We have started the count down to upcoming African Art Exhibition titled Expression. Hosted by Johfrim Art and Design and Hidden Lane Gallery, Glasgow, Scotland, UK.
Exhibition is opened to the public from Saturday, 11th January, 2020 to end of March 2020.
Venue – Hidden Lane Gallery, 1081 Argyle Street, Finnieston, Glasgow, G3 8LZ, Scotland, UK
Time – 11am to 5pm Daily (expect Sundays and Mondays Hidden Lane Gallery is closed).
We are not only showcasing a fantastic array of quality contemporary African Artworks by renowned artists and international guest artists but we are also celebrating these artists and their contributions to global and international creativity.
Enjoy your Art. It’s all about creativity!!!
We proudly present –
Dr David Dale painter, Graphic artists, muralist, sculptor, print maker, stain glass maker and horticulturist. A multi-talent artist and excellent horticulturist and landscape designer was born in Lagos in 1947 to 2019 with a Scottish father and Nigerian mother parentage.
He taught at the Department of Architecture at the University of Lagos for thirteen years. He was also a Graphic Consultant for the African Architectural Technology Exhibition for FESTAC 77.
He has collectors international, private and institutionally), he has executed several prestigious commissions, and has participated in (solo and group) exhibitions.
Abiodun Olaku is a professional artist – Painter
Professional Artist – Specialized in Painting· Widely, exhibited worldwide. Born in 29th Demcember,1958 in Lagos, Nigeria, Olaku is a member of the Society of Nigerian Artists (SNA) and he is a founding member, trustee and the current Vice-President of the Guild of Professional Fine Artists of Nigeria. Vice Chairman Universal Studios of Art, Lagos Nigeria.
Dr Albert Ehi Akhogba, Ph.D.
was born and raised at Id. Eneman quarters, Ugboha in Esan South East Local Government Area, Esan Central Senatorial District, Edo State, Nigeria. He had his primary and post primary education at Ugboha from there he proceeded to Federal College of Education (FCE), Okene and received his Nigeria Certificate in Education (NCE) 1992 Fine Arts Double Major. He later got his Bachelor of Arts Education Degree Honours in Fine and Applied Arts (2000) and MFA Degree in Printmaking (2010) from University of Benin (UNIBEN). As a robust scholar, he got his Ph.D. (2018) in Art Education from University of Nigeria, Nsukka “the only University in Nigeria”.
Dr. A. E. Akhogba, fondly called “Magic Fingers” is Lecturer I, Graphic Design section currently Head of Department Visual Arts & Creative Design, Faculty of Environmental Studies, Ambrose Alli University, Ekpoma, Edo State. He has published researched articles in learned journals (Local and International), as well as several conferences, group art exhibitions, commissioned artworks in public places and private homes.
Bunmi Babatunde, graduated with Higher Diploma in Sculpture from the Yaba College of Technology in 1983. He worked briefly at the Department of Culture where he produced the bust of the then Director of Culture, Dr Garba Asiwaju. He also has had various important commissions including the statue of MKO Abiola. He became a full time studio artist in 1984 and was party to the founding of the Universal Studios of Art of which he is the current Chairman, Executive Committee.
He has exhibited internationally, and his sculptures has made it to international auction houses such as Bonham.
Hassan Aliyu, FRSA
Hassan Aliyu is a prominent Nigerian artist working in the UK. His visual art practice is informed by issues of race, equality, diaspora, and African identity within the context of contemporary and historical events. Having begun his career in Lagos at the onset of the Structural Adjustment Programme (SAP), a significant body of his work is created in a wide range of alternative, found and inexpensive materials. Deeply thought provoking, these collages respond to the geo-political and socio-economic upheavals that afflict Nigeria; not least the impacts of its civil war and the onslaught of Western and Eastern religions.
Born in the UK, his family relocated to Nigeria in his early childhood. Subsequently Hassan attended Ahmadu Bello University Zaria where he graduated as best Final Year Student in Fine Art in 1986. Following a brief and exciting artistic career in Lagos, Hassan returned to the UK in 1990. The incumbent president of the Nigeria Art Society UK (NASUK), Hassan works from his studios and private gallery in Rainham Essex. Among his recent projects include the NASUK Nigeria@100: Transforming a British Experiment exhibition at WAC Gallery Waterloo, London 2014; and the international touring exhibition, Legacies of Biafra, which originated at Brunei Gallery London in 2018.
A professional doctorate researcher at the University of East London, his research topic is African enslavement.