AFTER a lapse of three years, the Fiji Arts Council (FAC) will again hold its Fiji National Arts Exhibition (FNAE) on November 19-24 at the Fiji National University's Raiwai campus.
FAC director Lai Veikoso confirmed the last time they had staged the event was in 2008.
"Fiji National Arts Exhibition has been running since 1975. The 2008 was our last one," he said.
"The FNAE is a celebration of art, a cultural event that provides the local, national and international community with the opportunity to view the wide spectrum of Fiji's contemporary art. The exhibition raises the profile of Fijian indigenous and multi-ethnic arts to promote appreciation and support for the arts from the community at large and we are glad that we are bringing it back."
The FNAE has attracted a range of Fijian artists from all parts of the country in the past with artwork ranging from painting, sculpture, photography and digital art as well as work on paper or masi.
"The diversity of work submitted each year reflects the changing face of contemporary Fijian art practices," Mr Veikoso said.
He called on all interested artists who wish to have their work displayed for people to enjoy to submit their applications as soon as possible.
"All artworks submitted, will be subject to a selection process. The number of artworks exhibited depends largely on the calibre and quantity of artworks submitted."
He said about 100 artwork would be selected to be exhibited at the FNU (Raiwai) Gallery. Smaller to medium sized works will be hung directly onto the walls, salon style in the FNU gallery while larger works will be hung directly on to the walls in a linear configuration in the main foyer and the walkways areas adjacent to the Gallery.
"These artworks will be judged and we have one major prize which is a substantial monetary award."