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Yinka Ilori – a London based up-cycled furniture designer who uses traditional Nigerian parables

YINKA ILORI  was torn between fitting in with the crowd in his native London, and exploring his own Nigerian heritage through his Art. Ilori studied product and furniture design , but soon began re-fashioning and up cycling broken or abandoned chairs to create sculptural work that gives more than nod to his ancestry . He […]

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Meet Babajide Olatunji: The Dancing Artist

Young African artists don’t easily get the opportunity to get their work exhibited on an international stage. Talented Nigerian artist Babajide Olatunji managed to achieve the seemingly impossible. At the age of 24 in 2014, TAFETA gallery exhibited Olatunji’s work, Tribal Mark Series I in London, and the artist hasn’t looked back since the breakthrough […]

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OSSIE DOWERY who came in first place at 2003 Black History art contest for Pennsylvania , USA.

OSSIE DOWERY is a self-taught artist who started honing his craft in 2001. In 2003, Ossie came in first place the 2003 Black History art contest for the state of Pennsylvania , USA. He has also painted commissioned artwork for various private clients and art galleries. Dowery returned to South Africa in 2005 after 23 […]

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Artist Yinka Shonibare on pushing the boundaries of art and a new fashion for building walls

Yinka Shonibare talks to Katie Law about trying new things in his work and racism in Britain after Brexit Headless figures having sex doggy-style, clad in batik breeches and ballgowns, an installation of 10,000 batik-covered books with gold spines in the British Library, a scaled-down replica of Nelson’s HMS Victory with 37 batik sails in […]

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A Zimbabwean artist Sky Salanje exhibited his work at the Guns and Rain art gallery

Guns and Rain art gallery was graced by experienced Zimbabwean artist Sky Salanje in Parkhurst on 19 May. Salanje, whose passion lies in portraiture, travelled all the way from Harare for his art exhibition The Neighbourhood’s Eye and gallerist, founder and director of Guns and Rains, Julie Taylor was very excited about having the painter […]