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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Crafts Council Gallery

Crafts Council, 44A Pentonville Road, London, N1 9BY

020 7806 2500

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· operating with reduced visitor capacity

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