Vanya Taule'alo – Artist in Samoa




  1. Talofa Vanya,

    can you, please, reply with your mail address? I think that after all these years we may come together again with another exhibition project in Germany – which would be graet.

    Ia manuia lava, Pita from Cologne, Germany

    Comment by Peter Mesenhoeller — September 28, 2009 @ 8:32 pm

    • Hi Peter,
      My address is P.O.Box 306 Apia Samoa. Great that you blew into my site. I was away and did not know it was up. I have a large body of work with my PhD exhibition looking at all sorts of issues and with a lot of historical
      objects and letters so it would be good to be able to exhibit that somewhere. I am not sure what you have in mind but i have always wanted to show that body of work its just no one has been able to afford to get it off the island. It was only shown at my PhD exhibition in Newcastle.
      How are you all and is Gerda still working at the Museum in Frankfurt? I am so happy to be working for myself doing some consultancies and a little teaching and hoping more studio time! I am writing the visual arts primary curriculum at present and its taking longer than expected. When it is finished I want the largest percentage of my time to be in the studio.
      Cheers Vanya

      Comment by vanyataulealo — October 22, 2009 @ 5:56 pm

  2. Hi Vanya and Ieti
    Long time no talk! We thougt about you at this awful time and about the people of Samoa, especially on the south side. We hope that all is well with you both and with your boys. They are a fine looking bunch!

    We are both fine: Sam is living in London and doing OK as a muso and Ben is married and living in Wellington, teaching and playing piano – married to an artist!

    Lots of love

    Bob and Nan

    Comment by Bob and Nan Wilcock — October 2, 2009 @ 2:57 am

    • Hi Bob and Nan,
      The country is really shocked and suffering and nervous. For a small population of 170,000 a loss of 142 people is a lot and people are so connected and they have never experienced anything like this so its been dreadful.
      Stories come in that just make you want to weep; of parents kids being forced out of their arms and swept away, people being killed and ending up at the top of trees, going back for cell phones and to lock shops and loosing their lives.
      So now every tremor has people running. I think it will be months before people stop feeling depressed, scared and maybe never? Tell Beth I intend to send her a photo of where we had dinner at Sea Breeze the restaurant fale was washed away.
      We just had a few days with the kids and grandchildren in Brisbane and Melbourne. Ieti and I are starting our own small consultancy business so it’s a new chapter in our lives.
      Love Vanya

      Comment by vanyataulealo — October 22, 2009 @ 6:04 pm

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