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Aunty, Mum and Me Talking About My Fabric Collection

Tile Panel
2016 (made)
Artist/Maker
Place of origin

Mawuena Kattah is an interdisciplinary artist working across ceramics, textiles, painting and print. Her work draws upon an extensive personal archive of family photographs taken in Ghana over a number of decades as well as more recent studio photographs of family taken in London. Her work brings people and pattern together in complex, vibrant compositions and 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.
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Object details
Object type
Parts
This object consists of 9 parts.

  • Tile Panel
  • Tile Panel
  • Tile Panel
  • Tile Panel
  • Tile Panel
  • Tile Panel
  • Tile Panel
  • Tile Panel
  • Tile Panel
Materials and techniques
Brief description
'Aunty, Mum and Me Talking About My Fabric Collection' by Mawuena Kattah, 2016 Glazed ceramic tile frieze.
Physical description
Glazed ceramic tile frieze
Dimensions
  • Height: 165cm (Note: Total height of all 9 pieces.)
  • Width: 125cm (Note: Total width of all 9 pieces.)
  • Weight: 50kg (Note: Total weight of all 9 pieces.)
Object history
The tile panel was purchased by the V&A at the Crafts Council Collect Fair in February 2020.
Summary
Mawuena Kattah is an interdisciplinary artist working across ceramics, textiles, painting and print. Her work draws upon an extensive personal archive of family photographs taken in Ghana over a number of decades as well as more recent studio photographs of family taken in London. Her work brings people and pattern together in complex, vibrant compositions and 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.
Collection
Accession number
C.30:1 to 9-2020

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Record createdMarch 13, 2020
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