Tongan based US artist wins New Zealand award

A Tongan multi-disciplinary artist in the US has won a New Zealand Pacific artists’ award. Vaimoana Niumeitolu has been awarded the Tautai International Artist Residency for 2019. Vaimoana is a celebrated writer, actor, painter, community muralist, educator and filmmaker. Born in Nuku’alofa, Tonga, raised in Hawai’i and Utah, Vaimoana now lives and works in New…

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