‘Born From Fire’ returns

Born from Fire 2023 Frangipani tree in hand blown glass and worked copper

A unique art exhibition will soon take place at the iconic Grand Pacific Hotel in Suva.

It is called “Born From Fire: Return to the Flames” and will display work from Alice Hill, an accomplished professional glassblower from Hot Glass Fiji, and Shane Bower, one of Fiji’s most sought-after artists in both large and small-scale metal and copper works.

“I am thrilled to be back at the GPH, the spiritual home of ‘Born From Fire.’ It is an iconic and beautiful place to visit, and the perfect venue to showcase this exhibition of world-class 3-dimensional art from Fiji,” says Hill, who’s studio is located at Korotogo.

Alice Hill from Hot Glass Fiji at her studio in Korotogo.
Alice Hill from Hot Glass Fiji at her studio in Korotogo
Metal artist Shane Bower at work in his studio in Savusavu
Metal artist Shane Bower at work in his studio in Savusavu

“Our hotel has always been a part of iconic events and we are proud to host this remarkable exhibition,” said Lachlan Walker, Area General – South Pacific, IHG Hotels & Resorts. 

“As part of IHG’s Journey to Tomorrow, we are committed to making a positive difference for our people, communities, and the planet. This exhibition exemplifies our dedication to promoting and supporting local and international artistic talent, enriching our guests’ experiences with culture and creativity.”

The grand opening of the art exhibition will take place on Thursday, 6th July 2023, at 5 PM. His Excellency Ratu Wiliame Katonivere, Head of State and President of the Republic of Fiji will officiate the event. Guests present at the event will also be able to experience a limited-edition curated, Sunset Over Suva cocktail at the launch event by The Distilllery Co. Fiji.

From Friday, 7th July to Sunday, 9th July 2023, the exhibition will be open to the public from 8 AM to 8 PM, allowing art enthusiasts to view and acquire these exquisite art pieces.

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