The Big Idea

The Big Idea

Bana ba Africa (People of Africa) painting their future  •  One million paintings by African artists  •  All 53 African countries  •  The Biggest Painting In the world ( one square kilometer)  •  Exposing Africa to Africans and to the rest of the world.

Record-breaking art

Record-breaking art

A total of one million prints will be reproduced from original paintings from all over Africa to form THE BIGGEST PAINTING IN THE WORLD collage, measuring 1km². These combined with artistic land architecture and integrated large sculptures will form The Biggest Art Installation in the World, which will be entered into the GUINESS BOOK OF WORLD RECORDS.

Mass participation

Mass participation

Be part of the motion We will create a social cohesion campaign to encourage mass participation. People of all age groups from a wide range of communities; schools, arts Centres, Social Integration Centres, Rehabilitation Centres and professional artists, will participate in painting their future towards and beyond 2010. This will include artists from the diaspora. Entries will be collected and judged by a panel of professional artists and curators.

Sponsorship opportunities

Should you or your business wish to find out more about the potential sponsorship opportunities please contact us.

How you can help

You can help by using your own gift of imagination – and consider in what way you, and the other influencers around you, could stand to benefit, and help others benefit, from this initiative.

  • To share with us the other opportunities you have seen, as I sketched out this idea.
  • To ask what and how, you could do, to help promote, encourage and motivate others to help this idea gain momentum?
  • To help partner this big idea so we all benefit – Africa, the artist, the world.

Leave your fingerprint – go on make a difference.

And how does art and the artist benefit?

As the artists art piece is digitally captured, it is posted and can be viewed on The Biggest Painting in the World – website. Here potential investors, art appreciators and the global public at large will be able to log on and bid for the art piece, or pieces they most desire. The art will be graded into various categories to best represent the artist’s levels of competency, with a minimum bid set for each. On successful sale the artist receives 35% and the balance proportionally divided into managing the project and the African Artist Development Fund (AADF). But the benefit to the artist goes further than that and here is how...

  • The profile of African art is raised.
  • The value of African art is tracked.
  • African art will begin to acquire an equitable global valuation.
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