Menu Login Ticket basket   Search

Pavilion Late: The Art of Identity

Experience the kaleidoscopic Colour Palace after hours in this special Late exploring art, heritage and identity.

In collaboration with Pricegore architects, the design for The Colour Palace was inspired by Yinka Ilori’s memories of fabric markets in Lagos with his grandmother – as well as unique examples of European architecture. This Late invites you to question our relationship to art and architecture through the lens of cultural heritage and identity. The evening includes pop-up talks with print artist The Fandangoe Kid and designer Yinka Ilori, music from Tony Njoku, drop-in art-making including sculpting, stitching and sketching places and stories of personal significance, with delicious food and drink available to purchase. You will also be able to gain access to the gallery’s Collection and exhibition Cutting Edge: Modernist British Printmaking

Please note - due to today's wet weather some of this evening's activities have been relocated - please see the programme list below for details.

  • Yinka Ilori

    Yinka Ilori
  • The Fandangoe Kid

    The Fandangoe Kid
  • Tony Njoku

    Tony Njoku
  • Stitch School

    Stitch School

Evening includes

Art and Ancestry

8-8.30pm, Pavilion

Join designer of “The Colour Palace”, Yinka Ilori, and large scale print artist, The Fandangoe Kid, as they discuss the influence their ancestry and heritage has had upon their practice with the gallery’s Head of Learning, Jane Findlay.


7-7.10pm & 7.30-7.40pm, Pavilion

The ARTiculation Prize is a national public speaking competition where senior school students are invited to speak about a work of art, architecture or artefact that speaks to them. Join ARTiculation alumni, Lewis Duncan and Oliver Simpson, as they speak about Erno Goldfinger’s Balfron Tower, and the Barbican Estate respectively.

SHARP Gallery

6-10pm, Linbury Room

Explore expressions of identity in a display created by artists from the SHARP Gallery (Social inclusion, Hope and Recovery Project). Since being established in 2011, this Brixton-based service has enabled over 120 service users to exhibit their art.

On Brand

6-10pm, Gallery 

If you had to represent yourself through a design, what would it be? Taking inspiration from the pavilion’s design, use different colours and shapes to create a personal logo or symbol, and wear it as a badge.

Getting to Know You

6-10pm, Gallery

Push yourself out of your comfort zone and drop in to this speed drawing experience. Sketch a stranger while they tell you about themselves, and come away with a concertina book full of new names and faces.

Stitch School Supper Cloth

6-10pm, Gallery

Exploring the influence fabric markets in Lagos had on the Pavilion, Stitch School have designed a unique supper cloth that will be added to by visitors across the summer. Drop in to have a go at different stitching techniques and make your contribution to our community cloth.

Significant Spaces

6-10pm, Sackler Centre

What building best represents your culture and heritage? Grab some clay, and contribute to a growing city of significant spaces. You can also watch it grow across the evening.

Tony Njoku

6-10pm, Pavilion

Enjoy a DJ set by British-Nigerian electronic producer and songwriter, Tony Njoku, featuring music from his latest album h.p.a.c. Raised between London and Lagos, Njoku feels the breadth of his travels is reflected in his music.

Food and Drink

6-9.30pm, Across the Site

Enjoy a variety of food and drink offers across our site. You can find Nigerian-inspired burritos at Chuku’s pop-up, themed cocktails at The Gimlet Bar, mead at Gosnells of London’s trike, drinks and ice-cream at the Pavilion Bar, and cold food boards in the Gallery’s café.

Event details

Start date
19 July 2019
Free but ticketed (booking essential). Age 18+. Tickets released one month prior to the event.