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Artsy and 1: 54 Contemporary African Art Fair

I recently received an email inviting me to access London’s Contemporary African Art Fair online. I was really excited to hear about it, and as expected, there are some really phenomenal pieces in the fair. Click here to browse the artwork and read the official press release below.

Artsy and 1:54, the Contemporary African Art Fair, are pleased to announce their partnership in bringing the fair—Europe’s leading international fair dedicated to contemporary African art, now in its second year in London—online to a global audience. Artsy, the premier online resource for browsing the world’s most influential art fairs offers collectors and art enthusiasts the opportunity to explore the fair, collect works from exhibiting galleries, and access exclusive editorial content including ‘Insider Picks’ on Artsy.net or the Artsyapp for iPhone.

This year, 1:54  has doubled in size, taking over both the East and West Wings of Somerset House in London. It will once again provide an unparalleled showcase of the world’s finest Contemporary African Art from 16 to 19 October 2014 . The fair is accompanied by a critical conversations series comprising of lectures, artist talks, film screenings and panel discussions presented by international curators, artists and leading experts in the field.

I challenged myself to choose three favourite pieces. As hard as it was, here they are!

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Lakin Ogunbanwo, Untitled (Flowers II)

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Gary Stephens, Precious

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Wayne Barker, Mademoiselle

The fair is open from today until October 19th in Somerset House, London. Click here to visit the fair’s facebook page.

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My Sound Crush – Heaven Knows by Kristyna Myles

Absolutely loving this stripped-down version of Heaven Knows by Kristyna Myles! It’s so nice to see a young artist pushing such a positive message, and I was really happy to hear that she has been nominated for the Best Gospel Act award at this year’s Mobo’s.

Her management recently got in touch with me to gain my support, and obviously I was more than happy to help. Have a read of the press release below.

With love, Afua x

We are happy to announce that MOBO Award Nominee Kristyna Myles who’s up for Best Gospel Act at this years MOBOs just launched her pledge music campaign to fund her new album “Paint A Brighter Day”

The soulful songstress who has opened for the likes of Will Young & Lisa Stansfield and whose music has been described as ‘Absolutely Stunning’ by Paul Weller is embarking on a Pledge Music Campaign, encouraging fans to see the brighter side of life for the 60 day duration and beyond.

You can find more information on her pledge music page http://pledgemusic.com/projects/kristynamyles.

You can also download the full press-release by clicking here

Here’s a link to watch her performance on BBC One with a brand new song entitled ‘Heaven Knows’ recently played on BBC Radio 2’s The Sunday Hour.

http://youtu.be/UwerUI0N2A8

You can also check out her latest video ‘Just Three Little Words’ which has been recently named Best Inspirational Song of 2014 by Gospel Touch Music Awards. 

http://youtu.be/PrH8mXi0cQo