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Hal Holman plans exhibition for the Gold Coast


Pastel WarriorA FEW MONTHS BACK, feeling the weight of his near 90 years, the prolific sculptor and painter, Hal Holman OL OAM, moved to the Gold Coast in Queensland to be nearer family.

Hal, whose imagery of Papua New Guinea now extends for half a century and who has been honoured by the governments of both PNG and Australia, has experienced some health problems since making his move to the town of Helensvale.

Holman & MermaidBut he’s now back in harness – “I have remained industrious,” as Hal puts it - and is planning a major exhibition of 40 paintings and six bronze sculptures for 9-11 December.

The subject matter of these objet d’art is diverse, but – as you might imagine – there will be a good sprinkling of Papua New Guinea subjects on show.

The venue for the exhibition is the community hall at 5 Mildura Drive, Helensvale, not far from Mermaid Beach where Hal's much remarked mermaid sculpture, completed last year, now stands.

Hal is particularly keen for people who have spent time in PNG, or who are interested in the country, to visit the exhibition and make his acquaintance.

So if you live in south east Queensland here’s a great opportunity to hook up with a living legend.


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Liam Bannister

Good work Hal, I haven't seen your son David for 10 years or so at Crows Nest when I was working there. You have got two thumbs up from me mate.

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