Exhibition launching - Iconic Landmarks of Suva

Tuesday 21st November – 7.30pm @ Alliance Française. Free entrance, French wine and French fingerfood.

This exhibition is the final step of the drawing workshop organized in October/November by Illeyah Draunidalo and Alliance Française of Suva.

About the artists : 

Julie Dewa
Born and bought up in the UK, a mother and grandmother, Julie trained as a social worker, working her way up to be a Regional Manager of a voluntary organization working with children and families across the UK. She came to Fiji in 2004 after marrying Fereti Dewa, kai Navuso, former Parliamentarian and USP teacher. Julie's art has always been a hobby but the current picture sees her branching out from her oil paintings of the tropical flowers that she loves.

Imogen Fong
Art keeps our humanity intact. Visual art - painting and drawing has taught me to value the intricacy of our natural surroundings as well as the built environment. My enthusiasm for drawing led me to pursue a career in architecture, I look forward to drawing more perspectives of Fijian architecture.

Colleen Moses
I'm a long-term volunteer (5 + years) and am in Fiji for 9 months as an Australian Volunteer for International Development, working with the Copra Millers of Fiji. I have a lifelong interest in art and was delighted when Illeyah and Alliance Francaise announced they were running a short course in perspective drawing. I've never worked on a (finished!) drawing of a building before so this is a first for me, and the process with the group has been a very satisfying experience, each week watching my project increasingly take on a life of its own. It's a really great initiative of Alliance Francaise and Illeyah and I hope they continue to run further such courses in the future. Merci!

About Illeyah Draunidalo
Illeyah studied at New Zealand's Otago Polytechnic School of Design, and has worked with Na Hina Limited (newly renovated Bau Apartments and Cakobau Apartments), Octa Associates Limited (redevelopment of the Toitu Otago Settlers Museum) and Architecture Van Brandenburg (Marisfrolg Headquarters in China).