The Rise of African Art

Hear the words ‘African design’ and we’re almost positive your first thought is either brightly coloured wax print patterns or wooden masks and sculptures. However you’d be very, very wrong. So wrong in fact, that those vibrantly patterned wax prints didn’t even originate in Africa, they came from Indonesia - don’t worry, we only just learned that too! Contemporary African art is undergoing something of a revival at the moment, and it has so much more to offer than the cliché