Andy Leleisi’uao: KAMOAN MINE

Andy Leleisi’uao, Aloha Village on UFO Island, 2017

Until 19 April 2020
Primary, Intermediate, Secondary

Key Themes: Belonging, Identity, Samoa, Aotearoa, Pacific Diaspora, Race, Migration
Subject Areas: Visual Arts, Social Sciences, English, Science (planet earth and beyond), Health and Physical Education (relationships with other people – relationships, identity, sensitivity and respect)
Key Competencies: Thinking, Using Language, Symbols and Texts, Participating and Contributing, Relating to Others

Cost: Programme FREE of charge
Duration: 60-90 minutes

KAMOAN MINE is a survey exhibition by renowned New Zealand/Samoan artist, Andy Leleisi’uao. On the surface, Andy’s paintings are bold, fun, bright and colourful, but when explored deeper reveal hidden meanings related to dual identity, belonging, Pacific diaspora and migration. In this education programme, students will have the chance to explore Leleisi’uao’s paintings in depth, and work as art detectives to learn more about the diverse themes that inform his works.

In the art-making session, students will have the chance to make a card triptych inspired by the mystical utopia scenes in Leleisi’uao’s later works. They will include images and references related to their own cultural identity and live experience – everything that makes each student unique!

To make an enquiry or booking, please email kelseyh@hdc.govt.nz, or phone 027 332 5496.