Art Africa gallery located on the Osu Oxford Street launched Colour Cure, an art exhibition, on October 15 as part of events to mark the National Breast Cancer Awareness month.

The art exhibition features works exclusively from 10 female artists in Ghana including Betty Acquah, Nana Yaa Omane-Peprah, Bernice A. Cooper, Victoria Adoe, Maitreyee Roy, Nyornuwofia Agorsor, Amerley Amartefio, Pattiblueh, Dr. Asabea Asare and Eba Ussher.

Colour 'cures' at Art Africa's women-centered art exhibition

The exhibition recognizes female perspectives that have been generally underrepresented in Africa and to bring these artists to the fore.

The exhibition which is currently ongoing includes over 50 evocative paintings that span a variety of subjects, genres, and feature bold colours and interesting textures.

Colour 'cures' at Art Africa's women-centered art exhibition

Art lovers were regaled by the passion captured by Maitreyee Roy in bold reds and oranges like a Holi festival bursting off a canvas to the sensual naturalism of Pattiblueh; the primitive art style of Nyornuwofia Agorsor and the elaborate mosaics of Dr. Afua Asare.

Colour 'cures' at Art Africa's women-centered art exhibition

Amerley Amertefio’s modern art pieces had not gone unnoticed as patrons ‘oohed’ and ‘aahed’ over her broad brush strokes, and Bernice Adwoa Cooper’s use of jewels and glitter in her paintings captured and reflected light and beauty.

Colour 'cures' at Art Africa's women-centered art exhibition

While Victoria Adoe had used objects like guitars and apples to symbolize the divine female, Betty Acquah’s dotted paintings which depicted everyday life scenes came alive on their canvases.

Colour 'cures' at Art Africa's women-centered art exhibition

Meanwhile, Marquesa had captured the revolving world in her abstract orbit of bold colours and Eba Ussher adorned royal queens in cowries and embossed adinkra symbols on large canvases.

Colour 'cures' at Art Africa's women-centered art exhibition

The event was graced by the former Minister for Gender, Children and Social Protection, Naana Oye Bampoe-Addo who represented the former First Lady Lordina Mahama, of the Lordina Foundation, a non-governmental organisation dedicated to the welfare of the underprivileged in Ghana, particularly Orphans and Vulnerable Children (OVC) as well as Women.

Colour 'cures' at Art Africa's women-centered art exhibition

Also present were Maya Barakeh Amanor, President of the Global Women Development Network, an ardent advocate for children and young women; Rita Appiah-Danquah, a clinical psychologist from the Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital Breast Cancer Surgical Unit; Bridgette Harrington, President of the women-led coffee processing company Igire Coffee; Madam Charlotte Osei, UN International Elections Commissioner and the former chairperson of the Electoral Commission of Ghana; and Kojo Choi, the Founder and Chief Promoter  of the gallery; and many other dignitaries.

Colour 'cures' at Art Africa's women-centered art exhibition

Part of the proceeds from paintings sold at the exhibition will be donated to the Korle-Bu Breast Cancer Unit.

Colour 'cures' at Art Africa's women-centered art exhibition


Here are some more pictures from the event;

Colour 'cures' at Art Africa's women-centered art exhibition
Colour 'cures' at Art Africa's women-centered art exhibition
Colour 'cures' at Art Africa's women-centered art exhibition
Colour 'cures' at Art Africa's women-centered art exhibition
Colour 'cures' at Art Africa's women-centered art exhibition
Colour 'cures' at Art Africa's women-centered art exhibition
Colour 'cures' at Art Africa's women-centered art exhibition
Colour 'cures' at Art Africa's women-centered art exhibition
Colour 'cures' at Art Africa's women-centered art exhibition
Colour 'cures' at Art Africa's women-centered art exhibition
Colour 'cures' at Art Africa's women-centered art exhibition
Colour 'cures' at Art Africa's women-centered art exhibition
Colour 'cures' at Art Africa's women-centered art exhibition
Colour 'cures' at Art Africa's women-centered art exhibition

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