This display and event at the Victoria and Albert Museum bought together Mawuena Kattah’s significant body of work in ceramics, textiles and works on paper with a new film, screened for the first time, and a new artists’ book.
The film, which documents Kattah’s working process, including the production of her 48-tiled frieze as part of her placement in the V&A Museum ceramics studio, can be viewed HERE.
Kattah’s work draws upon an extensive personal archive of family photographs taken in Ghana spanning a number of decades, plus recent studio photographs of family taken in London. She brings people and pattern together in complex, vibrant compositions. Her work embodies a strong sense of community, creating environments that invite the subjects of her portraits and others to share in a growing social fabric of people, artworks, ceramics and textiles.