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The Vanya Taule'alo Gallery

Apia, Upolu 685, Samoa
+685 77 72993
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Don't miss it!

Beautiful and original art from Samoa and the pacific. If you want a unique keepsake from your time... read more

Reviewed 18 October 2016
Gallery treasures

This gallery, which is only a 5 minute drive from down town Apia, is a real must for tourists... read more

Reviewed 9 October 2016
Christchurch, New Zealand
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The Vanya Taule'alo Gallery is 4 minutes outside of Apia. We exhibit and sell contemporary and traditional Samoan art works and handcrafts. We source our artworks and handcrafts and gifts from Samoa and the Pacific. All items selected are created by reputable artists and artisans. We can send purchases overseas if necessary.
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17 Oct 2016
“Don't miss it!”
9 Oct 2016
“Gallery treasures”
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
Apia, Upolu 685, Samoa
+685 77 72993
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Reviewed 18 October 2016

Beautiful and original art from Samoa and the pacific. If you want a unique keepsake from your time in Samoa, this is the place to go. Vanya knows, supports, and promotes all the local artists on display in her gallery. Something to suit all tastes...More

1  Thank pandanuspalms
Reviewed 9 October 2016

This gallery, which is only a 5 minute drive from down town Apia, is a real must for tourists. Close to the Taumeasina resort, it has a lovely outlook over the lagoon from the outdoor cafe, which is a pleasant stop after purchasing some treasures...More

Thank JohnnyChristchurch
Reviewed 19 February 2016

Located on the outskirts of Apia, so that you have to take a short taxi ride, but worth it if you want to see a fine collection of painting, sculpture, and other arts and crafts from all over Oceania. We did find an interesting metal...More

1  Thank Richard J
samoanart, Owner at The Vanya Taule'alo Gallery, responded to this reviewResponded 20 February 2016

Talofa Richard, I am wondering if you are still in Samoa as I would like to make a time to see you at the gallery so we can help you with your enquiry. The gallery does post artworks overseas and this is not a problem...More

Reviewed 25 March 2015

Went with a friend, loved Vanya and her gallery, lots to see, some very unique pieces from all over the pacific, the setting is beautiful, felt like we were in paradise.

3  Thank barbara19532015
Reviewed 1 December 2014

Vanya's is an excellent gallery to view the art works of leading Samoan and Pacific artistes and artisans from a range of genres (traditional and contemporary) and media (tapa, siapo, wood, stone, shark and whale bone). As are the artworks, the jewellery and craft displayed...More

2  Thank JMarcelline
Reviewed 16 July 2014

We found the gallery a bit hard to find, although to Vanya's credit there are large signs at the bottom of the roads leading up to the gallery. Although we were outside the Mon. Wed. Fri. opening, we went to the Information Centre in Apia...More

3  Thank Francie G
Reviewed 9 November 2013

If this gallery were located closer to downtown Apia, I suspect that Vanya Taule'alo would have a difficult time keeping it stocked. I saw art work there that I haven't seen anywhere else in Samoa: high quality traditional Samoan art -- paintings, carvings, tapa, jewellery...More

2  Thank Catherine K
samoanart, Owner at The Vanya Taule'alo Gallery, responded to this reviewResponded 11 November 2013

Thanks you very much for your supportive review of the gallery. It is a struggle getting a gallery going in Samoa but I will continue to strive to maintain the integrity of my artists works and uniqueness of their product. One factor you mention re...More

Reviewed 24 June 2012

We visited the Vanya Taule'alo gallery on our last trip to Apia and it was a fantastic experience. She has an amazing selection of Samoan based and New Zealand based Samoan artists. Actually she had works on display from some of the true of the...More

1  Thank Julia T
Reviewed 3 June 2012

I recently visited the Vanya Taule'ao Art Gallery during my stay in Apia. Vanya picked me from our hotel and it was about a 15 min drive to the gallery set in a landscaped garden near the hills. Vanya has a huge knowledge about Pacific...More

2  Thank HappyFella2
Management response:Responded 21 June 2012

Thanks you so much for your encouraging review. Its tough getting interest in art here in Samoa and the gallery is just beginning to pick up traffic from overseas visitors. Your review is appreciated and I hope other visitos to Samoa will come and see...More

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