Ghanaian NGO to Attend International Charity Art Event in Northern Ireland
Rosetta Jallow, organiser and lead artist who is arranging the celebrations for 2011 International Year for Peoples of African Descent in Carrickfergus, Northern Ireland has some V.I.P. Guests from Ghana attending the event.
Rosetta is currently in contact with Planex Ghana regarding their proposed trip to Northern Ireland and visa arrangements as they have approached her regarding attending the celebrations and charity art exhibition which will be held at Carrickfergus Civic Centre and Mall from 12th-19th November.
Planex Ghana are an NGO, a non-government organisation. They have recently attended a Women’s Rights Conference in Kinshasa, Ghana and are in communication with Rosetta regarding a visit to Carrickfergus. They will be coming to form links with the artist, who has given voluntarily of her time for a number of years to raise money for African charities through sales of her Faces of Africa portraits.
This year is different as she has been receiving donations of artwork from international artists to make this year’s exhibition a truly international event. Artists who have donated to this cause include: Rosetta Jallow, Stephen Jamison, Isaura Xavier de Campos, Natalie Coy, Freda Kemp, Belinha Fernandes, Charleen Morris, Margaret Fisher, Alan Lewis, Karen Berry, Dawn Jones Wakelam, Paula Periera, Alan Lewis, Loretta Lytle, and poets Amanda Hadden, and Siy Lucas.
Alan Lewis, France.
Charleen Morris, Australia.
Paula Periera, Portugal.
Isaura Xavier DeCampos, Portugal.
Loretta Lytle, USA.
Artwork has arrived at Rosetta’s studio to be catalogued and has came from Northern Ireland, Japan, Portugal, France, USA, Australia, England and Wales.
The delegation from Ghana are:
KWESI BAIDOO Executive Secretary of Planex Ghana
FELIX HANS AMEDOR
ASKANDA ABDUL MUMUNI
FRED YAW OHENE-KESSE
MICHAEL FATHER AMEDOR Journalist for the Ghanaian Reactor Online
WILLIAM YEBOAH APABENG
Michael Father Amedor, pictured at the Global Media Forum in Germany.
They will be attending the full event and taking part in it as guest speakers and they are keen to meet with Rosetta Jallow who will also be setting up meetings between them and Andy McCallion of Pennytuppence charity and Mandy Clarke of Bighearts Ministry, both of whom work for African charities.
The event is going to be filmed and part of a documentary.
Photos from Rosetta Jallow’s Faces of Africa Exhibition at the Civic Centre Gallery November 2010 when money was raised for Operation Bobbi Bear/The Rise foundation in South Africa and Church of Christ/Living Children’s Academy in Gambia. Rosetta also made a few small donations to ABAANA and their £5 School project which she had only heard of at the exhibition.
Apart from the interesting and diverse art exhibition there will be African music, Children’s African Art workshops, a display of Embroidery by leprosy sufferers from Korah in Ethiopia, a display of African inspired pottery by Lorraine Pollock, face painting, balloon bending, African food, and much more. There will also be a few short speeches on the Contribution made by Africans in Northern Ireland and other relevant topics at the Official Opening. Rosetta has been working tirelessly over the past month to finalise the programme and to arrange the publicity. She has even designed all the promotional goods and advertising brochures herself.
The brochures, which fold into three:
IF YOU ARE IN THE CARRICKFERGUS AREA PLEASE DO COME ON DOWN 12th-19th NOVEMBER.