Nigeria has developed an art community that is flourishing. For specialists, enthusiasts and just pure lovers of art, here is a list of some galleries in the city you have to visit.
Nike Art Gallery
As one of the biggest in West Africa, it is filled with over 8,000 works from foreign and traditional Nigerian artists. This four-storey gallery boasts all sorts of African art from paintings to tie-dye, sculptures and so much more! Whether you’re a specialist or enthusiast, you will find something that appeals to you.
Elegushi Road, 3rd Roundabout, Lekki-Epe Expressway, Ijate Cross Road, Lekki, Lagos
Rele Art Gallery
This unconventional art space houses a great collection of first rate African contemporary art for all to enjoy. Popular amongst the young creatives and art lovers, the pieces are curated from Nigeria, Ghana and other African nations.
5 Military Street, Onikan, Lagos
One of the leading art galleries in Nigeria, Omenka represents a fine selection of established and emerging contemporary Nigerian and international artists working in diverse media. The gallery is located within celebrated Nigerian artist, Professor Ben Enwonwu’s home and contains one of the finest collections of this work.
24 Ikoyi Crescent, Ikoyi, Lagos
Red Door Gallery
With its distinctly marked red door, Red Door Gallery is one of the largest private art gallery spaces in Lagos. This is the place for art collectors, consultants and connoisseurs alike. Exclusively focused on African art, it provides artists with a platform for creativity beyond social boundaries.
51b Bishop Oluwole Street, Victoria Island, Lagos
Art Twenty One Gallery
Located at the Eko Hotel & Suites, this gallery’s aim is to present and promote local and international contemporary art and be a catalyst for similar projects and interaction of local and international cultural players. The space was designed to make art accessible to an audience who will be able to engage with a rich and diverse range of contemporary art, cultural practice and educational art programs.
Eko Hotels & Suites 1415 Adetokunbo Ademola Street, Victoria Island, Lagos
t: 014606100 ext 2558
Established in 1992, this gallery showcases and promotes artwork that portrays everyday life in Nigeria. With stimulating and educational pieces that embody nature and the essence of art in human life, they have developed a discerning eye for high quality works of art.
74b Norman Williams Street, Ikoyi, Lagos
Established in 1992, this is a very colourful and prominent gallery in Lagos. It exhibits works by contemporary and Nigerian artists with an art collection including contemporary, abstract, symbolistic, narrative, expressionism and sculptures ranging from relief, carvings, castings and mouldings. It has gradually expanded the chain to include furniture, accessories, architectural and interior designs.
107 Awolowo Road, Ikoyi, Lagos
Nimbus Art Centre
This gallery, nestled above Bogobiri Art House, boasts a revolving collection of modern art, as well as an exclusive terrace for weekly art exhibitions.
9 Maitama Sule Street, off Awolowo Road, Ikoyi, Lagos
Thoughts Pyramid Art Center
The mission of the Thought Pyramid Art Centre is to collect, conserve and study the modern and contemporary art of Africa and the African Diaspora. This gallery is interested in promoting and preserving African art culture by producing a conducive environment that houses authentic and original African art.
96 Norman Williams Street, off Ribadu Road, Ikoyi, Lagos
Terra Kulture is a cultural, arts and entertainment centre that was established to promote the richness and diversity of Nigerian languages, arts and culture. The art gallery features mostly Nigerian contemporary artists.
1376 Tiamiyu Savage, off Ahmadu Bello Way, Victoria Island
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