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African Women Artists at the British Museum: Relationships between the Contemporary and the Traditional

8 September 2015 at 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm

Relationships between the Contemporary and the Traditional
A discussion of 4 women artists’ work by Ann Gollifer, and introduced by John Giblin, Head of the Africa Department, British Museum.
We are excited to offer UK Friends of NMWA the opportunity to tour the Africa Department at the British Museum with Ann Gollifer, an artist whose work is included in the Africa Galleries.  In her talk, Ann will discuss the “Relationships between the contemporary and the traditional: exploring the meaning of the work of four women whose art is part of the permanent collection of the Sainsbury Africa Galleries”.  On a walk-about tour of the galleries, Ann will discuss her own work , Mother Tongue.  She will also highlight the work of Susan Hefuna an Egyptian/German visual artist, who works in a variety of media and whose piece
Ann Gollifer in front of her work, Mother Tongue
Knowledge is sweeter than honey is in the Africa Galleries; Sokari Douglas Camp, Nigerian, who constructs large scale sculptures, whose exhibit is called Otobo’ – Hippo Masquerade; and finally, Magdalene Odundo, a Kenyan potter, has two untitled ceramic vessels on display in the Galleries.
2-Mother Tongue 2013-photo-2 copy
Ann Gollifer at work creating Mother Tongue
Ann Gollifer is a painter, printmaker, photographer and writer, who migrates between these disciplines, whilst trying to make sense of the worlds she lives in, passes through, and visits.
Ann was born in Guyana, studied Art History in Edinburgh and is now a permanent resident of Botswana.  She has participated in solo shows, group shows, and has artworks in public collections around the world, including the British Museum, where Mother Tongue is exhibited.
As this event will also appear on the British Museum calendar, we encourage you to RSVP early. There is no charge for this event.   RSVP to RSVP@UKFriendsofNMWA.org.


8 September 2015
2:30 pm - 4:00 pm
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British Museum, Sainsbury Africa Galleries