GALA DAY UNDER THE RIVER IB by Bruce Onobrakpeya, Acrylic on triptilinen canvas, 191.5 x 142 cm, 1998 - 2011

GALA DAY UNDER THE RIVER IB by Bruce Onobrakpeya, Acrylic on triptilinen canvas, 191.5 x 142 cm, 1998 - 2011

The Last Supper by Bruce Onobrakpeya, Plastocast relief, 193 X 274.70cm

The Last Supper by Bruce Onobrakpeya, Plastocast relief, 193 X 274.70cm

4-obaro-isheshi-rovue-esiri-the-front-of-the-church-of-good-news-plastocast-125-x-93-cm-by-bruce-onobrakpeya

4-obaro-isheshi-rovue-esiri-the-front-of-the-church-of-good-news-plastocast-125-x-93-cm-by-bruce-onobrakpeya

BOVINE STATUE WITH A PIPER by Bruce Onobrakpeya, Copper foil, 75 x 206 cm, 1986/2016

BOVINE STATUE WITH A PIPER by Bruce Onobrakpeya, Copper foil, 75 x 206 cm, 1986/2016

EGBENE II - Large edition by Bruce Onobrakpeya, Copper foil, 214 x 153.5 cm,1986/2016

EGBENE II - Large edition by Bruce Onobrakpeya, Copper foil, 214 x 153.5 cm,1986/2016

Dance to enchanting songs -Red-panel II III IV by Bruce Onobrakpeya, Plastograph,-121-x-245, cm,-2006

Dance to enchanting songs -Red-panel II III IV by Bruce Onobrakpeya, Plastograph,-121-x-245, cm,-2006

Ibiebe Aro Oguan (Ideograms In A Hall Alter) by Bruce Onobrakpeya, Plastocast Relief, 45 x 135 cm, 1984

Ibiebe Aro Oguan (Ideograms In A Hall Alter) by Bruce Onobrakpeya, Plastocast Relief, 45 x 135 cm, 1984

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Dance to enchanting songs by Bruce Onobrakpeya, Large Panel 2A, 209 x 444 cm, 2014

Dance to enchanting songs by Bruce Onobrakpeya, Large Panel 2A, 209 x 444 cm, 2014

Ekugbe Unity by Bruce Onobrakpeya, Oil on Canvas, 214 X 153.5 cm, 1995

Ekugbe Unity by Bruce Onobrakpeya, Oil on Canvas, 214 X 153.5 cm, 1995

Pillar of animals by Bruce Onobrakpeya, Plastocast with light, 275 X 41 diameter assemble, 1995

Pillar of animals by Bruce Onobrakpeya, Plastocast with light, 275 X 41 diameter assemble, 1995

57-long-life-mixed-media-103-x-73cm-by-yves-midahuen-midy

57-long-life-mixed-media-103-x-73cm-by-yves-midahuen-midy

194-refreshment-mixed-media-57-x-88cm-2014-by-orowole-oluwole

194-refreshment-mixed-media-57-x-88cm-2014-by-orowole-oluwole

190-nene-ii-mixed-media-61-x-61cmby-marcillina-o-akpojotor

190-nene-ii-mixed-media-61-x-61cmby-marcillina-o-akpojotor

178-ebere-i-mixed-media-61-x-61cm-2016-marcellina-o-akpojotor

178-ebere-i-mixed-media-61-x-61cm-2016-marcellina-o-akpojotor

npokiti-dancerss-wood-by-shola-kukoyi-2006

npokiti-dancerss-wood-by-shola-kukoyi-2006

i-look-to-you-oil-on-canvas81-5-x-96-cm-2015-by-ajibo-ikechukwu

i-look-to-you-oil-on-canvas81-5-x-96-cm-2015-by-ajibo-ikechukwu

are-they-identical-etal-foil-90-x-55cm-2016-by-oviri-alarc

are-they-identical-etal-foil-90-x-55cm-2016-by-oviri-alarc

vase-ii-terra-cotta-ht-80cm-by-emmanuel-k-mordi-2012

vase-ii-terra-cotta-ht-80cm-by-emmanuel-k-mordi-2012

"Adeola Balogun" "BULL" "2011" "metal 109 x 1" "85 x 116"

"Adeola Balogun" "BULL" "2011" "metal 109 x 1" "85 x 116"

jobberman-1-mixed-media-76-x-61cm-2016-by-patrick-apkojotor

jobberman-1-mixed-media-76-x-61cm-2016-by-patrick-apkojotor

african-percussionist-wood-32-x-33-x-206cm-2005-by-ayandepo-ayanladun

african-percussionist-wood-32-x-33-x-206cm-2005-by-ayandepo-ayanladun

aje-riches-paintocast-158cm-diametre-by-kunle-adeyemi-2012-2013

aje-riches-paintocast-158cm-diametre-by-kunle-adeyemi-2012-2013

landscape-charcoal-63-5-x-85-5cm-1998-by-mike-omoighe

landscape-charcoal-63-5-x-85-5cm-1998-by-mike-omoighe

meditation-steatite-21-x-31-x-22cm-2009-by-ojo-olaniyi

meditation-steatite-21-x-31-x-22cm-2009-by-ojo-olaniyi

omidan-metal-72-x22-25cm-2003-by-shola-kukoyi

omidan-metal-72-x22-25cm-2003-by-shola-kukoyi

male-and-female-metal-61-x-61-x-166-7cm-2000-by-shola-kukoyi

male-and-female-metal-61-x-61-x-166-7cm-2000-by-shola-kukoyi

lovers-steatite-18-x-44-x-24cm-2015-andrew-onobrakpeya

lovers-steatite-18-x-44-x-24cm-2015-andrew-onobrakpeya

untitled-terra-cotta-ht-30cm-by-ato-arinze-20112

untitled-terra-cotta-ht-30cm-by-ato-arinze-20112

GALA DAY UNDER THE RIVER IB by Bruce Onobrakpeya, Acrylic on triptilinen canvas, 191.5 x 142 cm, 1998 - 2011

GALA DAY UNDER THE RIVER IB by Bruce Onobrakpeya, Acrylic on triptilinen canvas, 191.5 x 142 cm, 1998 - 2011

  • Onobrakpeya & The Harmattan Workshop
  • Bruce Onobrakpeya

  • September 19 - December 16, 2016

  • Lagos Court of Arbitration


  • Prof. Bruce Onobrakpeya is one of Africa’s most gifted and inspiring experimental artists. To know and respect him is to admire his work, as well as appreciate the immense positive influence he has had on a whole generation of artists, who have been reinvigorated and strengthened by his Harmattan Workshops. The quintessential teacher at heart, his life work has been to inspire others to discover and nurture the “artist child” within them.

     

    The Harmattan Workshop is the brain child of Onobrakpeya, and was started in 1998 when he decided to launch an informal training initiative for artists. He started the Harmattan Workshop in his hometown, Agbarah-Ottor, Delta State in 1998, and has since organized two workshops a year at which over 1300 leading and emerging Nigerian and international artists have been trained in many exciting art forms including painting, sculpture, metal, stone, jewelry, textile and mixed media

     

    This exhibition showcases 30 important artworks highlighting Onobrakpeya’s rich artistic career spanning over 50 years, along with over 200 paintings, sculptures, ceramics and mixed media works created by 124 Nigerian and international artists who have attended Harmattan Workshops in Agbarah-Ottor, Delta State, since 1998.