Earhart is celebrated for her contributions to female aviators, women in technology and aviation science, artists from Papua New Guinea are invited to submit a project proposal that shares personal representation with Amelia Earhart’s vision as a pioneer aviator.
Earhart was an American aviation pioneer who was the first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean; and during her attempt to become the first woman to complete a round-the-world navigational flight in 1937, she disappeared over the central Pacific Ocean near Howland Island. Amelia and her navigator were last seen in Lae, Papua New Guinea on July 2, 1937.
The goal of this project is to create a work of art that represents and celebrates the impact of Amelia Earhart’s life on women in fields related to aviation and STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics). ).
The final work will be built on a cement base of 1.5m x 2m and will be located on the UNITECH campus in Lae. The artwork must be able to withstand the Lae climate, including extreme heat, wind, rain, and humidity. There is no height or width preference, but designs should consider the size of the cement base and ensure the sculpture will become a permanent feature on campus.
The deadline for proposals is Thursday, June 30, 2022, midnight PNG time. All applicants are encouraged to email their proposals to [email protected] or deliver them in person at the Papua New Guinea Tribal Foundation offices.