Tickets are now available for June’s Nicer Tuesdays Online!
This month, dialling into Zoom from across the globe, from Lagos to London via Wales, are Wednesday Holmes, Azeema, Stephen Tayo and Hassan Hajjaj.
- It's Nice That
- 16 June 2020
- Reading Time
- 3 minute read
We are now officially in our third month of working from home here at It’s Nice That and the novelty of eating an entire loaf of banana bread, while leading a meeting in your pyjamas has somewhat worn off. We’re feeling the faint itch of boredom, the tedium that comes with absolute routine and monotony. Well, that was until we confirmed June’s Nicer Tuesdays Online line-up that is, because now we’re all fired up again!
Taking place once again over Zoom, we’re continuing the Nicer Tuesdays tradition of bringing you a diverse range of disciplines, sandwiched into one evening of creative talks. We’ll be hearing from artist Hassan Hajjaj, illustrator Wednesday Holmes, publication/platform/creative agency Azeema, and photographer Stephen Tayo.
Grab yourself a ticket below and then pop back to find out more about this month’s amazing line-up. Also, this month, all profits from ticket sales will be donated to organisations supporting the Black Lives Matter movement.
Hassan Hajjaj is an artist who works primarily across photography and filmmaking but his multifaceted practice includes portraiture, installation, fashion and furniture design. Originally from Larache, Morocco, Hassan splits his time between Marrakech and London where he runs a studio-cum-shop in Shoreditch. Well-known for this signature style, Hassan’s photographs depict his subjects through ornately detailed imagery, full of pattern and colour, taking cues from pop art in their frames of commercial products.
At Nicer Tuesdays, Hassan will be answering questions on his career to date and the details of his practice.
Based in Bristol, Wednesday Holmes is an illustrator whose practice is dedicated to providing a positive representation and a firm message in support of those with mental health or gender identifying issues. Having worked as an illustrator for a mere four years, Wednesday has already garnered a loyal following for their work and their activism surrounding these topics. At Nicer Tuesdays, Wednesday will be detailing how they use their Instagram to facilitate queer liberation while providing solace and educating others, as well as using it as a form of self-care. Having had their voice silenced as a queer artist in the past, Wednesday describes their Instagram as their “biggest project yet”.
A collective, magazine and most recently creative agency, Azeema is a powerhouse of a platform which champions representation of Middle Eastern and North African womxn in the media. Having started as a small rebellion drawing on Azeema’s founder, Jameela Elfaki’s experiences, it has since grown exponentially and is now is a formidable team with several amazing projects under its belt, with big plans for the future. Jameela will be representing the Azeema team at Nicer Tuesdays and, in the meantime, you can find out more about this empowering group of womxn in their interview as part of our Ones to Watch 2020 campaign.
A few years ago, we became hooked on the work of Lagos-based photographer Stephen Tayo. His Instagram was full of photographs depicting the people and scenes he encountered on his journeys throughout his home city, revealing the beauty and creativity that exists there. With a degree in philosophy, Stephen’s interest in the everyday goes far deeper than just surface level aesthetics though, and it’s a subject he still draws on heavily in his work as a fashion and documentary photographer. It’s this journey from philosophy to photography and the crossover between the two that Stephen will be focussing at June’s event.
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