Talofa lava! Introducing the Moana Waiwai, Moana Pāti artist,
Tuāfale Tanoa’i AKA Linda T.
Tuāfale Tanoa’i AKA Linda T. is a multi-disciplinary artist based in Tāmaki Makaurau and is of Samoan descent (Lufilufi, Sasa’ai, Leauva’a). Using video, photography and DJ-ing, Tuāfale’s practice aims to document and share community stories. Her kaupapa has been described as one that is based on koha – often made with, and gifted back to, the communities she is engaged with. Tuāfale is widely recognised for her generous contributions to various community groups in Aotearoa through her rigorous and insightful work as a documenter since the early 1980s. In addition to her solo practice Tuāfale is a member of art collective D.A.N.C.E. art club.
Since 2018, Tuāfale has been engaged in an ongoing series of international adventures and residencies that form the basis of a long-term research interest. Her research looks at art, music and queer communities in response to their cultural and geographical environments. This body of work begins in the USA with Chasing Chaka, a three-week tour following influential women, people of colour and queer musicians across America.
Moana Waiwai, Moana Pāti is on at Tautai Gallery till September 25th
Tuesday to Friday – 10am – 4pm
Saturday – 11am – 4pm