Ibadan Market

Ibadan Market

1997 . Oil on Canvas

Mother and baby . 2013

Mother and baby . 2013

Oil on canvas . 76 x 100cm

On the Late Ahmadu Yakubu's Farm, Kaduna

On the Late Ahmadu Yakubu's Farm, Kaduna

New Years Eve 1990 . Pencil drawings . 12cm x 18cm

On the pony lines, 1 . 2001

On the pony lines, 1 . 2001

Chalk . 21cm x 27cm

Peace . 2003

Peace . 2003

Oil on Canvas . 154 x 111cm

Rita with a jack russell . 2011

Rita with a jack russell . 2011

Oil on Canvas . 100 x 70cm

Sisters by Polly Alakija

Sisters by Polly Alakija

Sketch

Thandeka spinning . 2008

Thandeka spinning . 2008

Sepia chalk . 29 x 20 cm

The dance paintings . The Run Through 1. 2013

The dance paintings . The Run Through 1. 2013

Oil on canvas . 150 x 120cm

Wheels 1 . 2013

Wheels 1 . 2013

Limited Edition Inkjet print . 79 x 35cm

Bere, Ibadan, early morning

Bere, Ibadan, early morning

1992 . Oil on Canvas

Conversation piece with Madi Phala, Greatmore Street Studios

Conversation piece with Madi Phala, Greatmore Street Studios

2006 . Oil on Canvas . 180 x 120 cm

Cow Herd. Oyo . 2013

Cow Herd. Oyo . 2013

Oil on Canvas . 30 x 40cm

Floating 1 . 2013

Floating 1 . 2013

Limited Edition Inkjet print . 48 x 77cm

  • Here & There
  • Polly Alakija

  • October 5 - December 5, 2013

  • The Wheatbaker


  • Here & There is an exhibition celebrating the artistic journey of Polly Alakija, a seasoned painter, muralist, illustrator and designer. Alakija has spent the last 24 years creating rich, predominantly figurative artwork, which are inspired by quotidian life in Africa. She presents a variety of pieces including large and small format oil on canvas works, etchings, pencil sketches, chalk and charcoal drawings, as well as limited edition prints. Polly is an artist with an incredible vision and a deep, African soul that inspires the viewer from every work. Her painted images on iconic objects, as well as her large mural projects in which she gets communities to help her paint and decorate buildings and document their culture and history, are not just unique, they show us what is possible if we focus on art in public spaces which can inspire and reflect our rich culture.