Fatu Feu'u, the renowned Samoan artist will become a patron of the Mercury Bay Art Escape in 2021.
Fatu Feu'u will work alongside Michael Smither who will continue as joint patron for Mercury Bay Art Escape.
Attendees at the Mercury Bay Art Escape Showcase Exhibitions in 2019 and 2020 will remember Fatu’s great support and donations to the Art Escape fundraising. He obviously had a positive experience when he met us and we are excited that he has decided to take a more formal role. It is a significant event for the Mercury Bay Art Escape as we are privileged to have the joint patronage of two of New Zealand’s preeminent figures in the arts world.
Ian Preece, Mercury Bay Art Escape Chair
Fatu Feu'u Mentor in Pacific Arts
Fatu grew up in the village of Putasi in Western Samoa, emigrating to New Zealand in 1966. He has been exhibiting since the 1980s, and has been recognised nationally and internationally for his work. He is acknowledged as both a leader and mentor within the Pacific arts movement and the wider Polynesian community.
Mercury Bay Art Escape Trust
The Mercury Bay Art Escape Trust aims to promote and develop the growth of the visual arts in the Mercury Bay area in particular, and the wider Coromandel Peninsula in general.