Adama is a textile artist, facilitator and instigator.
She is half Scottish, half Sierra Leonean and through writing she started to unpack her experiences surrounding racism, representation and cultural identity. Her dissertation ‘Space To Heal’, which was awarded a distinction, was the start of a journey on reflecting and remedying negative experiences which have all been anchored through hair.
By using materials as a tool to ask questions, she explores how her practice can offer herself and others a space to heal by letting the materials become the mediator. Both the physical and digital realms are important in her workflow as she prioritises the process of making and healing over the outcome.
Adama has a background in fine art, graduating from The Glasgow School of Art in 2018. She navigates the space between fine artist and designer where focusing on the ‘why’, creating space and having a voice through her work has become the driving force for making.