Will Rea

I am currently Senior Lecturer at the University of Leeds specialising in African Art History.  I work primarily in Nigeria and have spent the last thirty years investigating, writing about and photographing the culture of the Yoruba people of that country.  For several years I lived in the town of Ikole in Ekiti State working with masquerade performers.  More recently I have been working in Lagos and Ibadan on the contemporary cultural life of modern Nigeria.

In the UK I have contributed to numerous conferences and have worked closely with both cultural curators and with the commercial sector.  I am happy to advise and research on materials from across Nigeria - both in the classic traditions and modern and contemporary works.

 

While Africa is my main field I also work in the Pays Basque of South Western France and, as former chair of the Harlow Art Trust, have an ongoing interest in British art of the Twentieth Century.      

 

 

Contact

willrea@willrea.info​

w.r.rea@leeds.ac.uk

44(0)1133432395

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