Saturday, 11 June 2011

The beginning of the ARTISTS ALLIANCE GALLERY goes back into the late sixties, when a young lecturer (Ablade Glover) of the Kwame Nkrumah university of Science and Technology in Ghana, envisioned a home for the fine arts in Ghana and a launching pad to plant contemporary African Art on the World’s Art Arena.

It started as GLO ART GALLERY in 1968 and collapsed in less than five years because, like the absent farmer, GLOVER was not personally attending to his “crops” due to further studies overseas. Undeterred he went on together with another art enthusiast to lay the foundation for the ART-ALLIANCE that was caught by the then Ghana’s revolutionary storm thus rendering it a still born.

With the support and encouragement from his wife EWURASI, the family embarked upon building an art gallery at Nungua. The building was completed and opened in March 1993. Then came the local TRAFFIC-JAM which virtually collapsed the venture. Undaunted, they started making other plans. And this, a three level building to showcase the finest AFRICAN ART under one roof was born . It was officially opened on the 8th of January, 2008 by his Excellency Busumuro Kofi Annan.

The stage is now set for embarking on a mission of opening a significant window on contemporary African Art onto the world with a vision of weaving African Contemporary Art into the World Art Tapestry. What you see when you enter this site and our gallery in Ghana is a potpourri of all sorts from various characters with varied background. Male and female, young and old, the celebrated and the virtually unknown artist, etc. To complete the scenario, we have also added the traditional and pseudo-traditional practitioners of the arts all in an effort to demonstrate the long continuum, from the traditional to the contemporary- the big picture of African Traditional and Contemporary Art.

Our objective is to provide a source to African art. “Buying art direct from the artist". Our mission is to provide Art connoisseurs with authentic African Art and services of superior value to our customers worldwide.

We invest a great deal of time and commitment to ensure that the artists and artwork we present are authentic, fairly priced, and created with high quality materials to ensure their longevity.

Our business practices are geared towards the establishment of long-term relationships with artists, individual customers, corporate clients, gallery directors, art collectors and patrons.

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