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An outdoor riverside installation of six beautiful wooden traditional fishing boats from Lagos. 

British muralist and artist Polly Alakija has worked in creative community and educational settings throughout her career. For The Five Cowries Flotilla, she has been working in schools across Lagos as part of the Rivers of the World programme. Working in six schools and over 150 children from across Lagos the piece explores and expresses the multitude of lives in Lagos.

The Five Cowries Flotilla is part of the celebrations marking 50 years of Lagos’ formation as a State in association with the British Council and supported by Lagos State Government.

Polly Alakija moved to Nigeria in 1989 and her studio is now based in Lagos. Polly has exhibited in solo and group exhibitions in the UK, France, Nigeria and South Africa and a number of her works are composed of paintings of objects such as Cycle Rickshaws called Marwa in Nigeria, Molue Bus and Volkswagen Beetles. 

Please note the location of the installation is subject to change. 

Supported by Lagos State and MOE+ Architects.

Event times

  • Polly Alakija

    The Five Cowries Flotilla

    Tue 5 Sep

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    The Five Cowries Flotilla

    Wed 6 Sep

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    Thu 7 Sep

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    Fri 8 Sep

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    The Five Cowries Flotilla

    Sat 9 Sep

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    The Five Cowries Flotilla

    Sun 10 Sep

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    Mon 11 Sep

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    Tue 12 Sep

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    Wed 13 Sep

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    Thu 14 Sep

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    Fri 15 Sep

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    Sat 16 Sep

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    Sun 17 Sep

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    Mon 18 Sep

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    Tue 19 Sep

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    Wed 20 Sep

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    Thu 21 Sep

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    Fri 22 Sep

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    Sat 23 Sep

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    Sun 24 Sep

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    Tue 26 Sep