Feb 10, 2022, 1:58 PM
The Gambia Ports Authority (GPA) on Wednesday handed over the newly refurbished Arch 22 to the National Center for Arts and Culture (NCAC) at a ceremony held at Arch 22 in Banjul.
The Intercontinental Online Art Exhibition topic this year is “United Nations - Symbol of Life, Freedom and Happiness,”.
This world class premiere is expected bring together 216 artists from all 193 United Nations member countries from 6 continents in one show.
It is a project dedicated to the 75th anniversary of the United Nations celebration in 2020. It is being organized by the ‘Inter-Art’ Foundation, that wishes to bring a tribute to this topic, celebrating this great moment, to prove that through art, “we can bring a better world – one of freedom, coexistence, cooperation and understanding and a world of unity between people, nations, and cultures.”
According to the organizers, two exhibitions will be organized between 2020-2021, one at the United Nations headquarters in New York and the second at the Palais De Nations in Geneva.
Modou Camara with over 30 years’ experience in the trade was a former art teacher, who taught art at various Upper Basic Schools for 20 years and also authored a book titled ‘Rudiments of Drawing’.
He is also the founder of Art Kunda and as well member and president of Pan African Circle of Artists (PACA) Gambia chapter.
Camara expressed delight over his selection, as the only representative of The Gambia for the Intercontinental Online Art Exhibition, saying the work he submitted reflected the theme of the event.
Mamat Sallah, Museum Director, who is also an artist, said Camara’s selection for the international exhibition is a big achievement for Gambian artists and those in the fine arts sector in general.
The National Council for Civic Education (NCCE) has begun a mass civic and voter education outreach targeting 40 major communities in Upper River and Central River Regions respectively.
At least 25 Gambian journalists from the print, electronic and online platforms on Wednesday began a two-day advanced training on fact-checking at Sea View Garden Hotel, Kololi.
In its pursuit to build a vibrant and resilient administration, The Gambia Maritime Administration (GMA) on Wednesday convened a day’s forum to validate the administration’s strategic plan 2022-2026.