Art

Fijian artists collaborate to create unique 3D art

Glassblowing and metal sculptures from two of Fiji’s most sought-after creators are currently on display in Suva.

Staff Writers

October 24, 2017 11:30 am

“Born from Fire” showcases metal and glass items from Savusavu-based artist Shane Bower and Sigatoka-based Alice Hill.

Artist Shane Bower with a sculpture of a sail fish that took almost six months to complete and retails at $11,650. (Photo by Newswire).
Artist Shane Bower with a sculpture of a sailfish that took almost six months to complete and retails at $11,350. (Photo by Newswire).

Shane is one if Fiji’s most sought-after practising artists in copper and metal and works extensively for private and corporate clientele.  Alice specialises in combing hand blown glass with local material to create modern art.

MASTERPIECE: Shane Bower is proud of the detail on this piece that took him more than three months to complete. It took a further two months for Alice Hill to complete the glass portion. Retails for $6750. (Photo by Newswire).
MASTERPIECE: Shane Bower is proud of the detail on this piece that took him more than three months to complete. It took a further two months for Alice Hill to complete the glass portion. Retails for $6750. (Photo by Newswire).

According to Alex Hill from Hot Glass Fiji which organised the exhibition, more than 75% of the items on display have been sold.  Alex hopes the presentation provides exposure to the talent available domestically and prompts locals to support the industry in Fiji.

SOLD: This sculpture of the drua sold out on the first day of the exibition. (Photo by Newswire).
SOLD: This sculpture of a drua sold out on the first day of the exhibition. (Photo by Newswire).

The Born From Fire art exhibition started on October 19 and will continue until October 28th at the Grand Pacific Hotel in Suva, from 9.00am to 6.00pm.

More on this exhibition will be available in Newswire’s Weekly issue on Friday.

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