Thursday, 10 April 2014

Nike Art Gallery

The Nike Art Gallery in Lagos was established in Nigeria in 1983 by Nike Davies-Okundaye. Today, over 3000 young Nigerians have been trained in the center and earn a decent living through art. Many African countries also send their students to study textile art at the center.

Nike Okundaye also runs the Nike Center for Art and Culture, Osogbo which admits undergraduate students from many universities in Nigeria for industrial training programs in textile design. Over the years, this also attracted students from all over Europe, Canada and the United States of America. International scholars and researchers in traditional African art and culture also visit the center from time to time for their research into Yoruba "Adire" fabric processing and African traditional dyeing methods.

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