Interview: Jamaican-Caymanian Designer Jawara Alleyne On Radical Materiality & Island Life

Shaped by his experience growing up between Jamaica, the Cayman Islands and the UK, Jawara Alleyne’s interdisciplinary practice seamlessly oscillates between the realms of art and fashion. Through a nuanced amalgam of Caribbean mythologies, including the Rastafarian mysticism of Jamaica and the pirate folklore of the Cayman Islands, contrasted with the histories of London’s subcultures,…

Interview: Yinka Shonibare On Equipping The Next Generation To “Thrive Not Just Survive”

British-Nigerian artist Yinka Shonibare’s multi-disciplinary practice explores colonialism and post-colonialism within the context of globalisation. Through examining race, class and the construction of cultural identity, Shonibare’s works comment on the tangled interrelationship between Africa and Europe, and their respective economic and political histories. Guest Artists Space (G.A.S.) Foundation, an evolution of Guest Projects, Shonibare’s long-standing…

Strange Clay: Ceramics In Contemporary Art

Open now and running until 8 January 2023, London’s Hayward Gallery presents Strange Clay: Ceramics in Contemporary Art, an ambitious group exhibition exploring how contemporary artists have used the medium of clay in inventive and unexpected ways. Given the recent surge of interest in ceramics by artists around the world, as well as countless people…

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