Next Generation: Solomon Islands After RAMSI, is an exhibition by Sean Davey of daily life in Honiara at the end of RAMSI. After 14 years of the Australian led Regional Assistance Mission to Solomon Islands, this Pacific Island nation now looks towards it’s future as a fully-fledged, self-determined country. Sean Davey was commissioned by the Department of Foreign Affairs to photograph in Honiara in June/July 2017 to mark the drawdown of RAMSI and to produce a set of documentary photographs that reveal the state of the country at this pivotal moment in its history.
I made these photographs in June and July on commission from the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade. These photographs would not have been possible without the following people: Connie Te’angoika Pusah, Nelson Misiboe, Gloria Phranyta Hong, Freddie Osifelo, Cheryl ‘coffeemix’ Aumanu, Georgina Kekea, Ofati Leve, Dent and Annette Soma, Dorothy Anderson, Chelsea Saukiu, Devid Myk, Albert Kolupe, Teikagei Makaua Ashley, Estar Vlse, Carol-Anne Sulega, June Fakarii, Danny Afia, Jay Timi, Jame Aengari, Pastor Jerry Akwakiba, Sosimo Sifotelia, Maria from the Honiara Art Gallery, Ina Mauri, Bettina Kukuti, May Kenilorea-Samasoni, Jonel Franjokeni, Chris Baekalia, Deli Sharon Oso, Karl Bouro, Nanette Tutua, Hencey Charles, Stanford, Albert, Clement Tito, Festus Vana, John Bosomata, Clement Kili, Margaret Maelaua, Nicholas Buse, Roy Billy Gizo, Nelson Bulu, Vester Garimane, Aida Tuki, May Romis, Michael and Justine Cheung, Moses, Judy, Philomena and Sherinta Belaga, Francis Lilo, Nancy Tatano, Jenny Teho, Jessy Reima, Stella Barua, Mohan Shankerappa, Terry and Melinda Ngota, Jeremiah Kela, Emily Motaliki, Helen Fugui, Andrew Nixon, Jane Andrew, Cecil and Ruth Kima, Jenny Tuita Oge, Tasha Kopana, Bernadine Salebasi, Rosslyn Nena and Eliorha Muiri’i.
Artist in conversation event with Sean Davey and Geoffrey Dunn
2pm, Sunday 10 September
Free event, all welcome.