The Art of Billboards

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A workshop for artists to explore the possibilities for art and design in the public realm. Launching on the 18th of January 2016, artists Karo Akpokiere (Nigeria and Germany), Matt Stokes(UK), Nick Waplington (UK and US) have developed new works of art to be presented in a very public context in Lagos. Rather than making work for galleries, each have made new works to be presented on billboard hoardings in the public realm in Lagos

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#AWCABIG60 is Crossing Borders with the British Council

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WE are everybody who made #AWCABIG60 come to life.

From the 3rd of December to the 27th of December 2015, A Whitespace Creative Agency’s lifestyle and culture installation – BIG60 – was live at A Whitespace Lagos.

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JOIN THE AWCA TEAM – WE ARE HIRING!!!

Join our dynamic team:

We are looking for vibrant individuals with artistic awareness, business acumen, interpersonal skills and practical abilities.

1. Communications & Marketing Manager (Perm) -  (CLICK HERE FOR JOB DESCRIPTION)
2. Project Manager (Temp)   (CLICK HERE FOR JOB DESCRIPTION)
3. Inter (Temp)  -  (CLICK HERE FOR JOB DESCRIPTION)

Send CV and Cover Letter to hr@aw-ca.com

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Everything is Awesome’ – A Whitespace Creative Agency Newsletter – Creatives’, Exhibitions + Pop Ups’

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Read the current edition of the AWCA Newsletter to experience Awesomeness – July 2015 CLICK HERE

Half Current Exhibition (an Interactive Installation) By Kadara Enyeasi at Whitespace Lagos

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dddddPortrait and Fine Art photographer, Kadara Enyeasi, takes the intangible element of mood to express his feelings in ‘half current’.

‘Half current’ is a photography, interactive video and light installation which features a collection of  12 photographs, that are monochrome, ‘jarring’, layered and complex in mood. The installation opens to the public 6pm on Saturday the 15th of August at a Whitespace Lagos and will involve a visual and interactive performance by the artist.

Kadara would like the viewers to open their minds, let out distractions and allow the images to speak for themselves; working their imagination. He uses the images to tell the stories of his un-articulated and contradictory feelings, which he embraces as the only way to express himself. ‘half current’ is organized by AWCA – A Whitespace Creative Agency, working in close collaboration with the artist.

AWCA – A Whitespace Creative Agency, working in close collaboration with the artist.

THE ARTIST: KADARA.

Kadara Enyeasi is an AWCA creative, with an unbelievable ability for thought and storytelling through his camera lens. He started his photography journey, after he was given a camera as a gift while still in secondary school. His recent work focuses on a style of critical photography that examines sexuality, human psychology and the conflicts between western liberalism and African conservatism.

 

HALF CURRENT

15 – 20 August 2015

A Whitespace Lagos

58 Raymond Njoku, Lagos

AWCA – A WHITESPACE CREATIVE AGENCY

AWCA- A Whitespace Creative Agency, is the first Creative Representation Agency in Nigeria, that offers creative idea consultancy services and also represents a roaster of very talented and creative people, who are activated to create and build, innovative and original ideas that give their clients a competitive advantage.

It also manages A Whitespace Lagos, a concept space, which can be transformed and used for temporary installations and interventions. The space is located in the heart of Ikoyi’s cultural enclave at 58, Raymond Njoku Street, off Awolowo road, Ikoyi Lagos.

For more information and enquires about the exhibition, Please email team@aw-ca.com or visit www.aw-ca.com, you can also contact us on +234(1)454-4987

Cultural Entrepreneurs Tell The Untold Stories At AWCA -Episode I

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Interviewing creatives is one of the best things to witness. The fire in their eyes, their voices laced with passion and their faces alive with emotions. When we saw what AWCA put together, we knew we had to be a part of it. You rarely hear about the turmoils of creatives. Just the red carpet and the inspiring pictures.

Social media doesn’t tell the story behind the glamour, the motivation behind the lovely and unique structures they have put up. The passion and drive with trying to make a difference in a country where the cultural entrepreneurs are not protected. It is everything but easy.

Read the full article HERE

THE ART OF STORY TELLING: CULTURAL ENTREPRENEURS PANEL DISCUSSION

As part of the Lagos Startup Week 2015, AWCA – A Whitespace Creative Agency will be hosting a panel discussion titled the Art of Storytelling: Cultural Entrepreneurs, which will be held at a Whitespace Lagos on the 29th of July 2015.

The discussion will bring together independent cultural entrepreneurs and enterprises to come and share their stories on how despite a very volatile market, they are able to adequately manage and market their brand.

Event details:
Venue: a Whitespace Lagos | 58 Raymond Njoku Street, Off Awolowo Rd, Ikoyi
Date: Wednesday 29th of April 2015
Time: 12 – 2pm
Attendance is limited 50 people, to secure a sit please, Click Here http://sched.co/3m0P

This discussion will be moderated by Malaika Toyo (AWCA) and confirmed speakers include:
Confirmed speaker include:

Wunika Mukan | Brand Director, African Arts Foundation
Tola Akerele | Owner of Bogobiri House and iDesign
Ada Umeofia | Architect & Designer
Malaika Toyo | Head of Projects and Business Development, AWCA – A Whitespace Creative Agency
Wana Udobang | Broadcaster, Writer, Poet, Performer and Curator
Yegwa Ukpo | Founder Stranger Lagos
Tom Saater | Social Documentary Photographer

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‘Everything is Awesome’* – A Whitespace Creative Agency Newsletter – MAY 2015

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Read the current edition of the AWCA Newsletter – May 2015 CLICK HERE

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“This is awesome”, shouted a participant at the Nigerian Entertainment Conference” at Eko Hotel, Victoria Island, Lagos on the 22nd of April 2015 http://nec.ng/.  I turned just in time to see three ladies walk up to the British Council Exhibition booth excitedly, throwing questions simultaneously at a British Council personnel, to get a better understanding on what the booth was all about. This happened several times over the course of the event.

At the other side of the hall, were exhibition booths also trying to sell their brands but most of them were more concerned with the aesthetic display by the British Council booth, some left their stands to take pictures, while others were engrossed in discussions, trying to decipher the concept behind the Booth.

The Exhibition booth themed “Cultural Border Crossing was designed and built by AWCA – A Whitespace Creative Agency for The British Council at the recently concluded Nigerian Entertainment Conference. The design included calabash bowls and tea cups strategically placed into stacked shipping wooden pallets.  Inside the booth were two visual projections, displaying repeated images on the wall and a table at the centre, which was used for registration and other displays items.

The outlook of the exhibition booth reflected and adequately captured the true essence of the British Council Nigeria- Arts, it also helped to corroborate their message about the upcoming launch of the 15/16 cultural activities by the British council in Nigeria.

At AWCA – A Whitespace Creative Agency we are known for putting the “awe” in Awesome and giving our clients and target audience a unique experience. We offer creative idea consultancy services and also represents a roaster of very talented and creative people, who are activated to create and build, innovative and original ideas that give their clients a competitive advantage. It also manages A Whitespace Lagos, a concept space, which can be transformed and used for temporary installations and interventions.

The agency and space is located in the heart of Ikoyi’s cultural enclave at 58, Raymond Njoku Street, off Awolowo road, Ikoyi Lagos.

 

REMI ADETIBA SHOOTS HAUWA MUKAN FOR COMPLETE FASHION’S THE LOVE ISSUE

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AWCA’s Creative, Remi Adetiba (New York based photographer) does editorial shoot of Hauwa Mukan’s for Complete Fashion’s Love Issue.

Under the art direction of Remi Adetiba, he takes us through a fierce, strong and vibrant journey. Hauwa mukan looked angelic in white and sport in a sweatshirt and HRM sneakers. Also, in a matching multicolored sequin skirt and crop top by Toju Foyeh she smashes a guitar and then poses triumphantly. Wearing head to toe black and a Maison Margiela fur. She was styled for the shoot by Bubu Ogisi with hair and makeup by Debola Falana.

Click here for article and photos http://bit.ly/1Knlg8I

A WHITESPACE CREATIVE AGENCY WINS THE BEST DESIGN FOR THE BRITISH COUNCIL BOOTH CHALLENGE AT THE 2015 NIGERIAN ENTERTAINMENT CONFERENCE

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This year, The British Council Nigeria is launching a season of cultural activities (UK/Nigeria 2015) aimed at increasing collaboration between young people in the UK and Nigeria through the arts. To this end, on the 18th of March 2015, The British Council Nigeria called for a concept design for their exhibition booth at the 2015 Nigeria Entertainment Conference, holding on the 22nd of April 2015 at the Eko Hotel Convention Centre. The creative team at AWCA- A Whitespace Creative Agency sent in an application and emerged the winner of the competition. The winning concept themed, “Cultural Border Crossing” involved stacked shipping pallets filled with calabash bowls, container drums and a suspended visual media box projection-displaying contents at the booth. This is not the first of team AWCA’s successful effort in developing dynamic and conceptual designs and ideas. They have also worked on several other projects such as the runway and exhibition space design at the 2014 Lagos Fashion and Design Week, the space design for Nigeria’s showcase at the 2015 International Fashion Showcase in London as well as their annual pop-up installations- BIG 60 which happens every year at a Whitespace Lagos (www.big60.com.ng). The agency offers creative idea consultancy services and also represents a roaster of very talented and creative people, who are activated to create and build, innovative and original ideas that give their clients a competitive advantage. It also manages A Whitespace Lagos, a concept space, which can be transformed and used for temporary installations and interventions.

Cultural Journalism Workshop by Mayokun Ajayeoba

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Resuming work at AWCA – A Whitespace Creative Agency, Lagos, on the 19th of March came with a nostalgic feeling of having no clue as to what to expect. I was met with a three-day seminar on Cultural Journalism organized by the Contemporary & and the British Council, at A Whitespace Lagos. The conference had participants, who work as Cultural and Arts Journalists in Nigeria.

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Watch Maki Oh AW 15/16 Film ‘Omi’ by A Whitespace Creative Agency

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Maki Oh’s Autumn Winter 15\16 collection explores the idea of adopted identities as result of West Africa’s long history with cultural appropriation. It is an idea that has spun through all Maki Oh collections. Dutch Wax lends itself as the starting point of this research.

Maki Oh dissects the fascination and perception of these fabrics as African, along with other concepts that have been imported from other continents and have found home in West Africa.

The short film follows with the collections narrative of appropriation. The the idea of the African mermaid, Mami Wata is of particular interest, as it originated from a photograph of a Samoan snake charmer that appeared on the coasts of Nigeria in 1887. This image of a beautiful, long-haired woman holding a snake captured the imagination of some West African indigenes who then projected meaning and symbolism onto the photograph, forming a powerful cultural myth around it. This is how simply and astonishingly the idea of Mami Wata was formed.

See the full review and collection HERE STYLE.COM

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ifs award-image-1 A white space Lagos provides the opportunity to adequately brand a space for your events. The space, located in a serene environment at 58, Raymond Njoku street, off Awolowo road, Ikoyi, Lagos is available for hire for a day, weekend or any period up to 8 weeks. It is an 80sqm blank canvas that can be transformed by highly skilled professionals to suit your specific needs. The space, which is convenient and affordable is fully equipped with basic amenities, that includes, a receptions, kitchen, bar, projectors, power, security and a fast and reliable internet connection. To use or hire A Whitespace visit our website, www.aw-ca.com. Let help you turn your dreams to reality.

LAKIN OGUNBANWO DISSECTS THE CITY OF EXCELLENCE

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The story of Lakin Ogunbanwo, a renowned art photographer goes a long way to prove that passion is a driving force to success.You can tell how versatile his mind is, through his works, always with a theme concept and a storyline.

His recent article for TheguardianUK “The Insider’s cultural guide to Lagos:Parties, church and Afrobeat”, where he gives a detailed chronicle of Nigeria’s most populous city, Lagos, shows how analytical he is.  Read more ›

Reinventing the Wheel – Sam Pearce

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NIGERIA WINS BEST CURATOR AWARD AT 2015 INTERNATIONAL FASHION SHOWCASE!!!

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When you have an AWCA – a Whitespace Creative Agency, Yegwa Ukpo and Style House Files (SHF) collaboration of course greatness happens, and it is with great humility that we say this! Out of 30 countries at the London Fashion Showcase 2015

We won the Best Curator Award
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NY Magazine The Cut

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On Rotation – Jasmine Sullivan ‘Dumb’

Loving this track and Video by Jasmine Sullivan from the album Reality Show

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AWCABIG60 90′S THEME CLOSING PARTY SAT. 31.01.15

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#AWCABIG60 ’s 90s themed closing party.

What’s your favorite 90s band?#interactatbig60

COME EAT. DRINK, PLAY…..one last time!

 

 

 

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