Chuck Gallery takes its name from Mr Chukwudi Onwudiwe, who set up the gallery in 2015 with the support of a number of keen investors from the UK and Continental African Community.
With over 10 years of experience as an Art Dealer in Nigeria, Mr Onwudiwe was delighted to take up the challenge of bringing the extraordinary talent of Sub Saharan African Contemporary Artists to the UK.
Not willing to rest on the laurels of his considerable experience, in 2015, Mr Onwudiwe returned to study in the UK, and undertook an MA in Arts Management Policy and Practice at the University of Manchester.
Chukwudi says “The post graduate degree provided me with key knowledge and skills in arts/ gallery management and deepened my understanding of UK cultural policy. As caretaker of Chuck Gallery, charged with the responsibility of developing, acquiring, presenting and interpreting Contemporary African Fine Arts, I felt that this was an essential investment of my time and money to better enable me to encourage the appreciation for African arts on an international platform”
For more information about Mr Onwudiwe.
We are thrilled to share a glimpse of the Graduation Ceremony, which took place on Friday, 16 December 2016
at 4.45pm in The Whitworth Hall
Betty Ifeoma Onwudiwe, my wife and greatest supporter, attended on the day.