Textile Art Creation as a Tool for Raising Awareness of Corruption in Ghana

Solomon Boateng, Benjamin Kwablah Asinyo , Ebenezer Kofi Howard, Edward Apau, Raphael Kanyire Seidu

Article
2021 / Volume 4 / Issue 2 / Pages 111-127
Received 23 December 2020; Accepted 17 March 2021; Published Online 26 March 2021; Published 1 June 2021
https://doi.org/10.31881/TLR.2020.23
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Abstract
Textile art possesses the ability to communicate with the viewer in as much as the viewer understands the visual images. It involves art made of textiles or about textiles by utilising techniques such as embroidery, patchwork, quilting, applique, tapestry, dyeing, and painting, among others. This study explores the use of conventional and non-conventional textile materials in a mixed-media technique in the production of artefacts aimed at raising awareness of corruption in Ghana; a national canker that is retarding the country’s growth. It employed a practice-based research approach to gain new ideas or knowledge in the study through practice. The study revealed that the artefacts serve as an effective communication tool to create awareness of the dangers of corruption in the country, thereby expanding the frontiers of textile art by exploiting various techniques and materials.

Keywords
Textile art, Conventional and non-conventional materials, Mixed-media, Corruption

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