In September of 2019, my friend and I journeyed to an indigenous Art Gallery within the city of Osogbo and even though it was nothing like our visit to Genesis Art Gallery or Nike Art Gallery, we were both amazed with our findings at El Carvar. El Carvar Art Gallery may not be one of … Continue reading FORGET THE BIG NAMES, VISIT THIS ART GALLERY IN OSOGBO
Let's head back to Osogbo, the art gallery is a contemporary one storey building, entry fee is free and you only need cash to purchase artworks or souvenirs. I visited on a hot afternoon and there were no other tourists at the time - a huge win for me. The tour of the premises commenced on the ground floor after being acquainted with the tour guide, he provided in depth details about each artwork plus he was very enthusiastic. The floor featured wood carvings, oil paintings, embroidery, pencil sketches, furniture, batik and tie and dye. There were also a few photographs of Chief Nike's achievements.