Artist Studio Visits
6 October 2021, 5.30pm - 7pm
Join us and meet our two artists in residence Mac Collins and Sofia Yala who will be doing a studio visit and talk about their artistic practice. It will be a great occasion to connect and discuss their current work and projects, as their 4UBU residency ends.
Mac Collins is an emerging British designer, maker and artist from Nottingham. Collins graduated with a degree in Three-Dimensional Design from Northumbria University, Newcastle, in the summer of 2018. In the years since graduating, Collins has been committed to designing and making narrative-rich and impactful furniture and objects. In this pursuit, Collins focuses on manipulating, yet still celebrating, the inherent beauty of the materials that he works with. Alongside this material driven approach, Collins brings personal and cultural narratives into his work, and deems his practice as a means of exploring his own identity and position within the African Diaspora. As a designer of Jamaican descent, Collins draws on his Caribbean lineage to create artefacts that are often informed by the stories and the charisma of his elders.
Sofia Yala is a visual artist who divides her time between England and Portugal. Yala artwork explores archival material combined with unexpected encounters in life. Her recent series of portraits weaves layers of identity and memory. Yala's art conveys storytelling bringing in different, times and textures. With previous studies in African Studies and Anthropology, Sofia is currently developing her practice with the MA Film & Photography degree, keeping her work with the photographic medium alongside other formats and compositions. Sofia has a wealth of experience and success and recently won the John E. Wright Prize from Format Festival 2021.
FREE | BOOKING REQUIRED | LIMITED CAPACITY
All are welcome