Martin Barlow, curator of the exhibition Moving Into Space at the National Football Museum talks about the exhibition.
We Face Forward
There's an African vibe in Manchester this summer. That's all down to We Face Forward, a season of contemporary art and music from West Africa, taking place across 3 galleries, 2 museums, 4 music venues, libraries, community spaces and on an art bus.
It features 33 artists and a host of musicians from 11 West African countries.
Emeka Ogboh, one of the artists exhibiting in We Face Forward speaks with exhibition curator Bryony Bond about his sound works and his initial ideas of installing sound in Whitworth Park. ...
The Art Bus was created to travel all over Manchester providing free art and music performances and workshops for local communities inspired by the music and contemporary art of West Africa in the We Face Forward exhibition.
Nine countries show off their talent as five city venues link up for a summer celebration. Helen Nugent in the Guardian
Street life, dazzling dress, social commentary and a riot of sensuous colour interweave in a rich assembly of West African art, writes Charles Gore in the Times Higher Education