Contemporary African Art
I found this site, Contemporary African Art, whilst I was researching African crafts for Bazaar Africa, and I was fascinated by a lot of what was written. This lady, Bronwen Evans, knows way more than I do. But I see she trained as a textile designer in Durban, South Africa, so that kind of explains that.
I have always had a love of craftwork, and am trying, in a small way, to bring some of the colour and skills of the African handicraft and African craftspeople to others, through Bazaar Africa.
I started small, with affordable items, directly sourced from small groups of mainly women. Most of the products I purchase are therefore from small, self-help groups, helping African artists and craftpeople make a sustainable living.
If you have an interest in African Arts and Crafts in a more artistic or theoretical way I have a feeling that you may like this site Contemporary African Art (dot) com
This is a part of a page from Contemporary African Art
embedded here for you to have a quick look
Immediately, with the phrase ‘African craft’ one enters into the realm of what is art and what is craft? A never-ending discourse that will, one suspects, continue to be agitatedly discussed forever. Craft is essentially the production of an item that requires skill to produce it. This makes most ‘art’ craft.