|Prof Peju Layiwola
The RAW Residency programme is hosted by the Department of Fine Arts of Rhodes University in Grahamstown, the National Research Foundations (NRF) of South Africa and the Andrew. W. Mellon Foundation under the
theme The Arts of Africa and the Global South. For the 2018 competition, Layiwola, who is a visual Artist and Patrick Oloko, a Literary Analyst, will be exploring the relationship between art production and scholarly writing. Their methodologically-innovative joint application is focused on demonstrating how social experience and visual culture connect and intersect in Nigeria /South African historical and contemporary experiences. Layiwola will utilise her wide experiences as a creative artist and art scholar to produce visuals exploring commonalties between Nigeria and South Africa. Her community engagement with youth and women will hopefully play a role in her artistic project for the RAW residency. Oloko will produce an essay themed on how the artistic productions of Layiwola invite and initiate conversations around everyday experiences in Nigeria and South Africa.
|Dr Patrick Oloko