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Nicholas Daley Now Gallery exhibition Return to Slygo
Nicholas Daley SS21, Photography @picpicpiczo

Nicholas Daley is getting his own soundsystem-inspired exhibition

Taking place at London’s Now Gallery, Return To Slygo is set to celebrate community and creativity

Following in the footsteps of Mowalola, Charles Jeffrey, and Molly Goddard, Nicholas Daley is getting his own exhibition at London’s Now Gallery

The rising designer’s Return To Slygo will explore his multicultural Jamaican-Scottish heritage, fusing his love for music with a series of multi-sensory installations. Taking its name from his dad’s DJ soundsystem name ‘IMan SLYGo’ and his own SS19 collection, Daley’s intention for the gallery is as a safe space where community, diversity, and creativity can be celebrated post-lockdown.

Opening in December and running through to January 2021, visitors can expect nods to his signature woven fabrics through the exhibition’s carpeted floor and visual reference points seen via moodboards, plus archival imagery, reggae club t-shirts, and cute photos pulled from family albums. 

Elsewhere, vinyls and banners designed in collaboration with illustrator Guarab Thakali and a whole bunch of knitting materials will finish the space, with visitors encouraged to pick up a pair of needles, some yarn, and get involved – all to a soundtrack inspired by music reminiscent of Carnival. 

Return to Slygo is set to run December 2 - January 2021. In the meantime check out his SS21 collection below.