Samuel Tupou: New Tapa Summer Collection

9 December 2005–27 January 2006

Samuel Tupou makes decorative graphic works, screenprinted on perspex. Conflating images from his Tongan cultural inheritance with imagery from pop art and popular culture, they are equal parts tapa and Warhol. The work pays tribute to Island values as it evacuates them.


Tupou is based in Cairns, where he runs a T-shirt printing business.