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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 | Art Galleries in Nigeria

Thought Pyramid | Art Galleries in Nigeria

"When I go to an art gallery and stand in front of a painting, I don't want someone telling me what I should be seeing or thinking; I want to feel whatever I feel, see whatever I see, and figure out what I figure out". James Frey

I was extremely excited to discover that Abuja had an art gallery. As you would expect, in a twinkle of an eye, I was there. The environment and atmosphere I met was welcoming. The sculptures outside ushered me in and more than just the environment, the artwork collection was amazing.

The place is quite spacious and in a very decent environment. The main art gallery is on the ground floor and exhibitions take place on the top floor. I found beautiful collections of our everyday Nigeria scenes, plus abstract works. 

It's a gallery not a museum so "it's geared towards buyers than gawkers" like me. LoL. There are great collections of paintings from various Nigerian artists as well as a few sculptures and woodwork. On this occasion, the sculptures were my highlight, but the paintings were all equally gorgeous. The prices appeared affordable. 

Like Nike Art Gallery, there is a restaurant on the premises called Spice Platter Restaurant. 

Without further ado, I present thought pyramid below.

  Thought Pyramid | Art Galleries in Nigeria

Thought Pyramid | Art Galleries in Nigeria

BY TOLU ALIKI. One of my favourite artist who has an uncommon flair for oil Pastel. Most of his works borders on passion, love, music, family and everyday social interactions. I can't resist the authenticity of his work

  Thought Pyramid | Art Galleries in Nigeria

Thought Pyramid | Art Galleries in Nigeria

The gorgeous sculptures

 Thought Pyramid | Art Galleries in Nigeria

Thought Pyramid | Art Galleries in Nigeria

  Thought Pyramid | Art Galleries in Nigeria

Thought Pyramid | Art Galleries in Nigeria

Art Galleries are like candy stores to me

  Thought Pyramid | Art Galleries in Nigeria

Thought Pyramid | Art Galleries in Nigeria

Sketching images

 Thought Pyramid | Art Galleries in Nigeria

Thought Pyramid | Art Galleries in Nigeria

  Thought Pyramid | Art Galleries in Nigeria

Thought Pyramid | Art Galleries in Nigeria

Final words

Good news......I just found out there is a newly opened branch in Lagos. Whoop! I can't wait to visit.

Thank you for reading and hope I have inspired you to visit the art gallery. I would love to read from you. What and where is your favourite art gallery? What are your views generally about the art galleries in Nigeria? 

Margaret.

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