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RELE GALLERY & COINTREAU PROUDLY PRESENT, ‘SELENSE’

Dressing up Nigerian has finally come full circle. Rele Gallery, leading contemporary art gallery made sure of that this past weekend.

From being allotted glossy pages of lifestyle magazines, to black and white ones in soft sells, to being touted in online media, and Instagram pages of fashion tastemakers, dressing up Nigerian has for the first time gotten its due in artistic form, in a career-defining exhibition, by illustrator and visual artist, Ibe Ananaba.

The exhibition, titled “Selense” opened last weekend at Rele Gallery.

Selense is a collection of 30-odd pieces that capture the bombastic Nigerian spirit of dressing. In generous strokes, oils and colour, the artist brings to life, women from runways, dandies from the street, show-offs and statement makers for whom extravagance is a statement to be made.

Selense, literally means to show off.

The artist also captures how we as a people perform this extravagance in the midst of Nigeria’s problems and quite often, in spite of it.

Guests also enjoyed Cointreau’s selection of Cointreau Fizz cocktails, while they fed their eyes and minds with works on display.

You will be well advised to come see it yourself, if you haven’t. The exhibition is open until September 26th 2016.

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We’re Ready For Art Night Out II In Abuja, Friday 29th July

The GlowingColours.Com and Thought Pyramid Art Centre are pleased to invite you to Art Night Out (#ArtNightOut), a special initiative of appreciation and celebration of African art and fashion design.

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Art Night Out II is the second edition of the much anticipated event taking place in Abuja. This special exhibition will bring together the spectacular worlds of fashion design and art.  It will be running from 29 July to 01 August 2016 and returns with an expanded programme of exciting activities that celebrate the diversity and dynamism of the Nigerian creative scene.

Art Night Out, initiated by The GlowingColours.com and Thought Pyramid Art Centre is a central event in Nigeria’s cultural calendar, playing an important role in bringing together and showcasing Nigeria’s creative achievements and ambitions. It aims to celebrate the culture of fashion and art as well as promote public awareness while connecting with local fashion and art establishments. It will feature some of the finest pieces from Nigerian fashion houses and art works ranging Nigerian contemporary art and masterpieces to the public in the 3-day event.

Art Night Out will include art exhibition, fashion exhibition, musical and spoken word performances and open house painting workshop.

The featured fashion designers are:

  • MaisonMimi, a Modern & Neoteric Women’s Ready-To-Wear Brand Based in Nigeria
  • YVK, an EasyWear line founded in 2013, providing Chic and Elegant pieces for the everyday woman who can change it up from day to night
  • Pink Fleur believes in incorporating designs from various cultures to create chic and stylish ready to wear pieces. A little bit of the client goes into making their bespoke pieces because there is a story behind every dress. Pink Fleur provides a service not just a product.

Exhibiting artists are currently displayed in the gallery.

Venue: 18 Libreville Crescent, Wuse II, Abuja FCT

Date: July 29th – 1st August 2016

Time: 6.30pm – 10.00pm

Thought Pyramid Art Centre collects, conserves, and studies modern and contemporary art of Africa and the African Diaspora. The Art Centre exhibits the art of our times from a variety of perspectives while situating them with the context of a global art movement.

The GlowingColours.Com (www.theglowingcolours.com) is a leading platform for news on African art, fashion and business. The GlowingColours.com aims to reach an audience that is both genre-crossing and boundary-breaking.

For more info on Art Night Out: Info@thoughtpyramidart.com | Info@theglowingcolours.com

Tel: 09082454257 | 08033322885

Url: www.theglowingcolours.com

Instagram: #ArtNightOut

These Are The Galleries You Should Check Out At 1:54 Contemporary African Art Fair London

The fourth edition of 1:54 Contemporary African Art Fair is fast arriving and the fair has announced the gallery list its London fair, which will take place at Somerset House from October 6-9 2016.

Having attended the art fair for the last 3 years, we’re enthusiastically looking forward to this edition. It has been announced that 40 of the world’s leading galleries that specialize in contemporary African art, showcasing the work of 110 African and African diasporan artists from 30 countries will be taking part. We are very much excited to see the diversity that will come into play in this year’s edition.

The 40 galleries participating in the 2016 London edition of the fair come from 18 different countries: Côte d’Ivoire, Ethiopia, Egypt, Denmark, United Kingdom, Germany, France, Zimbabwe, Ghana, Italy, Kenya, Nigeria, Portugal, Morocco, South Africa, Tunisia, Spain, and the United States.

Other galleries that will be part of the art fair this fall include 50 Golborn, Addis Fine Art, AGorgi Contemporary Art Gallery, Barnard Gallery, Caroline Pagès Gallery, Circle Art Gallery, Eric Hussenot Gallery, Galeria 111, Gallery 1957, Gallery of African Art (GAFRA), Jenkins Johnson Gallery, L’Atelier 21, Officine dell’Immagine, Sulger-Buel Lovell, TAFETA, Tyburn Gallery, and Village Unhu.
The GlowingColours team caught up with 1:54 African Art Fair founder Touria El Glaoui at an art exhibition opening at Tyburn in Mayfair London. She says she visits and loves our website. What a huge honour. We think she is simply amazing.
This year 1:54 will again be accompanied by FORUM, the fair’s extensive talks and events program, including lectures, film screenings and panel discussions with international curators,artists and art professionals. FORUM is curated by Koyo Kouoh, Artistic Director of RAW Material Company, Dakar. This year’s fair will also see an expanded collateral program of exhibitions in Somerset House, with further details to be announced at a later date.
Artsy has launched an exclusive preview of the fair. Click here to check it out!

Photos!!! Thought Pyramid Art Centre & The GlowingColours.com Art Night Out

Thought Pyramid Art Centre in collaboration with The GlowingColours.com hosted Art Night Out, an event focused on appreciating and celebrating African art and fashion. The designers involved in the event included MasonMimi, Le Rouge & 41 Luxe which showcased some of the finest pieces in their collection.

Art Night Out also featured an array of artists such

as Ada godspower, Donald Onuoha, Adubi Mydaz, Tolu Aliki, Olumide Oresegun, Akhile Ehis Ehifioria, Abinoro Collins, Akintunde John, Stephen Osuchukwu, Babalola Lawson, Chike Obeagu, Dudu Emmanuel, Eghosa Henry, Exodus Aluyia, Godwin Adesoye, John Ogbeta, Joseph Eze, Lucky Isaiah, Nelson Okoh, Obinna Makata, Ola Balogun, Oluwambe Amodu, Pita Ohiwerei, Rotimi Akinnire, Suraj Adekola, Tolu Aliki, Toni Oshiame, Tyna Adebowale, Yomi Momoh, Zino Orara and Sor Sen.

Check out all the photos of art enthusiasts, fashion lovers and some of the stylish guests in the gallery below:

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Lily Okorokwo (The GlowingColours.com) & Jeff AJueshi (Thought Pyramid Art Centre Abuja)

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Maryam Laushi (The Amba Imprint) and Mimi Habibah (Creative Director, MaisonMimi)

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The GlowingColours.com & Thought Pyramid Art Centre Present: African Art Night Out!

Thought Pyramid Art Centre in collaboration with The GlowingColours.Com are pleased to invite you to Art Night Out (#ArtNightOut), a special initiative of appreciation and celebration of African art and fashion.

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Artists exhibiting in the gallery include Ada godspower, Donald Onuoha, Adubi Mydaz, Tolu Aliki, Olumide Oresegun, Akhile Ehis Ehifioria, Abinoro Collins, Akintunde John, Stephen Osuchukwu, Babalola Lawson, Chike Obeagu, Dudu Emmanuel, Eghosa Henry, Exodus Aluyia, Godwin Adesoye, John Ogbeta, Joseph Eze, Lucky Isaiah, Nelson Okoh, Obinna Makata, Ola Balogun, Oluwambe Amodu, Pita Ohiwerei, Rotimi Akinnire, Suraj Adekola, Tolu Aliki, Toni Oshiame, Tyna Adebowale, Yomi Momoh, Zino Orara and Sor Sen.

Art Night Out will feature the finest pieces from Nigerian fashion houses including MaisonMimi, Le Rouge & 41 Luxe.

Venue: 18 Libreville Crescent, Wuse II, Abuja FCT

Date: Friday 12th – 13th February 2016

Time: 5.00pm – 10.00pm

Thought Pyramid Art Centre collects, conserves, and studies modern and contemporary art of Africa and the African Diaspora. The Art Centre exhibits the art of our times from a variety of perspectives while situating them with the context of a global art movement.

 

The GlowingColours.Com (www.theglowingcolours.com) is a leading platform for news on African art, fashion and business. The GlowingColours.com aims to reach an audience that is both genre-crossing and boundary-breaking.

For more info on Art Night Out: Info@thoughtpyramidart.com

Tel: 09082454257 | 08033322885

www.theglowingcolours.com

(#ArtNightOut)| @theglowingcolours

 

PARTNERS

The event is proudly supported by Maryam Laushi (www.theamberimprint.com), 41Luxe, MaisonMimi, Le Rouge and Checkout Africa.

 

African Art Guide Italy: Adejoke Tugbiyele in Florence

A new African art exhibition in Florence features the works of distinguished artist Adejoke Tugbiyele. The exhibition is titled ReSignifications and currently on display at New York university’s Villa La Pietra in Florence, Italy until November 2015. ReSignifications is curated by Nigerian scholar and NYU Professor of Drama and Africana Studies Awam Amkpa in conjunction with the conference Black Portraitures. 

Adejoke Tugbiyele-African-art-exhibition-TheGlowingColoursThe exhibition brings together established and emerging artists from around the world to engage critically with historical and contemporary representations and objectifications of black bodies. The artists on display include Adejoke Tugbiyele – Awol Erizku – Chriss Aghana Nwobu – Damien Davis – Delphine Diaw Diallo – Delphine Fawundu – Derrick Maddox – Elizabeth Colomba – Flavio Cerquera – Hassan Hajjaj – In-Flux – Joanne Savio – Justin Randolph Thompson – Kiluanji Kia Henda – Laylah Amatullah Barrayn – Lyle Ashton Harris – Malik Nejmi – Mario Macilau – Nashormeh Lindo – Nora Chipaumire and Ananya Chatterjee – Riccardo Cavallari – Russell Watson – Sara Shamsavari – Shantrelle P.Lewis.

Adejoke Tugbiyele-African-art-exhibition-TheGlowingColoursAdejoke Tugbiyele‘s work was also recently shown at the 1:54 Contemporary African Art Fair in London, and on the exhibition A River Depends on it Tributaries, curated by Jeanne Brasile, at Seton Hall University’s Walsh Gallery in New Jersey.

 

 

#BeatOfAfrica – African Designers Sophie Zigna, Mimi Plange Set to Showcase at ITC Ethical Fashion Initiative Vogue Fashion Night Out!

African fashion industry heads to Milan this month.

Biffi Boutiques and ITC Ethical Fashion Initiative are collaborating for this year’s “Beat of Africa” showcase. The project is set to come live during Vogue Fashion Night Out on Tuesday 22nd September 2015 in Milan, Italy with 4 African designers participating.

Some African designers that have been previously showcased include Lisa Folawiyo, Nelly Agboagye of Duaba Serwa,Mina Evans-Anfom of Mina Evans, Christie Brown, Stella Jean, Anita Quansah and more where their 2015  capsule  collections  were introduced.

ITC Ethical Fashion Initiative will host MaXhosa by Laduma from South Africa, Mimi Plange from Ghana/USA, Sindiso Khumalo from South Africa and Sophie Zigna from Senegal. They will showcase their Spring/Summer 2016 collections, as part of the African Designer showcase launched by the Ethical Fashion Initiative.

 

This competition is part of the Ethical Fashion Initiative’s continued efforts to promote creativity and talent from Africa.

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Laduma Ngxokolo of MaXhosa by Laduma
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To find out more about the “Beat of Africa” competition, send an e-mail to: efashion@intracen.org | Visit: www.ethicalfashioninitiative.org | Find them on Facebook: Facebook.com/TheEthicalFashionInitiative | Follow them on Twitter:@_EthicalFashion | Follow them on Insatgram: @EthicalFashion

Made in Nigeria: 12 Handbags We’re Loving

It’s time to update your shopping list with our selection of handbags.

We find it pretty cool to experiment and add new items to our style list. Oh yes we are always game to try out edgy and unconventional trends but you see when it comes to your everyday handbag and bags you wear for occasions, it’s a great idea to make a smart investment. We actually mean to invest in a style that’s timeless, elegant and polished. Basically, items that never go out of fashion.

It’s even better when they are made-in-Nigeria, meaning that we don’t have to call our family/friends abroad to buy that one item we really desire. These handbags are all produced in Nigeria by Nigerian designers.

While searching for some accessories companies we discovered that there are some very good Nigerian accessories designers out there. Zashadu, Shop Maju and O’eclat are now household names to source fashionable handbags, most of which are made ethically with rare luxury leather and most importantly handmade locally. Our Nigerian handbag designers are leading the way with the richness and variety of head-turning purses in very modern silhouettes. Their accessories boast of rich hues, well-structured shapes and fun and glossy hardware. Let’s not forget about the craft and opulence they ooze.

Looking for a lovely purse for a wedding and work bag to make you standout? Join the crew, our curated gallery below is a good reference point.

Brands included:  Zashadu, Shop Maju and O’eclat

Let us know which item you picked for your wardrobe revamp.

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Amber Tassle Box Bag
O’Eclat, ₦16,000
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Easy Fold Pouch, Distressed SilverBlack
Zashadu, £125
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Easy Fold Pouch, Distressed Silver
Zashadu, £125
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Michelle Handbag
O’Eclat ₦36,000
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Lilly Tote
O’Eclat, ₦18,000
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Layla Minaudiere
₦7,500
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Feline, Green Croc Print
Zashadu, £200
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The Total Knockout mini
Zashadu, £149
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The Understudy, Red Caiman Croc Print
Zashadu, £450
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The Dodos
Shop Maju, ₦8,500.00
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The Keni
ShopMaju, ₦9,500.00
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Box Clutch Mini Gold Leaf
Zashadu, £125

 

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Apply Now! Win a Spot at the Ambiente Trade Show in Germany (February 2016)

Save money and time! Check out this exciting opportunity to showcase your talent and business on an international level. Apply now!!!
Submit your application for participation in the trade show Ambiente which takes place in Frankfurt, Germany. Ambiente is the world’s most important consumer goods trade fair for Dining, Giving and Living bringing business partners, ideas and success together at one location.

Dates: 12-16 February 2016

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To Apply for Ambiente trade show:

  1. Click here to download the Sector Specific Assistance Scheme (SSAS) application form.
  2. Complete the SSAS form and supply this to us with all the necessary supporting documents – click here to complete your application and to upload files. To facilitate efficient uploads please keep uploads under 500KB, to compress your documents, click here.
  3. Applications must be completed and submitted by the 21 August 2015. No late applications will be considered.

This electronic application process saves you time, money and prevents you needing to supply original and certified documents. If, shortlisted you will be required to deliver hard copies of your application to the Cape Craft and Design Institute, 2nd Floor, 37 Barrack Street, Cape Town, 8000 within five working days of notification.

Costs: If selected for a trade show, a participation fee of R2 500 is payable to the CCDI within 5 working days of receipt of CCDI invoice for administrative services.

Freight: The maximum billable weight is 100Kgs per applicant. All freight will be sent via a DA65, which means everything that is sent to the trade show must return to SA (Must have an importer number) – no stock can be sold or left behind as it would contravene the terms of the freight method and an individual enterprise will be accountable to the law for this.

Travel costs and arrangements: Flights are booked to arrive on the day of setup and depart directly after the event, these are the rules of the dti scheme – the dates are not negotiable.

Requirements: All successful participants must supply high resolution images of their products and text for buyer’s guides. They will also need to complete and submit an exhibitor’s sales report, the contact list, the 6 months report, plus any other reports required by the dti.

If you are selected, SSAS will provide funding for the following: 100% of the costs of return flights; HS Code on products to be exhibited (this can be obtained by companies on or www.cargoinfo.co.za); 100% of the rental of the stand; 100% of the cost of accommodation; 100% of the costs related to the transport of the product to tradeshow and back (maximum 100kg).

Selection Process:

Applications are sent for adjudication.

CCDI makes recommendations from the shortlist and the dti/Trade and Investment South Africa (TISA) makes the final section.

Only 10 – 20 participants will be selected. The outcome of your application will be communicated in due course. Selection is based on a scoring system and specific criteria (see below).

Selection for this event is based on the following criteria: Event Organiser’s Feedback | Product suitability | Pricing structures | Production capacity | Record keeping systems | Business and Export Training | Turnover | Number of employees | PDI/HDI | Business Age | Number of SSAS Exhibitions | SA National | Local % | Export Experience

 

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Please click here to view more information on this trade show.