The paintings of Niuean artist John Pule, who is also a writer, often tell stories. In this work the symbols – an aeroplane, a New Zealand passport, state house and pair of shoes – tell of Niuean migration to New Zealand. Shoes are not that important on Niue.
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Auckland Art Gallery – Toi o Tāmaki, Chartwell Collection
Oil painting by John Pule
Permission of Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki must be obtained before any re-use of this image.