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168 pieces of art to be exhibited on Uto ni Yalo

October 11, 2017 12:36 am

One hundred and sixty eight pieces of art, worth over fifty thousand dollars will be featured on the Uto ni Yalo’s inaugural floating exhibition to coastal communities in Viti Levu.

Uto ni Yalo Trust secretary, Dwain Qalovaki, says the exhibition focuses on highlighting the challenges of protecting our ocean resources and attempts to encourage audiences who board vessel to get involved in conservation efforts.

Eighteen Fijians are contributing a mixture of medium art towards the floating exhibition.

The contemporary Pacific art pieces uses various mediums such as acrylic, oil, traditional bark cloth, coffee, metal, seashells, wood on canvas, linen, paper and stone slate.

A portion of proceeds from the sale of art will be donated by the Waisiliva Art Collective to the Uto ni Yalo Trust for its yearlong community outreach program.