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 Debut of It’s Not Furniture Art Exhibition

The It’s Not Furniture art exhibition was Temple Art’s very first solo exhibition which ran from 27th of May to 9th of June.  Held at the Omenka Gallery, Lagos, it drew a gathering of art enthusiasts, collectors and works from six contemporary artists ranging from mixed media to charcoal drawings.

Guests at the exhibition

Artists featured during the exhibition include Marcellina Akpojotor, Logo Oluwamuyiwa, Ken Nwadiogbu, Fola David, John Madu and Jeiken Lato-Unah under the concept that art is not furniture but a representation of the life, belief and culture of young contemporary individuals. This marks the debut of an annual showcase for such emerging artists.


It’s Not Furniture has been thought provoking, it has made me reflect on nature and the experiences of the average Nigerian from different views. The exhibition seems to me one of the few spaces where such opinions can be expressed and analysed over time.” Fola David, artist.

Juliet Ibrahim and Fola David

It basically addresses prevailing issues in the country. This  exhibition is about artist reactions and how they respond to issues we face in the country. We are showcasing some of the best up and coming artists. They were selected based on how engaging their works are and how these relate to everyday life.” Winifred Okpapi, Art Manager, Temple Management Company.

Winifred Okpapi and Larry Ossai observing work by John Madu

More images from the event below.

Jeff Akoh Ex and John Madu


Iyanya and John Madu

Artist, Jekein Lato-Unah, stationed by her works

Ken Nwadiogbu and Ade Bantu

Art by Logo Oluwamuyiwa

Idris Olorunnimbe and Babatunde Folawiyo, admiring work by artist, Jekein Lato-Unah

Terfa Tilley-Gyado, , Femi Ahmed, Idris Olorunnimbe, Abisoye Olurunnimbe, Deji Olomojobi, and Hamza Idris-Kutigi

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