Talofa lava! Introducing the Moana Waiwai, Moana Pāti artist,
Jasmine Tuiā is a multidisciplinary practitioner who examines concepts of the Pacific body and indigenous Samoan narratives through mediums of photography, moving image and tapa (siapo) making. She is of Samoan descent (Matautu Lefaga, Falefa, Anoama’a and Malifa, Apia).
Jasmine’s practice is influenced by histories, conversations, and land cases from her village of Matautu Lefaga in Samoa. She explores the re-representation and reclamation of Pacific identity, as well as reinforcing the importance of indigenous Moana voices. Jasmine completed a BFA at Elam School of Fine Arts in 2019 and will be graduating with her MFA in September 2021.
Moana Waiwai, Moana Pāti opens at Tautai Gallery
Friday 11 June!
Moana Waiwai, Moana Pāti runs from 12 June – 25 September at Tautai Gallery
Gallery Hours: 10am – 4pm (Tues – Fri)
11am – 4pm (Saturday)