The Yaba Art Museum owned by Yaba College of Technology (YabaTech), has opened an exhibition tagged “Living Blue, an Archive Retrospective”, to assist researchers who are conducting projects.
Dr Odun Orimolade, Curator of the Museum which is located within YabaTech, said that the exhibition was centred around Mrs Nike Okundaye, Nigeria’s Batik and Adire Designer, as she turned 70.
He also said the exhibition was also to recognise Okundaye’s indelible contributions to the school and art programmes.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the exhibition, which was supported by Ford Foundation, took place at the School of Art and Design, YabaTech, Lagos.
Orimolade said: “What we have here in this exhibition is not just art work, it’s a process. We have memorabilia, history and documents that we could get out of artistic space, running for two months.
“We had to bring mama Okundaye in this space of the museum because she has been very and significantly supportive. She just turned 70, so it is a mark of recognition for her good works.
“She has championed youth development and gender equality programmes. She even runs a like a safe home system where she help others stand on their feet.”
According to Orimolade, those are part of the reasons she remains central to the exhibition which will be open all through to August 2021.
“It is an open advantage for researchers. The exhibition involves a lot. Researches especially will benefit from it.
“We have quite a collection – books, digitals, images, art objects and others,” he said.
Meanwhile, Mr Obafemi Omokungbe, the Rector of YabaTech, in his remarks said that the management of the institution commended mama Okundaye’s contributions to the college and the world of arts.