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NAC News

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NAC 2016 GRAND PRIZE WINNER

Godwin Uzorji emerged as the grand prize winner of the 9th National Art Competition...

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NAC 2016 Winner: Outstanding Production

The prize for outstanding production went to Atonye Lamie for his project "On A Second Thought"...

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NAC 2016 Winner: Outstanding Concept

The 2016 prize for outstanding concept went to Ayinla Olujumoke for her project titled " Moving Pieces"...

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2016 NAC WINNERS UNVEILED

The winners of the 9th National Art Competition are : Grand Prize Winner: Godwin Uzorji (Homelessness, Despair and Hope ) Outstanding Production Win...

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NAC 2016 GRAND FINALE

You are cordially invited to the grand finale of the National Art Competition. The 2016 grand finale will showcase the completed works of the 12 fin...

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Day 3 of NAC Retreat

Day 3 was the final day of the workshop and was held on Wednesday, 19th October, 2016. The fifth workshop was a Film screening of a documentary on Jea...

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Day 2 of NAC 2016 Retreat

Day 2 of the workshop was on Tuesday, 18th October, 2016. Remi Vaughan-Richards spoke at the third workshop which was titled ‘Art: A tool for So...

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Day 1 of NAC 2016 Retreat

Day 1 of the 9th National Art Competition workshop started on Monday, October 17th, 2016. The first workshop was given by Akintunde Disu titled &lsquo...

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National Art Competition 2016. Call for Entries.

Nigerian Breweries Plc. and African Artists' Foundation (AAF) are pleased to announce the Call for Entries for the ninth edition of the National&...

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NAC 2015 Winning Work

 Sabastine Ugwuoke 'No Rest, No Comfort, Confusion Everywhere' The restiveness in Nigeria North-East region comes to mind when issues bordering...

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Congratulations to the Winners of the 8th NAC!

Congratulations to the NAC 2015 winners. We look forward to seeing your careers in the arts flourish! Grand Prize Winner - Sabastine Ugwuoke Winner:...

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NAC 2015 Grand Prize Winner

The 2015 NAC Grand Prize went to Sabastine Ugwuoke for his project 'No Rest, No Comfort, Confusion Everywhere'. Presenting Sabastine his cheque L-R: ...

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NAC 2015 Winner: Outstanding Concept

The 2015 NAC prize for Outstanding Concept went to Ngozi Omeje for her project 'Against All Odds' Presenting Ngozi's cheque L-R (Mr. Folarin Coker; H...

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NAC 2015 Winner: Outstanding Production

The 2015 NAC prize for Outstanding Production went to May Okafor for her project 'Dear Content.....'  Presenting May's cheque (Mr. Edem&nbs...

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NAC 2015 Winners Selected by Judging Committee

On Thursday, 26 November 2015, the judging commitee led by Kolade Oshiniwo selected the 3 winners from the 11 works on display at the Grand Finale ev...

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National Art Competition Press Conference

The NAC press conference was held at the Nigerian Breweries Lagos Bar at their headquarters and was used to unveil the names of the twelve finalists w...

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NAC Finalists Excursion to Samsung Regional HQ

The NAC Finalists visted the Samsung regional HQ, and discussed how art and technology can interact seamlessly, with Head of Corporate Marketing Koye ...

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Project Proposals with Panelists

After the workshop with Theo Lawson, the finalists presented their proposals to a panel of professionals. They helped critique their work and discusse...

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Workshop with Theo Lawson

Theo Lawson was the facilitator for the second workshop of the day. His workshop was titled "The spirit of Africa lies abroad" and with this theme he ...

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NAC Retreat Day 2

Day 2 started with a workshop after breakfast facilitated by Fauzi Fahm. He explored, with them, creative concept development. He answered raised ques...

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Workshop with Ore Disu

Ore Disu had the final workshop session of the day. She spoke on the evolving role of the artist in the society. She engaged the finalists by c...

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Workshop with Victor Ehikamenor

Victor Ehikamenor, in his workshop, invited the finalists to dare to be different and challenge set standards....

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Workshop with Oliver Enwonwu

Oliver Enwonwu had a workshop session where he spoke on Future Histories, the past present and future of contemporary art. It was an interactive sessi...

NAC Retreat Day 1 Panelists

NAC Retreat Day 1 Panelists' Talks

After the finalists introduced themselves, the panelists, Wura Ogunji, Uche Uzorka and Ifedayo Durosimi-Etti (Nigerian Breweries) took the floor. Each...

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NAC Retreat Day 1

Day 1 of the workshop began with a discussion among the finalists where they each introduced themselves and shared their professional backgrounds and ...

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NAC 2015 Retreat Schedule

The details of the NAC 2015 Retreat schedule are as follows:  Date    Time    Activity  Location August &...

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NAC 2015 Finalists Announced

Congratulations to the 12 finalists of the 2015 National Art Competition! Adetunwase Adenle Funmi Akindejoye  Michael Ametuo  Chinenye E...

Paul Mbah: On Winning the 2014 Outstanding Concept Prize Image

Paul Mbah: On Winning the 2014 Outstanding Concept Prize

While awaiting service after my university schooling I had a lot of time for myself to practice what I always found myself doing on my off days; ...

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NAC 2015 Press Conference (June 9, 2015)

The first press conference for the 2015 edition was held on Tuesday, 9th June, 2015 at the African Artists' Foundation, No 54, Raymond ...

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NAC 2015 Call for Entries

In its eight-year span, the National Art Competition has showcased emerging talent in such diverse mediums as painting, sculpture, photography, mixed ...

Modupeola Fadugba: On Winning the 2014 Outstanding Production Prize Image

Modupeola Fadugba: On Winning the 2014 Outstanding Production Prize

When I learned of the competition theme, “Interventions,” I immediately knew I wanted to do something education-related. My typical medium...

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Erasmus Onyishi at UniLag

Meet the Artist; Erasmus Onyishi took place on the 14th of April at the Creative Department Library, University of Lagos. The event started off with...

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Meet the Artist: Erasmus Onyishi

In this edition of Meet the Artist, Erasmus Onyishi, Grand Prize Winner of the National Art Competition 2014 discusses his career as an artist, educat...

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Congratulations to the winners!

Congratulations to the NAC 2014 winners. We look forward to seeing your careers in the arts flourish! Grand Prize Winner - Erasmus Onyishi Winner: O...

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NAC 2014 Grand Prize Winner

The 2014 NAC Grand Prize went to Erasmus Onyishi for his project Lines, Patches and Pathos. Presenting Erasmus his cheque L-R: Azu Nwagbogu; Dir...

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NAC 2014 Winner: Outstanding Production

The 2014 NAC prize for Outstanding Production went to Modupeola Fadugba for her project The People’s Algorithm and The Butterfly Effec...

NAC 2014 Winner: Outstanding Concept Image

NAC 2014 Winner: Outstanding Concept

The 2014 NAC prize for Outstanding Concept went to Paul Mbah for his project  The T’Eye’meline.  Presenting Paul's cheque (Mr....

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NAC 2014 Winners Selected by Judging Commitee

On 26 November 2014, the judging commitee led by Professor El Anatsui selected the 3 winners from the 12 works on display at the Grand Finale event he...

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2014 Grand Finale Date Announced

You are cordially invited to the 2014 National Art Competition Grand Finale. This year's Grand Finale will showcase the completed works of the 12 fina...

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NAC 2014 Retreat Concludes

A question and answer session followed after the speeches, a photo session with finalists' interviews afterwards. The retreat ended with light refresh...

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Olayinka Olatoye Speech

Another speech titled: My Story, delivered by Olayinka Olatoye (NAC 2009 and 2011 winner)....

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Adetola Wewe Speech

Adetola Wewe, winner of the first National Art Competition spoke on the topic: Art​ in Africa: My view...

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Welcome Speech by Emete Tonukari

 Emete Tonukari, CSR/Sustainability Manager, Nigerian Breweries Plc., gave a welcome speech to the finalists, press and guests attending the pres...

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Members of the High Table

Members of the high table pose for a group photograph....

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NAC Retreat Day 4

The last day of the retreat was held at Nigerian Breweries Plc, Lagos Brewery Bar, Iganmu, Lagos. It started with the arrival of press and guests at t...

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Group Photo

The finalists and facilitators ended the day with a group photograph....

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Paul Mbah Project Presentation

NAC 2014 Finalist Paul Mbah presented his work to the group for discussion...

Queen Ahneva on Creating African Textiles Image

Queen Ahneva on Creating African Textiles

The final stop of the excursion was at Queen Ahneva's store where she explained her creative process to the finalists.​...

The Business of Selling Your Art: Aina Okundaye Image

The Business of Selling Your Art: Aina Okundaye

The gallery manager Mr Tunji took the finalists on a tour round the gallery and showed them various works from different artists also explaining the s...

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Excursion to Nike Art Gallery

After the lunch break, the finalists went on an excursion to Nike Art Gallery, Lekki where they met Oyenike Okundaye (Owner, Nike Art Gallery) who wel...

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Workshop on Unique Interventions in Lagos: David Messan

David Messan, Chief Innovation Officer at We Sell Ideas 247 gave a presentation and took part part in discussions....

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Workshop on Unique Interventions in Lagos: Osai Ojigho

Osai Ojigho of Alliances for Africa also gave a presentation on how her organiation makes interventions in NIgeria....

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Workshop on Unique Interventions in Lagos: Emeka Okocha

Emeka Okocha gave a presentation on the Amalgamation Jersey....

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Workshop on Unique Interventions in Lagos: Yegwa Ukpo

This was followed by another workshop on unique interventions in Lagos which had discussions and presentations by Yegwa Ukpo of Stranger, Lagos on the...

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NAC Retreat Day 3

The third day of the retreat began with a workshop facilitated by Adetola Wewe (Winner of the first National Art Competition) and it was titled: Chall...

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Segun Adefila Workshop

The final event of the day was a project presentation titled: You as an intervention. A discussion on societal interventions and a group intervention ...

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Emmanuel Dudu Project Presentation

NAC Finalist Emmanuel Dudu explained his concept to fellow finalists and facilitators....

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Erasmus Onyishi Project Presentation

Finalist Erasmus Onyishi presented his project to the group at the artist retreat....

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Ada Umeofia Project Presentation

NAC 2014 Finalist Ada Umeofia presents her project to the finalists and facilitators at the artist retreat....

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Modupe Fadugba in Discussion

NAC 2014 Finalist Modupe Fadugba discusses her project with finalists and moderators....

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Amarachi Okafor Project Presentation

NAC 2014 Finalist Amarachi Okafor presented her concept to the group....

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Tyna Adebowale in Discussion

After the screening, the finalists continued their project proposals and discussions (20 min each) with Azu  Nwagbogu (Director, AAF), Robin Madd...

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NAC Retreat Day 2

Today's Session started with a Documentary Screening of In Situ. In Situ: “…features European intervention artists and academics explorin...

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Oliver Enwonwu on Interventions in the Context of the Nigerian Perspective

Oliver Enwonwu, founder and Editor-in-Chief of Omenka Magazine, the Chief Executive, Revilo, an art publishing company and the Director of Omenka Gall...

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Priscilla Nwanah Portfolio Presentation

Priscilla Nwanah, NAC 2014 Finalist presented her portfolio to the group at the artist retreat....

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Jacqueline Suowari Portfolio Presentation

NAC 2014 Finalist Jacqueline Suowari presented her past work and ideas to the artist retreat audience....

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Pwavidon Mathias Portfolio Presentation

NAC 2014 Finalist Pwavidon Mathias (left) presents his portfolio to the finalists and facilitators....

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NAC Retreat Day 1

The retreat started with Medina Dugger (Curator, AAF) welcoming the 12 NAC finalists and introducing them to the AAf staff. The finalists presented th...

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NAC 2014 Retreat Schedule

The NAC 2014 retreat schedule is listed below: Date  Time  Activity  Location  Aug 18  10:00 to 10:30  ...

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NAC 2014 Finalists Selected

Congratulations! The 12 finalists of the National Art Competition 2014 are: Ada Umeofia Emmanuel Dudu Erasmus Onyishi Ike Francis Jacqueline Suow...

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NAC 2014 Press Conference (June 12, 2014)

The first NAC Press Conference of 2014 announcing the call for submissions for the Seventh Annual Naional Art Competition took place at African Artist...

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NAC 2014 Call for Entries

Interventions explores how contemporary art serves as a catalyst for positive social change, engaging artists to think about their relationship to the...

2013 Winner

2013 Winner's Review by Sesu Tilley-Gyado

My experience winning NAC has been nothing short of revelatory and life changing.  This time last year I was a repressed artist as I had been mos...

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NAC 2013 Grand Prize Winner

The 2013 NAC Grand Prize went to Sesu Tilley-Gyado for her project i-dentiTrees....

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NAC 2013 Winner: Outstanding Production

The 2013 NAC prize for Outstanding Production went to Victoria Udondian for her project Arti-tude....

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NAC 2013 Winner: Outstanding Concept

The 2013 NAC prize for Outstanding Concept went to the artist duo Halima Abubakar and Zemaye Okediji for their project Patterns....

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NAC 2013 Winners Selected

The judging commitee was headed by Professor El Anatsui in selecting the winning works from the 12 works on display at the Grand Finale event held at ...

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NAC Grand Finale Date Announced!

You are cordially invited to attend the sixth annual NAC Grand Finale on 29 November, 2013 at 4 PM prompt. The NAC exhibition and judging venue is Art...

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NAC 2013 Retreat Video

Watch the finalists share their views on the theme, retreat and winning the competition. ...

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NAC 2013 Retreat Concludes

The NAC retreat came to an end on August 2nd, 2013. Many thanks to the finalists, sponsors, facilitators, AAF staff and supporters for making the retr...

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Studio Visit: Kelechi Amadi-Obi

The NAC 2013 finalists visited the photo studio of renowned photographer Kelechi Amadi-Obi. ...

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Retreat Excursion: Visiting Prince Yemisi Shyllon

Prince Yemisis Adedoyin Shyllon gave the NAC 2013 finalists a tour of his private collection at OYASAF....

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NAC 2013 Retreat Schedule

The 2013 NAC Retreat workshop schedule is listed below Date  Time  Activity  Location  July 29   10:00 to 1...

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NAC 2013 Retreat Dates Announced

The NAC 2013 Retreat will commence on Monday July 29, 2013 through to Friday August 2, 2013....

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Congratulations!

A hearty congratulations to the 12 finalists of NAC 2013! ...

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And The Finalists Are...

"Based on the poposals received and the challenges faced with pulling out some fresh/engaging works, these are the twelve I have shortlisted." - Prof....

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Final 12 To Be Announced Soon

The 12 NAC 2013 finalists will be announced shortly. ...

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Selection In Progress

We received a high number of exceptional entries and we are currently in the review process....

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Submissions Closed (June 15, 2013)

We have stopped receiving entries for the National Art Competition 2013. Thank you for sending in your entries and good luck!...

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Call For Submissions Now Open!

Nigerian Breweries Plc and African Artists’ Foundation (AAF) are pleased to announce the call for submissions for the sixth annual National Art ...

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NAC 2013 Press Conference (May 9, 2013)

The first NAC Press Conference of 2013 announcing the call for submissions for the Sixth Annual Naional Art Competition took place at African Artists'...