#WOMENSART also creates an integral opportunity to promote women's self-representation and to explore the female rather than the much more scrutinized 'male gaze'. Celebrating women's art and creativity by not forgetting them, is what her aim is. The blog is filled with women in the past along with their artwork.
Without doubt, one of the most exciting artists emerging from a diverse and vibrant contemporary African arts scene is Ghanaian painter Betty Acquah. Producing work which combines a pulsating style and delightful colour palette, with thought provoking themes on social issues, requires extraordinary talent and Acquah is simply joyously gifted. Born in 1965, in Cape Coast located in Ghana’s Central Region, Acquah later acquired a First Class B. A. Hons (Art) Degree at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology in Kumasi. She continued her studies in painting in both Ghana and a ..read more
To celebrate her 70th birthday in some style, Welsh painter Shani Rhys James is the subject of a new exhibition bringing together many of her major artworks from her much applauded career. The show, to be hosted by London’s prestigious Connaught Brown Gallery, will allow contemplation of work spanning several decades, showcasing Shani’s intriguing themes often based on exploration of the domestic arena, motherhood, family interactions and the practice of artist herself. The painter’s contribution to the cultural world has been well recognised over many years and her awards include receiving an ..read more