Whitworth Art Gallery

Whitworth Art Gallery

Works shown at the Whitworth include a major new commission by Pascale Marthine Tayou, entitled The World Falls Apart, an interior forest populated by masks and sculptures, that spills out into the neighbouring park. Romuald Hazoumè’s films and sculpture highlight the local impact of consumerism and globalisation, and Amadou Sanogo’s paintings are inspired by the international news. In contrast, the contemplative black and white photography of Nii Obodai is a personal journey of rediscovery of his home country of Ghana, and Bartélémy Toguo’s watercolour expresses intimate human experiences. Georges Adéagbo traces cultural and historical resonances across continents, while Victoria Udondian weaves textiles combining materials sourced in Manchester and Nigeria. Lucy Azubuike’s collages and François-Xavier Gbré’s photographs document the creative forces of change.

The Whitworth also hosts an outpost of the Raw Materials Company, a centre for art, knowledge and society in Dakar, Senegal. A talk, screening or other event takes place in this space every Saturday afternoon.

Whitworth Art Gallery

Oxford Road
M15 6ER
United Kingdom

Free entry

Open Monday to Saturday 10am to 5pm Sunday 12 to 4pm Open Bank Holidays

0161 275 7450

0161 275 7451




Martin Barlow, curator of the exhibition Moving Into Space at the National Football Museum talks about the exhibition.

Barthélémy Toguo, Lucy Azubuike and Nnenna Okore, three of the exhibited artists, talk about their work and their interest in using materials which reflect the lifestyle and experience of the people of West Africa.

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Street life, dazzling dress, social commentary and a riot of sensuous colour interweave in a rich assembly of West African art, writes Charles Gore in the Times Higher Education

Nine countries show off their talent as five city venues link up for a summer celebration. Helen Nugent in the Guardian