Siniva Williams is a Tongan, Maori, Samoan, Fijian, and European emerging artist from New Zealand. She was selected for the VII Academy Pacific Digital Storytellers workshop in 2021.
Siniva picked up a camera for the first time in 2019 and it has radically changed her life by allowing her to express her ideas and creativity. Painting, carving, and fashion design are some of her other skills that help in the creation of her photography. She is currently enrolled in the Fine Arts Bachelor with Honours degree at The University of Auckland.
Williams’ family, cultures, ancestors, and history have all influenced her work. She creates artwork that has a spiritual as well as a visual purpose, demonstrating Mana (a supernatural force in a person, place, or object). Her artwork conveys a message to show viewers that Mana can be found anywhere, even in the most unexpected places.