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Listed under:  Arts  >  Regional art  >  New Zealand art

After Fa‘alupega (Headless State)

This is an oil painting by the Sāmoan / Mäori artist Lily Laita (1969–), created in New Zealand in 2001. The painting is called After Fa‘alupega (Headless State) and is a brightly coloured, complex work. To the left stands Nafanua, a Sāmoan goddess figure, here adorned with a pigeon’s head. To the right are four figures ...


Mana Pasifika mural

This is a coloured pencil drawing on paper. It was created in 1996 by the Pacific artist Michel Tuffery (1966–) for an exhibition called Mana Pasifika at the Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa. Tuffery sourced motifs and patterns from a range of Pacific cultures. The dominant colours are yellow-orange and blue. The ...