13 Sep 2017

Paramount winner at Wallace Art Awards from South Auckland

From , 3:00 pm on 13 September 2017

A Samoan artist from South Auckland has won one of New Zealand's premier art awards.

Andy Leleisi'uao has been painting since the early-1990s and was named the paramount winner at the 26th annual Wallace Art Awards this month.

Mr Leleisi'uao told Sela Jane Hopgood he hopes that his receiving the accolade gives Pacific artists a stronger visual presence in Aotearoa New Zealand.

Artwork by Andy Leleisi'uao

Artwork by Andy Leleisi'uao Photo: Supplied