Wanted: women in Abuja who want to learn new textile design techniques
The British Council is holding a two-day textile workshop in Abuja and is inviting applications from women who are interested in learning and exploring new textile design techniques. The workshop on the 16th and 17th of September 2015 will teach skills in Batik, Tie and Dye and Adire Elekor.
The project will take place in Abuja and Lagos and will include an artist’s residency with open workshops in print and design, talks and public exhibitions.
It will culminate in the fabrication of a large-scale public building wrap from the content developed during the residency programme.
The workshop will be facilitated by Chief Mrs Nike Okundaye, Managing Director of the Nike Centre for Art and Culture. She is a Nigerian Batik and textile designer who was brought up amidst the traditional weaving and dying of her home town of Ogidi, Kogi State. Over the past twenty years she has given workshops on traditional Nigerian textiles to audiences throughout the world.
Criteria for Application
- The applicant must be female, be aged 18–35 years old, and must have an interest in textile design
How to Apply
- Please fill out the attached application form and send to UKNigeria@britishcouncil.org with ‘Textile Workshop’ as the subject of your mail.
- Deadline for submission is 30 August 2015
Only successful applicants will be contacted.