November 27, 2021
  • November 27, 2021

Create market avenues for the arts, crafts: Artist

By on May 24, 2017 0

BY NATALIE CHOLOHEI

Local artists ask the relevant authorities to create markets to sell their works of art and crafts.

Artist Jerry John said he sells his works at home, but it’s impractical for a good sale and he looks for opportunities in public spaces.

“Every time we come here to sell our artwork in the hope of finding a leader who can create a market for us to sell our paintings and drawings. When there is a good market one or two of my paintings are bought otherwise most of the time I take everything home.

Jerry John and his family attend the Lae International School Market Day each year in hopes of selling his works to patrons.

He said he had ventured into the cultivation and sale of herbal plants such as mint, basil and calabash, a plant native to Mexico, which he sells for K200 while mints and potted basil go for K20.

On the other hand, Francis Yafume from Lufa, Eastern Highlands, traveled from Goroka to sell his cane baskets in the hope of getting a good return on his produce.

Yafume said he had been informed of the market day and thought it would be an opportunity for him to sell his work so he traveled but unfortunately for him the day did not end as planned.

The basket buyer said he finds his sale in Goroka more compatible than his weekend sale, but will participate in the school market again next year.


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