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.

The Lau people of Vapula
Andy Leleisi'uao
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acrylic on canvas
330 x 240 mm
Credit line
Chartwell Collection, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, 2003
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New Zealand Art
Display status
Not on display

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