Head to The Art House this November for an exhibition by Musa Camara, Youssoupha Djiba (Iffa), Dembo Fixer, Maissa Ndong and Ebou Touray, five artists from Senegal whose stunning lino prints will be brought to the city by artist Trevor Pollard.
Trevor set up Kafountine Lino Printing in 2012 and splits his time between Sheffield and the south west of Senegal, living in the remote fishing village of Kafountine during each UK winter. Working with people living in Kafountine, his project aims to support the village's artists, helping them to reach a wider audience with their work, to develop a sustainable income, and to pass on their skills to the next generation.
Each of the five members of the group is an artist in their own right, with their own unique styles and subject matters, though often drawing on ideas deeply rooted in their West African culture, and domestic and political issues. Through this project they're now united in their use of lino printing as a method of producing multiple high quality copies of their work, which they sell in their own workshop, as well as sending them out to galleries around the world – having held exhibitions in various parts of the UK and France.
This exhibition at The Art House is the artists' first in Sheffield, and any sales from the show will go directly to them.