Fatu Feu`u On Life & Art

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September 2012

Fatu Feu`u is an internationally recognised Samoan-New Zealand artist. He has been pivotal in shaping the interest in contemporary Pacific art globally and nurturing a generation of Pacific artists locally, leading to his reputation as the Father of contemporary Pacific art.

In this book, Fatu shares his story, from wilful Samoan-village boy, to New Zealand factory-worker immigrant, to leader in his home communities and the global art world.

His thoughts on art and life are woven into an inspiring tale that helps us understand not only what drives this artist, but what’s behind his art — how the bright colours, the frangipani, tā-tatau and siapo designs create a narrative of his past, present and future.

Listen to Fatu on the Radio NZ National Arts on Sunday interview here.

Artist Fatu Feu'u is a pioneer in the Pacific arts with work spanning more than two decades. It is no surprise that a new book has been published covering his life and work.

Interviewed by Susana Talagi Guttenbeil for TVNZ's Tagata Pasifika – 28 September 2012

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