"Creativity runs my head. it creates a beautiful mind".
Josua Toganivalu is a self-taught artist who lives a double career as a visual paint artist and as a computer graphic designer. He has been a member of the Red Wave Collective based at the Oceania Centre for Arts and Culture at the University of the South Pacific since the first painting workshop conducted by Niuean artist John Pule in March 1998. Josua 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 and was part of the 3rd Melanesian Arts Festival held in Suva in 2006. Josua 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 depict the earth colors as seen on masi and tapa - burnt sienna, umber and charcoal.