50 @ 50 : Visual Arts Exhibition in Commemoration of 50th
Anniverssary of University of Lagos
The Visual Arts Unit, Department of Creative Arts celebrated UNILAG at 50 with the exhibition of highly creative fifty art works. The exhibition which was declared open by the Vice Chancellor, Prof. Rahmon Bello played host to the University community and guests from outside.
VC and his entourage being welcome by the H.O.D of Creative Arts, Prof. A.V.E Mereni
According to the Head of Visual Unit, Mrs P.U Ofuafo, the commemorative exhibition is significant in two major ways. First, it marks the golden anniversary of the founding of the great institution; it also highlights the accelerated growth and maturity of the Visual Arts section of the Department.
The Vice Chancellor Prof. Rahmon Adisa Bello cutting the ribbon to declare the exhibition open
The Visitors being conveyed round the exhibition venue by Mr Bolaji Ogunwo
The artworks on display include paintings, drawings, bead works, sculptures, ceramics, textile, metal work, graphics etc. In is opening speech, the Vice Chancellor, congratulated the department for her giant stride in achieving great milestone within short period of establishment.
VC, with one of the fifty artworks
The portrait of former Pro-Chancellor, Prof. Afe Babalola being presented by the Head of Unit to the University Council
Pupils of Unilag Staff School with the VC at the exhibition
Department of Creative Arts was established in 1997 from the Centre for Cultural Studies to run B.A programme in Music, Theatre and Visual Arts. Since then, the department has been forging ahead in all the aspects of creativity and is becoming a great force to be reckoned with in Nigeria and the worlds at large. Several awards both local and international have been won by the students and staff of the department. The department has engaged great Nigerian and International contemporary artists and scholars like Yinka Shonibare, Brett Cook, Mufu Onifade, Bisi Silva, Nike Okundaye, Dele Jegede among others in seminars and workshops which have contributed immensely to academic and professional growth of the students.
Some of the Works on Display