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Stanley Picker Gallery: Yemi Awosile, Orishirishi

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Venue: Stanley Picker Gallery, Knights Park campus, Kingston upon Thames, Surrey KT1 2QJ
Price: free

Stanley Picker Gallery: Yemi Awosile, Orishirishi

Please join us on 3 May from 6.00pm 8.30pm for the opening of Stanley Picker Design Fellow Yemi Awosile's first solo show, Orishirishi. The exhibition runs from 4 May to 8 July.

Orishirishi is a Nigerian (Yoruba) word taken from Awosile's family tribe's vocabulary meaning 'an assortment of different things'. As part of her working practice in textile design, Awosile repurposes everyday materials to explore changeability and adaptation. She uses textiles as a tool to convey connectivity and shared narratives, building an enquiry into the migratory movement of people and ideas. Orishirishi looks at unexpected parallels between different social groups, including sub-cultures rooted in urban spaces between Delhi (Khirkee extension) and London, casting a lens on the insatiable desire to maintain a sense of place and ownership over one's identity through outward public personas.

See the Stanley Picker website for more information.

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Contact: Stanley Picker Gallery
Tel: 020 8417 4074
Email: stanleypickergallery@kingston.ac.uk

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