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Yinka Ilori: Types of Happiness

8 May 2019 to 23 June 2019 | Open 12-6pm on Saturdays, Sundays and May half-term (27 to 31 May).

StudioRCA, 1 Riverlight Quay, Nine Elms Lane, London SW8 5AU


Coinciding with Yinka Ilori’s first public commission, Happy Street – redesigning the Thessaly Road underpass in Nine Elms, London – Types of Happiness is a solo exhibition from artist and furniture maker Ilori, inspired by the 16 different types of happiness incorporated into his bridge artwork. 

Each upcycled piece Ilori creates tells a story that brings Nigerian verbal traditions into playful conversation with contemporary design, touching on themes of hope, sexuality and social class through parables that are as relevant today as ever. This new exhibition also profiles Ilori’s passionate drive to counter the unnecessary waste of European and West African consumer cultures. Alongside the exhibition, Ilori will be hosting workshops and events. 

Open 12-6pm on Saturdays, Sundays and May half-term (27 to 31 May).

Part of Wandsworth Arts Fringe 2019 (3–19 May). 

This event has been organised by StudioRCA as part of Wandsworth Arts Fringe 2019.