Andy Leleisi'uao

The Lau people of Vapula

The Lau people of Vapula by Andy Leleisi'uao

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After taking a journey to the Planet Lurka, the Ufological people of Samoa retreat and return to Earth. The Lurkas begin to observe these Pacific ‘foreigners’ with fascination. (Te Moananui a Kiwa, 2005)

By turning mythology on its head and introducing a futuristic science fiction, Andy Leleisiu’ao has developed a far-sighted response to being a first generation immigrant. He invents an entirely personal mythology about journeys, exploration and attitudes to the collecting of other culture’s artefacts.

Title
The Lau people of Vapula
Artist/creator
Production date
2003
Medium
acrylic on canvas
Dimensions
330 x 240 mm
Inscription
primary: signed & dated l.r.cnr, pencil, "03 ALL"
Credit line
Chartwell Collection, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, 2003
Accession no
C2003/1/37
Copyright
Copying restrictions apply
Department
New Zealand Art
Display status
Not on display

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