Sunday, April 30, 2017


So I thought I'd share a trip I took a while back to White Cube gallery to have a look at an exhibition by Ghanaian artist Ibrahim Mahama (West African gang whoop whoop).  The exhibition was largely installations which touched on themes of migration, globalisation as well as economic exchange. The exhibition is inspired by a book by the artist, also titled "Fragments" which explores the atmosphere in newly independent Ghana particularly in reference to materialism and corruption. He explores themes of capitalism and production contrasted with decay and disintegration. Through out his exhibiton, Mahama explores potential and hardship through materials and their traces- using them for some other purpose in order to convey a positive outlook on the future of Ghana.

Non Orientable Nkansa

Sunday, April 23, 2017


Hey Guys, Eme here! Just thought for today's post I would share some pages from my Art & Design A-level sketchbooks! I have about 5 sketchbooks over the span of two years of a-levels, so I thought I would turn it into a little series

Note: I show mostly the introductory pages before I had picked my Unit 1 topic. The theme I ended up choosing was African Art which you see a bit of at the very end. I didn't love where I went with it hence why I chose to exclude the rest of the sketchbook from the video. I've just included pages which I thought would be nice to talk about. (If you'd prefer the next video to be more detailed on the developing theme then let me know in the comments!)

Also in case anyone was wondering,  I got an A* at a-level art. I admit my skill wasn't that great at the time but I think getting that grade was largely to do with loads of experimentation, not being afraid to try new things and fail and succeed either way! If you're an A-level student needing some tips I'd be happy to help!

Enjoy xx

Sunday, April 16, 2017


Hello all, Steph here, and happy Easter Sunday, Christ is risen and that yeah. So for an easter special, we are discussing the man that has shaped your idea of the last supper, my main man, Leonardo DaVinci. While technically or biblically speaking the last supper falls on Good Friday (I think) we still want to talk about this iconic piece of art. I'm unashamedly obsessed with Leonardo DaVinci, he was a man ahead of his time. It is his wittiness and fearlessness that sparked my interest in renaissance art and art history, especially after reading 'The DaVinci Code' by Dan Brown (p.s. if you haven't read this book what are you doing with your life, at least watch the movie, but the book is better okay I'm done). So shall we get right into it, oh and possible The DaVinci Code spoilers ahead:

The Last Supper, 1495-1498, tempera on gesso, pitch, and mastic. Leonardo Davinci. Currently located atSanta Maria delle Grazie, Milan.

Okay so let's discuss this, the significance of the Last Supper. As the name implies it was the last supper before Jesus was gonna be crucified, you know when Judas would kiss him and tha po-po was gonna pick him up and take him out. Obviously, the rest of the disciples didn't know this so it was Jesus' opportunity to give them a sort of farewell and be good to church. So they drank wine and broke bread to commemorate the Passover (oh btw it was the feast of the Passover, it's a Jewish celebration, look it up). In the account of the Bible, there was only one cup (chalice) which Jesus anointed as the cup with his blood and which he passed around to his disciples to drink from (but when you read the passage(s) it's definitely open to interpretation), and here's where controversy 1 comes in and how DaVinci put you on an easter egg hunt and you didn't even know it:

Sunday, April 9, 2017


Hi guys, Eme here. So those of you who follow us on instagram probably already saw this coming! (The rest of you lovely readers can get the insta advantage by following us on the gram @anaalablog). Steph and I are extremely excited to share our experience visiting 'The Other Art Fair'! (TOAF). Steph and I are extremely excited to share our experience visiting 'The Other Art Fair'! (TOAF)

Sunday, April 2, 2017


Hi guys, Steph here and I'm very excited to take you into the mind of one of my favorite photographers, Wami Aluko. Her graphic and striking editorial style images have never failed to shock and stir her audiences. They are incredibly well-crafted with what seems like such ease it could only be an innate talent. So watch below as I journey into her mind to understand how she creates her masterpieces.