The prestigious annual event organized by Fiji Arts Council
and sponsored by Carlton Brewery Fiji Ltd was a huge success
with the mingling of creative artists and their artworks,
sculptures, woodcarvers, and lots of champagne. The event
was staged for the first time at Fiji Institute of Technology's
School of Art, Culture & Design. Mr. Isoa Kaloumaira
of the Fijian Trust Fund officially opened the exhibition.
Mr. Isoa Kaloumaira Fijian Trust Fund (FTF) 4-8 Nov 2003
Around us are weavers, wood carvers, potters and specialists
in masi from all over Fiji, each with the finest examples
of their particular craft. Their presence here tells us
another of Fiji's ancient traditions has been preserved
- the coconut wireless still works as well as ever! - Prime
Minister and Minister for Fijian Affairs, Culture &
Hon Laisenia Qarase 18 July 2003
Minister for Tourism, Culture, Heritage, and Civil Aviation
Konisi Yabaki's opening address at the official launching
of the Kalevu South Pacific Cultural Centre in Cuvu, Nadroga.
Hon. Konisi Yabaki Jan 2002
A speech for Hon. Konisi Yabaki, Minister for Tourism, Culture,
Heritage & Civil Aviation was prepared but then delivered
by the Fiji Arts Council during the 2nd Melanesian Arts
Festival in Vanuatu.
Hon Konisi Yabaki 18-28 August 2002
The Minister for Tourism, Pita Nacuva, commends the Western
Arts & Crafts Society and corporate sponsor Air Pacific
for successfully organizing an exhibition for artists in
the Western division and for starting the process toward
the registration of artists in the west.
Hon Pita Nacuva 20 Sep 2002
The Minister for Women, Culture & Heritage Ro Teimumu
Kepa's speech at the launching of the 2001 Fiji Music Day
celebrations organized by Alliance Francaise.
Hon Ro Teimumu Kepa 23 June 2001
On June 13 the Minister for Women, Culture & Heritage
Ro Teimumu encouraged all artists, business houses, and
art lovers to support one another in the promotion of Fiji's
visual arts industry through Art exhibitions and associated
events. Awards were presented in the evening to winners
of several Art categories.
Hon Ro Teimumu Kepa 13 June 2001