In 2016, we launched the GTBank Art635 gallery (www.art635.gallery) which is an online art gallery for artists to display and sell their art. Art635, one of the fastest growing online art galleries in Nigeria, is giving indigenous artists a free digital space to showcase and sell their artwork. Powered by GTBank, Art635 is open to all African painters, sculptors, photographers and artists across Africa and in diaspora.
So far, Art635 has sustained its efforts to promote African arts and currently features over 1,000 unique artwork by over 100 different artists. Through the platform, we are creating a viable means for African art to be accessible to a global audience.
We launched Art635 workshop to train artists on the business side of art. Tagged the “Hard Part of Art”, the first edition was moderated by leading artists who discussed several topics and shared lessons from their experiences with budding artists. Through the workshop, young and experienced artists connect and exchange ideas that advance their careers.
There are now over 100 creative Nigerian artists that cut across various art specialisations and work with various materials. The gallery provides a variety of styles, forms and art expressions. The platform keeps growing and attracting new talent.
1,000+: artwork on Art635 gallery
100+: artists on the Art635 gallery
80,000+: visits to the online gallery
“The virtual gallery is an additional impetus for the Nigerian art scene and many people have embraced it. Daily, we get enquiries. More Nigerian artists come on board. The sector is expanding and experiencing a proliferation of projects and platforms. What Art635 Gallery brings to the table is a new kind of eclecticism that allows for dynamism in artistic production, promotion and gives visibility to artists and their works. Today, the gallery is home to a little over 300 works and it keeps growing daily.
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