Andrew Omoding selected for HOUSE Commissions 2017

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Exhibition dates: 30 September – 5 November 
Location: Phoenix Brighton, 10 – 14 Waterloo Place, Brighton, BN2 9NB

We are delighted to announce that Andrew Omoding has been selected alongside textile artist Anthony Stevens for the HOUSE / Outside In co-commission to produce new artworks inspired by the theme of ‘Excess’ and the work of HOUSE Biennial invited artist Laura Ford.
New handmade works, including intricate textile collages made with recycled and repurposed fabric by both artists, will be shown at Phoenix Brighton.

 

Andrew Omoding said:

“I’m happy. People will come and see my work in the exhibition.  They will be happy. They will dance and sing.  People will come together.”

 

Ugandan born Andrew Omoding’s work is largely autobiographical. His mixed media creations include sculptures, books and costumes made from left-over and scrap materials he finds.  Andrew selects a variety of found materials to weave, wrap, sew, thread and construct new objects. An intuitive process, the works are created as his stories evolve. Whilst making, the artist simultaneously sings, performs and shares his works through storytelling.

HOUSE Biennial Curator Celia Davies said:
“Both artists have been selected for the commission as they share an intuitive approach to working with mixed media and textiles. In relation to the theme of Excess, both artists make use of discarded and unwanted materials and repurpose them to create intriguing and thought-provoking objects that share personal stories and new perspectives”.

 

The collaboration between HOUSE Biennial and Outside In is a continuation of a fruitful working relationship initiated during HOUSE’s previous festival, where the two organisations co-commissioned artists including Thompson Hall and his exhibition Home away from Home in 2016.

Image: Flying Fish in Water by Andrew Omoding

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