The Yemisi Shyllon Museum of Art (YSMA) at Pan-Atlantic University on the Lekki peninsula, two hours’ drive east of Lagos, opened last year as the latest of a wave of privately funded institutions across Africa that in the past five years have transformed the museum sector on the continent. The Yoruba prince Yemisi Shyllon – the country’s foremost art collector – donated $1.7m towards its establishment and 15 years of maintenance, along with 1,000 works from his collection. Together with the university’s own holdings, and donations from contemporary Nigerian artists, Shyllon’s gift means that the museum boasts one of the most impressive permanent collections in Nigeria – ranging from contemporary West African artists such as El Anatsui to historic sculptures, with particularly rich holdings of Nigerian modernists such as Bruce Onobrakpeya and Uche Okeke – housed in a smart red-concrete building with some 1,200 sq m gallery space, designed by the Spanish-Nigerian architect Jess Castellote, the museum’s inaugural director
Thursday 5 November 2020
Hope lies in being able to see light at the end of a tunnel. Hope encourages and stimulates us to overcome life's usually daunting challenges.
It keeps reassuring, soothing, and strengthing us to eventually overcome our life's challenges. Hope, provides us with the fortitude to conquer life's vicissitudes and despair. Hope motivates us to persevere in the course of our journey through life. Without hope in times of tribulations, man's life would become ordinary and not worth continuing. Hence, we must prime ourselves to continue to forge ahead with hope, no matter the challenges that fate may throw at us, in our journey of life.
We must always set pragmatic, rational, and achievable goals for ourselves.
We must follow this up, with a strong belief in our eventual success. And we must stay on course at all times and awake to our goals
Art Credit: OYASAF
Thursday 2 July 2020
Monday 22 June 2020
Humanity Nigeria is the fastest growing humanity brand in Africa, comprising young people that are concerned about caring for our earth and humanity, through public spirited participating events and activities.
Humanity Nigeria's Mission Statement, is to be in the forefront of the campaign for a clean environment and a safe earth for all.
Humanity Nigeria, made up of young professional volunteers from across Nigeria, is currently attempting the Guinness World Record for the highest number of plastic bottles collected by any team in the world, within five days.
To therefore ensure success at attempting to achieve this Guinness world record, the team sought the endorsement of Prince Yemisi Shyllon and the partnership of OYASAF in the Earth-to-Art project of picking waste plastic bottles and converting them into recycled art pieces and other positive utilities. The Team would carry out a 5-day world record exercise of picking and showcasing the utility value of waste plastic bottles and educate the world of the environmental and health harmful consequences of poor waste disposal of plastic bottles.
The Team thus made a pre-festival visit to Prince Yemisi Shyllon Museum where they were received by him and long drawn discussion was held, towards the success of the team's Guinness World Record project in partnership with OYASAFwww.facebook.comwww.facebbok.com
Monday 23 March 2020
The above photographs were taken on the visit of members of Poetourism(The initiative of Poets In Nigeria--PIN), to OYASAF facility in Lagos on saturday, 21st March 2020. The members of PIN were led on the visit to OYASAF Facility, by Mr Eriatha Oribhabor as part of the 70th birthday celebration of Nigeria's renowned poet, Odia Ifeimun and the celebration of the 2020 world Poetry day. The day's exciting event, included the recitation of poetry by members of PIN, a tour of the life size bronze sculptured garden of OYASAF, and the presentation of a plaque to Omooba Yemisi Shyllon. A major highlight of the visit, was the presentation of plaque and the cutting of birthday cake and gifts to the birthday celebrant--- Odia Ofeimun.
Friday 21 February 2020
The 2020 five weeks, Omooba Yemisi Adedoyin Shyllon Art Foundation (OYASAF), artists in residence program for Nigerian resident visual art graduates, has been concluded. During the program for the two awardee artists, they experimented with new creative ideas, were exposed and mentored in rudimentary marketing, finance and investment, in addition to producing guided commissioned artwork each.
They are each, the best 2019 graduates in painting and sculpture of the Federal Polytechnic in Auchi, Edo State, Nigeria. The visual art graduates are, Mr Ozumba Patrick Chidiebube( sculptor) and Mr Ojeaga Simon( painting).The works produced by them, are attached as follows:
Title: Body Rhythms 1
Artist: Simon Ojeaga
Medium: mix media on canvas
Dimension: 41" X 51"
Title: Jemila mixing fura and nunu
Artist: Ozumba Patrick
Dimension: L (170cm) X W (110cm)
Medium: welded binding wire and quarter rod