Connoisseurs of Contemporary African Art: Call for Contributions to Online Journal

In addition to the below, this just came around via a Facebook group I’ve joined, the Connoisseurs of Contemporary African Art [this links you to the Facebook group], the right contact I guess would be this address: Anyway, this is the message that came around and might be of interest to you: is an exciting online magazine committed to providing interesting content on art, entertainment, books, life & style and social enterprise due to go live in October 2009. is designed to provide a strong focus on promoting emerging talent across Africa in a range of areas including visual and performance art.

“Weku” means “family” and aims to draw on inspirational stories around Africa and elsewhere to create a healthy platform for discussion.

If you fit the profile of talented artist with some connection to Africa do let us know. We believe that a feature on you and your work will provide you with an opportunity to reach a wider audience.

We welcome the opportunity to discuss this possibility further Possibility of collaboration. In the meantime, please feel free to contact me with any questions.

The questions we are hoping to ask via email are:

When did you first realize you could paint and who were your professional idols?

What would you say is unique about your work?

Where do you get your inspiration from?

What do you like to do when you're not painting?

Do you have any suggestions to help aspiring visual artists?

Anything else you’d like to add?

We look forward to the chance to have you featured on

Yours sincerely

Connoisseurs of Contemporary African Art

NB: We will require a couple of images of yourself and your work if you are chosen to be featured on our site.

Just in case you wondered who the Connoisseurs of Contemporary Art are, this is the description of the Facebook Group:

We all know that Traditional African Art has been exhibited, bought and written about because of it's high aesthetic value.

We all know that Picasso, Matisse and Van Gogh were inspired and took from the expressive power of Traditional African Art.

What we know less about is the nourishing presence of Contemporary African Art.

Hopefully, this group through discussions and postings will be able to play a part in sharing and promoting Contemporary African and African Diaspora Art.

Be a part of the cultural renaissance!

So, be part of the cultural renaissance and get in contact with Nii Thompson in London!


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