13/07/2021
Artist Spotlight
Chioma Ince
Artist Spotlight: Ronan Mckenzie

You may recognise her stunning editorial covers of FKA Twigs and Solange shot for Pitchfork and Garage Magazine or her beautiful campaigns and award winning film projects with Nadine Ijewere (Selsai campaign) and Joy Yamusangie (WATA x Gucci x Garage Magazine film).

Ronan Mckenzie, Solange x Garage Magazine
Ronan Mckenzie, Solange x Garage Magazine
Ronan Mckenzie, Pitchfork Magazine | FKA Twigs
Ronan Mckenzie, Pitchfork Magazine | FKA Twigs

Having worked with powerhouses like: Gucci, Nikon, Luncheon Magazine, Wall Street Journal, Vogue US, I-D, Stella McCartney, Universal Standard, Fila, Glossier, POP and Kenzo; Ronan Mckenzie is a force to be reckoned with.

WATA x Gucci Collaboration film still
WATA x Gucci Collaboration film still

Not content of “just” being a freelance photographer, stylist and founder of a creative space, in 2021 the North East Londoner launched her own clothing brand ‘Selasi’ during lockdown. Its first collection with sales and press samples available from Autumn. The collection demonstrates Mckenzie’s unique understanding of silhouette, colour and form, each element holding a considered artistic narrative behind it. The campaign showcases a beautiful tenderness and strength, a poetic conversation of ancestry, intimacy with oneself and culture.

Selasi collection one, Creative Direction / Photography / Styling Ronan Mckenzie
Selasi collection one, Creative Direction / Photography / Styling Ronan Mckenzie
First campaign, Created collaboratively with Nadine Ijewere, Ammy Drammeh, Amidat Giwa, Lauren Michelle Pires, Kei Yoshino, Lisa Dymph and Laura Gilligan.            
First campaign, Created collaboratively with Nadine Ijewere, Ammy Drammeh, Amidat Giwa, Lauren Michelle Pires, Kei Yoshino, Lisa Dymph and Laura Gilligan.            

Community is a motif we often see in Ronan’s practice. Founding HOME in 2020 the 26 year old creative wanted: “to create a distinct space with a new set of understandings of how to contextualise a diverse range of artists, building on personal experiences of institutions and providing a new infrastructure for creativity.”

Being one of very few black owned artist-led spaces in London, HOME responds directly to the personal and communal need for a more honest and representative space. As well as offering affordable working spaces, talks, events and exhibitions, HOME is a multi-functional creative space which nurtures emerging creatives and helps them develop their practice in a supportive and inclusive environment. Through bursary schemes and cross-disciplinary artist residencies, Ronan Mckenzie is showcasing a breadth of fresh contemporary talent.

“We’ve offered bursaries to artists and our current offering is a studio residency and exhibition with Cob Gallery. We’re also working on another residency with a space called Artworks in Portugal on offering a two-month residency for a black female artist to spend time there creating work, with her flights, fees and materials covered. We’re really trying to support artists at the making stage of the process to help them experiment, collaborate and develop their practices.

-       Ronan Mckenzie

Photo from Parts of Self exhibition.                                                                                                  Parts of Self exhibition poster.
Photo from Parts of Self exhibition.                                                                                                  Parts of Self exhibition poster.  

Celebrating the end of the Cob x HOME Residency, artists Hannah Lim and Courtenay Welcome will be sharing works created and developed during the residency in the current online exhibition Parts of Self.  

“We are interested in how sharing a space can inform the work of two practitioners working across different mediums and from alternate perspectives. This residency is an exploration of how mediums or creative thinking can merge, and the impacts this has on both practitioners and viewers.”

- Ronan Mckenzie

The free online exhibition is supported by Glossier and will run from the 8th July until 24th July 2021. To see the exhibition visit here

Thanks for reading
Collect your 5 yamos below
REDEEM YAMOS
13/07/2021
Artist Spotlight
Chioma Ince
Artist Spotlight: Ronan Mckenzie

You may recognise her stunning editorial covers of FKA Twigs and Solange shot for Pitchfork and Garage Magazine or her beautiful campaigns and award winning film projects with Nadine Ijewere (Selsai campaign) and Joy Yamusangie (WATA x Gucci x Garage Magazine film).

Ronan Mckenzie, Solange x Garage Magazine
Ronan Mckenzie, Solange x Garage Magazine
Ronan Mckenzie, Pitchfork Magazine | FKA Twigs
Ronan Mckenzie, Pitchfork Magazine | FKA Twigs

Having worked with powerhouses like: Gucci, Nikon, Luncheon Magazine, Wall Street Journal, Vogue US, I-D, Stella McCartney, Universal Standard, Fila, Glossier, POP and Kenzo; Ronan Mckenzie is a force to be reckoned with.

WATA x Gucci Collaboration film still
WATA x Gucci Collaboration film still

Not content of “just” being a freelance photographer, stylist and founder of a creative space, in 2021 the North East Londoner launched her own clothing brand ‘Selasi’ during lockdown. Its first collection with sales and press samples available from Autumn. The collection demonstrates Mckenzie’s unique understanding of silhouette, colour and form, each element holding a considered artistic narrative behind it. The campaign showcases a beautiful tenderness and strength, a poetic conversation of ancestry, intimacy with oneself and culture.

Selasi collection one, Creative Direction / Photography / Styling Ronan Mckenzie
Selasi collection one, Creative Direction / Photography / Styling Ronan Mckenzie
First campaign, Created collaboratively with Nadine Ijewere, Ammy Drammeh, Amidat Giwa, Lauren Michelle Pires, Kei Yoshino, Lisa Dymph and Laura Gilligan.            
First campaign, Created collaboratively with Nadine Ijewere, Ammy Drammeh, Amidat Giwa, Lauren Michelle Pires, Kei Yoshino, Lisa Dymph and Laura Gilligan.            

Community is a motif we often see in Ronan’s practice. Founding HOME in 2020 the 26 year old creative wanted: “to create a distinct space with a new set of understandings of how to contextualise a diverse range of artists, building on personal experiences of institutions and providing a new infrastructure for creativity.”

Being one of very few black owned artist-led spaces in London, HOME responds directly to the personal and communal need for a more honest and representative space. As well as offering affordable working spaces, talks, events and exhibitions, HOME is a multi-functional creative space which nurtures emerging creatives and helps them develop their practice in a supportive and inclusive environment. Through bursary schemes and cross-disciplinary artist residencies, Ronan Mckenzie is showcasing a breadth of fresh contemporary talent.

“We’ve offered bursaries to artists and our current offering is a studio residency and exhibition with Cob Gallery. We’re also working on another residency with a space called Artworks in Portugal on offering a two-month residency for a black female artist to spend time there creating work, with her flights, fees and materials covered. We’re really trying to support artists at the making stage of the process to help them experiment, collaborate and develop their practices.

-       Ronan Mckenzie

Photo from Parts of Self exhibition.                                                                                                  Parts of Self exhibition poster.
Photo from Parts of Self exhibition.                                                                                                  Parts of Self exhibition poster.  

Celebrating the end of the Cob x HOME Residency, artists Hannah Lim and Courtenay Welcome will be sharing works created and developed during the residency in the current online exhibition Parts of Self.  

“We are interested in how sharing a space can inform the work of two practitioners working across different mediums and from alternate perspectives. This residency is an exploration of how mediums or creative thinking can merge, and the impacts this has on both practitioners and viewers.”

- Ronan Mckenzie

The free online exhibition is supported by Glossier and will run from the 8th July until 24th July 2021. To see the exhibition visit here

Thanks for reading
Collect your 5 yamos below
REDEEM YAMOS
13/07/2021
Artist Spotlight
Chioma Ince
Artist Spotlight: Ronan Mckenzie

You may recognise her stunning editorial covers of FKA Twigs and Solange shot for Pitchfork and Garage Magazine or her beautiful campaigns and award winning film projects with Nadine Ijewere (Selsai campaign) and Joy Yamusangie (WATA x Gucci x Garage Magazine film).

Ronan Mckenzie, Solange x Garage Magazine
Ronan Mckenzie, Solange x Garage Magazine
Ronan Mckenzie, Pitchfork Magazine | FKA Twigs
Ronan Mckenzie, Pitchfork Magazine | FKA Twigs

Having worked with powerhouses like: Gucci, Nikon, Luncheon Magazine, Wall Street Journal, Vogue US, I-D, Stella McCartney, Universal Standard, Fila, Glossier, POP and Kenzo; Ronan Mckenzie is a force to be reckoned with.

WATA x Gucci Collaboration film still
WATA x Gucci Collaboration film still

Not content of “just” being a freelance photographer, stylist and founder of a creative space, in 2021 the North East Londoner launched her own clothing brand ‘Selasi’ during lockdown. Its first collection with sales and press samples available from Autumn. The collection demonstrates Mckenzie’s unique understanding of silhouette, colour and form, each element holding a considered artistic narrative behind it. The campaign showcases a beautiful tenderness and strength, a poetic conversation of ancestry, intimacy with oneself and culture.

Selasi collection one, Creative Direction / Photography / Styling Ronan Mckenzie
Selasi collection one, Creative Direction / Photography / Styling Ronan Mckenzie
First campaign, Created collaboratively with Nadine Ijewere, Ammy Drammeh, Amidat Giwa, Lauren Michelle Pires, Kei Yoshino, Lisa Dymph and Laura Gilligan.            
First campaign, Created collaboratively with Nadine Ijewere, Ammy Drammeh, Amidat Giwa, Lauren Michelle Pires, Kei Yoshino, Lisa Dymph and Laura Gilligan.            

Community is a motif we often see in Ronan’s practice. Founding HOME in 2020 the 26 year old creative wanted: “to create a distinct space with a new set of understandings of how to contextualise a diverse range of artists, building on personal experiences of institutions and providing a new infrastructure for creativity.”

Being one of very few black owned artist-led spaces in London, HOME responds directly to the personal and communal need for a more honest and representative space. As well as offering affordable working spaces, talks, events and exhibitions, HOME is a multi-functional creative space which nurtures emerging creatives and helps them develop their practice in a supportive and inclusive environment. Through bursary schemes and cross-disciplinary artist residencies, Ronan Mckenzie is showcasing a breadth of fresh contemporary talent.

“We’ve offered bursaries to artists and our current offering is a studio residency and exhibition with Cob Gallery. We’re also working on another residency with a space called Artworks in Portugal on offering a two-month residency for a black female artist to spend time there creating work, with her flights, fees and materials covered. We’re really trying to support artists at the making stage of the process to help them experiment, collaborate and develop their practices.

-       Ronan Mckenzie

Photo from Parts of Self exhibition.                                                                                                  Parts of Self exhibition poster.
Photo from Parts of Self exhibition.                                                                                                  Parts of Self exhibition poster.  

Celebrating the end of the Cob x HOME Residency, artists Hannah Lim and Courtenay Welcome will be sharing works created and developed during the residency in the current online exhibition Parts of Self.  

“We are interested in how sharing a space can inform the work of two practitioners working across different mediums and from alternate perspectives. This residency is an exploration of how mediums or creative thinking can merge, and the impacts this has on both practitioners and viewers.”

- Ronan Mckenzie

The free online exhibition is supported by Glossier and will run from the 8th July until 24th July 2021. To see the exhibition visit here

Thanks for reading
Collect your 5 yamos below
REDEEM YAMOS
13/07/2021
Artist Spotlight
Chioma Ince
Artist Spotlight: Ronan Mckenzie

You may recognise her stunning editorial covers of FKA Twigs and Solange shot for Pitchfork and Garage Magazine or her beautiful campaigns and award winning film projects with Nadine Ijewere (Selsai campaign) and Joy Yamusangie (WATA x Gucci x Garage Magazine film).

Ronan Mckenzie, Solange x Garage Magazine
Ronan Mckenzie, Solange x Garage Magazine
Ronan Mckenzie, Pitchfork Magazine | FKA Twigs
Ronan Mckenzie, Pitchfork Magazine | FKA Twigs

Having worked with powerhouses like: Gucci, Nikon, Luncheon Magazine, Wall Street Journal, Vogue US, I-D, Stella McCartney, Universal Standard, Fila, Glossier, POP and Kenzo; Ronan Mckenzie is a force to be reckoned with.

WATA x Gucci Collaboration film still
WATA x Gucci Collaboration film still

Not content of “just” being a freelance photographer, stylist and founder of a creative space, in 2021 the North East Londoner launched her own clothing brand ‘Selasi’ during lockdown. Its first collection with sales and press samples available from Autumn. The collection demonstrates Mckenzie’s unique understanding of silhouette, colour and form, each element holding a considered artistic narrative behind it. The campaign showcases a beautiful tenderness and strength, a poetic conversation of ancestry, intimacy with oneself and culture.

Selasi collection one, Creative Direction / Photography / Styling Ronan Mckenzie
Selasi collection one, Creative Direction / Photography / Styling Ronan Mckenzie
First campaign, Created collaboratively with Nadine Ijewere, Ammy Drammeh, Amidat Giwa, Lauren Michelle Pires, Kei Yoshino, Lisa Dymph and Laura Gilligan.            
First campaign, Created collaboratively with Nadine Ijewere, Ammy Drammeh, Amidat Giwa, Lauren Michelle Pires, Kei Yoshino, Lisa Dymph and Laura Gilligan.            

Community is a motif we often see in Ronan’s practice. Founding HOME in 2020 the 26 year old creative wanted: “to create a distinct space with a new set of understandings of how to contextualise a diverse range of artists, building on personal experiences of institutions and providing a new infrastructure for creativity.”

Being one of very few black owned artist-led spaces in London, HOME responds directly to the personal and communal need for a more honest and representative space. As well as offering affordable working spaces, talks, events and exhibitions, HOME is a multi-functional creative space which nurtures emerging creatives and helps them develop their practice in a supportive and inclusive environment. Through bursary schemes and cross-disciplinary artist residencies, Ronan Mckenzie is showcasing a breadth of fresh contemporary talent.

“We’ve offered bursaries to artists and our current offering is a studio residency and exhibition with Cob Gallery. We’re also working on another residency with a space called Artworks in Portugal on offering a two-month residency for a black female artist to spend time there creating work, with her flights, fees and materials covered. We’re really trying to support artists at the making stage of the process to help them experiment, collaborate and develop their practices.

-       Ronan Mckenzie

Photo from Parts of Self exhibition.                                                                                                  Parts of Self exhibition poster.
Photo from Parts of Self exhibition.                                                                                                  Parts of Self exhibition poster.  

Celebrating the end of the Cob x HOME Residency, artists Hannah Lim and Courtenay Welcome will be sharing works created and developed during the residency in the current online exhibition Parts of Self.  

“We are interested in how sharing a space can inform the work of two practitioners working across different mediums and from alternate perspectives. This residency is an exploration of how mediums or creative thinking can merge, and the impacts this has on both practitioners and viewers.”

- Ronan Mckenzie

The free online exhibition is supported by Glossier and will run from the 8th July until 24th July 2021. To see the exhibition visit here

Thanks for reading
Collect your 5 yamos below
REDEEM YAMOS
13/07/2021
Artist Spotlight
Chioma Ince
Artist Spotlight: Ronan Mckenzie

You may recognise her stunning editorial covers of FKA Twigs and Solange shot for Pitchfork and Garage Magazine or her beautiful campaigns and award winning film projects with Nadine Ijewere (Selsai campaign) and Joy Yamusangie (WATA x Gucci x Garage Magazine film).

Ronan Mckenzie, Solange x Garage Magazine
Ronan Mckenzie, Solange x Garage Magazine
Ronan Mckenzie, Pitchfork Magazine | FKA Twigs
Ronan Mckenzie, Pitchfork Magazine | FKA Twigs

Having worked with powerhouses like: Gucci, Nikon, Luncheon Magazine, Wall Street Journal, Vogue US, I-D, Stella McCartney, Universal Standard, Fila, Glossier, POP and Kenzo; Ronan Mckenzie is a force to be reckoned with.

WATA x Gucci Collaboration film still
WATA x Gucci Collaboration film still

Not content of “just” being a freelance photographer, stylist and founder of a creative space, in 2021 the North East Londoner launched her own clothing brand ‘Selasi’ during lockdown. Its first collection with sales and press samples available from Autumn. The collection demonstrates Mckenzie’s unique understanding of silhouette, colour and form, each element holding a considered artistic narrative behind it. The campaign showcases a beautiful tenderness and strength, a poetic conversation of ancestry, intimacy with oneself and culture.

Selasi collection one, Creative Direction / Photography / Styling Ronan Mckenzie
Selasi collection one, Creative Direction / Photography / Styling Ronan Mckenzie
First campaign, Created collaboratively with Nadine Ijewere, Ammy Drammeh, Amidat Giwa, Lauren Michelle Pires, Kei Yoshino, Lisa Dymph and Laura Gilligan.            
First campaign, Created collaboratively with Nadine Ijewere, Ammy Drammeh, Amidat Giwa, Lauren Michelle Pires, Kei Yoshino, Lisa Dymph and Laura Gilligan.            

Community is a motif we often see in Ronan’s practice. Founding HOME in 2020 the 26 year old creative wanted: “to create a distinct space with a new set of understandings of how to contextualise a diverse range of artists, building on personal experiences of institutions and providing a new infrastructure for creativity.”

Being one of very few black owned artist-led spaces in London, HOME responds directly to the personal and communal need for a more honest and representative space. As well as offering affordable working spaces, talks, events and exhibitions, HOME is a multi-functional creative space which nurtures emerging creatives and helps them develop their practice in a supportive and inclusive environment. Through bursary schemes and cross-disciplinary artist residencies, Ronan Mckenzie is showcasing a breadth of fresh contemporary talent.

“We’ve offered bursaries to artists and our current offering is a studio residency and exhibition with Cob Gallery. We’re also working on another residency with a space called Artworks in Portugal on offering a two-month residency for a black female artist to spend time there creating work, with her flights, fees and materials covered. We’re really trying to support artists at the making stage of the process to help them experiment, collaborate and develop their practices.

-       Ronan Mckenzie

Photo from Parts of Self exhibition.                                                                                                  Parts of Self exhibition poster.
Photo from Parts of Self exhibition.                                                                                                  Parts of Self exhibition poster.  

Celebrating the end of the Cob x HOME Residency, artists Hannah Lim and Courtenay Welcome will be sharing works created and developed during the residency in the current online exhibition Parts of Self.  

“We are interested in how sharing a space can inform the work of two practitioners working across different mediums and from alternate perspectives. This residency is an exploration of how mediums or creative thinking can merge, and the impacts this has on both practitioners and viewers.”

- Ronan Mckenzie

The free online exhibition is supported by Glossier and will run from the 8th July until 24th July 2021. To see the exhibition visit here

Thanks for reading
Collect your 5 yamos below
REDEEM YAMOS
13/07/2021
Artist Spotlight
Chioma Ince
Artist Spotlight: Ronan Mckenzie

You may recognise her stunning editorial covers of FKA Twigs and Solange shot for Pitchfork and Garage Magazine or her beautiful campaigns and award winning film projects with Nadine Ijewere (Selsai campaign) and Joy Yamusangie (WATA x Gucci x Garage Magazine film).

Ronan Mckenzie, Solange x Garage Magazine
Ronan Mckenzie, Solange x Garage Magazine
Ronan Mckenzie, Pitchfork Magazine | FKA Twigs
Ronan Mckenzie, Pitchfork Magazine | FKA Twigs

Having worked with powerhouses like: Gucci, Nikon, Luncheon Magazine, Wall Street Journal, Vogue US, I-D, Stella McCartney, Universal Standard, Fila, Glossier, POP and Kenzo; Ronan Mckenzie is a force to be reckoned with.

WATA x Gucci Collaboration film still
WATA x Gucci Collaboration film still

Not content of “just” being a freelance photographer, stylist and founder of a creative space, in 2021 the North East Londoner launched her own clothing brand ‘Selasi’ during lockdown. Its first collection with sales and press samples available from Autumn. The collection demonstrates Mckenzie’s unique understanding of silhouette, colour and form, each element holding a considered artistic narrative behind it. The campaign showcases a beautiful tenderness and strength, a poetic conversation of ancestry, intimacy with oneself and culture.

Selasi collection one, Creative Direction / Photography / Styling Ronan Mckenzie
Selasi collection one, Creative Direction / Photography / Styling Ronan Mckenzie
First campaign, Created collaboratively with Nadine Ijewere, Ammy Drammeh, Amidat Giwa, Lauren Michelle Pires, Kei Yoshino, Lisa Dymph and Laura Gilligan.            
First campaign, Created collaboratively with Nadine Ijewere, Ammy Drammeh, Amidat Giwa, Lauren Michelle Pires, Kei Yoshino, Lisa Dymph and Laura Gilligan.            

Community is a motif we often see in Ronan’s practice. Founding HOME in 2020 the 26 year old creative wanted: “to create a distinct space with a new set of understandings of how to contextualise a diverse range of artists, building on personal experiences of institutions and providing a new infrastructure for creativity.”

Being one of very few black owned artist-led spaces in London, HOME responds directly to the personal and communal need for a more honest and representative space. As well as offering affordable working spaces, talks, events and exhibitions, HOME is a multi-functional creative space which nurtures emerging creatives and helps them develop their practice in a supportive and inclusive environment. Through bursary schemes and cross-disciplinary artist residencies, Ronan Mckenzie is showcasing a breadth of fresh contemporary talent.

“We’ve offered bursaries to artists and our current offering is a studio residency and exhibition with Cob Gallery. We’re also working on another residency with a space called Artworks in Portugal on offering a two-month residency for a black female artist to spend time there creating work, with her flights, fees and materials covered. We’re really trying to support artists at the making stage of the process to help them experiment, collaborate and develop their practices.

-       Ronan Mckenzie

Photo from Parts of Self exhibition.                                                                                                  Parts of Self exhibition poster.
Photo from Parts of Self exhibition.                                                                                                  Parts of Self exhibition poster.  

Celebrating the end of the Cob x HOME Residency, artists Hannah Lim and Courtenay Welcome will be sharing works created and developed during the residency in the current online exhibition Parts of Self.  

“We are interested in how sharing a space can inform the work of two practitioners working across different mediums and from alternate perspectives. This residency is an exploration of how mediums or creative thinking can merge, and the impacts this has on both practitioners and viewers.”

- Ronan Mckenzie

The free online exhibition is supported by Glossier and will run from the 8th July until 24th July 2021. To see the exhibition visit here

Thanks for reading
Collect your 5 yamos below
REDEEM YAMOS
13/07/2021
Artist Spotlight
Chioma Ince
Artist Spotlight: Ronan Mckenzie

You may recognise her stunning editorial covers of FKA Twigs and Solange shot for Pitchfork and Garage Magazine or her beautiful campaigns and award winning film projects with Nadine Ijewere (Selsai campaign) and Joy Yamusangie (WATA x Gucci x Garage Magazine film).

Ronan Mckenzie, Solange x Garage Magazine
Ronan Mckenzie, Solange x Garage Magazine
Ronan Mckenzie, Pitchfork Magazine | FKA Twigs
Ronan Mckenzie, Pitchfork Magazine | FKA Twigs

Having worked with powerhouses like: Gucci, Nikon, Luncheon Magazine, Wall Street Journal, Vogue US, I-D, Stella McCartney, Universal Standard, Fila, Glossier, POP and Kenzo; Ronan Mckenzie is a force to be reckoned with.

WATA x Gucci Collaboration film still
WATA x Gucci Collaboration film still

Not content of “just” being a freelance photographer, stylist and founder of a creative space, in 2021 the North East Londoner launched her own clothing brand ‘Selasi’ during lockdown. Its first collection with sales and press samples available from Autumn. The collection demonstrates Mckenzie’s unique understanding of silhouette, colour and form, each element holding a considered artistic narrative behind it. The campaign showcases a beautiful tenderness and strength, a poetic conversation of ancestry, intimacy with oneself and culture.

Selasi collection one, Creative Direction / Photography / Styling Ronan Mckenzie
Selasi collection one, Creative Direction / Photography / Styling Ronan Mckenzie
First campaign, Created collaboratively with Nadine Ijewere, Ammy Drammeh, Amidat Giwa, Lauren Michelle Pires, Kei Yoshino, Lisa Dymph and Laura Gilligan.            
First campaign, Created collaboratively with Nadine Ijewere, Ammy Drammeh, Amidat Giwa, Lauren Michelle Pires, Kei Yoshino, Lisa Dymph and Laura Gilligan.            

Community is a motif we often see in Ronan’s practice. Founding HOME in 2020 the 26 year old creative wanted: “to create a distinct space with a new set of understandings of how to contextualise a diverse range of artists, building on personal experiences of institutions and providing a new infrastructure for creativity.”

Being one of very few black owned artist-led spaces in London, HOME responds directly to the personal and communal need for a more honest and representative space. As well as offering affordable working spaces, talks, events and exhibitions, HOME is a multi-functional creative space which nurtures emerging creatives and helps them develop their practice in a supportive and inclusive environment. Through bursary schemes and cross-disciplinary artist residencies, Ronan Mckenzie is showcasing a breadth of fresh contemporary talent.

“We’ve offered bursaries to artists and our current offering is a studio residency and exhibition with Cob Gallery. We’re also working on another residency with a space called Artworks in Portugal on offering a two-month residency for a black female artist to spend time there creating work, with her flights, fees and materials covered. We’re really trying to support artists at the making stage of the process to help them experiment, collaborate and develop their practices.

-       Ronan Mckenzie

Photo from Parts of Self exhibition.                                                                                                  Parts of Self exhibition poster.
Photo from Parts of Self exhibition.                                                                                                  Parts of Self exhibition poster.  

Celebrating the end of the Cob x HOME Residency, artists Hannah Lim and Courtenay Welcome will be sharing works created and developed during the residency in the current online exhibition Parts of Self.  

“We are interested in how sharing a space can inform the work of two practitioners working across different mediums and from alternate perspectives. This residency is an exploration of how mediums or creative thinking can merge, and the impacts this has on both practitioners and viewers.”

- Ronan Mckenzie

The free online exhibition is supported by Glossier and will run from the 8th July until 24th July 2021. To see the exhibition visit here

Thanks for reading
Collect your 5 yamos below
REDEEM YAMOS
13/07/2021
Artist Spotlight
Chioma Ince
Artist Spotlight: Ronan Mckenzie

You may recognise her stunning editorial covers of FKA Twigs and Solange shot for Pitchfork and Garage Magazine or her beautiful campaigns and award winning film projects with Nadine Ijewere (Selsai campaign) and Joy Yamusangie (WATA x Gucci x Garage Magazine film).

Ronan Mckenzie, Solange x Garage Magazine
Ronan Mckenzie, Solange x Garage Magazine
Ronan Mckenzie, Pitchfork Magazine | FKA Twigs
Ronan Mckenzie, Pitchfork Magazine | FKA Twigs

Having worked with powerhouses like: Gucci, Nikon, Luncheon Magazine, Wall Street Journal, Vogue US, I-D, Stella McCartney, Universal Standard, Fila, Glossier, POP and Kenzo; Ronan Mckenzie is a force to be reckoned with.

WATA x Gucci Collaboration film still
WATA x Gucci Collaboration film still

Not content of “just” being a freelance photographer, stylist and founder of a creative space, in 2021 the North East Londoner launched her own clothing brand ‘Selasi’ during lockdown. Its first collection with sales and press samples available from Autumn. The collection demonstrates Mckenzie’s unique understanding of silhouette, colour and form, each element holding a considered artistic narrative behind it. The campaign showcases a beautiful tenderness and strength, a poetic conversation of ancestry, intimacy with oneself and culture.

Selasi collection one, Creative Direction / Photography / Styling Ronan Mckenzie
Selasi collection one, Creative Direction / Photography / Styling Ronan Mckenzie
First campaign, Created collaboratively with Nadine Ijewere, Ammy Drammeh, Amidat Giwa, Lauren Michelle Pires, Kei Yoshino, Lisa Dymph and Laura Gilligan.            
First campaign, Created collaboratively with Nadine Ijewere, Ammy Drammeh, Amidat Giwa, Lauren Michelle Pires, Kei Yoshino, Lisa Dymph and Laura Gilligan.            

Community is a motif we often see in Ronan’s practice. Founding HOME in 2020 the 26 year old creative wanted: “to create a distinct space with a new set of understandings of how to contextualise a diverse range of artists, building on personal experiences of institutions and providing a new infrastructure for creativity.”

Being one of very few black owned artist-led spaces in London, HOME responds directly to the personal and communal need for a more honest and representative space. As well as offering affordable working spaces, talks, events and exhibitions, HOME is a multi-functional creative space which nurtures emerging creatives and helps them develop their practice in a supportive and inclusive environment. Through bursary schemes and cross-disciplinary artist residencies, Ronan Mckenzie is showcasing a breadth of fresh contemporary talent.

“We’ve offered bursaries to artists and our current offering is a studio residency and exhibition with Cob Gallery. We’re also working on another residency with a space called Artworks in Portugal on offering a two-month residency for a black female artist to spend time there creating work, with her flights, fees and materials covered. We’re really trying to support artists at the making stage of the process to help them experiment, collaborate and develop their practices.

-       Ronan Mckenzie

Photo from Parts of Self exhibition.                                                                                                  Parts of Self exhibition poster.
Photo from Parts of Self exhibition.                                                                                                  Parts of Self exhibition poster.  

Celebrating the end of the Cob x HOME Residency, artists Hannah Lim and Courtenay Welcome will be sharing works created and developed during the residency in the current online exhibition Parts of Self.  

“We are interested in how sharing a space can inform the work of two practitioners working across different mediums and from alternate perspectives. This residency is an exploration of how mediums or creative thinking can merge, and the impacts this has on both practitioners and viewers.”

- Ronan Mckenzie

The free online exhibition is supported by Glossier and will run from the 8th July until 24th July 2021. To see the exhibition visit here

Thanks for reading
Collect your 5 yamos below
REDEEM YAMOS
13/07/2021
Artist Spotlight
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Artist Spotlight: Ronan Mckenzie

You may recognise her stunning editorial covers of FKA Twigs and Solange shot for Pitchfork and Garage Magazine or her beautiful campaigns and award winning film projects with Nadine Ijewere (Selsai campaign) and Joy Yamusangie (WATA x Gucci x Garage Magazine film).

Ronan Mckenzie, Solange x Garage Magazine
Ronan Mckenzie, Solange x Garage Magazine
Ronan Mckenzie, Pitchfork Magazine | FKA Twigs
Ronan Mckenzie, Pitchfork Magazine | FKA Twigs

Having worked with powerhouses like: Gucci, Nikon, Luncheon Magazine, Wall Street Journal, Vogue US, I-D, Stella McCartney, Universal Standard, Fila, Glossier, POP and Kenzo; Ronan Mckenzie is a force to be reckoned with.

WATA x Gucci Collaboration film still
WATA x Gucci Collaboration film still

Not content of “just” being a freelance photographer, stylist and founder of a creative space, in 2021 the North East Londoner launched her own clothing brand ‘Selasi’ during lockdown. Its first collection with sales and press samples available from Autumn. The collection demonstrates Mckenzie’s unique understanding of silhouette, colour and form, each element holding a considered artistic narrative behind it. The campaign showcases a beautiful tenderness and strength, a poetic conversation of ancestry, intimacy with oneself and culture.

Selasi collection one, Creative Direction / Photography / Styling Ronan Mckenzie
Selasi collection one, Creative Direction / Photography / Styling Ronan Mckenzie
First campaign, Created collaboratively with Nadine Ijewere, Ammy Drammeh, Amidat Giwa, Lauren Michelle Pires, Kei Yoshino, Lisa Dymph and Laura Gilligan.            
First campaign, Created collaboratively with Nadine Ijewere, Ammy Drammeh, Amidat Giwa, Lauren Michelle Pires, Kei Yoshino, Lisa Dymph and Laura Gilligan.            

Community is a motif we often see in Ronan’s practice. Founding HOME in 2020 the 26 year old creative wanted: “to create a distinct space with a new set of understandings of how to contextualise a diverse range of artists, building on personal experiences of institutions and providing a new infrastructure for creativity.”

Being one of very few black owned artist-led spaces in London, HOME responds directly to the personal and communal need for a more honest and representative space. As well as offering affordable working spaces, talks, events and exhibitions, HOME is a multi-functional creative space which nurtures emerging creatives and helps them develop their practice in a supportive and inclusive environment. Through bursary schemes and cross-disciplinary artist residencies, Ronan Mckenzie is showcasing a breadth of fresh contemporary talent.

“We’ve offered bursaries to artists and our current offering is a studio residency and exhibition with Cob Gallery. We’re also working on another residency with a space called Artworks in Portugal on offering a two-month residency for a black female artist to spend time there creating work, with her flights, fees and materials covered. We’re really trying to support artists at the making stage of the process to help them experiment, collaborate and develop their practices.

-       Ronan Mckenzie

Photo from Parts of Self exhibition.                                                                                                  Parts of Self exhibition poster.
Photo from Parts of Self exhibition.                                                                                                  Parts of Self exhibition poster.  

Celebrating the end of the Cob x HOME Residency, artists Hannah Lim and Courtenay Welcome will be sharing works created and developed during the residency in the current online exhibition Parts of Self.  

“We are interested in how sharing a space can inform the work of two practitioners working across different mediums and from alternate perspectives. This residency is an exploration of how mediums or creative thinking can merge, and the impacts this has on both practitioners and viewers.”

- Ronan Mckenzie

The free online exhibition is supported by Glossier and will run from the 8th July until 24th July 2021. To see the exhibition visit here

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