Lorelle Aboagye is a Handwoven Textile Artist based in London, United Kingdom. She holds a BA in Illustration and MA in Textile Design.
Lorelle’s contemporary hand-crafted wovens are influenced by her travels, material culture, social history and indigenous crafts of Ghana. They are developed in an organic, spiritual-led manner with a focus on narrative, sustainability, and experimentation. Her body of work reflects her interest in the research and documentation of identity, migration narratives, rituals, tradition, and home.
Recent clients and collaborators include Juliana Personal Styling, Wisbech & Fenlands Museum, Gucci and Photographer Ronan Mckenzie's HOME.
Gucci x HOME: Collective Processes
MA Graduate Showcase
Romney Tweed Exhibition
Storehouse Magazine Exhibition & interview- March 2018
Naatal Magazine Interview, 2021: https://nataal.com/lorelle-aboagye-mubanga
Wisbech & Fenlands Museum: Talking Textiles
AWARDS & NOMINATIONS
Vice Chancellor’s Commendation (Research) 2020: Awarded for my research on Kente cloth, Asante culture & craft in Ghana and its diaspora.