Designer Nicholas Daley’s work celebrated in new exhibit, RETURN TO SLYGO

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Exploring the influence of his parents reggae club, his Jamaican-Scottish heritage and his love of music.

Designer Nicholas Daley is the subject of a new exhibition, titled RETURN TO SLYGO, opening at London’s NOW Gallery this December.

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The exhibition will examine the impact of Daley’s Jamaican-Scottish heritage, his parents’ reggae club Slygo, the knitting skills he learnt from his mother, as well as how his own love of music has influenced his aesthetic and designs.

RETURN TO SLYGO will bring together archival imagery, family photos, and reggae club t-shirts, alongside a specially curated playlist.

Visitors will also be able to draw on a plain record sleeve cover to create personalised album artwork, as well as craft their own knitting using Daley’s upcycled yarns and fabric.

With the space covered in bespoke woven carpets and a series of “illustrative vinyl” covering the windows, RETURN TO SLYGO has been designed as “a place for all to come and unite in a safe space beyond lockdown,” explains NOW.

RETURN TO SLYGO will run from the 2nd December 2020 to the 24th January 2021 at NOW Gallery.

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Opening hours and address:

NOW Gallery, The Gateway Pavilions, Peninsula Square, Greenwich Peninsula, London SE10 0SQ

Monday – Friday: 10am – 7pm
Saturday: 10am – 5pm
Sunday: 11am – 4pm.