Su Elliot

Su Elliott: Painting new paths

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By Samantha Magick In an age where art is increasingly digitally-manipulated, there is no mistaking the artist’s hand in the work of Su Elliott. Elliott likes to leave the faint traces of her erasures and evidence of her brush strokes in her finished works. “To me it is important for whoever’s looking at the work […]

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InsideOut’s music with meaning

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By Rowena Singh “There’s never a last song,” says InsideOut lead singer and guitarist, Apakuki Nalawa about the band’s ability to fill dancefloors. “We have to literally run off the stage. People just don’t want to stop partying, dancing and singing.” InsideOut’s passion, iTaukei lyrics, melody and instrumentation has brought them fame across Fiji and […]

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Fiji Museum

Bringing down the walls

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The Fiji Museum reopens By Samantha Magick For more than two years, the Fiji Museum’s doors were closed to the public. Now, with the opening of its flagship exhibition, Voyages: Stories of an Ocean People, we can see what the team has been busy working on. It’s a place transformed. “The necessity to change the […]

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Naivilaca Peace Village

Naivilaca Peace Village cements its place in history

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By Sera Tikotikovatu-Sefeti Yesterday marked a special day for the descendants of the Girmityas in Fiji as they commemorated not only the shared pain of their history, but also the deep friendship that they share with indigenous Fijians. In a moving traditional ceremony in Naivilaca village in Noco, Rewa, home of the people who rescued […]

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KuiViti clothing worn by female model

KuiViti: Promoting culture through clothes

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By Sera Tikotikovatu-Sefeti Fashion designer and artist, Epeli Tuibeqa knows how to make an entrance. Before the start of his runway show, he performs an opening dance–the elegant flow of his hands mesmerising – before he takes a bow and gives a cheeky grin to the crowd, making way for his models. The KuiViti designer […]

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Fiji Fringe Festival: Artists guide

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The Fiji Fringe Festival this week released its artists guide, with details of the performers who will be appearing at the event, which runs in Suva from 25th February till the 4th of March. Fiji Traveller is proud to be a sponsor of the festival. Look out for our profiles of the performers and activities […]

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Mary Rokonadravu

Fiji’s Rokonadravu wins Pacific 2022 Commonwealth Short Story Prize

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Fiji writer, Mary Rokonadravu has won the 2022 Commonwealth Short Story Prize (Pacific) for her story, The Nightwatch. Rokonadravu described the win as affirming.  “Stories are bridges to connect us with each other, especially when we disagree or are different – stories allow us to walk in each other’s complexities and gain understanding of the […]

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Walking a legend

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Words: Talai Narisia Photos: Tourism Fiji I gasped and held my breath when Misi called my name. Misi is the priest in charge of the firewalking ceremony unfolding before guests of Beqa Lagoon Resort. As I made my way forward, I fear the stinging, unbearable heat from the hot white stones. The spectators are a […]

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