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[ BOXED ] EXHIBIT

As a premier creative space in the capital, The Container [ Accra ] promotes and showcases the exciting and inspirational work of numerous artists and creative professionals operating within the city and/or internationally.

This 20-foot, reclaimed & repurposed shipping container hosts a monthly rotation of fresh experiences curated within a setting that brings together artists, creatives, businesses, brands and majority of Accra's curious ones.

 

ABOUT THE GALLERY

the concept

Established in 2017 by founder of Lokko House and Elle Lokko, Stefania Manfreda, The Container [ Accra ] is a hidden Accra gem, exhibiting unexpected and unique works of art. The gallery hosts a number of exhibitions, programs and events that help bring the general public closer to the wonderful world of creativity, experimental concepts and interactive explorations of many dreamers and doers.

 

LOCATION

Located in the backroads of Nyaniba Estates, The Container also acts as entryway to the exclusive, members only Front/Back. A great place to interact with fresh minds who are passionate about making things happen. 

There's no signage so click this link and believe it will get you to us.

 

[ MAKING ] THE BOX

an inside view

We're letting you in on all the gory details of how we put the space together. Follow the slideshow and read the comments for a vivid description. You know, like a guided tour or something.

 
The Container Accra

The Container Accra

Step inside and have a look at how we created the space.

The Container Accra

The Container Accra

Day 1. This is where we began. We had our work cut out for us.

The Container Accra

The Container Accra

Making the space feel bigger. We use optical illusion... a mirrored wall is just what we need. Here's the installation of mirrors and new sliding doors. Big thanks to the team.

The Container Accra

The Container Accra

We approve! A huge selfie wall for all! Akosua and I definitely approve of the work done :-)

The Container Accra

The Container Accra

The Container, as it was and what is has evolved into.

The Container Accra

The Container Accra

Painting. Our go to painter Enoch, hard at work scraping off the old paint.

The Container Accra

The Container Accra

Up close and personal. Rust, silicon and more.

The Container Accra

The Container Accra

Everything revealed. Walls are prepped and ready for their next treatment.

The Container Accra

The Container Accra

We thought we had finished but no, burglarproof got welded into place but that burned through the wall so another touchup required.

The Container Accra

The Container Accra

We're getting there. Done and dusted, a few touchups yet, but we're almost there.

The Container Accra

The Container Accra

If you happen by we didn't touch the outer part of the container to keep it discreet.

The Container Accra

The Container Accra

you'll get to know these walls

 

PARTNERS

lokko house | est 2008
elle lokko
front/back accra
Bartenders Guild Ghana
 

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We're getting there. Done and dusted, a few touchups yet, but we're almost there.