Mani Kambo is a multidisciplinary Artist based in Newcastle upon Tyne. 

She explores the inner spirit by drawing on her own personal totemic symbols, influenced by her upbringing in a household filled with superstition, prayer and religious ceremony. Textile, fabric dying and printmaking is rooted in Kambos family history within the caste system.​​​​​​​

She focuses on objects, routines and rituals distilled from both the everyday and mythology. Through layering and editing images together, she collages narratives and weaves dreamscapes.


Exhibition view: Hinterlands, Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art, Gateshead, UK (2022)

From left to right:

  • Equilibrium, 2022, black cotton with white paint, 255 x 100 cm
  • Crest, 2020, black cotton with white paint, 56 x 155 cm
  • MK Sigil, 2020, black cotton with white paint, 57 x 85 cm
  • Crest 2, 2020, black cotton with white paint, 60 x 155 cm
  • Pathways, 2022, black cotton with white paint, 255 x 100 cm.

All works Mani Kambo, Hinterlands, Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art.

Photo: Rob Harris

The Bridge, and Ceremony (2022)

From top to bottom:

  • The Bridge, Mani Kambo, 2021; off-white canvas, black cotton thread; 30 x 30 cm
  • Ceremony, Mani Kambo, 2021; black cotton fabric, white cotton fabric, 30 x 30 cm.

183 x 242 x 6 cm (framed)

Photo: John McKenzie