Kōrero: Samoans

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Samoan artists

Samoan artists have made a major contribution to the New Zealand art scene. Michel Tuffery, born in Wellington of Samoan descent, likes to poke gentle fun at the negative impact of western culture on the Pacific Islands. This 1999 work, entitled ‘Bull’, was constructed from corned beef tins. It refers to the way corned beef has undermined Pacific fishing, cultivation and cooking skills.

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Pātaka - Porirua Museum of Arts and Cultures
Object by Michel Tuffery

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Misatauveve Melani Anae, 'Samoans - Contributions to New Zealand', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/artwork/1627/samoan-artists (accessed 19 May 2022)

He kōrero nā Misatauveve Melani Anae, i tāngia i te 8 Feb 2005, updated 1 Mar 2015