To celebrate the 20th anniversary of Timor-Leste’s vote for independence, the international NGO community in Timor-Leste have commissioned three public murals by artist Tony Amaral.
The murals, all located in Timor-Leste’s capital city of Dili, celebrate the past, present and future of Timor-Leste.
HAI’s primary partner in all the countries where we work are the government and local health authorities. These murals are one way for HAI, and the entire iNGO community in Timor-Leste, to thank the government and people of Timor-Leste for the privilege of working collaboratively to strengthen social, economic, and health equity for all.
We look forward to continuing this critical partnership!
About the Artist:
Tony Amaral is a visual artist. He was born in Timor-Leste in 1984 and grew up in Dili, Timor-Leste during the time of the Indonesian occupation. His first teacher was the Indonesian artist Yahya Lambert who lives in Timor-Leste. Tony joined Arte Moris Free Art School in Dili in 2002 as one of the first students of the school. In 2008 he was awarded a scholarship to study art at The National Art School in Sydney, Australia. He was the first Timorese artist to graduate from the National Art School. After graduation he returned to East Timor as Artist in Residence at Arte Moris Art School, he is now the artistic director of Arte Moris.