Renowned artists Shane Bower and Alice Hill present a captivating exhibition showcasing high-quality Fijian artists and studios. The exhibition features collaborative and individual works in metal, glass, and wood, all-natural elements.
Grand Pacific Hotel is delighted to announce its partnership to present an exceptional art exhibition titled “Born From Fire: Return to the Flames.” This captivating showcase will be hosted by renowned artists Shane Bower and Alice Hill, taking place at the esteemed Rara Lounge within Grand Pacific Hotel from Thursday, 6th July to Sunday, 9th July 2023.
Born From Fire represents an extraordinary blend of artistic talents that will display work from high-quality Fijian artists and studios, such as Alice Hill, an accomplished professional glassblower from Hot Glass Fiji, who joins forces with Shane Bower, one of Fiji’s most sought-after artists.
“Grand Pacific Hotel is thrilled to be the venue sponsor for Born From Fire: Return to the Flames. Our hotel has always been a part of iconic events and we are proud to host this remarkable exhibition,” commented 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.”
Alice brings her wealth of experience from in glassblowing at her studio in Korotogo, where she trained and honed her skills for several years. Meanwhile, Shane’s innovative and industrious approach has made him a highly regarded artist, known for his expertise in both large and small-scale metal and copper works, catering to private and corporate clientele. Whether through three-dimensional sculptures or two-dimensional compositions, Shane’s visual language showcases a profound understanding of form and its expression.
“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 Alice Hill, Owner/Glass Blower of Hot Glass Fiji.
This unique art exhibition seamlessly intertwines collaborative and individual works, showcasing the artists’ mastery of metal, glass, and wood — all sourced from natural elements. Each piece represents a fusion of creativity and craftsmanship, capturing the essence of the artists’ vision and their dedication to their craft.
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, adding prestige to the occasion.
From Friday, 7th July to Monday, 10th July 2023, the exhibition will be open to the public from 9 AM to 6 PM, allowing art enthusiasts to view and acquire these exquisite art pieces.
Don’t miss the chance to witness the remarkable Born From Fire: Return to the Flames art exhibition, where talent, creativity, and natural elements converge. Join us at the Rara Lounge in Grand Pacific Hotel, and be captivated by the awe-inspiring works created by Shane Bower and Alice Hill.
Guests attending the event will also be able to experience a limited-edition curated, Sunset Over Suva cocktail by The Distilllery Co. Fiji. This will be on sale at Steamship Bar and Na Toba Bar from Friday, 7th July 2023 as part of Grab a Cocktail and Chat to the Artists.
|Friday, 7th July 6 PM – 8 PM||Grab a Cocktail and Chat to the Artists|
|Saturday, 8th July 5 PM – 8 PM||Live Glass Blowing and Metal Work Demonstrations|
For Reservations at Kanavata Buffet at Levuka Restaurant – Phone: +679 922 0425
|Sunday, 9th July 2 PM – 5 PM||Live Glass Blowing and Metal Work Demonstrations|
Reservations For Grand Afternoon Tea – Phone: +679 922 0425
Images to download: CLICK HERE
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