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Accra

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Accra is the administrative, economic, and educational center of Ghana which over the centuries developed into a prosperous trading hub. The name Accra is a corruption of the Akan word nkran, referring to the black ants that abound in the countryside and applied to the inhabitants of the Accra plains. The present site was initially settled by several villages of the Ga tribe, ruled by the Ayaso in the north. Along the 15th and 16th centuries, the growth of coastal villages as well as the built of three fortified trading posts – Osu around the Danish Christiansborg castle, Accra (later Ussher Town) around the Dutch fort of Crevecoeur, and English James Town around Fort James – determined the later development of what was to be Accra and provided the Europeans with an outlet for trade with the Ga people, drawn to the coast by the prospect of more profit. In 1877 Accra became the capital of the British Gold Coast colony, after the British victory in a war against the inland Asante Empire. It was the Accra Riots in 1948 to launch an independence campaign that led to Ghana’s independence from the United Kingdom.

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Events in Accra
Hamid Nii Nortey, ada art gallery, art and about africa, contemporary african art, artmap, african art map, art map africa

Cross Hatching Affluence by Hamid Nii Nortey

Exhibition

Enter Paradise | Zandile Tshabalala solo exhibition

Exhibition
Look at we, Ghana, Accra, Art and About Africa

Look at WE

Exhibition
NO BE GENTLEMAN (AT ALL O) OF THREE EMERGING NIGERIAN ARTISTS, Ghana, Art and About Africa

No be gentleman (at all o)

Exhibition
Art Makers in Accra

Ablade Glover

Artist

Appiah Ntiaw

Artist

Atta Kwami

Artist

Ben Agbee

Artist

Bernard Akoi-Jackson

Artist

Bright Ackwerh

Artist

Constance Swaniker

Artist

Elisabeth Efua Sutherland

Performer

Gideon Appah

Artist
Hamid Nii Nortey, art and about africa, contemporary african art, artmap, african art map, art map africa

Hamid Nii Nortey

Artist

Isaac Chukwe Udeh

Artist

Isshaq Ismail

Artist

Jacob Tetteh-Ashong

Artist

James Mishio

Artist

Josephine Kuuire

Photographer

Juelz Tintin

Artist

Kofi Setordji

Artist

Kwesi Botchway

Artist

Nyornuwofia Agorsor

Artist

Paa Joe

Artist

Prince Gyasi

Artist

Samuel Prophask Asamoah

Artist

Serge Attukwei Clottey

Artist

Theophilus Tetteh

Artist

Theresah Ankomah

Artist

Zohra Opoku

Photographer
Art Spaces in Accra

ADA \ contemporary art gallery

Art Gallery

Artists Alliance Gallery

Art Gallery

Berj Art Gallery

Art Gallery

Foundation for Contemporary Art - FCA Ghana

Foundation

Gallery 1957

Art Gallery

Kuenyehia

Foundation

NU Gallery

Art Gallery

Nubuke Foundation

Foundation

Tiga African Art

Art Gallery
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