Anthony Amoako-Attah: Transition IV

Sunderland Museum & Winter Gardens
Monday 22nd November 2021 - Saturday 4th June 2022


In late 2020 Ghanaian born, Sunderland based contemporary glass artist Anthony Amoako-Attah was approached by Sunderland Museum & Winter Gardens to produce a new glass artwork ‘Transition IV’ for the museum’s collection.

In the online exhibition Anthony explores ‘Transition IV’ in detail, from the original concept, inspiration and design for the work, through to the many symbols and references that combine into the final intricate pattern.

‘Transition IV’, alongside the three other ‘Transition’ works in the series, will be on display in Sunderland Museum & Winter Garden’s Art Gallery between 2 April – 4 June 2022.

This new commission has been funded by the James Wilson Fund, thanks to the generous support of FOSUMS. With additional support via the National Partners Programme, using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England.






Online Exhibition

VIEW THE ONLINE EXHIBITION HERE
 





Transition Exhibition
Sunderland Museum & Winter Gardens
Saturday 2nd April - Sunday 5th June 2022

Ghanaian born, University of Sunderland graduate, glass artist Anthony Amoako-Attah has completed an exciting new glass artwork ‘Transition IV’ which entered the Museum’s collection last year.

‘Transition IV’ alongside other glass works by Anthony Amoako-Attah will be on display in the Art Gallery alongside an extensive online exhibition which explores the influences and narratives that make up the glass work available to view here.

Amoako-Attah’s work focuses on social, political, and cultural issues that intertwine with his own personal identity through the use of Ghanaian cultural Adinkra symbols and native Kente patterns. ‘Transition’ is series of glass artworks that talk about the artist’s life from childhood dreams through to the realities of life.

This new commission has been funded by the James Wilson Fund, thanks to the generous support of FOSUMS. With additional support via the National Partners Programme, using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England.








Photos: Colin Davison
Contact: ︎ Jonathan.weston@sunderlandculture.org.uk