Here and There

5 October - 5 December 2013

Here & There is an exhibition celebrating the artistic journey of Polly Alakija, a seasoned painter, muralist, illustrator and designer. Alakija has spent the last 24 years creating rich, predominantly figurative artwork, which are inspired by quotidian life in Africa. She presents a variety of pieces including large and small format oil on canvas works, etchings, pencil sketches, chalk and charcoal drawings, as well as limited edition prints. Polly is an artist with an incredible vision and a deep, African soul that inspires the viewer from every work. Her painted images on iconic objects, as well as her large mural projects in which she gets communities to help her paint and decorate buildings and document their culture and history, are not just unique, they show us what is possible if we focus on art in public spaces which can inspire and reflect our rich culture.