Photo by Daisy Wu
Artist(s): Chukwudubem Ukaigwe

Portrait of Funmilayo

Completed: 2020

Located on the North-facing wall of the Garrick Theatre, this mural depicts a head portrait of a Nigerian woman named Funmilayo. The Head in Yoruba culture relates to presence, essence and destiny. She is compared to the European men that we would typically see on dollar bills, signifying that she would get the same amount of attention in the public. It is meant to be a shift, or complete opposition from the popular Western view of the African torso. Sponsored by: Signex Manufacturing, Downtown Winnipeg BIZ, Graffiti Art Programming, Synonym Art Consultation, Wall to Wall Mural Festival

Where to Find This Mural

Location: 330 Garry St Winnipeg MB R3B 2G6 Get Directions