As part of the work at The Nubuke Foundation Centre for Clay and Textiles in WA, we visited eleven (11) sites in Nadowli, 3 in Nandom, and 6 in Wa. We documented them to create a map of these sites as Tourist destinations and for developing other multimedia features based on the history and culture of these towns.

The sites we visited are:

Albert Nii Nortey Dowuona - alniinod
Alice Raymond
Barbara Putz-Plecko
Billie McTernan
Blebo Michael Jackson Blanche Boni-Mississo Edward Lamptey Esther Ofosu Fatric Bewong Frederick Bamfo
Gideon Hanyame Halimatu Iddrisu
Isaac Gyamfi
Karin Altmann
Kwaku Opoku
Winifred Nana Amoah
Na Chainkua Reindorf Nuotama Bodomo Ransford Anane
Seyram Agbleze
Tei Mensah Huagie
Tristan Toé Ute Neuber

Edward Lamptey

For Edward Lamptey’s artistry, motifs serve as a repository of information about African belief systems and culture. These motifs in the form of symbols represent concepts personified in human and animal forms, and geometric shapes. He sees them as a profound philosophical statement on African cosmology. He is a Batik Artist, Textile Designer and Painter and has carved a niche in creating Wall Hanging Batik Art.  Lamptey’s artistry borrows largely from the vocabulary of Yoruba and Akan traditional symbols. Using these motifs, his art communicates concepts about African societies and challenges the viewer to question how belief systems hold African societies together.

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