Andrea Low is a PhD candidate in Ethnomusicology researching early twentieth century popular Hawaiian music. Andrea has a background in fine arts with a Masters of Fine Arts (MFA) from Elam as well as a Bachelor of Arts in English, both from The University of Auckland. Her work as a visual artist is held in public and private collections and she continues to practice as an artist and curator.
Alongside artist Dr Graham Fletcher Andrea is currently co-curating an installation for Window in The University of Auckland Library foyer. The exhibition is titled 'Auratica Fantastica' and brings together the work of over eighty contemporary artists and opens on the 5th April 2011.
In April Andrea's ethnomusicology research will take her to Hawaii where she will meet with other scholars of early Hawaiian music. A focus of her research is the transmission of Hawaiian music to Australasia, Indonesia and India in the period 1910-1930.
Andrea is of Hawaiian and Fijian heritage with connections to Samoa, Tabuaeran, Tongareva and the Cook Islands.