The first art event of its kind to take place in Ghana, this exhibition brings together three Black British female artists with three Ghanaian female artists. The artists will create a one of a kind artwork especially for Chale Wote. Based on this year’s festival theme ‘Wata Mata’, the six artists will come together to explore the term, ‘dispersed’: the physical, spiritual and metaphysical meaning of it in water, its relation and symbolism to the dispersed Diaspora and its connection to women.
Audiences can expect an experiential, immersive exhibition that provides a unique opportunity to experience multiple artistic approaches.
The concept is fuelled by the BBFA Collective's mission to engage in cross - cultural exchanges with women artists in Africa, the Caribbean and across the Diaspora. Their aim is to create much-needed dialogues with the artists with a view to affecting real change in the career imbalance women artist’s experience.
Participating artists are:
BBFA artists: Adelaide Damoah, Arlene Wandera, Enam Gbewonyo (BBFA Founder)
Ghanaian artists: Dorothy Amenuke, Latifah Iddriss, Samira Saidi
There will be an artist talk on Thursday 17 August, 2-3pm. The talk, chaired by BBFA artist Adelaide Damoah, tackles the provocative and urgent question: Is there such a thing as a women's art perspective or is art just art?