• Manu Vaea

Leitī take centre stage in this solo, multimedia exhibition by Manuha‘apai Vaeatangitau (also known as Manu Vaea).

In Koe Tau’atāina o e Leitī | The Freedom/Emancipation of the Leitī, Manu Vaea explores the radical honesty of Leitī experiences. Fakaleitī relates to a third gender in Tonga. Working with photography, moving image and painting, Vaea foregrounds the desire for all forms of intimacy, from a Leitī perspective.

The exhibition represents the culmination of Vaea’s three-month Aniva Arts Residency at Pātaka.

Opening Hours

  • Mon-Sat: 10am-5pm
  • Sun: 10am-4:30pm


  • Cnr Norrie & Parumoana streets
  • Porirua