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Christmas Vakaviti Art Exhibition to celebrate the exceptional art work produced by inmate
By Iva Danford
Monday 02/12/2019

The Fiji Corrections Service has come out with a 'Christmas Vakaviti' Art Exhibition to celebrate the exceptional art work produced by the inmates at the Tagimoucia Gallery. 

The Deputy Commissioner of Corrections, Senior Superintendent Apimeleki Taukei says the Art Exhibition will feature the work of six artists with their art pieces featuring the 'Christmas Vakaviti' theme. 

Taukei says this year will also be the first time ever a Fashion Show will feature clothing designs by female inmates which will be included in the Art Exhibition as part of the Yellow Ribbon Initiative. 

Fiji Corrections Services Art Gallery Volunteer, Jane Ricketts says the art pieces will provide suitable Christmas gifts for family and friends.

Ricketts says the artist are talented and some of their work tell stories of what they faced in life.

She says all artist come from various backgrounds and have different skills and experiences.

She says these art work will be for sale to the public.

The Director of Upskill Fiji, Amanda Harman who is training and helping female inmates in sewing and designs says she is proud of the effort put in by the inmates and the designs that they have come up with.

The Christmas Vakaviti Exhibition will run from the 9th to the 13th of this month at the Tagimoucia Gallery.

 

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