Changing Africa's Narrative by Sharing Untold African Stories
Upcoming Tours and Workshops
10AM - 4 PM
3rd & 4th April 2021
2 Day Workshop
Learn how to make a sustainable shaggy African using loopy techniques of rag rugging into rice bags. Includes all materials & refreshments but please bring your lovely self and a packed lunch. If you can't attend the second day, you'll be given all the material to complete your rug at home.
10AM CHILDREN, 3PM ADULTS
10th April 2021
Tap into your inner Picasso / Tola Wewe and unleash your creativity at our painting workshop. You don't need any prior experience or materials, just come with an open mind and the intention to have fun! You'll be trained by a professional artist and taking home your ready stretched masterpiece.
Children N6k, Adults N8k
10th April 2021
Ankara books, bangles, earrings, learn how to do it all in the textile craft workshop. Revamp old/boring products and transform them into fun afrocentric stationary and accessories.
N3k per item
16th - 17th April 2021
2-DAY CULTURAL EXCURSION TO OSOGBO
Want to escape Lagos but don't know where to go? We have you covered on this 2-day excursion to Osun state where you'll get to visit the Osun Groves (a UNESCO heritage site), do some batik, visit to the Nike Art Gallery, and watch (and learn) traditional Bata dance and drumming.
N150k per person (couples)
N180k per person (individual room)
INSIDE ADIRE PATTERNS
Adire (pronounced Ah-Dee-Reh) is a textile resist dyeing technique in Nigeria. The outcome is beautifully patterned fabric, once worn as a form of communication and storytelling.
Every pattern has a name and story; often the stories were words of advice from the elders, and a form of documenting social, economic and environmental conditions.
Adire Patterns was founded by Aina Davies, a fifth generation textile artist. During her years of working with Nike Art Gallery, Aina discovered that her fellow Nigerians were unaware that the patterns hold meaning.
On a quest to keep the ancestral practice alive and raise awareness of the pattern meanings, she documented the Adire making process and pattern meanings and published 'Storytelling Through Adire' book.