New Caledonia is a land that inspires artists. The influence of the Pacific and European cultures intermingle, offering an array of intense works. If you are keen on contemporary art, tribal art and photography, you will be thrilled by this "arty" route across the capital. From galleries to extraordinary buildings, follow the guide.
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Tribal art on display at DZ
The DZ gallery is an institution in Nouméa. In a beautiful colonial house, you will be immersed in the world of Pacific and Aboriginal art, with intense works and unique objects that Didier Zanette has brought back from his travels. A passionate gallery owner, he loves sharing with you his enthusiasm for tribal art.
Arte Bello, art in the heart of the Latin Quarter
In the busy streets of this neighbourhood, Arte Bello has exhibited for over 20 years the work of New Caledonian artists. In a bright room, the works are divided between figurative and abstract. The plus is the opportunity to meet and talk with the artists on site.
Artistic wealth at Le Chevalet d'Art
In the Ouémo area, the gallery belonging to the painter Eric Valet is one of the most welcoming. You can enjoy works by artists from different backgrounds and who use different techniques. A profusion of colours, landscapes, portraits that reflect the creativity of contemporary artists.
Château Hagen and Maison Higginson
Château Hagen, flagship of the Caledonian artistic heritage
Listed in 1998 as a historical monument, this Vallée des Colons mansion from the late 19th century has undergone a splendid restoration. You will love this haven of peace: In a large leafy park, this imposing building houses permanent and temporary exhibitions, as well as cultural events.
Maison Higginson, a prominent art venue
In the centre of town, hidden by a lush garden, is a stately and majestic mansion, which has been open to the public since 2015. Formerly owned by SLN founder John Higginson, this mansion has transformed to become a space dedicated to art. This is a lively place, alternating temporary exhibitions, private collections of paintings, sculptures and furniture, as well as discoveries by the Nouméa foundation for contemporary art.
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