As hopefully you’ll all already know, the last Tuesday of every month only means one thing: Nicer Tuesdays. Falling on 25 June this month, we’ll be returning to Oval Space for a summer evening of creative talks from a host of inspiring names. Get your tickets now to see Pentagram’s Marina Willer, photographer and filmmaker Olivia Rose, documentary filmmaker Ellen Evans and Tishk Barzanji.
As if you’d need any more persuading, you can find out a little bit more about each of our speakers, below.
A familiar face to long-term Nicer Tuesdays attendees, Pentagram partner Marina Willer will be returning to stage this month. With an MA in graphic design from the Royal College of Art, Marina was the head creative director for Wolff Ollins in London before joining Pentagram. At the esteemed agency, she has worked with an impressive line-up of clients including Tate, Southbank Centre, Serpentine Galleries, and Oxfam.
Most recently, Marina has turned her hand to exhibition design, working on major shows for the Barbican and The Design Museum. And it’s her design of The Design Museum’s current exhibition, Stanley Kubrick: The Exhibition which will be the focus of her upcoming talk. This will not be one to miss!
Olivia Rose is a photographer based in London, who also appears on Somesuch’s roster of directors. Her work over the years in the music industry has earned her several accolades including Best UK Urban at the UKVMAs 2018, for her video for Jorja Smith’s Blue Lights. Olivia also recently had several images acquired by the National Portrait Gallery’s permanent collection, leading to her being featured as one of its “listed artists”.
Olivia’s foray into the world music began in 2016 with the publication of her book This is Grime. She will be taking to the Nicer Tuesdays stage to relive this work and how it kickstarted a career for her, culminating in recent a music video for Skepta, which she will be giving us insight into.
A documentary filmmaker, Ellen Evans has had short films screened at Sundance, SXSW, Hot Docs, Sheffield DocFest and on BBC iPlayer. This month, she will be giving us a glimpse into making of her endearing short Life in Miniature, a film which won the IMDB New Filmmaker Award and a Jury Prize at Aspen ShortsFest.
Following Kath Holden, an “artist of the every day", the short zooms into the fascinating, and tiny, world of miniaturists. Less about the hobby as a whole, however, it is the story of a proud Yorkshire woman dedicated to keeping her craft contemporary, reflecting her own experiences and what she sees in her everyday life in Bradford.
Tishk Barzanji is a visual artist based in London working across several media and represented by Jelly London. His work touches on the modernism movement and is inspired by his childhood in Kurdistan, from which he moved to London in 1997. Having initially studied physics and with an interest in architecture, Tishk’s works are formal in their aesthetic, although disrupted by surrealist elements.
Tishk will be joining us later this month to discuss his practice and how he creates his atmospheric, cinematic work. He’ll also be telling us about some of his most recent commissions, including for the likes of GQ and Architectural Digest.