"Mama Africa" Women's Museum & Art Centre was opened in February
2010. The centre was founded and is managed by the celebrated
Gambian artist Mrs. Isha Fofana who returned home after spending
nearly 10 years operating her German gallery as well as making
overseas displays. Her artwork is primarily done on large
canvasses using vivid colours and she has painted and had
exhibitions in Asia as well as Europe.
The art gallery displays sculptures, paintings, and installations
from artists working in the West Africa sub-region. It is
part of a loose, worldwide network of Women’s Museums, initiatives
and museums dedicated to women.
In September 2013 the Museum found a new home between Tanji
Village Museum and the fishing village. It is a two storey