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Meet G.A.S. Fellowship Resident Uzor Ugoala

Meet G.A.S. Fellowship Resident Uzor Ugoala

Uzor Ugoala is one of the seven artists selected for the inaugural G.A.S. Fellowship Award earlier this year. We spoke to him about his plans, aspirations and experience of the opportunity so far.

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Y.S.F. Joins the World Weather Network

Y.S.F. Joins the World Weather Network

We're excited to announce our participation in the World Weather Network, a ground-breaking alliance of 28 arts organisations from across the world formed in response to the global climate crisis.

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Quarterly Press Highlights

Quarterly Press Highlights

As we enter the second half of the year we wanted to share some of our press highlights from the last four months. The coverage is an exciting mix of articles and news pieces reporting on the local launch of Guest Artists Space as well as an exclusive first look at the Farm House in Ijebu.

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Announcing the G.A.S. Fellowship Award Recipients

Announcing the G.A.S. Fellowship Award Recipients

The call-out for the inaugural G.A.S. Fellowship Award was announced in February 2022 in tandem with the local launch of Guest Artists Space. The fully supported opportunity was open to emerging creative practitioners across all disciplines living within the West African region and initially...

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Meet TURN2 Resident Lynhan Balatbat Helbock

Meet TURN2 Resident Lynhan Balatbat Helbock

The first TURN2 resident to arrive in Lagos is Berlin based Lynhan Balatbat Helbock, a curator and researcher at SAVVY Contemporary, where she is part of the participatory archive project Colonial Neighbours. Ahead of her residency, which commences in May 2022, Lynhan discusses her...

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TURN2 Residencies

TURN2 Residencies

TURN2 is a programme developed by the German Federal Cultural Foundation to facilitate artistic co-creation between Germany and African countries. The TURN2 Residencies were devised to facilitate research for emerging curators and cultural practitioners with curatorial experience based...

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Watch Now: Legacies and New Beginnings

Watch Now: Legacies and New Beginnings

Rewatch the conversation between Yinka Shonibare CBE RA and Creative Director of CCA Lagos Oyindamola Fakeye that took place on 26th February 2022 at G.A.S. Lagos.

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My Practice After Guest Projects Digital 2021: Akwasi Bediako Afrane

My Practice After Guest Projects Digital 2021: Akwasi Bediako Afrane

In 2021 Akwasi Bediako Afrane received the Guest Projects Digital 2021 Artist in Focus Award, an opportunity to showcase his practice across the Guest Projects, Yinka Shonibare Foundation and G.A.S. Foundation digital channels. We caught up with him recently to find out more about...

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Hosting Ideas for Progress

Hosting Ideas for Progress

Yinka Shonibare CBE RA in Conversation with Mark Sealy OBE

⁠Throughout March 2022 University of the Arts London Colleges and Institutes open research and knowledge exchange to staff, students and the public. Hosting Ideas for Progress, sees Yinka Shonibare CBE RA in conversation with Director of Autograph ABP, Mark Sealy OBE.

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G.A.S. Lagos is Unveiled to a Local Audience

G.A.S. Lagos is Unveiled to a Local Audience

On 26th February we were finally able to unveil our new building in Lagos. The highlight of the day was a discussion between Yinka Shonibare CBE RA and Creative Director of CCA Lagos Oyindamola Fakeye.

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Joyful Celebrations in Ijebu Mark the Local Launch of G.A.S.

Joyful Celebrations in Ijebu Mark the Local Launch of G.A.S.

On 20th February we celebrated the local launch of our new residency space in Ijebu, Nigeria with guests from Lagos, dignitaries and villagers from Ikise.

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Apply Now: G.A.S. Fellowship Award 2022

Apply Now: G.A.S. Fellowship Award 2022

In tandem with the launch of our international artist residency programme in Nigeria, Guest Artist Space (G.A.S.) and Yinka Shonibare Foundation are delighted to announce a call out for the inaugural G.A.S. Fellowship Awards.

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