Vanya Taule'alo – Artist in Samoa

February 1, 2010

Salamander gallery exhibition – ground broken for gallery at Siusega.

Filed under: 2009 blogs — vanyataulealo @ 1:19 am

I am on the count down for getting my images completed and packed for my upcoming trip to New Zealand. The exhibition opens Feb 15th at the Salamander gallery in Christchurch. I am showing with Fatu and Isabelle and I hope it goes well. This is a parred down version of my gafa work for the PhD and is all photo image based. I will post photos when the show is up. In the meantime the tape is around the area designated for the gallery construction and fill arrives tomorrow to level the ground and its happening. This is really exciting for me.



  1. nice one mama. damn i won’t recognise the joint when i get back over … i haven’t even seen the deck!!!??!!

    wow show starts in 10 days, DON’T PANIC!!!!!!!!!!!!! *smashes head into computer screen*

    Comment by Setu Taule'alo — February 4, 2010 @ 10:22 am | Reply

    • Yes its all falling into place. Fifty small photos on canvas 10x 12″ 10x 17″ 12×16″ and the big ones 30x 45″ and using the 4 main ones of the Fetaiai i gafa series but adding to it the photos on canvas of the objects and people that show our cross cultural lives, experiences and memories. It will either be well received or trashed I think? I am excited and so are family members in NZ so thats a good start.

      Comment by Vanya Taulealo — February 7, 2010 @ 10:05 pm | Reply

  2. yeah well you can’t always keep the masses happy aye? you’ll have to bring all the pics so we can check em.

    good luck and god speed.

    Comment by Setu Taule'alo — February 10, 2010 @ 8:22 am | Reply

  3. The journey of our 6 boxes of art works to NZ and then CHCH was draining. Well we paid $500 excess baggage which was possibly more than our airfare. We got to Auckland at 5am and there was no transfer of our luggage to the domestic terminal. We had 3 trolleys and 2 people and so Ieti went to walk the first trolley over and check in from International to domestic (in the dark mind you) onlt to be told he could not check in. So back he came following the long blue line to International with the said trolley. We then precariously packed our stuff onto 2 trolleys went upstairs and had a coffee and breakfast and waited for 3 hours until we followed the blue line back to domestic and checked in for Christchurch. I was not amused and being sleep deprived it did not help!!! I will keep you posted. Vanya

    Comment by Vanya Taulealo — February 12, 2010 @ 9:29 pm | Reply

  4. god what a nightmare.

    hey you don’t know how to operate a telephone? 😡

    Comment by Setu Taule'alo — February 16, 2010 @ 3:29 am | Reply

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