Anne O’Brien of Scotland arrived in Fiji in August 2011. As she prepares to return to her homeland, she leaves with one parting gift for her adopted home: life -sized models of Fiji’s endangered species – made from 100% recycled materials including masi, blankets and old clothes.
This is a unique combination: models of Fijian animals made out of 100% recycled Fijian materials. These models are a special gift and we are very grateful to Anne for volunteering to do this for us. She has done her research, and we are very impressed with what she has created.
In collaboration with Anne O’Brien (http://anniemalsmodelsandpuppets.weebly.com), NatureFiji-MareqetiViti is launching an exhibition of the 20 life-sized models at the Fiji Museum on June 01st. The models of birds, bats, sharks, turtles and insects have been sponsored by various businesses in Fiji at $200.00 each. Paintings of Fiji’s wildlife will also be auctioned at the launch