50 things to do in Accra and Ghana • Art and exhibitions

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'Untitled (Ghana Airways)', 2010 – coffin art by Paa Joe

'Untitled (Ghana Airways)', 2010 – coffin art by Paa Joe © Will Amlot

Colourful caskets at a fantasty coffin workshop

'Fantasy' coffin making emerged in Accra in the '50s, and the Kane Kwei Carpentery Workshop, in the city's Teshie suburb, was one of the pioneers of the original style. They, or any of the other workshops dotted around the area, offer an insight into what's become the iconic Ghanaian art-form.

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Rising stars at Loom

  • Critics choice

Run by veteran gallerist Frances Ademola, the Loom continues to inform taste in Accra.

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  •  Interview with owner Frances Ademola

  1. Samlotte House, 119 Kwame Nkrumah Avenue, south of Nkrumah Circle, Adabraka
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Sculpture for sale at Joe’s Perspective

  • Critics choice

Now in the new Mövenpick Hotel, has some of the city’s most beautifully crafted pieces.

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  1. Mövenpick Ambassador Hotel, Independence Avenue, Ridge
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Local art at the Nubuke Foundation

  • Critics choice

One of the most interesting art galleries in the city, set up to provide an artistic space for Ghanaian artists. Its vibrant cultural offering includes poetry evenings, Saturday workshops, art walks, film and music.

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  1. 7 Adamafio Close, East Legon, near Mensvic Grand Hotel
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