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Auntie Comfort (2016) Mawuena Kattah. Part of the Arts Council Collection, Southbank Centre, London.

Mawuena Kattah: ‘Auntie Comfort’ (2016) 22nd May 2020

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#Tellmethestory Arts Council Collection

Auntie Comfort (2016) Mawuena Kattah, Arts Council Collection, Southbank Centre, London. © the artist

This artwork was chosen by women of Colchester to feature in Firstsite’s Arts Council Collection National Partners Programme Exhibition, ‘Tell me the story of all these things’.

Reflecting upon the work, a member of the group commented: 

“…a wonderful figure, colourful and I love her naive style.”

Mawuena Kattah’s work reflects her interest in pattern, colour, form and the figure. Over a number of years, she has developed a significant body of work that includes paintings, ceramics and textiles.

Her paintings, including the one, are based on photographs of her close and extended family and friends from Ghana.

As well as being inspired by people she knows and loves, Mauwenna is also inspired by field trips and visits to museum collections.

This artwork is featured as part of the exhibition, ‘Tell be the story of all these things‘. The exhibition title is inspired by Rehana Zaman’s 2016 film Tell me the story of all these things (included in the exhibition), which revolves around a conversation between the artist and her two sisters as they prepare a meal. Find out more about the exhibition.