Siddig El’Nigoumi: combining cultures exhibition at Farnham Museum

Nigoumi: combining cultures exhibition 

Farnham Museum is holding a exhibition of the ceramicist work of former lecturer Siddig El’Nigoumi of the West Surrey College of Art and Design. For Siddig El Nigoumi (1931-1996), his African, Sudanese and British cultural influences were extremely important in creating an identity for his ceramics. Siddig created clay canvasses in the form of dishes, pots and animal figurines, and made popular the use of traditional African pottery techniques within British studio ceramics.

UCA holds the records of the West Surrey College of Art and Design and you can find more about him in our information bulletins

Siddig El Nigoumi

 

The exhibition explores the life and influences of Siddig El’Nigoumi, a Sudanese ceramicist who made Farnham his home. Nigoumi popularised the use of traditional African pottery techniques within British studio ceramics during the 1970s, his work is infused with African, Arabic and British influences. It is being held between Tuesday 18th March – Saturday 28th June 2014

Find more information about the museum, including directions and opening times here

You can find books on African ceramics in UCA Library here

There is also a talk by UCA lecturer, Professor of Ceramics, Magdelene Odundo on the 27th May

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