VIP Programme – We Face Forward: Art from West Africa Today (All Members)

Abdoulaye Konate, 'Power+Relgion', 2011,  Iniva. Photo by Kate Elliott. 'We Face Forward: Art from West Africa Today', Manchester Art Gallery, Whitworth Art Gallery and Gallery of Costume (Platt Hall), 2 June - 16 September 2012

1 June 2012—3 June 2012

All Members

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We are delighted to offer places on the VIP curator-led tour programme of a major new international exhibition We Face Forward: Art From West Africa Today in Manchester over the opening weekend.

The exhibition takes place across Manchester Art Gallery, Platt Hall (Gallery of Costume), the Whitworth Art Gallery and Park. It features painting, drawing, photography, textiles, sculpture, video and sound work from a wide range of practitioners whose work is internationally acclaimed, but rarely seen in the UK.

The weekend programme includes talks and tours by artists including Romuald Hazoume, and introductions to major new installations by Pascale Marthine Tayou and Barthelemy Toguo.

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This event is part of a series of events programmed by the Contemporary Art Society in the North West. Membership costs £50 per year / £25 for students.

If you are not yet a member and would like to join, or to receive further information about the organisation and its activities, please contact Mark Doyle at or call 07891 880 498.


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