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20/07/2021 - 31/10/2021

New Work - Illustration


Manjit Thapp - My Head is a Jungle

NOW Gallery has announced My Head Is A Jungle by Birmingham-born illustrator Manjit Thapp as its Young Artist Commission 2021.

Available to view for free from 23rd July – 31st October, this annual commission celebrates the best rising talent in the fields of visual arts and illustration, with previous commissions including award-winning Pakistani visual artist and internet sensation Sara Shakeel and popular London illustrator, Hattie Stewart.

My Head Is A Jungle will see Thapp transform the gallery space into a three-dimensional maze-like structure adorned with large-scale murals and sculptures for visitors to explore, with a large fluorescent red sun hanging above. This symbol is an integral theme of the young illustrators’ renderings, as well as snakes, tigers, tropical flora and a young Asian protagonist, which feature regularly to represent empowerment, particularly for women, within today’s modern, cultural landscape.


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North Greenwich The Gateway Pavilions, Peninsula Square, SE10 0SQ