Award winning Pacific artist Angela Tiatia
Pushing the boundaries is expat multimedia artist Angela Tiatia's stock in trade - she's often condemned by Samoan people offended by her work. Born in New Zealand, Angela also has Samoan and Australian heritage. Two decades spent as a model also feeds into her work that often looks at issues involving women's rights and the female body. Earlier this year Angela won Australia's Ravenswood Women's Art Prize for her video work After the Fall inspired by survivor accounts of the fall of Singapore in World War Two. Now Creative New Zealand has presented the Sydney-based artist with the Contemporary Pacific Artist Award - though, as she tells Lynn Freeman, 'Pasifika artist' is not how she describes herself.