The art of africa - art exhibition and film

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Date: 13 March 2018
Venue: City Campus at the Arnolfini building – Prince Street entrance (fifth floor)
Time: 17:30 - 21:00


A UWE Bristol exhibition presented at the City Campus at the Arnolfini building – Prince Street entrance (fifth floor)

We are hosting an exhibition of art and film at the Arnolfini international arts centre and gallery in Bristol. Join us at the exhibition featuring collections of art by young artists from students and the wider community (submit your art - deadline Friday 9 March).

In 2017, we held a successful event at the Spike Island gallery which hosted art collections by Lubaina Himid (2017 Turner Prize winner). In 2018, alongside developing and finding new talent, we have special guests - detailed below.

Special guests

We will feature art from two internationally acclaimed artists:

  • Professor Florence Ayisi - Film director and multiple award winner including Cannes film festival award, Peabody USA, Academy award nomination for game changing film 'Sisters in-law'. We will be screening her 2012 film 'Handing Down Time' a film about continuity, change and a journey of awakening.
  • Harry Cook - Award winning screenwriter, film/television director and photographer. As a film director, his documentaries for the BBC and ITV include 'Photographing Africa', 'The Hidden Treasures of African Art' and his feature films include 'Lord of the Flies' and 'Last of His Tribe'. Some of Harry's collection will be displayed at the art exhibition.

Want to exhibit?

To showcase your artwork, email the Africa Week Team at africaweek@gmail.com.

How to attend

Please purchase your ticket via our online store:

Africa Week

Visit Africa Week to get involved in more activities. Try African cuisine, stay fit, celebrate heritage and learn about the diversity and progress made by Africans.

Contact: Dr Emmanuel Adukwu
Telephone: +44 (0)117 32 87210
E-mail: Emmanuel.Adukwu@uwe.ac.uk

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