Mehdi Annassi | Shubbak Festival 2019
Presented in partnership with the Shubbak Festival 2019, we are excited to see Casablanca-based street artist Mehdi Annassi explore 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 and Nour Creative Learning Programme in collaboration with FerArts.
Look out for Mehdi Annassi and his collaborators starting the mural on St. Mark’s Road, Ladbroke Grove opposite Bay 20 Community Centre on 24 June. Come by and have a look, they will be on site until 30 June.
Check this page for more information.
View the behind the project behind the scenes here.
Read an interview with Mehdi Annassi here.