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Arts Festival To Be An Annual Event

  The Sofitel/Victoria Wines Art Exhibition for Cure Kids Fiji will be an annual event, said Cure Kids Fiji director of operations Sally Cooper. The event which opened on Thursday
30 Apr 2017 11:00
Arts Festival To Be An  Annual Event
Loriza Yatik and Lili Linqvist at the Arts Festival at the Sofitel Fiji Resort and Spa on Denarau on Thursday. Photo: WAISEA NASOKIA

 

The Sofitel/Victoria Wines Art Exhibition for Cure Kids Fiji will be an annual event, said Cure Kids Fiji director of operations Sally Cooper.

The event which opened on Thursday features over 40 artists from all over Fiji, with over 400 pieces of artwork.

“All of the artists are donating 10 per cent of the selling prices to Cure Kids Fiji,” Ms Cooper said.

“Everything that is in the exhibition is Fijian made and with crafted photography as well.”

The event features Hot Glass, and has three and two dimensional craft featured including painting and photography.

“We are going to make it an annual event and grow on it every year, because art in Fiji is incredibly important,” Ms Cooper said.

There is painting in the fine arts, but also dance and music and that is the way people in Fiji have told their tradition and their culture.

“It’s really important that we celebrate the art, so the festival will be held every year because it is really important.

“It encompasses the range of arts.”

Artist, Lambert Ho who is the curator for the event, said the event was possibly the biggest collection of artists in Fiji for a long time.

“We have an excess of 40 artists, the work you see here majority are local artists and some that lived here in Denarau, Maui Bay and Suva,” Mr Ho said.

“Personally for me it has just been awesome, getting my time to do this again to do this again for charity which I have always open too every time there is an event which charity is involved and we are always there.”

The Sofitel Fiji Resort and Spa will be hosting a range of art inspired events over the course of the weekend.

Victoria Wines director, Kate Vusoniwailala said their sponsorships were on arts.

Resort general manager Alan Burrows said they were hosting other art inspired activities – film festival opened up for the public and that was free of charge for people to attend, films for the children in the afternoon and for adults in the evening at the  lawn.

There was a wonderful turn out on Thursday night and it is expected to continue for the next couple of days.

The event is sponsored by Sofitel Fiji Resort and Spa and Victoria Wines.

Edited by Rusiate Mataika

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