Kobi Onyame Versus The Artist

The Gallow Gate at Many Studios, Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom
03 Mar 2018 - 01 Apr 2018

Kobi Onyame

Kobi Onyame

The exhibition explores the process of making music and the subsequent interconnectivity between art forms. It is a collaboration between The Gallow Gate (Scotland) and musician Kobi Onyame (Scotland/Ghana) with visual artists Bumi Thomas (England), Hakeem Adam (Ghana), Selorm Jay (Ghana), Stuart Breadner (Scotland), Ashanti Harris (Scotland), Ayo Akinwande (Nigeria) and Sulaïman Majali (Scotland).

Many Studios is working with Glasgow based, Ghanaian musician Kobi Onyame to produce a visual representation of his new release, Gold. 7 artists, selected through an open call, will respond to 1-2 tracks from his album. This album draws from Onyame’s Ghanaian heritage, in uenced by highlife music which he would hear his mum and dad play in his childhood. Onyame moved back to Ghana in 2005 and became fully immersed in the Ghanaian music scene and met many of the artists who he went on to work with on Gold.

The album presents a complex collection of reflections that consider globalisation, hope, identity, privilege, and post-colonialism. The artist is using this platform to further express the themes within his album with a wider range of tools and considering where music overlaps with literature, literature overlaps with dance and beyond. He will work with 7 artists, thinkers, writers, musicians, videographers, creating a dialogue that not only uses the album as a point of departure for discussion, but also the artists’ own identities and the ways in which collaboration can bolster, challenge and inspire one another.

The exhibition is supported by the National Lottery through Creative Scotland and Glasgow Connected Arts Network.


The Gallow Gate at Many Studios
3 Ross Street, Barras
Glasgow, G1 5AR


For more information and full artist biographies go to: manystudios.co.uk



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