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Africa Now-Modern Africa

The AOT’s Save Our Art! Save Our Heritage! Campaign is selected by Bonhams Auction House of London, as its featured charity.

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Message from Chairman

Message from the Save Our Art! Save Our Heritage! Campaign Chair, Mr. Olufemi A, Akinsanya.

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Open Air Photo Exhibition

Open Air Photo Exhibition of the Osun Osogbo Groves, the artists, art and nature moves from Lagos to Abuja, to Bonn, Germany and now to Osogbo, sponsored by the Goethe Institute.

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Restoration of Iledi Ontotoo

This remarkable structure is composed of three enormous roofs which rise against the sky like giant lizards, representing the forces of the earth before mankind. The powerfully sculpted totems that support the three roofs symbolically protect the inner sanctum of the Shrine.

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Restoration of the Chameleon Gate

The chameleon gate is designed so visitors must “penetrate” this primordial creature to arrive on the sacred ground on the other side.

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Restoration of Iya Moopo

This magnificent sculpture was created by Susanne Wenger and Adebisi Akanji. It is over 10 meters high and 25 meters long. It lies in the area of the Groves know as “The Sacred Pottery Field”. It is one of only three monuments in the field, 3 being a sacred number in the Yoruba tradition.

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Restoration of the Marketplace

Passing through the forest, one comes across a sudden “amphitheatre”, a large flat rock surface populated by larger than life cement sculptures! This fanciful grouping is “Oja Ontontoo” or “the Marketplace”, the symbolic coming together of men and of spirits.

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The Arch of the Flying Tortoise and Sculpted Walls

The Arch of the Flying Tortoise and Sculpted Walls, an outstanding cement sculpted arch & the original entrance to the Sacred Groves, is the latest work of art to be completed by the New Sacred Art team. It had collapsed completely many years ago and was recreated from photographs and memory by Adebisi Akanji.

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Africa Now-Modern Africa

The AOT’s Save Our Art! Save Our Heritage! Campaign is selected by Bonhams Auction House of London, as its featured charity.

Details

chairman

Message from Chairman

Message from the Save Our Art! Save Our Heritage! Campaign Chair, Mr. Olufemi A, Akinsanya.

Details

Open-Air-Photo-Exhibition_featured

Open Air Photo Exhibition

Open Air Photo Exhibition of the Osun Osogbo Groves, the artists, art and nature moves from Lagos to Abuja, to Bonn, Germany and now to Osogbo, sponsored by the Goethe Institute.

Details

tortoise_featured

The Arch of the Flying Tortoise and Sculpted Walls

The Arch of the Flying Tortoise and Sculpted Walls, an outstanding cement sculpted arch & the original entrance to the Sacred Groves, is the latest work of art to be completed by the New Sacred Art team. It had collapsed completely many years ago and was recreated from photographs and memory by Adebisi Akanji.

Details

ontotoo-featured

Restoration of Iledi Ontotoo

This remarkable structure is composed of three enormous roofs which rise against the sky like giant lizards, representing the forces of the earth before mankind. The powerfully sculpted totems that support the three roofs symbolically protect the inner sanctum of the Shrine.

Details

chameleon gate

Restoration of the Chameleon Gate

The chameleon gate is designed so visitors must “penetrate” this primordial creature to arrive on the sacred ground on the other side.

Details

Osogbo-New-Sacred-Art-045

Restoration of Iya Moopo

This magnificent sculpture was created by Susanne Wenger and Adebisi Akanji. It is over 10 meters high and 25 meters long. It lies in the area of the Groves know as “The Sacred Pottery Field”. It is one of only three monuments in the field, 3 being a sacred number in the Yoruba tradition.

Details

marketplace

Restoration of the Marketplace

Passing through the forest, one comes across a sudden “amphitheatre”, a large flat rock surface populated by larger than life cement sculptures! This fanciful grouping is “Oja Ontontoo” or “the Marketplace”, the symbolic coming together of men and of spirits.

Details

tortoise_featured

The Arch of the Flying Tortoise and Sculpted Walls

The Arch of the Flying Tortoise and Sculpted Walls, an outstanding cement sculpted arch & the original entrance to the Sacred Groves, is the latest work of art to be completed by the New Sacred Art team. It had collapsed completely many years ago and was recreated from photographs and memory by Adebisi Akanji.

Details