African Vegan Art

The African Vegan Art is inspired by traditional African textiles dyeing and weaving techniques such as Kuba, Barkcloth and Bogolanfini one of Africa's most unusual and unique traditional textile arts.


The motifs are usually abstract representations of everyday objects that give rise to proverbs, songs and representations of historical events. In the workshop, participants learn and engage with this historical textile dyeing technique to create unique textiles for themselves.
Participants learn about the history and origin of African Textile Art and its influence on the western world.
This cultural exposure is an opportunity for the instructor Arlette Ngung to help change the narrative of what it means to create valuable African Art and showcase its influence throughout the world.

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Museums 

. Gibson House Museum 

. Textile Museum of Canada

. Aga Khan Museum

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Schools

. University of Toronto

.Toronto Catholic District School Board

. Malaika School

. Conseil Scolaire Viamonde

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Other

. La Maison- Women Shelter

. Centre Francophone de Toronto

. Ellesmere Community Center

. Working Women Community Center

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