We are at an age where iTaukei families in urban centres are engaging less in traditional art and craft creations.
This was highlighted by University of Fiji iTaukei Studies Lecturer Mosese Baseisei during the University’s Arts and Craft exhibition.
Baseisei says the truth is that it is a challenge to maintain such traditional knowledge and to ensure that the knowledge is rekindled and passed down to young people.
He says this is an opportunity to showcase that with a united purpose, revitalisation of iTaukei culture through iTaukei arts is possible.
The lecturer says they would like as much as possible for students not only to see that the artifacts are ornaments but they are deeply rooted in their identity and that every piece of art has a story that reconnects to the environment and nature.
He adds a there are plans to have more exhibitions in future as they had invited the Fiji Arts Council to participate and to establish a rapport between UniFiji and the Council.
The theme for this event is revitalising iTaukei Culture through Art.
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