Apa is one of Moresby’s most prolific artists.  He first moved to Port Moresby in the late 1980s, where he was taught to paint by the late Mathias Kauage OBE.  Apa was adopted by Kauge as his son and for a while was known as Kauge Mathias.  Today he does not paint under the Kauage name. 


Apa is best known for his colourful works featuring the birds and animals of PNG.  He can usually be found selling these beautiful works outside the Holiday Inn in Port Moresby or at the Ela Beach Markets.

Apa Hugo