Contemporary Art Gallery aimed at promoting African Art and creating opportunities for young African Artists, the Fort Art Gallery is holding its maiden art exhibition on the 5th-19th of February 2020 at the African Regent Hotel, in Accra, Ghana.
The exhibition which will be held for a period of three months is intended to launch the Gallery and showcase the works of its artists; all of whom are African. Ivorian refugee and Lead Artist, Emmanuel Sonh together with Ghanaian artist, Melissa Nortey will be the first two artists to exhibit. Speaking to Emmanuel Sonh, who doubles as the Director of the Gallery he noted “The Fort Art Gallery seeks to recruit as much talent from as many African countries as possible, to enable the gallery have diversity and inclusivity”. He further expressed confidence this exhibition will be a success, “The gallery has already signed artists from Ghana, Ivory Coast and Nigeria, and we are looking forward to signing more. This exhibition is going to stand as one of many exhibitions held throughout the year, leveraging off our collaboration with leading hotels that appreciate art, and are passionate about the development of the African art industry.”
The exhibition will also be held on the 4th-18th March 2020, 18th March – April 1st 2020 and April 1st – 15th 2020. The exhibition which has free entry is in support of the Korle-Bu Children’s Ward, as 5% of each piece purchased benefits the Fort Fund’s financial aid to needy patients of the Korle-Bu Children’s Ward. The Fort Art Gallery is a member of lifestyle, media and humanitarian organization, Fort Group, founded and led by Media Personality, Entrepreneur and Philanthropist, Natalie Fort.