We Gather features new work by five female artists of Black and Asian heritage living and working in the UK: Shaheen Ahmed, Lorna Hamilton-Brown, Omeima Mudawi-Rawlings, Francisca Onumah and Onome Otite.
Whilst their chosen materials and disciplines vary, their work shares a commitment to craft and its cultural value.
Birmingham-based artist Shaheen Ahmed’s work uses maps to reflect narratives of statelessness and disparagement.
East Sussex-based artist Lorna Hamilton-Brown, known for her subversive textile works, has created a knitted magazine cover, We Mek Magazine full of symbolism.
British-Sudanese textile artist Omeima Mudawi-Rawlings’s work explores themes of identity, communication, heritage, and womanhood and she will present a new light installation.
Ghanaian-born silversmith Francisca Onumah has created three emotive and figurative vessels that reflect family photographs and historical images of Ghanaian people in everyday life.
London-based artist Onome Otite has created a new textile work inspired by the support network between women.
We Gather grew out of Craft Expertise, the AHRC-funded UKRI/RCUK Innovation Fellowship led by Dr Karen Patel of Birmingham City University, in collaboration with Crafts Council, exploring racial inequality in craft.
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