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Art with a twist

Published on Thursday, 8th December 2016

Hairstyles and Headdresses, the Hayward Touring exhibition from the Southbank Centre, London, is currently visiting Nuneaton.

Drop into the Museum and Art Gallery between now and 22 January to enjoy the work of celebrated Nigerian photographer J.D. Okhai Ojeikere, who earned international acclaim through his Hairstyle series.

Ojeikere captures the elaborately sculpted hair of Nigerian women in meticulous detail through strikingly composed black and white photographs. The series celebrates hairstyling as an art form and beautifully reflects Nigerian cultural traditions.

The nationally acclaimed exhibition is accompanied by objects from Nuneaton Museum & Art Gallery’s own ethnographic collection.

Cllr Ian Lloyd, portfolio holder for Arts and Leisure said:

“We’re really proud to be hosting this stunning exhibition, the photographs are truly amazing. Ojeikere started his Hairstyle project in 1968 but thanks to the help of hairdressing students from North Warwickshire and Hinckley College, we’ve been able to explore the art form in a modern context. The exhibition has broad appeal and is sure to encourage new visitors to the Museum and Art Gallery.”

 Entrance to the exhibition is free of charge.

Museum & Art Gallery Dec 16

Bringing art to life - the talented Oluwakemi Obisesan (pictured centre back) demonstrates intricate braiding techniques with model Tamar Powell and other students from North Warwickshire and Hinckley College.