THE NIROX SCULPTURE PARK, A HAVEN FOR ARTISTS

Home to works from local and international artists, and complete with a dedicated space to practice undisturbed while surrounded by nature, the Nirox Sculpture Park is undeniably one of Gauteng’s most beautiful locations. Omenka got in touch with Mary-Jane Daroll, curator of the annual Winter Sculpture Fair held at the park to discuss about the vision behind the park, her goals for the fair and the position sculpture occupies in South Africa’s vis...


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A MOMENT IS DESTROYED: ON COUNTERPOINT

A MOMENT IS DESTROYED: ON COUNTERPOINT

Victor Ehikhamenor, a visual artist, requested for sheets of black cardboard paper to be taped on glass doors. Following a cue from Dabyna, a guitarist, he picked a chalk and began to draw on the paper. Dabyna’s cue soon became proliferated tunes, the rhythm of Ehikhamenor’s lines, as though sensory gestures leaped from the eyes into the ears. As they kept on, Ehikhamenor’s lines and shapes found their way into Dabyna’s gu...


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THE NIGERIAN CENTENARY PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBITION

Recently on view at leading London-based auction house, Bonhams, is The Nigerian Centenary Photography exhibition, dedicated to celebrated Nigerian photographer, ‘Okhai Ojeikere, who passed on early this year.

Sponsored by the Kola Aluko Foundation (KAF), the photography exhibition charts the developments in photography as an artistic practice in Nigeria over the last 100 years. Ayo Adeyinka, founder and principal consultant at TAFETA, and Dr Charles Gore of the School ...


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CELEBRATING ABLADE GLOVER AT 80

As celebrated Ghanaian artist, Ablade Glover turns 80 this year, October Gallery holds a retrospective exhibition to sketch a panoramic overview of his life and work that examines a deep commitment to the process of painting in oils.

Omenka got in touch with Professor Glover to ask him how he feels about turning 80, his motivations for establishing the Artists Alliance Gallery, and his projection for Afric...


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INVISIBLE BORDERS

The Trans-African Photographers Organization has embarked on its 5th edition of its Road Trip Project, Invisible Borders. This trip will be the collective’s first trans-continental road trip and will be from Lagos, Nigeria to Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina. The road trip will assemble artists from diverse parts of the African continent whose previous works are well rooted in the reality of the African continent. It will be made up of photographers, writer...


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SOUTHERN GUILD: A GALLERY WITH A DIFFERENCE

Southern Guild was established by co-founders, Trevyn and Julian McGowan as a forum for South African designers to challenge and support each other, unified by national origin, but with diverse views and voices. The collection over the years has built a solid reputation for being innovative, having excellent standards and very fresh perspectives. South Africa and Africa are recognised as being very focused on craft, the hand made and the narrative, and at a collectible level, Southern Guild d...


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40TH ANNIVERSARY: THE NATIONAL ARTS FESTIVAL, GRAHAMSTOWN

The National Arts Festival in Grahamstown, located in the Eastern Cape Province of South Africa celebrates 3 milestones in 2014; its 40th anniversary, the 30th anniversary of the Standard Bank Young Artists Award and 20 years of democracy in South Africa. The National Arts Festival is entrenched in the artistic landscape of South Africa and is a key event in the arts calendar. Ijeoma Loren Uche-Okeke speaks to the artistic director of th...


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