Leala Faleseuga (Sāmoa Salelologa / The Netherlands Limburg & Friesland) is a multidisciplinary artist with a practice rooted in photography, alternative processing, analogue-digital cycles and painting.
They work and exhibit solo, as well as being part of the 7558 Collective. Their work often muses on memory, archives & artefacts, diasporic and intimate everyday narratives.
06 – 17 June 2023
- Karla Marie Ceramics
- Te Auaha Gallery
- Te Auaha Cinema, Level One
Ngāti Ruanui, Ngāti Porou, Te Aitanga a mahaki, Rongowhakaata, Ngāpuhi
I am a Multidisciplinary Artist originally from Turanganui-a-kiwa and have spent the last 20 years residing in Te Whanganui-a-tara. I have always appreciated the vibrant, creative energy present in Pōneke, and can credit much of who I am as an Artist to this beautiful city.
I am honoured to be curating the Visual Arts programme this year for Kia Mau Festival, 6 – 17 June. My intention is to exhibit tangata whenua and tangata moana Artists, who I admire and who have a strong connection to Pōneke, to showcase their mahi toi within the city landscape we love and are inspired by. Pōneke will be humming during the Kia Mau Festival, with emerging and established Artists working in many different Artforms presented in participating locations around the city.
Advocating the energy we as Artists give back to this space and time. Kia Mau Festival is a special event where we as indigenous Artists of all disciplines can come together and celebrate each other.