Saturday, September 19, 2015 12:09 pm
The British Council has welcomed Laura Aldridge, British artist,popularly known for her works across art forms such as photography, screen print, ceramics, fabrics and cement, to Nigeria for the Go Woman
In advance of the workshops, the official launch of the UK/Nigeria 2015—16 season in Abuja, saw many arts entrepreneurs, enthusiasts and creatives alongside government and other private sector guests gather at
the British Council office, in Maitaima, Abuja on Tuesday, 15th September, 2015.
Go Woman Go! is the first project in the programme which spans September 2015—April 2016 to take place in Abuja.
“We are delighted to have Laura Aldridge in Nigeria”, said Louisa Waddingham, Director Programmes, British Council Nigeria. “Her work over the years has been incredible and we look forward to the exchange of knowledge and perspectives between her and participants in the Nigerian arts industry. It is my hope that each of the projects in this season creates new collaborations and strengthens the relationships between Nigeria and the UK.”
The Abuja Season launch also featured a make-space facilitated by the Nike Arts Centre Abuja even as DJ Lambo, popular female DJ, treated the guests to some delightful music.
The year-long season aims to create increased access to the arts as well as facilitate creation of new digital work, innovation and working with young people.
UK/Nigeria 2015—16 is a major season of arts in Nigeria aimed at building new audiences, creating new collaborations and strengthening relationships between the UK and Nigeria.
Programmed in association with a host of partners, it features more than 30 projects and more than 80 events in art, fashion, design, theatre, dance, music, literature and film throughout Nigeria and includes showcases of Nigerian arts and creative industries in the UK.
UK/Nigeria 2015–16 has a focus on creating access to art, new digital work, innovation, art in public spaces and working with young people.
Partnerships between Nigerian and British artists, institutions and organisations will be at the heart of the season which aims to develop skills and capacity across the creative industries.
The programme will run until April 2016 creating new connections in arts, education, innovation, trade and investment.