Vanya Taule'alo – Artist in Samoa

November 22, 2009

Exhibition in New Zealand Feb 2010

Filed under: 2010 Blog Posts — vanyataulealo @ 9:57 pm

Up coming Event – Group Show in Christchurch New Zealand “Between two Worlds, entre deux mondes”
I am participating in an exhibition opening Feb 15th with Fatu Feuu and Isaballe Staron-Tutugoro. Each of us will be examining our positions as relocated people living outside of our original cultures.
I will be presenting some of my PhD photographs but on a smaller scale. Instead of taking memory objects with me I am going to produce a number of small photographs on canvas to go alongside the 4 larger works that represent 4 generations of our bi-cultural family.
I would love to have taken my full PhD exhibition to NZ but have never had funding to make that possible. Maybe one day Alice Tyree will return to Christchurch in all her glory, with Uluolefa making her first visit? Who knows?

I shall try and put this invite on this site …  and here it is!

Cheers Vanya



  1. Hi Vanya,
    Hearty congratulations for launching the website. Makes it much easier for people to find out/learn more/and benefit from your work. Would love to see your photos of the tsunami on your blog to compare with the many photos taken by others- there’s nothing like the lens of an artist to get at those elusive qualities. Cheers Tili

    Comment by Tili Afamasaga — November 9, 2009 @ 10:24 pm | Reply

    • Thanks for the encouragement. I shall start working on the tsunami images maybe over Christmas. Still sorting ideas out. Hope we catch up soon.
      Cheers Vanya

      Comment by Vanya Taulealo — November 14, 2009 @ 7:19 am | Reply

  2. Those new works from your finds will, I’m sure be very powerful. I hope also healing for you and others on the island. I throughly enjoyed looking at your site. The work is fantastic. I am hoping I can see your studio and some of your art in the real this xmas when we are visiting Felipe. Thank you for preparing this very well done site. Cliff

    Comment by clifford curry — November 9, 2009 @ 11:19 pm | Reply

    • Cliff,
      Yes the new works are still in my head at present but will eventually hit canvas I am sure. You and Delight are most welcome to visit my tiny studio. I do look forward to seeing you late December. Cheers Vanya

      Comment by Vanya Taulealo — November 14, 2009 @ 7:25 am | Reply

  3. hi vanya.. congrats on site, good on you, dont know where you find the time!!!@ and hope that you get lots of hits…

    Comment by Susan F — November 14, 2009 @ 1:02 am | Reply

  4. Congratulations on your website Vanya! I really enjoyed exploring your work and reading your articles. I’m fascinated by the way you use the traditional symbols in your artwork and the background of them you give in your writings.

    I hope to see your work for real when I come back from my trip in january,



    Comment by Christa Bosboom — November 15, 2009 @ 2:06 am | Reply

    • Thanks Christa, hopefully I have more time to be creative next year this year has got lost in curriculum writing. Enjoy the cold of Dutch winter.

      Comment by Vanya Taulealo — November 22, 2009 @ 11:41 pm | Reply

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