Go Woman Go! is a collaboration between British artist Laura Aldridge and women in Abuja in Nigeria as part of UK/Nigeria season 2015-16.
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.
A limited edition artist's publication also accompanies the project.
- Find out more about the UK/Nigeria season 2015-16
- Follow the project on Twitter and Instagram: #UKNGGowomango #UKNG
- Read an article about the pots on display at Frieze
- Watch this film of Laura Aldridge explaining her project: