The art exhibition is one of the major side events of the conference. Art allows individuals to express themselves and hence was added as a side programme to highlight the importance of art and other extracurricular activities as tools to promote inclusion in today’s society.
Working alongside Lagos Photo and leading Nigerian artists the exhibition will feature original works and prints which will be available for sale directly and through an auction to raise funds for various projects to improve the lives of Persons with Disabilities.
The talk on “The Rising Value of Nigerian Art” to be presented by Oliver Enwonwu during the Gala Night will hopefully create a paradigm shift in encouraging Persons with Disabilities to pursue career paths in the arts.
He has been involved in many group exhibitions and has also been engaged in some high profile art projects/commissions which include Portrait Commissions of some State Governors and Bank Executives, Art Projects with State Governments and Corporate Clientele such as, UNICEF, Nestle Foods, Nigerian Television Authority (NTA), to name a few.
His works are highly sort after with particular interest in oils, Pastel, Pencil and Charcoal sketches.
I have never been a proponent of being consumed in a particular style. I love good art works, but most especially, the human figure fascinates me a great deal. Body movement, facial expression and most especially the essence of our being.
He has prints of his works been sold all over the world, he now stands as a member of Society of Nigerian Artists, (SNA), a member of the Fine Art Trade Guild, United Kingdom, Inaugural President, Guild of Professional Fine Artists, Nigeria, (GFA) and presently a full-time studio artist. Edosa Igie Ogiugo loves being with people, watching football and joyfully listening to music.
He is one of Nigeria’s most celebrated contemporary artist with a keen followership internationally and in his native Nigeria. Asidere has held 12 solo exhibitions and has been showcased in over 43 joint exhibitions in Nigeria and Europe. His works are sought after by art collectors and are currently exhibited in London, Dubai, and Paris. He is a member of the Society of Nigerian Artists (SNA) and the Guild of Professional Fine Artists of Nigeria (GFA). Read more…
Bunmi Babatunde has executed several projects for the Lagos State Government. Some of these are the M.K.O. Abiola Statue at the M.K.O. Abiola Garden, Ojota, Mosic works at Badore Jetty amongst others. Bunmi belongs to the Society of Nigerian Artists (SNA) and the Guild of Professional Fine Artists of Nigeria (GFA), a body of full-time studio artists with track records of practice for decades. Presently, he is the Chairman, Universal Studios of Art, National Theater, Lagos.