD. INCLUDING GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS OF THE MANY COUNTRIES REPRESENTED IN KENYA.

    ALTHOUGH BORN IN FINLAND, MRS. LIISA HAS BEEN AN AUSTRALIAN RESIDENT SINCE EMIGRATING TO SYDNEY AT THE BEGINNING OF NINETEEN-FIFTY-NINE. INITIALLY SHE WORKED AS AN INTERPRETER FOR FINISH IMMIGRANTS, AND IT WAS NOT UNTIL A FEW YEARS AGO - ON A VISIT TO TANZANIA - THAT HER INTEREST IN ART BECAME MORE SERIOUS.

    NOT ONLY DOES MRS. LIISA EXCEL IN OIL PAINTINGS, BUT SHE HAS BECOME SOMEWHAT OF AN EXPERT IN BATIKS, ONE OF THE MOST DIFFICULT OF ALL ART FORMS.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA4VCYJ1GJ3WOF1IA2NN1D6M57P
    Media URN:
    VLVA4VCYJ1GJ3WOF1IA2NN1D6M57P
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    10/12/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:03:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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