THE LISTING – 7 ART GALLERIES IN LAGOS
If you are visiting Lagos for the first time and you are seeking art galleries , here is a list of place that might be of interest to you.
1. Nike Art Gallery
The gallery occasionally holds jazz festivals and open gallery nights and opens daily from 10:00 am to 6 pm.
Owned by popular Nigerian artist, Nike Davies Okundaye, the Nike art gallery is located at 2, Elegushi Rd, Ikate 2nd Round-about, Epe Expressway, Lagos Nigeria- Africa and is one of the top art galleries in Lagos. one of the largest in West Africa, the works in the gallery is priced anywhere from N20,000 to N8,000,000. The four-storey building is filled with over 8,000 works from foreign and traditional Nigerian artists.
2. Omenka art gallery
- Mondays to Fridays –10:00 am – 6:00 pm
- Saturdays-10:00 am-4:00 pm
The gallery is owned by Ben Enwonwu whose father Oliver Enwonwu was one of the fathers of arts in Nigeria and this adds to the historical and cultural significance of the gallery. Located at 24, Modupe Alakija Crescent, Ikoyi, Lagos, Omenka gallery reflects the fine architecture and art evident in everyday structures.
3. Signature art gallery
- The gallery opens from 9 am-7 pm
The signature art gallery was established in 1992 to cater for the preservation and promotion of African art. Since then, they have gradually expanded the chain to include furniture, accessories, architectural and interior designs. However, the gallery still remains a goldmine for exceptional works of art, art installations, and sculpture. It is located at 107, Awolowo Road, Ikoyi, Lagos. The gallery plays host to private shows and exhibitions which promote both young and established artists.
4. Art Twenty One:
- Mondays- By appointment only
- Tuesdays to Fridays-10 am to 6 pm
- Saturdays-11 am to 7 pm
The gallery is a contemporary art in Lagos, Nigeria within the shores of the famous ecko hotel Located at 1415 Adetokunbo Ademola Street, Kuramo Waters, Victoria Island, Lagos Nigeria. Currently managed by Caline Chagoury, Art Twenty One aims at contributing to and solidify the growing art scene in Lagos, as well as position the city as a major force in the international art world. With an extraordinary and unique set up in Lagos,
5. Terra Kulture
- Mondays to Thursdays – 9:30 am-10:00pm
- Fridays and Saturdays-9:30 am-12:00am
Terra Kulture is a leading art, culture, lifestyle, and educational centre located in Lagos, Nigeria. It is the premier recreational destination. Established in 2004 by respected entrepreneur and art connoisseur, Bolanle Austen-Peters to promote the richness and diversity of Nigerian Languages, Arts and Culture. It has become a top choice for those who seek recreational immersion in definitive Nigerian cultural experience.
6. Rele Gallery
- Mon – Appointments only
- Tues – Fri 10a.m – 6p.m
- Sat – 12p.m – 6p.m
- Sun – 2p.m – 6p.m
Located at 5 Military Street, Onikan, Lagos, Nigeria, Rele provides an extraordinary, unconventional, contemporary art space with first-rate African art for public consumption. The art on display is constantly helping to redefine art and push forward existing boundaries.
The Rele experience is one not so quickly forgotten so be sure to plan a visit to experience it firsthand!
7. Red door gallery
- Monday to Saturday: 10am to 6pm
- Sundays: 12 Noon to 6pm
Located at 51 Bishop Oluwole St, Lagos, Red door gallery was founded based on a platform for artists to express their creativity without any societal boundaries.
Beyond the door lies an overflow of originality and creativity that’s bound to stimulate you aesthetically. With one of the largest private art gallery spaces in Nigeria, you’re bound to be mesmerized. Red Door Gallery is a place for art collectors, consultants, and connoisseurs. If you don’t fall into any of the above, you’re still welcome! There are kind curators to help you out