Renowned curator Bisi Silva has died. She passed on at 3:45 pm on Tuesday, February 12, 2019, in Lagos after a long illness. Silva is celebrated for her vision and hard work in inspiring a generation of artists, collectors, students and art enthusiasts across the African continent. She was the founder and artistic director of […]
The Society of Nigerian Artists (SNA) in collaboration with the Musical Society of Nigeria (MUSON) launched a 3-part programme themed Music Meets Art, comprising of an art exhibition, an award dinner and art auction. The initiative was an avenue to celebrate the ties between both forms of creative expression. The 22nd annual festival of the Musical Society […]
About Music Meets Art The relationship between music and art is an inextricable one and has existed for many centuries. Artists have always celebrated minstrels and singers in paintings and sculpture. Indeed, in traditional African society, the masquerade which is the highest form of creativity embodies music, dance, costume, performance and art – sculpture in […]
From October 3 – 5, Informa Life Sciences Exhibitions. Africa’s leading healthcare exhibition organisers, host the annual ‘Beauty Africa’ show. The event will take place at the Landmark Centre, Victoria Island Annex, Lagos, and will feature beauty, health, wellness, skin care, hair and makeup products such as cosmetics, perfume and fragrances. Beauty Africa will provide […]
From January 11 to March 21, 2018, Brunei Gallery School of Oriental and Africas Studies (SOAS) will present Legacies of Biafra, a group exhibition featuring works mainly by the artistic collective, Nigeria Art Society UK (NASUK), which will be exhibited alongside archival materials on the war, oral narratives of those who lived through the war, and […]
From January 17 to February 12, 2018, Tafeta Gallery, London will present Royalty, a solo exhibition featuring works from George Osodi’s well-travelled series ‘Nigerian Monarchs’. Taken over the course of several months, the images feature the regional rulers of modern-day monarchies throughout the country. The artist works in colour and combines critical reportage with artistic documentary photography. His subjects are mostly […]
Though the great talent that was Bisi Fakeye is no longer around, his vision is still very much with us. Indeed, his death marks the passing of one of Nigeria’s most gifted sculptors. Hailing from a family of talented wood carvers, he apprenticed under his famous uncle, Lamidi at the family’s hometown in Osun State. […]
The Art Republic (Centre for Arts and Cultural Democracy) invites art students of Nigerian universities and polytechnics to submit entries for her third Peace Poster competition and exhibition. Entries should address the theme of “Peace” from a local or global perspective.
An exhibition of works by Zinno Orara will hold from November 25 to December 4, 2017 at Terra Kulture Gallery, Plot 1376,Tiamiyu Savage, off Ahmadu Bello Way, Victoria Island, Lagos. The exhibition is held in memory of Adaora, Orara’s wife who died in 2014 after a long battle with cancer.
The University of London in collaboration with the University of Nigeria, Nsukka and SOAS will present Beyond Fetishism: Mmanwu and the Politics of Postcoloniality from 4:30 to 6:30pm on November 29, 2017 at the department of African Studies and Anthropology Danford Room, Arts Building, 2nd Floor.