The Green fields Blue Skies Annual Expo
The Green fields Blue Skies Expo is an annual exhibition and conference run over one week at suitable dates in the month of May in commemoration of the Africa Day, in comfortable venues in and around Abuja. Participation will be attracted from the academia, research institutions and industry practitioners in various fields.There will be a colloquium over three days in an interactive and stimulating environment. Notable scholars, experts and individuals who have distinguished themselves in selected fields for each year’s theme will be assembled to dialogue and proffer solutions on topical issues having direct impact on Africa’s development. Appraisal of long standing methods and practices termed as ‘Greenfields’ will be made, while the impact of contemporary practices and innovations aimed at improving quality of life termed ‘ Blue Skies’ will be considered in relation to their impact on the environment and communities. There will be an exhibition of art works by artists, as well as products and services in the field of Agriculture and Agro-allied Business value chain, Trade, Tourism and other creative sectors.
Africa Day is the annual commemoration on the 25th of May, of the 1963 founding of the Organization of African Unity (OAU), when leaders of newly independent African states signed a founding charter in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. In 2002 the OAU was succeeded by the African Union (AU). The name and date of Africa Day has been retained as a celebration of African unity. Africa Day is observed as a public holiday in five African countries - Ghana, Mali, Namibia, Zambia and Zimbabwe, while commemorative events are held in many African countries, as well as by Africans in the diaspora.
Call for Submission: 2017 African Day Artworks Competition
Theme: Green Fields Blue skies
We are looking for artists working in the following mediums:
The works must deal with the subjects of “Tradition” verse “Modernity”, “Conservative” verse “Technology”. In commemoration of the Africa Day celebration, the works shall be displayed in an international Art and Culture Expo, which is expected to take place in May, 2017 in Abuja, Nigeria, The concept aims to deal with issues of Africa dependent on agriculture, clean environment, science and technology. The exhibition aims to deal with questions on global warming and create awareness on how Africa can manage conservation and technology, as it struggles to modernize and catch up with the rest of the world, while preserving its rich cultural heritage.
Interpretation of terms ("Green Fields" and "Blue Skies")
Green Fields stands for agriculture and clean environment. Africa is dependent upon green fields that nourishes it with natural products, from agricultural produce (above the ground) to mineral products (under the ground), exchanged for manufactured goods since colonial days. Africa is deeply attached to mother earth; to age old tradition as old as time.
Blue Skies stands for science and technology, synonymous with modernization. The West (Europe and America) was the first to take to the skies (industrialize), symbolized by air-crafts and rockets. The East (Asia) soon followed, led by Japan, China, India and the Asian Tigers, who are competing favourably with the West in industrialization and development.
Africa lags behind all continents of the world, reputed to be the least developed continent. Caught between two worlds, Africa is at the crossroads...
For further details please contact:
Dantata Munzali on 08033076356
More information please click on the link: Competition