The Phinny’s Talent Studio art exhibition for kids and teens started in 2016, in Lagos.
Its aim is to showcase young artistic talents and channel it to creating awareness and support for children living with cancer.
Art is a form of expression and therapy for these young minds so we use our exhibition to also build memories for these young, creative and expressive minds.
Child Cancer international(CCI), estimate that up to 100,000 Children die needlessly each year from Cancer, worldwide, because they lack access to optimal treatment i.e 250 Children per day, more than 10 children per hour. Most of these children are in sub-Sahara Africa. Nigeria is affected and one of the effective ways to reduce childhood death from this disease is by creating awareness to promote early detection.
We use our exhibition to help create awareness of the need for early detection.
We all are affected directly or indirectly by this scourge so we made it a point of duty to engage young artists to create more awareness and also to showcase the work of our exceptional youngsters through their artworks.
Over 500 people attended our previous exhibitions and they have been enlightened that really, childhood cancer exists and note the symptoms to look out for. However we are aware that we must reach a broader audience hence the need for consistency in our exhibitions.
This exhibition which is an initiative of the studio, is done in partnership with Children Living with Cancer Foundation, a non-profit organization that provides care and support for children battling cancer and their families.
The first exhibition held on May 27th, 2016 at the J.P. Clark Center, University of Lagos, with major support from the Faculty of Arts, UNILAG.
The second exhibition which held in the Museum at Freedom Park, Lagos, was shifted to first day of September to launch the month, which is the childhood cancer awareness month.
The exhibition is supported by several Individuals, Corporate organizations and Businesses. It is also endorsed by the Lagos state ministry of Education and ministry of Information.
Dr Tunji Sotimirin, a veteran in the arts was our first chairperson and Dr Jimoh Ganiyu, a renowned cartoonist and lecturer was our first curator.
You can support our exhibition to give the kids a bigger and better experience each year.
Contact us to know how you can support