Josua Toganivalu

  • Josua  Toganivalu
© Josua Toganivalu
Graphic artist, Painter, Graphic designer
Principal country concerned : Column : Fine arts, Internet

Born 24 october 1976, Josua is a self-taught artist who lives a double career as a painter and as a computer graphic designer. He has been a founding member of the Red Wave group of artists based at the Oceania Centre for Arts and Culture at the University of the South Pacific since the first painting workshop conducted by Niuen artist John Pule in March, 1998.
He has participated in all the Red Wave exhibitions held at the Oceania Centre. In September 2000, Josua was part of the Red Wave Group Exhibition at the James Harvey Gallery in Balmain, Sydney, Australia. In December was part of a displaying exhibition at the East West Centre, Honolulu, Hawaii. Apart from the exhibitions at the Centre he also participates at the annual National Art exhibitions organized by the Fiji Arts Council. Was part of the Melanesian Arts festival held in Suva in 2006. Was again selected in June 2010 to be part of the Visual arts team representing Fiji at the Melanesian Arts festival held in Noumea, New Caledonia. Some of Josua's paintings are part of the Oceania Centre collection. Most of Josua's paintings depicts the earth colors as seen on Masi and tapa, the burnt sienna, umber and charcoal. Josua's paintings is inspired by the journey of life using oils on canvas but still try to maintain those earthy colors with traditional and modified designs as on Tapa and Masi"


  • Arterial network
  • Media, Sports and Entertainment Group (MSE)
  • Gens de la Caraïbe
  • Groupe 30 Afrique
  • Alliance Française VANUATU
  • Zimbabwe : Culture Fund Of Zimbabwe Trust
  • RDC : Groupe TACCEMS
  • Rwanda : Positive Production
  • Togo : Kadam Kadam
  • Niger : ONG Culture Art Humanité
  • Collectif 2004 Images
  • Africultures Burkina-Faso
  • Bénincultures / Editions Plurielles
  • Africiné
  • Afrilivres

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