Souad Abdelrassoul, Waiting, 2021, Acrylic on canvas, 200 x 235 cm. Courtesy of Circle Art Gallery.
Following the success of our 1-54 tote bags last year, we have once again partnered with Christie’s to create a new tote bag for 1-54 London 2021, featuring the piece “Waiting,” by Souad Abdelrasoul (Circle Art Gallery.)
The proceeds from the sale of our tote bags are donated to the African Culture Fund (AFC), a pan-African organisation supporting the arts education sectors and cultural and creative industries on the African continent. Created in 2018 in Bamako, the AFC main objectives are to:
– Finance cultural and creative projects through calls for proposals
– Mobilize funds for the structuring and professionalization of the African cultural and creative sector
– Ensure visibility and connection between donors and artists
– Allow an equitable and sustainable distribution of resources for the benefit of actors in the cultural and creative sector across the African continent
Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, the African Culture Fund has continued to support the resilience of African artists and cultural actors who the crisis has negatively impacted. Read more here in a special interview with its President M Mamou Daffé.
Our new tote bag, and our previous three tote bags by Godfried Donkor (Gallery 1957), Ajarb Bernard Ategwa (Jack Bell Gallery), and Sungi Mlengeya (Afriart Gallery), are available for purchase here.