Google, Terra Kulture partner to showcase Nigerian arts and culture
Terra Kulture has announced its partnership with Google Arts & Culture, an initiative to showcase Nigerian arts and culture through the eyes of the foremost cultural centre in Nigeria. With over 700 items cutting across the spectrum of music, visual arts, theatre, film, food and literature, this online exhibition shines light on the beautiful … which is the Nigerian culture, said the announcement statement.
“Take this amazing journey via photographs and videos, stories, street view experiences and artworks. Hear from the founder and MD of Terra Kulture, Bolanle Austen-Peters as she shares her story and gives personal insight into how she has come to be a household name in the Nigerian creative space,” Terra Kulture stated.
Also, it added, watch Nigerian top artistes, Teni, Kizz Daniel and Reekado Banks as they share their Afrobeat stories and tell where they draw their inspiration from.
Visual artists Damola Adepoju, Chinedu Ogakwu and Moses Unokwah also, through their paintings, tell their own Nigerian stories. Visit the world of theatrical brilliance and showmanship as you delve into the biggest musicals to come out of Nigeria brought to you by BAP Productions.
Terra Kulture Arts and Studios is an educational and recreational organisation set up in 2003 to promote the richness and diversity of Nigerian languages, arts and culture. Mrs Bolanle Austen-Peters has an abiding passion and respect for all cultures and observed that there were few institutions effectively supporting Nigerian culture. There were, and remain, few places in Nigeria with the appropriate ambience for Nigerians and foreigners to learn about Nigeria’s cultural and linguistic heritage.
In its 18 years of existence Terra Kulture has organised over 200 art exhibitions, 135 plays, 65 book readings and over 10,000 individual adults and children, as well as school trips, have attended our language classes. In 2009 Terra Kulture established the Terra Kulture Auction house, one of only two art auction houses in Nigeria. The Auction House has organised numerous art auctions in Lagos and Abuja.
The rest of the centre is comprised of the Nigerian language and craft school, reading and documentation centre, food lounge, the Terra art gallery and the Terra Arena, a multipurpose theatre.
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