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Lagos-Based Annotations Research Associate Programme Unpacks Pan African Festivals Through the G.A.S. Library and Picton Archive

Lagos-Based Annotations Research Associate Programme Unpacks Pan African Festivals Through the G.A.S. Library and Picton Archive

The Annotations research associateship is a 7-week long programme designed to explore African art festivals, such as FESMAN, Panafest, Zaire 74, and FESTAC’77. The Annotations Research Associates Programme falls under the wider scope of G.A.S. Library and Picton Archive’s...

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A Narrative: Raqs Media Collective's Time Spent in Nigeria

A Narrative: Raqs Media Collective's Time Spent in Nigeria

A World Weather Network Report written by Raqs Media Collective

Across the autumn of 2022 and summer of 2023, Raqs Media Collective spent time across various sites in southwestern Nigeria conducting research and recording material for a new artwork titled Na-Bam : Measure without Measure. This meta-narrative contextualises the work and its impulses.

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G.A.S. Foundation Launches Archival Research Internships in Partnership with AUC Collective and Spelman College

G.A.S. Foundation Launches Archival Research Internships in Partnership with AUC Collective and Spelman College

G.A.S. Foundation is pleased to partner with Spelman College, and the Atlanta University Center Art History + Curatorial Studies Collective (AUC Collective) to facilitate internships for three of its student members under our Annotations programme. Housed within the Department of Art &...

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May Library Update

May Library Update

In just two years, the G.A.S. Library and Picton Archive has grown into a rich collection of nearly 2,000 cultural research materials. This incredible achievement was made possible by generous book donations and financial support from our patrons, friends, and wider community. We are so proud to...

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Event: Ugwu-001

Event: Ugwu-001

A residency presentation by Amanda Iheme

In conclusion of her 8-week-long residency, G.A.S. Foundation's 2023 Fellowship recipient, Amanda Iheme, presents Ugwu-001, a reflection on her residency research and experiences. Drawing from the Igbo word "Ugwu," meaning "Dignity," this event divulges the core...

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Alumni Update: Gareth Nyandoro

Alumni Update: Gareth Nyandoro

Only six months following his Tiwani-sponsored residency at G.A.S. Foundation, Gareth Nyandoro has launched a solo exhibition at Tiwani Contemporary, titled Pfumvudza. The exhibition presents Nyandoro's personal engagement with the concept of pfumvudza (meaning early shoots, to bloom or...

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Professional Practice as Research

Professional Practice as Research

A Workshop by Dawit L. Petros

This event orchestrates a crucial encounter for performing artists from Q-dance Studio at the G.A.S. Foundation, focusing on a three-hour workshop facilitated by Dawit L Petros. Its core objective is to decode and demystify the institutional and professional frameworks that shape contemporary...

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Exploring Cinematic Histories: Dawit L. Petros Begins His G.A.S. Residency

Exploring Cinematic Histories: Dawit L. Petros Begins His G.A.S. Residency

The start of May was marked by the arrival of our seventh Tiwani Contemporary supported resident at G.A.S. Foundation. Dawit L. Petros. Dawit’s rich, collaborative multidisciplinary practice blends visual art, film and photography. His time in Lagos will provide a crucial opportunity to...

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Event: Focus on Four

Event: Focus on Four

A Photography Studio Visit Hosted by Amanda Iheme

Focus on Four is a photography presentation curated by current resident Amanda Iheme, aimed at individuals exploring their own photography practice, or looking to discover new talent in the medium. It will spotlight the work of four Lagos-based photographers...

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Open Call: 2024 Tilga Art Prize Nigeria Edition

Open Call: 2024 Tilga Art Prize Nigeria Edition

Applications Open

G.A.S. Foundation has once again partnered with Tilga Art Prize to host the winner of the annual open call at G.A.S. for an all-expenses paid residency. Tilga Art Prize are welcoming submissions from artists between the ages of 18 and 30 working and living in Nigeria, or of Nigerian...

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Event: Art and Research Workshop

Event: Art and Research Workshop

Architecture Photographer in residence at G.A.S. Foundation, Amanda Iheme, invites you to apply for a research workshop for research-oriented practitioners. From seasoned researchers to budding creatives, this opportunity allows selected participants to engage with titles from the G.A.S....

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Event: African Glass Futures

Event: African Glass Futures

A Talk and Rare Glass Presentation by Graeme Smith

In African Glass Futures, guests received an introductory talk through glass production, and its role in traditional societies around the world as currencies, markers of class, and glassmaking as a coveted skill. The evening uncovered RCABLK resident, Graeme Smith's expertise as a glass...

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