Rusiate Lali

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Rusiate Lali

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2017  Climate Change in The Pacific (sneak preview (July), Gallery Gondwana, Alice Springs, NT Australia 
2010  “Mezzanine”, Alliance Française, Canberra, ACT Australia 
2009  Artist in residence July 2009 – Artifact, Nouméa, New Caledonia 
2009  “Breathe Deep” The Depot Gallery, Sydney, NSW Australia 
2008  “Eleupheria” Alliance Française, Suva, Fiji 
2008  “Mana, As Old As Water” Framed Gallery, Darwin, NT Australia 
2006  “Crossroads” Gallery Gondwana, Sydney, NSW Australia 
2005  “Tribal Revival” Gallery Gondwana, Sydney, NSW Australia 
2003  “Time will tell” - Alliance Française, Suva, Fiji 
2002  “Takeinivula – Transition of Time” Gallery Gondwana, Alice Springs, NT Australia 
2001  “Na Ligaqu Vou” Alliance Française, Suva, Fiji 
2001  “Outback Experience” Gallery Gondwana, Alice Springs, NT Australia 
1999  Alliance Française, Suva, Fiji 


2017  Climate Change in The Pacific, London Pacific Fashion Collective, London, UK 
2012  “Tribal Tales”, Tali Gallery, Rozelle, NSW Australia 
2010  Nexus – A collaboration in print from Central Australia and Fiji, Northern Editions, CDU, Darwin, NT, Australia 
2009  JuxtaPacific: The Real Art of Fiji - Mary Jane Connor, University of Wisconsin (UWM) Art History Gallery, Wisconsin, USA 
2009  “Partage de signes, signe de partage”, SOAP’ Art Océanie et Centre d’Art, Nouméa, New Caledonia 
2008  Melbourne Art Fair, VIC Australia 
2007  ART SYDNEY 07 
2007  ANZ Art Award, Suva, Fiji 
2007  Alliance Française, Suva, Fiji 
2006  Affordable Art Fair, Sydney, NSW Australia 
2005  Sydney Art Fair, Sydney, NSW Australia 
2005  Span Gallery, Melbourne, VIC Australia 
2004  Melbourne Art Fair, VIC Australia 
2004  Affordable Art Fair, Sydney, NSW Australia 
2004  Affordable Art Show, Melbourne, VIC Australia 
2003  AIDS Charity, Suva, Fiji 
2003  Affordable Art Show, Sydney, NSW Australia 
2003  Alice Prize – Alice Springs, NT Australia 
2002  Melbourne Art Fair, VIC Australia 
2000  Tribal Revival – Alliance Française, Suva, Fiji 
2000  Festival of Pacific Arts - Visual Arts Representative, Noumea, New Caledonia 
2000  Fiji Arts Club, Suva, Fiji 
1999  National Art Award, Civic Centre, Suva, Fiji 
1998  Fiji Arts Club, Suva, Fiji 
1998  National Art Award, Civic Centre, Suva, Fiji 
1998  Red Wave Exhibition, Oceania Centre University of the South Pacific, Suva, Fiji 
1998  Careers Expo, National Gymnasium, Suva, Fiji 
1998  National Art Award, Travelodge Hotel, Suva, Fiji National Youth Conference - Contemporary Artist of the Year 
1998  McDonalds, Nadi, Fiji 
1998  Yacht Club, Suva, Fiji, Fiji Arts Council, Suva, Fiji 


•  Australian High Commission, Suva , Fiji 
•  ANZ Bank Collection, Suva Fiji 
•  Gallery Gondwana Collection, Alice Springs, NT, Australia 
•  Private collections within Australia, Europe, USA and Asia Pacific 


1998  Contemporary Artist of the Year 1998, Suva, Fiji 
2007  Winner of the Art Prize celebrating 20 years of Alliance Française, Suva, Fiji 


2014  Sofitel Hotel, Denarau, Fiji 
2002  Fiji Times - Art Calendar 
2000-2015  Vatu Sanctuary, Alice Springs, NT, Australia 
1998  Yasawa Island Resort 


•  Hidden treasures : contemporary Pacific art from the Oceania Centre collection - Vilsoni Hereniko, Karen Stevenson; 2012; Publisher: USP Press; ISBN-13: 9789820108912 
•  Out of the mangroves by Ernest Heatley, Repúblika, November 2012 
•  NT designers London Fashion Week success; NT News; Andrea Johnston; 7 October, 2016 
•  Climate Change in the Pacific – Shark Attack; London Pacific Fashion; Ana Lavekau; Online 20 July, 2017 


•  September 2016 – Lalini Collection at the London Pacific Collective Fashion Show, London, UK 
•  November 2016 – Lalini Collection at the Spring/Summer Fashion Show presented by Forkleaf Project, Alice Springs, NT Australia 
•  Teaching Experience 
•  1999/2000 International Secondary and Primary School Suva Assistant Lecturer of Pottery at the University of the South Pacific with Taravini Wati. 
•  1999 Represented Fiji on behalf of SPACEE to Tonga Island for one month promoting Arts classes Ivulagi Project – Coordinated a youth project at Nasilai Village- Rew delta. Started a fishing, agriculture and arts project to enable youths to start their own business. 
•  Acting Experience: Played a lead role in a successful play by Larry Thomas (University of the South Pacific). 
•  Founder of the Meke Art Tribe (contemporary dance troupe in Fiji) currently, successfully touring the country. 

© Gallery Gondwana


04 March - 31 October 2021

Rusiate Lali… Solo Exhibition 2021

Exhibition Extended: A fresh exciting online show for 2021 from the master painter in Fiji… from the sombre images of a pandemic that flashed around the world and out of the tears of 2020, we welcome you to the online Rusiate Lali Solo Exhibition 2021

17 August - 14 September 2019

Language of Love

Gallery Gondwana Fiji invites you to our exhibition showcasing works from two of Fiji’s leading artists… we welcome you to the… Language of Love….. An ancient tale since the heart of time…..

13 September - 20 November 2017

Climate Change in The Pacific (London, 2017)

Featuring Fijian Contemporary MultiMedia Artist ‘Rusiate Lali’ in an exhibition opening the Climate Change in The Pacific…

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(Est. 1990)

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Gallery Gondwana Fiji

Please phone Rusiate Lali to book a visit his studio.
It is located in a beautiful environment on a farm 10 minutes from Nausori airport, 45 minutes from Suva.
Pick ups from airport can be arranged.
Fresh juices from the farm await your arrival.

A wonderful opportunity to meet one of the most exciting artists of the Pacific Islands.
Selection of artwork available and commissions accepted.


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