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Really a gallery

Mainly a gallery of student work -- and wonderful and impressive it is -- and you can watch the... read more

Reviewed 14 December 2019
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Christchurch, New Zealand
Lovely student and professional art with a focus on Samoan legends

Samoan myths and legends are a big focus of this gallery/museum, which contrary to its name does... read more

Reviewed 8 June 2019
name s n
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Vancouver, Canada
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Reviewed 8 June 2019

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.

Date of experience: May 2019
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Reviewed 31 October 2018

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.

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 17 September 2018

If you want see and experience the most stunning carvings and art work WOW this is the place to go! Our guide was excellent!

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 22 August 2018

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.

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 17 August 2018

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.

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank Connie D
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