YIWARRA KUJU: ART EXHIBITION AT NUBUKE FOUNDATION

Nubuke Foundation is one of the major spaces in Ghana dedicated to the promotion of Ghanaian visual art, culture and heritage. Nubuke Foundation opens its doors to programmes ranging from exhibitions on art and Ghanaian culture, heritage and history, and commemoration of historic events and figures, as well as art workshops, poetry and drama.
22nd January, 2016 marks the end of the current exhibition by Isaac Opoku and Baboa Tachie-Menson which was launched on 28th of November.  The two artists explore forms that their art can be expressed. Isaac takes cues from Afrikan alphabets and symbology manipulating with digitial technology. The creations of Baboa show the synergies between the two artists creating and moulding them into different spheres.
Displaying
kuju

Yiwarra Kuju in the Martu language describes the Canning Stock Route- a track developed on the Aboriginal homelands through the expansion on the mining industry- a ‘meeting point’ between two cultures.

The works in the exhibition have also inspired Ghanaian artist- Isaac Opoku to create works connecting the art forms of Ghana and Australia.
Isaac also worked with students from La-Bawaleshie JHS school to create a piece based on the children’s understanding of these artistic expressions.
Exhibition- ‘Yiwarra Kuju’
Australian Indigenous Art Exhibition
Main Gallery @ Nubuke Foundation
From 27 January till 16 February 2016
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Author: Kwame 'Write' Aidoo

Kwame Aidoo, also known as Write is a fond reader, writer and lover of music and the arts, with a degree in Biochemistry from Kwame Nkrumah University of Science & Tech., Kumasi and a certificate in Cultural Organizations in Transition from University of Lüneburg. He founded the creative activism movement: Inkfluent which curates Slam Ghana, The Write Experience, Vocal Portraits poetry albums, Slam Lab and the biggest literary festival in Ghana; Nkabom Literary Festival. Aside Ghana, where he is based, he has shown work in Brazil, Togo, Austria, France, Benin, Germany and Burkina Faso and most recently Norway with Aurora Ekvatorialis; a light sculpture and texts collaboration with Norwegian artist Toril Johannessen, exhibiting at the National Museum of Art, Architecture and Design, Oslo, 16.9.2016 – 15.1.2017.

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