Gallery talk and workshop with Lucille Junkere

Friday 18 August 2017, 7pm

Gallery talk by Lucille Junkere

The Yoruba Blues – The art of indigo dyeing in Nigeria

Lucille Junkere returns to the gallery to talk about her indigo dyeing journey since her residency at the William Morris Gallery. She recently travelled to Nigeria through a Winston Churchill Fellowship where she studied indigo dyeing techniques amongst Yoruba artisans. Àdíre is the Yoruba word for the resist dyed cloth made in Yoruba towns in Nigeria. The textile functions both as an aesthetic expression and a means of communication, offering a deep insight into Yoruba religion, culture, folklore and history. Her talk with be illustrated with short videos, photography, music and Lucille’s own indigo work.

Admission Free



Saturday 19 August 2017, 11am-4pm
Workshop with Lucille Junkere

Pattern making with indigo inspired by Nigerian resist textiles known as Àdíre


You will learn how to create and maintain a simple non-toxic indigo recipe which you can re-create at home. The recipe will enable you to dye plant fibres such as cotton and linen. You will also learn various pattern making techniques inspired by traditional Nigerian resist dyeing to create your own beautiful indigo dyed textile samples which you can take home and use for your own projects.


Cost: £25 includes materials

Suitable for age 16+

Booking Essential, 01267 222775

Please bring an apron or wear old clothes, a pair of rubber gloves and some plastic bags to take the samples home.




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