Exhibition: Mothers & Ink

By Oliver Ramsay
Artist Khanya Ibrahim and Printmaker Shaun Duggan. Photo by Tamaryn Goodyear. Courtesy of The Ownership Project.

An exhibition of print work by women from the Horn of Africa community created in workshops at the Carlton Housing Estate incorporating East African design work and imagery is currently on display in Fitzroy.

The Ownership Project ran the workshops in a makeshift studio at the Church of All Nations Community Drop- In Centre, while the women’s children were studying at the Horn of Africa homework club in the next room.

The project is a great example of a local collaboration providing opportunity for creative cultural expression. Beginning with a broad theme of ‘pattern and design’ the artists focused their design work on various cultural traditions and motifs including henna design, harvest imagery and textile patterns.  The designs were then brought to life through experimentation with different printmaking techniques.

The exhibition features in this year’s Human Rights Arts and Film Festival and Right Now is privileged to present some of the works on display thanks to The Ownership Project.

The Mother’s & Ink exhibition runs from 16 May – 2 June at The Ownership Project gallery, level 1, 110 Johnston Street, Fitzroy.

Nadia Ahmed, Pineapple, relief print on Magnani paper, 2013, courtesy of The Ownership Project

Nadia Ahmed, Pineapple, relief print on Magnani paper, 2013, courtesy of The Ownership Project

 

Letay Tesfay, Kettle, relief print on Magnani paper, 2013, courtesy of The Ownership Project

Letay Tesfay, Kettle, relief print on Magnani paper, 2013, courtesy of The Ownership Project

 

Khanya Ibrahim, Star, relief print on magnani paper, 2013, courtesy of The Ownership Project

Khanya Ibrahim, Star, relief print on magnani paper, 2013, courtesy of The Ownership Project

 

Nadia Ahmed, Daddabile, relief print on Maganani paper, 2013, courtesy of The Ownership Project

Nadia Ahmed, Daddabile, relief print on Maganani paper, 2013, courtesy of The Ownership Project

 

Khanya Ibrahim, Hena, relief print on Magnani paper, 2013, courtesy of The Ownership Project

Khanya Ibrahim, Hena, relief print on Magnani paper, 2013, courtesy of The Ownership Project

 

Yirgalem Frezghi, Masob, relief print on Magnani paper, 2013, courtesy of The Ownership Project

Yirgalem Frezghi, Masob, relief print on Magnani paper, 2013, courtesy of The Ownership Project

 

Sarah Nega, Sindye, relief print on Maganai paper, 2013, courtesy of the Ownership Project

Sarah Nega, Sindye, relief print on Maganai paper, 2013, courtesy of the Ownership Project

 

Artist Nadia Ahmed. Photo by Tamaryn Goodyear. Courtesy of The Ownership Project

Artist Nadia Ahmed. Photo by Tamaryn Goodyear. Courtesy of The Ownership Project

 

Artist Khanya Ibrahim. Photo by Tamaryn Goodyear. Courtesy of The Ownership Project.

Artist Khanya Ibrahim. Photo by Tamaryn Goodyear. Courtesy of The Ownership Project.

 

Artist Khanya Ibrahim. Photo by Tamaryn Goodyear. Courtesy of The Ownership Project

Artist Khanya Ibrahim. Photo by Tamaryn Goodyear. Courtesy of The Ownership Project

Latest

downtown-4045036

It’s Not About the Burqa: a review

By Caitlin Cassidy

It’s Not About the Burqa Ed. Mariam Khan Pan Macmillan The burqa has been the centrepiece of polarising debates surrounding Islamophobia in the last two decades. In Australia, Pauline Hanson shocked the nation in 2017 by entering the Senate donned in a black burqa in a call to make the garment illegal. In Britain, Boris […]