- City: Lagos
- Country: Nigeria
- Phonenumber: +234 80 340 96656
- Website: http://www.nikeart.com/
- Art and antique: Art
- Listed: February 15, 2017 1:23 pm
- Expires: 83 days
Nike Art Center Nigeria
Nike Art Center Nigeria: Artist and Designer Nike Davies Okundaye invites you to visit her Nigeria. An ancient culture that thrives in modern cities, a world that moves easily between talking drums and the internet.
Nike has given workshops on traditional Nigerian textiles to audiences in the US and Europe during the past 20 years. While she is known for her colorful batik and paintings that offers a modernist gloss on traditional themes. She was brought up amidst the traditional weaving and dying practiced in her native village of Ogidi in Western Nigeria. Her fame as an artist and teacher has taken her all over the globe. Now, she invites you to visit her in Nigeria and immerse yourself in African tradition.
About Nike Davies Okundaye
Nike found that the traditional methods of weaving and dying that had been her original inspiration were fading in Nigeria. She used her international success. To launch a cultural revival, building art centers where young Nigerians master traditional arts and crafts. You can now visit the world of the Yoruba. To explore a culture that has flourished in Western Nigeria for well over 1000 years.
Whether you are a specialist in the arts, an enthusiast of African arts or merely interested in a brief immersion in a new culture, Nike offers the opportunity to see Nigeria with fresh eyes. You stay at guest houses at her homes in Lagos, Oshogbo and Ogidi. You travel through Nigeria in air conditioned cars and buses with your guides and teachers. You spend your days visiting museums, galleries, and traditional markets, or studying the techniques used by Yoruba craftsmen and artists. You join her family and her apprentices at mealtimes to sample Nigerian specialties.
Nike Art Centers
Textile artists, painters, sculptors, dancers and drummers… Learn more about Nike’s five Art Centers in Lagos, Oshogbo, Ogidi and Abuja, where Nigerian artists and craftsmen ply their trades and where you can study among them.
Visiting our art centers and Nigeria, from the moment you arrive until you walk into the departure lounge you are our guest. Learn more about our tours, accommodations, and travel tips for Nigeria.
Adire, batik, indigo, beadwork, painting, carving, embroidery, metalwork, weaving and drumming. Our students are engaged in a variety of both traditional and contemporary arts. Visit this page also for information on purchasing our artworks.
Nike Art Gallery,
No. 2, Elegushi Road,
3rd Roundabout, Epe Expressway,
Ikate Cross Road, Lekki Phase 1 Peninsula,
Lekki Lagos, NIGERIA.
Telephones: +234 80 340 96656, +234 80 330 36969, +234 1 270 5964, +234 1 270 5965
Nike Art Gallery & Workshops,
Kilometre 7.5 Abuja International Airport Road,
Piwoyi Village, Abuja FCT, NIGERIA.
Telephone: +234 80 23131067
Nike Art Gallery Limited,
P. O. Box 71985,
Visit the website of Nike Art Center Nigeria for more information.
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