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Adire: the art and politics of Yoruba resist dyed cloth

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Leeds University Business School

Moorland Road

University of Leeds

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Dr Will Rea (School of Fine Art, History of Art and Cultural Studies, University of Leeds) introduces the history, styles and techniques of a dyed cloth from Nigeria known as Adire.

Associated with the Yoruba people, the cloth is known for its distinct patterns and techniques which identify specific areas and modes of production.

This lecture outlines the history of its making, demonstrating the centrality of this textile in the development of a Yoruba identity in relation to the British Empire, as well as investigating its place in contemporary Nigeria.

Dr Rea's research is focuses on the art history of West Africa, both in terms of the classical traditions and the visual response to modernity. He has previously been associated with ULITA through his co-curation of 'Yoruba Textiles' in 2012.

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Location: Please note that the talk takes place in the Business School's ground floor lecture theatre G.02, across the foyer from ULITA in the Maurice Keyworth Building, University of Leeds, LS2 9JT (sat nav LS2 1AN).

This event will be followed by a late opening of our exhibition Resists: exploring resist-dyed textiles across cultures at ULITA – an Archive of International Textiles from 7pm - 7.30pm.

Part of Resists: exploring resist-dyed textiles across cultures exhibition programme.

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What are my transport/parking options for getting to and from the event?

For information on how to get to this event by foot, public transport or car visit the ULITA website: http://ulita.leeds.ac.uk/plan-your-visit/directions/ The venue is adjacent to the Archive.

What about visitor access?

The Business School lecture theatre G.02 is fully accessible, and there are accessible toilets adjacent.

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It is not necessary to bring a printed ticket. Simply tell us your name on the door.

How can I contact the organiser with any questions?

If you have any questions about attending this event please contact Kerstin Doble, Learning and Engagement Officer: Email ulita@leeds.ac.uk or phone ULITA on 0113 343 3919.

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