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.
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).