Shubbak talks to Mehdi Annassi in the third of our #HumansofShubbak mini interviews.
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Casablanca-based street artist Mehdi Annassi explores the neighbourhoods of North Kensington to create a new mural in a public location. Nicknamed Petit Larache, the Golborne Road has long been at the centre of Moroccan identity in London. Together with residents and community groups, the artist will delve into its history and scenes of everyday life. He will develop a short graphic story, which will be painted directly on one of the walls in this iconic neighbourhood.
Mehdi Annassi aka Machima works on large-scale murals, comics, zines, animation, illustrations and street art (Street Art Caravane, Jidar Festival, Sbagha Bagha Festival). He is known for his contribution and involvement to Morocco’s thriving comic art scene and is a founding member of Skefkef, the first Moroccan independent comics magazine. He is currently working on his first graphic novel.
Presented with additional support from Paul Hamlyn Foundation, Drosos Foundation, The Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea, The K&C Foundation – Green Shoots fund and Nour Creative Learning Programme in collaboration with FerArts and SK Youth Families.
Fri 28 June–Sat 14 July 2019
71 St Mark’s Road
(opposite Bay 20 Community Centre)
North Kensington, London
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