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Artisans To Display And Sell Unique Creations At Exhibition

The Fiji Arts Council’s senior promotions officer, in a statement, said the event would also be a platform where participants could also earn income through the sale of their creations.
13 Mar 2020 12:12
Artisans To Display And Sell  Unique Creations At Exhibition
Merita Aneru during a National Craft Exhibition at the Valelevu ground in Nasinu in 2018. Photo: Fiji Sun

Heritage craftsmen and women from Rotuma, Rabi and will be among their counterparts from all over Fiji taking part in the 2020 National Craft Exhibition in Suva.

These skilled crafters, who have kept their culture alive, will display their traditional knowledge and skills through their unique creations during the event at Ratu Sukuna Park from March 26 to 28.

The Fiji Arts Council’s senior promotions officer, in a statement, said the event would also be a platform where participants could also earn income through the sale of their creations.

“They are grassroots people whom the council will billet for the three days at the Nasese Church Hall, they will be given meal allowances and provision for transport,” she said.

“Through participation in the event, their products now come under the brand ‘Fijian Crafted’, one of Government’s initiatives to lift the profile of Fijian Made products in the local and international market.”

The National Craft Exhibition has been one of the council’s annual event since 1980.

It is as an end result to the community development programmes of revival, protection, preservation and promotion of our crafts.

In addition to the heritage arts, there will be a contemporary section that will feature a variation in medium or dimension of the heritage art.

The council will receive all exhibits and artifacts a day prior to the exhibition date where designated judges will select winners according to the competition criteria.

Following the official opening, the chief guest will award prizes.

The exhibition allows community development programmes of revival, protection, preservation and promotion of Fijian crafts.

Exhibition and sale will start after the official opening until Saturday, March 28, when a cruise liner is expected to berth at the Port of Suva.

This event is a platform for heritage artists and contemporary crafts to be exhibited for all buyers, individual customers and retailers.

An art exhibition will also take place at the Fiji Museum where artists will display their artworks.

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