Products of the workshop are shown in two types of exhibitions. The first takes place at the end of each session when selected pieces are displayed within the complex during appointed open days. The second type takes place in venues outside the centre, most times, in collaboration with institutions. In the past, The Goethe lnstitut, National Gallery of Art, French Cultural Centre, Federal and Delta State Governments and the Pan Atlantic University that exhibited us.

Products of the Harmattan Workshops have not only been showcased in the Dakar international show, selected participants have also been sponsored to visit and observe the biennale in Senegal.


Workshop sessions take place at the Onobrak Arts Centre, Agbarha-Otor, Delta State, Nigeria. They are administered from No 41, Oloje Street, Papa Ajao, Mushin, Lagos State.

Chalets 2 A
Chalets 5

Janel Stanley Library and Resource Centre

BOF has a reference library built around books donated mainly by Ms. Janet Stanley, the Smithsonian Institution librarian. Apart from Harmattan workshop participants, research students come from tertiary institutions around the country to use the Library.


Art shop.

An art shop is located on the ground floor of the main building.

Lodging and accommodation

There are adequate accommodation and facilities for participants and observers. The modest but neat chalets within the complex can accommodate up to 100 participants at a time. A dining hall attached to the kitchen doubles for assembly, seminars and presentations. There are also other facilities within the precincts of the community for paying guests.

Onobrak Museum

The second and third floors of the main building (complex) is where various artworks are exhibited. Known as Onobrak Museum, it houses experimental works of Bruce Onobrakpeya, a collection of contemporary and modern works, folk art, and a permanent posters exhibition of Urhobo art titled: Where Gods and Mortals Meet, by Perkins Foss. Some of the artworks produced at the Harmattan Workshops are also displayed in the museum. Sculptural pieces are mounted all over the expansive premises.