January 7, 2021

Jerwood Arts Collaborators and Alumni Selected for New Years Honours 2021

Yinka Ilori MBE, is a London based multidisciplinary artist of a British-Nigerian heritage, who specialises in storytelling by fusing his British and Nigerian heritage to tell new stories in contemporary design. Humorous, provocative and fun, every project that he creates tells a story. Bringing Nigerian verbal traditional into playful conversation with contemporary design, Yinka Ilori’s work touches on various global themes that resonate with different audiences all over the world.

Yinka was a selector for Jerwood Arts Fund Makers Open 2021. A biennial opportunity that supports exceptional UK-based artist and makers within 1-10 years of beginning their practice to develop their creative ideas independently, enabling them to experiment, learn and take risks with substantial curatorial support.

Yinka Ilori

Jerwood Arts Fund Makers Open

Jerwood Arts Fund Makers Open, Previous Awardees and Selectors


Raymond Antrobus MBE FRSL, is a page and spoken word poet explores who deafness, diaspora and language (oral, written and sign) which fuses with his practice as a teacher of performance and creative writing. Raymond was one of three poets selected for the Jerwood Compton Poetry Fellowships in 2017.

He is the author of ‘Shapes & Disfigurements‘ (Burning Eye, 2012) ‘To Sweeten Bitter‘ (Out-Spoken Press, 2017), ‘The Perseverance‘ (Penned In The Margins / Tin House, 2018) and ‘All The Names Given’ (Picador / Tin House, 2021).

Raymond Antrobus

Jerwood Compton Poetry Fellowships 2017

New Years Honours List 2021

A Swimming Pool Of Dreams, Yinka Ilori
A Swimming Pool Of Dreams, Yinka IloriCredit: Dan Weil