6 inmates showcase their artwork during the Christmas Vakaviti Art Exhibition

6 inmates showcase their artwork during the Christmas Vakaviti Art Exhibition

By Navitalai Naivalurua
Tuesday 10/12/2019

“Prison is not where life ends, it is just another door in life that some  unfortunate people take”.

This was stated by inmate Saimoni Rokotunidau who is one of the six inmates that showcased their artwork during the Christmas Vakaviti Art Exhibition which was held at the Tagimoucia Art Gallery.

Rokotunidau who is serving a 10 year imprisonment says the upskilling program at Fiji Correction Service has opened up doors for him in venturing into the art and design workforce.

He says his artwork depicts the life he lives every Christmas sitting in the four corners of his cell.

He further says other designs in his artwork relates to the cultures and traditions of the iTaukei people.

Rokotunidau says the knowledge he has gained from this upskilling program will help him further his art and craft work which he sees as a way forward after being released from prison.

President Jioji Konronte while opening the Christmas Vakaviti Art Exhibition says the artwork and designs portrayed by the inmates shows that talent can be found anywhere.

He also commended the hard work of inmates in showcasing their talents which was God given.

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