Aworanka, GAIA, Features 83 Artworks, 19 Artists

An African online art platform, Aworanka, and GAIA Africa have collaborated on an art exhibition titled ‘Framing Her,’ featuring a collection of 83 artworks from 19 different visual artists.

The exhibition, aimed at advocating diversity, inclusion and gender equality, is scheduled to run till January next year at the GAIA House in Lagos State.

In a statement sent to Saturday Beats, GAIA media relations personnel, Esther Adamu, said, “The 83 artworks carefully curated by Aworanka for GAIA Africa encompass a variety of mediums and techniques and reflect a broad range of issues in the political, social and cultural contexts to emphasize the intent to represent the diversity of our society. They are systematically arranged to give the viewer a sense of an artistic journey through time such that as you go higher, the medium employed for the artworks on display transitions from the old to the new.

“On the ground floor lie paintings that use traditional mediums of oil, acrylics, water colour and ink on canvas to create vibrant strokes and hues that form emotive large-sized visual imagery propped against the white walls of the purposefully-designed interior of GAIA House. The viewers are not left in the dark about the story behind each piece as there is a plaque with the title and date of completion of the artwork, name and birth year of the artist and other information regarding the medium and technique as well as a QR code that can be scanned using a smartphone to reveal a digital copy of the exhibition’s catalogue.”

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