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Hi there!

I'm Margaret, a female traveller from Nigeria, and welcome to my personal blog , TheAjalaBug.com.

Here, I document my adventures in travel and life experiences generally. Hope you get inspired!

Thought Pyramid | Abuja city tour (4/6)

Thought Pyramid | Abuja city tour (4/6)

The environment of Thought pyramid is very relaxing and there are quite a number of affordable art pieces. If you can't afford one yet, like in my case, at the least you will be inspired.

Thought Pyramid Art Centre is a contemporary art gallery with branches in Abuja and more recently, Lagos. This was my second time visiting the art gallery, my first time was when I went on a solo trip to Abuja and I wrote about the Thought Pyramid here

I looked forward to seeing the changes that must have taken place from my last visit. Perhaps old, but I noticed installations of Bruce Onobrakpeya's work. They also had art works from Tolu Aliki, Jimoh Braimoh et al. 

The gallery was founded by curator and art gallery entrepreneur, Jeff Ajueshi in 2007. He promotes art works of African origin and also has exhibitions regularly. Just as Rele Art Gallery is to Lagos, so is Thought Pyramid in Abuja; creating opportunities for young art enthusiasts. 

  The entrance is so artistic. There is no way one will miss this building or interpret it other than an art gallery. 

The entrance is so artistic. There is no way one will miss this building or interpret it other than an art gallery. 

  Hasana and I, checking out the fascinating and unique door & door handle

Hasana and I, checking out the fascinating and unique door & door handle

  Beautiful painting by a Nigerian, Jimoh Buraimoh in 2010. It is called the Accession of Jesus Christ and done with beads and oil on board.

Beautiful painting by a Nigerian, Jimoh Buraimoh in 2010. It is called the Accession of Jesus Christ and done with beads and oil on board.

  Beautiful people

Beautiful people

  The stairway upsides, filled with art works from Bruce Onobrakpeya

The stairway upsides, filled with art works from Bruce Onobrakpeya

  The group

The group

  One of my best pieces. Can't remember whose work

One of my best pieces. Can't remember whose work

  We were contemplating taking her home. The picture felt deep but no one around to explain the story behind the painting

We were contemplating taking her home. The picture felt deep but no one around to explain the story behind the painting

Final words

This was sure a sweet spot and I was glad to explore the art gallery. The gallery is air conditioned and there is parking albeit limited. 

Good news......I found out a couple of months ago that there is a newly opened branch in Lagos. Whoop! I can't wait to visit. Someday soon, I will be a collector/buyer and not just an helpless gawker.

Thank you for reading and hope I have inspired you to visit the art gallery. I would love to read from you. Have you heard of or visited Thought Pyramid before? What and where is your favourite art gallery? 

Margaret.

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National children's park and zoo | Abuja city tour (5/6)

Abuja Horse and Country Club | Abuja city tour (3/6)

Abuja Horse and Country Club | Abuja city tour (3/6)