Story: Pacific arts in New Zealand

Ioane Ioane, 'Fale sa'

Ioane Ioane, 'Fale sa'

Ioane Ioane’s 'Fale sa' is shown here at the Auckland City Art Gallery in 2002. The installation includes 500 carved cowrie shells and three wooden totems, shown with a watery audio-light scape. The work is about being rooted in a culture and family heritage, drawing strength and the ability to adapt from it.

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Auckland Art Gallery – Toi o Tāmaki
Reference: 2002/27
Sculpture by Ioane Ioane, 1999

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How to cite this page:

Kolokesa U. Māhina-Tuai, 'Pacific arts in New Zealand - Pacific arts and artists', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/object/44236/ioane-ioane-fale-sa (accessed 15 December 2018)

Story by Kolokesa U. Māhina-Tuai, published 22 Oct 2014