Take 5 Art Exhibition

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Date(s) - 01/10/2017 - 31/10/2017
12:00 am - 5:00 pm

Fusion Arts


This exhibition, Take ‘5’, showcasing Afrikan heritage artists is the first of its kind in more than three decades. The first was in 1986, as part of the ‘Caribbean Focus ’86’ project celebrating Caribbean history, heritage and culture. Naturally, the arts featured heavily, but unusually not the visual arts. Not generally attributed to the Afrikan, despite the arts of Nok, Benin, Ife, Mali, Congo, Zimbabwe, South Afrika etc. Recently, the art of Afrikans has been acknowledged as having influenced that of European artists such as Picasso, Matisse and others.

More recently there has been growing interest in Afrikan Art. And it is only very recently that Afrikan heritage artist are visible in the local arts scene, such as ‘Artweeks.’

Moving forward, ACKHI anticipate this will be the first of many and would welcome other Afrikan heritage artists to come on board and showcase their work to the wider Oxfordshire population.