Go Woman Go!

Laura Aldridge

Go Woman Go! is a collaboration between British artist Laura Aldridge and women in Abuja in Nigeria as part of the British Council’s UK/Nigeria season 2015-16.

Laura Aldridge travelled to Nigeria in September 2015 to participate in a series of workshops exploring ceramics, textile and printmaking traditions. At the Nike Centre for Art and Culture in Abuja Chief (Mrs) Nike Okundaye facilitated a textile design workshop with Aldridge and 35 women. The artist also met with female ceramicists in Giri, Abuja and designed ceramic vessels inspired by their work to be produced by the ceramicists.

Go Woman Go! culminates in two public exhibitions in Abuja. The first takes the form of a building wrap of the Headquarters of Federal Ministry of Women Affairs & Social Development, Abuja with a unique pattern inspired by the textile workshop. The second exhibition is an installation of ceramic vessels produced by ceramicists in Giri in a gallery called House 33. This limited edition artist’s publication documents the project and includes a series of original illustrations.

Accompanies the Go Woman Go! building wrap displayed on the Ministry of Women Affairs Building, Ralph Shodeinde Street, Abuja and the ceramic vessels exhibited at House 33 Gallery at Dares Salaam St, Wuse 2, Abuja. Both November 2016.

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