According to Nubuke Foundation, the Third Edition of Woori Festival is set to take place in Loho, Located within the Nadowli-Kaleo Kaleo District, Experts in Clay and Fabric Art Projection, the foundation is set to achieve the following:
In Exhibition of Our Weaving Tradition
Unravelling the Weft and Weave
As part of the British Council Digital Collaboration Grant Programme
and together with Assemble UK, Nubuke Foundation has facilitated
project linking textile designers in UK and Accra to weavers in Upper West using digital tools.
The Digital Living Archive of the incredible craft cultures currently
active in Wa, Ghana; used weaving and textile crafts as a starting point
to foster new collaborations between designers in Ghana, UK and
Our goal is to create a multicultural learning community in close collaboration with artists and crafts
(wo)men to stimulate creative cross pollination of artisanal and contemporary art practices.
The designers- Maria Lisogorskaya and Nana Opoku and Chrissa
Amuah- all award winners and internationally renowned- were keen to
participate in the proaject because of the impact on the women weavers,
and their respective families ndd Communities. We worked with weaving communities in Wa,Nadowli and Nandom.
Woori Festival will showcase and spotlight these creations and Design
Ideas realised through the collaboration. The foreseable benefits of the project are multi-pronged retaining the indiginous knowledge with local artisans and within the community. devising a process to support the evolution and consolidation of artisanal practices in the 21st Century.
maintaining a lively dialogue that stimulates cross fertilization of
Ideas within a multi-cultural community, creating expanded Market
Opportunities fir trade, equipping weavers with best practices and with
skills to meet the demands of the market.
Call Nubuke Foundation for More Information About the Woori Festival: 0209029868
Source: Nubuke Foundation