Fatu Feu’u, Andy Leleisi’uao, Raymond Sagapolutele FA’ATASI Paintings, Photography, Prints
July 11 – August 6, 2022 Rarotonga
Opening 6pm, Monday 11 July, all welcome.
Dr Tearikivao (Kiki) Maoate, President, Pasifika Medical Association
Ben Bergman, Gallery Director
‘To me, art is not just about painting or sculpting. Art is part of everything we do, whether it’s building a house, or the way we talk to our family and friends, something we do with respect’ Fatu Feu’u.
Fa’atasi (together) unites Samoan artists Fatu Feu’u, Andy Leleisi’uao and Raymond Sagapolutele. Feu’u, often referred to as the godfather of Pacific contemporary art was the Creative New Zealand artist in Residence to Rarotonga in 2002. Co-hosted by the Cook Islands Ministry of Cultural Development, Feu’u’s residency resulted in multiple workshops and exhibitions involving many Cook Islands artists. His bright, expressive paintings, vivacious personality and professional public relations skills ignited the developing Rarotongan art community, lending a fresh sense of confidence and resolve.
Feu’u returns to exhibition in the Cook Islands accompanied by contemporaries Leleisi’uao and Sagapolutele with a new series of work including paintings, prints and photography.