Sunday, August 25, 2013

Invitation to Artists

Talks by Invited Artists
A 2-Day International Conference in
Partnership with the Brunei Gallery to Compliment the Harmattan Workshop Exhibition April-June 2014

The Annual Harmattan Workshop which takes place at the The Niger Delta Arts and Cultural Centre  organized by the Bruce Onobrakpeya Foundation (BOF) in conjunction with (Engr.) Dr. Prince Yemisi Adedoyin Shyllon Professorial Chair for Visual Arts & Design, University of Port Harcourt and The Brunei Gallery, SOAS, London warmly invites scholars and students in the field of African and cultural studies to engage significantly in debates and discussions that would highlights the localities and contexts of popular development imperatives of Nigerian Arts. The conference which is part of the centenary celebration of the amalgamation of northern and southern Nigeria will find expression in such areas as in visual arts and its practices, the performing arts,  poetry and literatures as genres of collective endeavors as African peoples, and in global spaces. Perhaps, the outcome of the conference shall be to provide the narratives as answers to critical issues of development agenda for Nigeria and the Niger Delta peoples as focal point where the Niger Delta Cultural Centre is domiciled; as we are aware that the Niger Delta region of Nigeria is one of the richest wetlands of the world where human and material resources abound and socio-cultural activism have in the recent past been phenomenal. Thus, the conference seeks to promote the understanding that the Visual arts of Nigeria and in particular, the Niger Delta can be regenerated to provide the needed wealth and character for development realignments in the Nigerian space.
The organizing committee invites interested scholars as panelists to submit panel proposals for inclusion in the conference programme. Panelists are at liberty to establish one or more sessions. Each session should comprise of one or more presenters, with no more than three papers. There shall be a chair and a discussant.
Submissions should include:
·        Panel title
·       Names and affiliation(s) of possible panel proposer(s)
·       Names and affiliations of possible panel participants
·       A 250 word (maximum) outline describing the panel topic
Submissions should be made in PDF format to or
The official language of the conference is English although translators shall be provided where necessary.
Deadline for panel proposals 1st March, 2014

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