SHIRI ACHU'S FIRST ART EXHIBITION IN AUSTRALIA
‘Excited’ is an understatement as Shiri Achu eagerly prepares to for this debut exhibition for the people of Australia! Since her first solo exhibition 6 years ago, held at St Augustine's tower in Hackney, Shiri Achu has been fortunate to have received the award of ‘The best artist in Brent; London and has gone on to exhibit in various exciting places/events/cities. These include, The Commonwealth Secretariat, The houses of Parliament, The Olympic African Village... Cities include, Lisbon, Barcelona, Douala, Chiang Mai, to name a few.
Today, Shiri Achu is excited to present to South Australia, Adelaide, for one week only ‘37 In Print: AUS’. This exhibition follows ‘35InPrint:London’ which took place from 19th – 25th April 2014 at the Strand Gallery in central London and ‘36InPrint:DC’ which took place from 5th – 14th May 2016 at Gallery A in Central Washington DC. 35InPrint:London was great, the exhibition was attended by the Mayor of Harrow amongst many others. At 36InPrint:DC Shiri was deeply honoured to have received recognition from Congressman Chris Van Hollen ' ...in presenting the inaugural 36InPrintDC art exhibition, and with appreciation for using art to capture the spirit of Africa...'
Shiri Achu’s art comes from every day, unsurprising yet unexpectedly vivid moments, times, places and objects. She seeks to capture the spirit of her subjects and make them come alive through form, colour, texture and tone. She draws insight from her travels but in general her inspiration is very broad; from natural moments captured in Africa to still objects, from the human form to the human in action.
37InPrint:AUS exhibition running from the 14th-23rd July 2016 will largely consist of 37 Framed Signed Limited Edition Shiri Achu Art Prints. Attendees will be able to purchase these limited edition signed prints at very affordable prices.
During the Opening/Private view on Thursday 14th July, there will be live music from the fabulous Moore Black & The Organic Roots.
The Closing party on Saturday 23rd July will be lived streamed! Shiri Achu Art has launched a raffle competition for one very lucky person to win The Original painting – Midnight Tradition’. 3 lucky runner-up’s will win signed framed limited edition prints of ‘Midnight Tradition!! There will be African dancing to entertain viewers and then the raffle will be drawn @ 7pm.
Buy your raffle ticket(s) now to enter the competition: https://rafflecreator.com/pages/10983/win-original-shiri-achu-art-@-37inprintaus
Draw date is Sat, 23rd July @ 7pm (Local South Australian time), Stream in Live @ 7pm to see if you are the lucky winner!
Valued at $10,000 (over 5,000,000 FCFA), Acrylics on Canvas, 76cmX102cm, this painting 'Midnight Tradition' was painted precisely 7 years ago in 2009. Midnight Tradition features on page 65 of the International Contemporary masters VII and was selected as a Finalist for the Cliftons Art Prize 2012, Adelaide/Australia http://www.cliftonsartprize.com/2012/adelaide