California wow! by Laura Aldridge
California wow!  2015, Laura Aldridge ©

Ruth Clark

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 16 and 17 September 2015 will teach skills in Batik, Tie and Dye and Adire Elekor.

It is part of Go Woman Go! a visual arts project developed for UK/Nigeria 2015–16, by artist Laura Aldridge in response to a scoping visit carried out in March 2015. 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 should be female

- The applicant must be between 18–35 years old

- The applicant should ideally have an interest in textile design

 How to Apply

- Please fill out the application form and send to with ‘Textile Workshop’ as the subject of your mail.

- Deadline for submission is 31 August 2015

- Due to the high volume of applications we receive, we are unable to notify  candidates who are not selected. If you do not hear back from us within a few weeks of your application, please assume that your application has been unsuccessful on this occasion

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