Sunday, 13 August 2017

Wanderlust… In The Spirit Of Nigeria-Germany Art

A high key lighting titled ‘Holy Grail’ by Yetunde Ayeni-Babaeko
When the theme on migration brings six artists into a common space, the dynamics of dual work-experience and multi-culturalism in the creative profession are profoundly expressed. The gathering of five artists and one photographer brings  rarely seen works of some of the artists into wider viewership, which is currently showing as a group art exhibition titled Wanderlust at The Wheatbaker, Ikoyi, Lagos.
  Either in dual citizenship or experience working in Nigeria and Germany, each artist fits into the

African Crafts In Nigeria Contest Gets Winners

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Monsuru Alashe, Enitan Raji and Ibrahim Afegbua have emerged as winners of African Crafts in Nigeria, a yearly event organised by U.S-based Cultural Arts of Waco in Texas.
 At the Yusuf Grillo Hall, Yaba College of Technology, Lagos, Alashe’s work was described as head above his colleagues because of added criteria such as originality and resourcefulness in the employment of innovative media. He used weaver’s threads to produce paintings that really appealed to the jury.
  The second place winner, Raji’s mixed media works were especially captivating. The third position by

Saturday, 12 August 2017

Countdown to 'Saro The Musical' in London this month

Live in London this summer!!!
 From the producers of #WakaaTheMusical comes another BIG one....SARO THE MUSICAL, coming to London TheMusical)
@shawtheatreldn - Shaw Theatre, 100-110 Euston Rd, Kings Cross, London NW1 2AJ
From AUG 24 - 29 (6 Days, 9 Show

Foss’ collection of Urhobo archival materials bound for Ghana

(Left) Olorogun Vincent Ahwi (Osu IV) Sou R’Urhobo, Lagos (third from left); Foss’ assistant, Mary Mclaughli; Prof. J.P. Clark; Prof. Perkins Foss and Dr. Bruce Onobrakpeya, with members of Atamu Urhobo Social Club during the presentation… in Lagos
From the U.S. came 50 years of documenting the art and culture of Urhobo, a prominent ethnic group in Nigeria’s Niger Delta. On its way to Accra, Ghana, for presentation to an international audience, the rarely seen Urhobo archival pictures, film and texts made a stopover in Lagos, courtesy of it’s holder and researcher, Prof. Perkins Foss, a retired academic from Pensylvania State University, U.S.
  A familiar name to the community of Nigerian art and culture, Foss served as an assistant to colonial era Head of Antiquity, Kenneth C Murray. Foss’ boss

Tuesday, 8 August 2017

Unveiling Fashola Photographic Foundation In Lagos

Formally unveiled on Saturday in Lagos, The Fashola Photographic Foundation, a non-profit organisation announced free training at the New York Film Foundation for two budding photographers Vivian Nwobi and Kehinde Yusuf.

Sunday, 6 August 2017

S’Art Of Metaphorical Seat For Tantua’s Sculptures

Diseye Tantua, seated on one of his sculptures during the exhibition.

A backseat of Kia car model, cluster instrument and steering wheel of an unknown brand - both on two sides of the exhibition space entrance -  suggest commercial advert campaign for auto display. But far from it; a step further into the converted exhibition space confirms the surreal theme of the artist, Diseye Tantua’s  installations, sculptures and paintings titled S’Art.
  For the first time, Tantua, a mid-career artist known for his pop art painting over the past decade, shows his sculptures, a body of work that radicalises art appropriation

For Masters, Young Artists, Vivid Gallery To Boost Art Appreciation

Visitors at the opening of Vivid Art Gallery
The unfolding new face of Nigerian art expressed itself a week ago, when another young professional opened his gallery.
  Modestly situated in the midst of at Abijo business district, Ibeju Lekki, along Lagos-Epe Road, the new facility, Vivid Art Gallery adds to the growing energy of contemporary art being lifted by young Nigerian artists. Established by Jideonwor Gabriel Udoka, the gallery is designed