The event will featuring co-founder and editor Aisha Ayoade; and her brother, creative director Oreoluwa Ayoade. The two will discuss their motivations for creating “a new space for artists of colour” and why they chose to focus their first 120-page issue on illustration.
Speaking to It’s Nice That about their mission statement they say, “We started Yellowzine because we wanted to exhibit and open a dialogue among the multi-faceted and multi-talented minority ethnic artists in the UK. The mainstream art world is centralised around old, white, men that place those outside of that category into limiting boxes, and if ever regarded, minority ethnic artists are only recognised in relation to race-centric artwork. Yellowzine is created to be a platform that not only puts minority ethnic artists at the centre, but also celebrates all vehicles of art whether racially focused or otherwise."
They’ll be joined by contributing Yellowzine artists of colour, including Joy Miessi, Charlotte Edey, Randy Amoakohene and Kingsley Nebechi.
“The new issue focuses on photography, and the underlying theme within our photography issue was ‘space’. We left the artists to interpret the concept as broadly or as closely as their imagination took them. An artist who had an interesting take on the theme was Adama Jalloh – a street photographer who uses her film camera to capture London – within singular black-and-white shots, Adama manages to evoke several narratives from a seemingly ordinary scene.”
House of Illustration explores both historic and contemporary illustration, and the work of defining and emerging illustrators.
The event takes place tonight 2 Granary Square, Kings Cross, N1C 4BH, at 7pm.
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