Cardew | Shonibare | G.A.S
This exhibition celebrates creative links between rural England and West Africa. It explores the mid-century work of potter Michael Cardew, who founded a studio in Nigeria in 1951, and takes as its starting point a giant teapot made by him some years earlier.
Here, Magdalena Kaggwa of the Yinka Shonibare Foundation, brings this story of international connection up to date, sharing the story of Guest. Artists. Space. (G.A.S). This project, located in Lagos and Ijebu, Nigeria, is fostering a new generation of rural-urban creatives and building fresh pathways for artistic and cultural exchange.
In connection with its 70th anniversary celebration of 1951, The MERL is pleased to support this amazing scheme.