EFKS Museum

EFKS Museum, Apia: Address, Phone Number, EFKS Museum Reviews: 4/5

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EHB186
Christchurch, New Zealand28 contributions
Really a gallery
Nov 2019
Mainly a gallery of student work -- and wonderful and impressive it is -- and you can watch the sudents at work. Lovely people and very welcoming. We were looking for a :"musum" in the traditonal sense -- a place of history -- but this was a pleasant surprise.
The entrance off the highway is hard to find and the sign misleading -- but worth the extra effort.
Written 13 December 2019
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Georgia
Ocean Grove, Australia2 contributions
Beautiful art with cultural significance
Nov 2019 • Friends
Visited today and really enjoyed my time. We were welcomed warmly as we arrived and given an explanation of the art school. It is only 10 tala per person - you can explore yourself or be given a guided tour for this price. Definitely do the tour. Our guide was wonderful, explained the cultural significance of all the artwork and we got to learn about Samoan culture and folklore. She also answered all our questions about the art school and the Samoan culture and was so lovely and friendly. You can also watch the students as they create their amazing artworks.
Written 14 November 2019
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ShawnaMcKinley
Vancouver, Canada234 contributions
Lovely student and professional art with a focus on Samoan legends
May 2019 • Friends
Samoan myths and legends are a big focus of this gallery/museum, which contrary to its name does not really focus on the history of the EFKS church. It is an art college funded by EKFS. Your museum guide takes you through student art work and uses it as a platform to share Samoan culture. The wood carvings outside are particularly impressive, made from single pieces of wood. Art on display inside is a mix of media: traditional and modern. Our tour guide was knowledgeable and engaging. She also enabled a chance to meet one of the artists on staff, which we were grateful for. The museum features some nice works and has a lot of potential as a visitor attraction that is close to being realised. I understand planning is underway for a gift shop and cafeteria on the property. These would be wonderful additions as we would have gladly picked up student arts and crafts while there! (Be aware art work is for sale, but not in a shop-like, retail setting at present). A hidden gem worth a stop.
Written 7 June 2019
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Anita T
Forster, Australia11,156 contributions
Nice Museum and Fine Arts Centre
Aug 2018 • Friends
We were passing by and decided to drop in to the museum. It is wonderful to watch these very talented young artists at work creating their creative art pieces.
The lady in the museum was fabulous not only did she take us on a tour of the museum but she also told us many of the folk lore tales in Samoan history. Really very interesting and worth a visit.
Written 30 October 2018
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cardorvale
Sydney, Australia24 contributions
Amazing museum
Sep 2018 • Family
If you want see and experience the most stunning carvings and art work WOW this is the place to go! Our guide was excellent!
Written 16 September 2018
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Perry B
Hong Kong, China2,287 contributions
Great to see local art...and to learn about Samoan culture and history!
Aug 2018 • Couples
We had a great time here as part of our trip from the Le Vasa Resort. Our guide was very friendly and informative, so she particularly charmed us with her rendition of local legends. The art works and carvings on display were of a very good quality and we just loved the overall laid back vibe of the place. I remember a young child on our tour group just being enraptured by one of the canvases depicting a life and death struggle between a gigantic octopus and shark. His enthusiasm for the piece was infectious.
Written 21 August 2018
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Connie D
23 contributions
A great way to learn about the Samoan culture and history
Oct 2017 • Family
If going here, pay for the guided tour. It was so informative and answered so many questions we had about the relationship between Christianity and the Samoan culture and beliefs.
Written 17 August 2018
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Paul C
Wellington, New Zealand155 contributions
Nice small museum
Jul 2018 • Couples
This museum is part of an working fine arts school and a lot of the paintings on display were done by the students - therefore the quality ranged from exceptional to pretty average but on the whole we enjoyed it and were happy for our entry fees to support the school because arts/crafts seems like a good direction for the country to be heading. We had a guide but she wasn't particularly informative. Not huge and we didn't stay very long.
Written 24 July 2018
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Kim B
Sydney, Australia36 contributions
A showcase of young talent
Jan 2018 • Family
More an art gallery than a museum, this attraction showcases artwork from students who ave attended the EFKS art college and is worth visiting. It's not a large exhibition but it is a relatively new venue with plans of future development.
Written 22 March 2018
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kateandkeith2017
Khao Lak, Thailand9 contributions
Very talented students!
Dec 2017 • Family
Wow, what a find. This is more a fine arts school than a museum. Beautiful artwork and carvings made by the students on display and a guided tour (30 tala for family) is available. All the cultural and mythology stories behind the paintings is explained which adds a special aspect to the works. The carvings are awe inspiring. Gardens beautiful.
I would thoroughly recommend a visit to this school (it is on the north coast close to the airport)
Written 20 December 2017
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