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It includes bursaries funding for artistic projects, notices of residencies, employment opportunities, calls for papers and to submit work to exhibitions and as well as competitions.
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ADEOLA BALOGUN: BUBBLES OF EMOTIONS
From June 17 to July 1, 2017, Omenka Gallery will present "Bubbles of Emotions" by Nigerian sculptor Adeola Balogun. The exhibition is inspired by social currents or current affairs.
According to Adeola Balogun, “Bubbles of Emotion" is a body of work that attempts to reflect on heart-wrenching narratives both at my immediate environmental and at the global space; the atmosphere has never been this charged! Over the years, the polity has been polluted by bad governance; ethno-racism/nepotism, social injustice and corruption, all the vices becoming intractable and a constant barrage in our collective psyche. Frustration has led many to embark on perilous journeys in foreign climes, seeking for greener pastures where they do not exist.
artist of the month
Ndidi Emefiele was born in 1987 and holds a Bachelors of Arts degree in Painting from Delta State University, Abraka. She recently obtained a Masters in Fine Art from the prestigious Slade School of Art, University College, London.
Emefiele is one of the exciting artists working in Nigeria today and has won many awards including the COJA Art Competition (2003). She is well exhibited and her work has been published in several notable magazines, and can be found in many important collections in Nigeria and abroad.
TITI OMOIGHE: MODERN INTERPRETATIONS
"Modern Interpretations", an exhibition of 34 paintings by Nigerian artist Titi Omoighe opened on June 3, 2017 at Temple Muse in Lagos. Omoighe’s works can be split broadly in three main themes. Recent Works show her ability to take risks, as well as explore new techniques and subjects. There is also the 'Hunter' series, inspired by D.O. Fagunwa’s book "Ogboju Ode ninu Igbo Irunmale" and translated into English by Wole Soyinka as "Forest of a Thousand Daemons". The final theme, Tradition and Culture focuses on the way of life of the African people while also investigating the indigenous, focusing on different groups, values and cultures. The exhibition will run till August 30.
African Artists Foundation and the University of Nsukka will on June 23, 2017, hold a commemorative round table that spans the growth of art in Nigeria and the legacy of the last 50 years. This jubilee celebration is themed Nkoli Ka meaning “recalling is greatest”. According to Chinua Achebe, “It is the story that outlives the sound of war […]
From June 29 to August 15, 2017, Gallery 1957 will present All That Glitters by Ghanaian artist Yaw Owusu. Through his socially engaged and visually rich practice, the artist questions the failures of Ghana’s ongoing infrastructural development. Owusu creates sculptural installations that repurpose found objects, shifting the value of otherwise worthless materials into things of […]
From June 17 to July 1, 2017, Omenka Gallery will present Bubbles of Emotions by Nigerian artist Adeola Balogun. The exhibition is inspired by social currents or current affairs. According to Adeola Balogun, “Bubbles of Emotion is a body of work that attempt to reflect on heart-wrenching narratives both at my immediate environmental and at […]
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