Josaia Mc Namara





Josaia Mc Namara, Suva, Fiji: "Sign of the shining flame" Drawing
oceania@usp.ac.fj

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Banyan Presentations and Workshops:

24-02-04 Oceania Center USP Suva Fiji

09-03-04 Pondok Pekak Library Ubud Bali Indonesia

22-3-04 MAF Bangkok 2004

07-9-04 Künstlerhaus Bethanien

23-10-04 Galerie Wohlfahrt Rotterdam

29-10-04 Haferkamp Münster

30-10-04 Deux Machine Festival München

01-11-04 Kunstkammer Stuttgart

25-02-05 MAF Bangkok

26-03-05 Janghu Festival Kunming

30-07-05 Station 17 Kassel

18-11-05 HKW Berlin

09-12-05 2. Ecoile de Dzolo Togo

16-12-05 Boulev´Art Cotonou Benin

19-12-05 Ecoile des Metiers Benin

23-01-06 Arthaus Accra

29-01-06 Arema Lomé Togo

19-05-06 Galerie Rachel Haferkamp Köln

17-10-06 University of Forestry Ha Tay Vietnam

20-10-06 Goetheinstitut Hanoi

08-12-06 Uni Paderborn

Josaia’s artistic practice has taken him from designing CD covers for Pacific singers to showcasing work at the Tjibaou Culture Centre in New Caledonia in 2002 as part of the Noumea Biennale.
In 2005 his works were exhibited at the Pacific Festival of the Arts in Belau.
His distinctive style reflects his deep ascetic spirituality. McNamara is of Fijian/ New Zealand descent,and is 32 years old. He lives both in Suva and in a village in the interior of Viti Levu.

Josaia Waqabaca Mc Namara
Date of Birth: 16/ 02/ 1974
Nationality: Fiji
Exhibitions:
Red Wave Group Exhibition at the Oceania Centre for Arts and Culture
1998, 2000-2005.
Banyan Tree round the world traveling art exhibition, 2003-2006.
National Arts Exhibition, Ratu Iloilo Art Gallery, FIT, Suva, Fiji, 2005.
9th Pacific Arts Festival, Palau,2004.
Arts on the Island I and II,Sheraton,Nadi 2003,2004.
Fiji Arts Club, Group Exhibition, 2003.
Solo Exhibition, National Museum,Fiji, 2003.
Solo Exhibition, Oceania Centre for Arts and Culture, 2001, 2002.
Invited Artist, Biennial de Noumea Art Exhibition,Tjibaou Cultural
Centre, New Caledonia, 2001.
Group Exhibition, Bradman Hall,Australian High Commission,1998.
Education and Experience:
St Thomas Primary and Secondary School, Lautoka,Fiji.
Based at the Oceania Centre for Arts and Culture, 2000-2004, 2006.
Published Works:
The Vision, SPAN No.52,April 2002.
Pacific Way Documentary, 2005.
Pacifica Communication,Video Clip, 2001.
University of the South Pacific Media Production, 2001.
Fiji Times News Paper, 2001, 2005.
Daily Post, 2004.
European Union Annual Report, 2003.
University of the South Pacific Internet Website, 2001-2006.
Conducted Workshops:
Talks to young artist at the Oceania Centre, 2004.

Commissions and Collections:
University of the South Pacific.
National Fiji Museum.
Red Cross Society.
Catholic Missionary Society.
Professor Epeli Hau’ofa