Ronan Mckenzie x Gallery 195736:52Ronan Mckenzie shares five impressions from her time in Accra with Gallery 1957 for Cultural Week, September 2023. From Eric Gyamfi's home and studio to Paul Ninsen's Dikan Centre, Ronan shares what was on her mind a she was stuck in traffic and explores new perceptions on time.
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6. Episode 6: Haja Fanta with Henry J. Kamara01:19:29In this episode curator Haja Fanta is joined by artist, creative director and teacher Henry J. Kamara.Henry J. Kamara is a British-born and London based Sierra Leonean artist, creative director and teacher creating still and moving image. With a keen passion for documenting major events and personalities, he is particularly interested in society (music and sport), politics and conflict. Find out more about Kamara's work and practice at https://www.henryjkamara.uk/ // @jaykammyRecorded by Kunstraum Productions with post-production by Rubie Green @kunstraumlondon @rubie____Season 1 has been supported by Gucci.
5. Episode 5: Ronan Mckenzie with Melo-Zed01:01:27Born in South East London, composer, producer and multi –instrumentalist, Melo-Zed is an inherently multi-disciplinary artist. Drawing from an eclectic collage of influences, his music is a blend of textures both alien and familiar, interwoven with intricately to create vivid soundscapes that can easily be recognised as his own. This expansive approach has led him to work with the likes of 180 Strand, Gucci, BBC, Sundance, BFI and Tate Modern to name a few. In addition to his work with visual, Melo has collaborated with numerous internationally renowned artists, producing records for the likes Yazmin Lacey, Obongjayar, serpentwithfeet and Rayvn Lenae.Anchored in roots of Caribbean, West African and Black British identities, Melo-Zed continues to explore ideas of self and community, building a world from an array of colours and sounds.This episode was recorded by Kunstraum Productions @kunstraumlondon. Season 1 has been supported by Gucci.
4. Episode 4: Haja Fanta with Olivia Twist53:42Curator Haja Fanta is joined by Olivia Twist in our fourth episode of HOME Impressions. Olivia Twist is an Illustrator and Educator from East London. The key threads which can be found in her work are place, the mundane and overlooked narratives. Her striking visual language comprises of a myriad of esoteric layers informed by a propensity for human-centered research methodologies.yesoliviatwist.com // @yesoliviatwistThis episode was recorded by Kunstraum Productions @kunstraumlondon. Season 1 has been supported by Gucci.
3. Episode 3: Ronan Mckenzie with Ezra-Lloyd Jackson54:54Ronan Mckenzie speaks with multidisciplinary artist/designer/perfumer Ezra-Lloyd Jackson about his practice and influences to date.On the 31st May 2023, Jackson launches his scent brand deya with signature fragrance "i" at Jumbi in Peckham.wearedeya.com // @wearedeyaThis episode was recorded by Kunstraum Productions @kunstraumlondon. Season 1 has been supported by Gucci.
2. Episode 2 - Ronan Mckenzie with Joy Yamusangie48:52In this episode, HOME's founder Ronan Mckenzie, sits down with artist Joy Yamusangie to hear the five encounters that have left an impression on them and their practice to date.Joy Yamusangie is a visual artist, specialising in illustration. Joy experiments with a range of traditional processes such as drawing, film, painting and collaging to produce mixed media pieces. Their previous work have included a public art installation commissioned by Tate Collectives, designing the cover of C. L. R. James' Minty Alley and being selected for the RA Summer show in 2021. Yamusangie's paintings are currently being exhibited at Carl Freedman Gallery, Margate as part of group show To Be Held, curated by Ronan Mckenzie (29th April - 25th June). This episode is supported by Gucci.
1. Episode 1: Haja Fanta with Ronan Mckenzie55:54In our introductory episode, hosts Haja Fanta let us know the five influences that have left a lasting impression on them, impacting their trajectory. This episode is supported by Gucci.