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100 artworks to be showcased in annual national LIMCAF Art Festival – Director


The Art Director of Life In My City Arts Festival (LIMCAF), Dr Ayo Adewunmi, says 100 artworks of various compositions will be showcased in the grand finale of the annual national LIMCAF 2022.

Adewunmi said this during a press briefing on Tuesday to mark the beginning of this year’s festival that would commence in Enugu between Oct. 13 and Oct. 29 with the theme: “Paradox of Muted Echoes”.

He noted that the annual national art festival, which promotes young art talents, had empowered more than 1,500 young artists across the country for social and national development.

The art director noted that the LIMCAF 2022 Arts Exhibition in Enugu would be gorgeous considering the quality of art entries and support received from MTN, Ford Foundation and some individuals.

“The overall winner of this year’s festival will smile home with N500,000; best painting/mixed media/drawing gets N250,000; best sculpture/installation art – N250,000 and best ceramics work – N250, 000.

“The best graphics/digital art will go home with N250,000; best photography/video – N250,000; best textile art/fashion – N250,000 and consolation prizes as well as endowment prizes from individuals and family ranging from N200,000 to N100,000.

“LIMCAF is the biggest youth art event in Nigeria featuring visual art competition, festival lectures, school children’s and art teacher’ workshops as well as multimedia workshops.

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“The gala and award night is the climax of the festival in Enugu, Nigeria in October every year; and this year will be held on Oct. 29,” he said.

Adewunmi revealed that for over 15 years, LIMCAF Art Exhibition had sustained a pan-Nigeria art through the annual competition that offers young people an avenue to showcase and commercialise their productions and interact with larger art communities nationally and internationally.

According to him, we have involved young people in a national interactive visual art fiesta in various centers across the country, which enables them to meaningfully express themselves in the state of their lived environment through their art.

The Executive Director of LIMCAF, Mr Kevin Ejiofor, said that the selection process for LIMCAF 2022 was in three stages.

Ejiofor, a former Director-General of Federal Radio Corporation of Nigeria, said: “The first stage was online election by a national jury of works that are suitable for regional exhibition in eight regions in the country.

“The second stage is the physical exhibition of selected entries in the region and stage three is the grand finale exhibition of the top 100 artworks in Enugu.

“At this stage, the National jury will assemble in Enugu to review and rank the top 100 and decide the various awards.

“The grand finale will open on Oct. 22 and award night will be held on Oct. 29 at the International Conference Centre of Institute of Management and Technology (IMT), Enugu”.

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