Thursday, September 24, 2009


Agbarha-Otor, Delta State, Nigeria
Introduction by Bruce Onobrakpeya
Executive Producer: Bruce Onobrakpeya

The Harmattan Workshop, a forum where artists have been meeting since 1998 to learn skills, experiment, and exchange ideas for growth particularly in the visual arts was initiated by Dr. Bruce Onobrakpeya in Nigeria. The inspiration for its creation came from workshops he attended at Ibadan, Oshogbo and Ile-Ife directed by Ulli Beier in the 60s and early 70s, and the Haystack Mountain School of Arts and Crafts, Deer Isle, Maine, USA in 1975 under the directorship of Frank Merrit.

Over the years the Harmattan Workshop has grown to involve local and international participants creating a network for artistic and cultural development.

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