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New art pieces at Sofitel exhibit

By LITIA MATHEWSELL An infusion of new works of art at the Sofitel Fiji Resort and Spa drew a diverse mix of interested guests and buyers for exhibiting artists. The
08 Oct 2012 08:43

Louise Morton, Tokani Art Agenc’s chief exhibition coordinator Claire-Diane Giraldeau and Ellen Waters at the exhibition on Friday evening. Photo:LITIA MATHEWSELL.

By LITIA MATHEWSELL

An infusion of new works of art at the Sofitel Fiji Resort and Spa drew a diverse mix of interested guests and buyers for exhibiting artists.
The resort’s Galerie du Sofitel hosted yet another of its themed art exhibitions on Friday evening, which is held every three months when the Tokani Art Agency supplies new work for the gallery.
The exhibition featured a Melbourne Cup theme and saw colorful depictions of horse paintings and handmade hats on display.
Tokani’s chief exhibition coordinator Claire-Diane Giraldeau said the inclusion of new faces was a bonus for the event and provided great networking opportunities for interested buyers and sellers, with a number of purchases made at the event.
‘’It’s been close to two years since Sofitel began exhibition our art, free of charge, which is great. Their gallery is a wonderful place for work to be displayed and we make regular sales, so it’s very positive.
There’s usually a theme for the gallery that artists work around every three months, when we change over the art on the wall,’’ she explained.
Exhibiting artists are not limited to those registered with Tokani, with Ms Giraldeau reminding artists that their door was always open for interested exhibitors.
She also commended the personal attendance of exhibiting artists such as Italian Claudio Borgioli and Aseri Yabakivou, a first timer to the exhibition.
Based in Lautoka, Mr Yabakivou said that as an artist, it was important to be present at exhibitions, adding that ‘’even if nobody buys your work, there is always a possibility of meeting someone willing to offer a commission,’’




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