Woori 2024

The Woori 2024 festival featured a host of intergenerational indigenous knowledge and interventions that continue to occur within the fields of weaving and the arts across Ghana.

Read the full curatorial text here and view the event gallery here.

2024 Artists

“Woori 2024 Festival: Weaving a Sustainable Future in Wa, Ghana”

The Nubuke Foundation Centre for Textiles and Clay proudly presents the Woori 2024 Festival, celebrating Ghanaian weaving traditions from March 1st to 3rd under the theme “Weaving a Sustainable Future for the Next Generation.”

The festival showcases traditional and contemporary weaving techniques through workshops led by master weavers from Nadowli, Nandom, and Wa Methodist School for the Blind. Live demonstrations offer firsthand experiences of Ghanaian textile creation, while youth-friendly activities ensure engagement.

An art exhibition features diverse woven fabric and textile designs, alongside works by contemporary Ghanaian artists like Isaac Opoku and Patrick Tagoe-Turkson. Panel discussions explore weaving’s cultural identity and sustainable development. Evening sessions include cultural performances, music, dance, film screenings, and spoken word poetry by artists such as Wiyaala and Kparisaga Bawaa Group. As part of the festival, attendees can tour historic sites and weaving centres in Wa to support local artisans. Woori Festival 2024 is more than a celebration; it’s a platform for dialogue, learning, and inspiration.

Join us in Wa to experience the beauty and diversity of Ghanaian textile art. The Nubuke Foundation expresses gratitude to sponsors, including The Waa Naa, Loho Naa, The Centre for National Culture, and the local community of Wa.

Read the full curatorial text here and view the event gallery here.

Senyati Koach
Amelia Cherbu
Edmund Anyebuno
Muzeyi Yelyen 
Kwaku ‘Reez’ Opoku
Rafael Kouto
Patrick Tagoe-Turkson
Katesi Kalange
Evonne Opoku
Rebecca De Marchi

Senyati Koach

Koakh Senyati (b.1997) is a self-taught artist well known for his interesting approach to painting on wood. His artistic journey was inspired through a father-son tutelage which involved a four-year collaboration with his father Frederick Oko Matey, a renowned Ghanaian sculptor. Senyati’s initial apprenticeship has seen him embrace an artistic path marked by his passion for merging painting and sculpture. This passion led to profound personal growth and creative exploration in unconventional materials and painting techniques. Senyati's primary medium, wood, particularly mansonia and other resilient hardwoods, speaks to his deep appreciation for natural materials. His works, characterised by their timeless elegance, reflect a deep symbiotic relationship between the artist and his chosen materials and medium of expression. Apart from the textured geometric strips, colourful paint drips and abstract geometric shapes which dominate Senyati’s works, there is a clear manifestation of an imaginative and creative mind at play. The tools he employs produces the maze-like quality and intricate designs which bears a striking similarity to textured fabric patterns and an aerial view of a cityscape on a colourful map. Demonstrating his flexibility in experimenting with both medium and materials, he seamlessly incorporates unconventional materials into his art, including metal screws, bolts, nuts and recycled plastic screens from LED televisions, which allows him to develop unique visual narratives imbued with creative thinking and innovation. Beyond the rich aesthetics of his compositions on wood, his works delve into themes of authority, complexity and the unseen, inviting viewers to look beyond the colour lines, patterns, shapes, crevices, grooves and abstract forms to uncover the stories of each piece. His work not only challenges perceptions but also positions Koakh Senyati as an emerging artist of significant interest in the contemporary art world. Every piece he sculpts and paints is an on-going dialogue, not just with the observer but with the broader issues of waste, sustainability, social connections and our relationship with the environment.
Selected Work

Amelia Cherbu

Amelia Cherbu (b. 2003) is a young multidisciplinary artist who is passionate about animation and digital illustrations. She is currently a third year student studying multimedia production at the University of Media, Arts and Communication (IFT) in Accra. As a young child, she discovered her love for art through the colourful illustrations she admired in the comic books and children's literature she read, shaping her into a skilled illustrator and storyboard artist in her teens. Amelia’s creative output is mainly driven by the skills and proficiency she has honed in drawing and illustration through constant practice. She enjoys working through digital studio techniques which involves drawing and colouring on a drawing tablet with a stylus. But she still relies on traditional tools and materials like paper, pencils, sketchbooks and inking pens in  creating her visually engaging illustrations, storyboards, comic art, textile designs, and animation, which makes her a versatile artist, proficient in both digital and traditional mediums of art. She forms part of the new generation of Ghanaian digital artists hoping to reshape African visual narratives through design, digital illustrations and visual storytelling. Her digital illustrations explore themes of adventure, urban youth culture, dreamscapes, fantasy and human connections. Focused on exploring visual storytelling, Amelia is constantly working on using her digital illustration skills to address social issues which allows her to push beyond her creative boundaries. Her commitment to evolving creatively is evident as she experiments with new techniques, experimental approaches and innovative digital tools. Driven by curiosity and a deep passion for art, Amelia aims to contribute to African visual culture and social development through digital art projects.
Digital Illustration

Edmund Anyebuno

Edmund Anyebuno is a multidisciplinary artist with a passion for creating art that goes beyond traditional boundaries. His works are blends of several mediums like photography, graphic design, 3D Modeling and textiles design. He draws inspiration from his surroundings, nature. With  his ability to pay attention to details, Edmund has improved his skills through hands-on projects, creatives tasks as a student of multimedia production. Edmund is constantly seeking new ways to push boundaries and has dedicated to his craft with the willingness to experiment with new materials, technologies, and techniques in the field of multimedia. Looking towards the future, Edmund is eager to continue expanding his portfolio and exploring new opportunities within the multimedia production industry. With a strong foundation in both technical skills and artistic vision. He is currently a third-year student at the Multimedia Production Department at the University of Media Arts and Communication, Institute of Film and Television.
Graphic Design
3D Modeling
Textile Design
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