This study illuminates the world of contemporary visual art in Samoa. Research was primarily conducted using personal communications with members of the contemporary visual art community. A basic framework of the community was established by overviewing the present informal galleries, formal galleries, and art schools. This project explores the impacts felt on the contemporary visual art community; their subsequent challenges, and successes. These impacts include; a cash economy, conflict between traditional and contemporary styles, a need for higher education, Christianity, Samoan artists overseas, in-country and international support. Possible solutions and hopes for the future are also discussed.
Arts and Humanities | Civic and Community Engagement | Community-Based Research | Place and Environment
Cancelarich, Sarah, "Impacts on the Contemporary Visual Arts Community in Samoa" (2013). Independent Study Project (ISP) Collection. 1711.