Based in Bay of Plenty Genre Visual Art

Andrew Fiaui

Ko Putauaki te maunga

Ko Ohinemataroa te awa

Ko Mataatua te waka

Ko Ngati Awa te iwi

Ko Ngati Pukeko te turangawaewae

Ko Andrew Ngatiwhainoa Fiaui ahau

 

I am part Samoan, part Maori and live in Whakatane in the sunny Bay of Plenty.

Up until this time, my art work has been a personal journey of discovery of my two cultures. I completed 2 years of a Visual Arts degree at Awanuiarangi before becoming unwell with depression. I was unable to complete my degree but have used art and what I had learnt as part of my recovery from mental illness. Art continues to be a big part of my life and I would like to start to show my art work publically for the first time.

This is only the second time that I have put my artwork in the public arena and in a competition. The first time I used a limited budget and basic resources that were available to me at the time. This year I would like to have better quality resources available to create a picture of high quality.

Andrew Fiaui's Projects