Story By: Rahamatu-Lahi Zakaria || Sanatu Zambang
Young emerging artist from Tamale has taken November to organise an art workshop for youth activists in the region as part of the activities for his Circle of Life exhibition which took place on the 30th of October, 2021 at the Studios of Sanatu Zambang.
So far, youth activists from Youth Opportunity Partnership Programme and YEFL Ghana have participated in the art workshop on the 2nd and 9th of November, 2021. The last workshop is scheduled to take place on the 27th and 30th November 2021 at the Studios of Sanatu Zambang.
Rashid Asigri is taking the participants through painting, drawing, pottery and tie and dye. The drawing theme is on sexual and gender-based violence to commemorate the 2021 16 days of activism. The reason is to help these young activists express themselves on the subject using drawing and paintings to communicate the day creatively.
Another reason is to stimulate the creativity in young people and how they can use art in the line of their work while also helping others in their communities.
The dream of the artist for these workshops is not just to limit it to a few people. He hopes to continue having these mini art workshops in the region to inspire a new generation of young artists in the region and how they can create employment for themselves through the creation of artworks while having fun.
Circle of life exhibition is a follow up to a group exhibition he participated in with other emerging artists in Tamale. This group exhibition was dubbed SCCA Tamale Art challenge in 2020. This exhibition was organised by Sanatu Zambang to bring to light young and amazing talents in the art field to showcase their work and also build networks with their colleagues in the industry.
Rashid Asigri was the promising one among the group and he showed his desire to take his work to the next level, hence the reason for the studio to organise a solo exhibition for him.