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‘Pari‘aka’ by Lily Laita (3rd of 3)

‘Pari‘aka’ by Lily Laita

The Samoan-Māori artist Lily Laita does not apply Pacific motifs in an explicit way, but uses strong painterly gestures. By using words – Māori, Samoan and English – she evokes historical connections across the Pacific.

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Acrylic on paper by Lily Aitui Laita

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Misatauveve Melani Anae, 'Samoans - Contributions to New Zealand', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 18 August 2022)

Story by Misatauveve Melani Anae, published 8 Feb 2005, updated 1 Mar 2015