We joined Year 3 in the art room today as they created some wonderful peg dolls using traditional African fabrics. These creations were inspired by artist and sculpture Yika Shobibare.
Yinka Shonibare CBE, RA is a British-Nigerian artist living in the United Kingdom. His work explores cultural identity, colonialism and post-colonialism within the contemporary context of globalisation. A hallmark of his art is the brightly coloured Ankara fabric he uses.
We shot a few pictures of the children hard at work, which can be seen in the gallery below. Please click on the thumbnails for a larger view.