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Diasporic Comics: Two Artists in Conversation
Sat 25 Aug 2018, 3-5pm
Past event

Jacob V Joyce, An Eye In Empire (2018) and Rudy Loewe, Roots and Routes (2018)

Jacob V Joyce, An Eye In Empire (2018) and Rudy Loewe, Roots and Routes (2018)

Join us for an in conversation between artists Jacob V Joyce and Rudy Loewe on their new works An Eye in an Empire and Roots and Routes.

Having released a number of well received self-published comics, Rudy and Jacob will interview each other about their new graphic novels and give the audience a chance to preview them before their official release.

Topics will include the practicalities of writing, drawing and researching decolonial stories from a black British perspective.

This event will take place in the SLG’s Clore Studio. Please note that the Main Gallery will be closed, and access to the Clore Studio will be via the entrance to The Habit café.


Jacob V Joyce is a multidisciplinary artist using comics, performance and creative interventions to amplify historical and nourish new queer and anti-colonial narratives.  Their illustrations and comics have been featured in international human rights campaigns, the Guardian Newspaper and their self published books cover a wide variety of issues. Joyce has been artist in residence in youth centres, homeless shelters, day centres for the elderly and more recently Nottingham Contemporary Gallery (September 2017 – July 2018). Having just finished an MA in Art and Politics at Goldsmiths Joyce will be in residence at Tate Modern & Tate Britain from September 2018 – July 2019.

Rudy Loewe is a visual artist working with drawing, painting and printmaking. Rudy recently graduated with a Masters in Visual Communication from Konstfack, Stockholm. They have worked with institutions such as Tate, Wellcome Trust and Nottingham Contemporary and a wide range of non institutional spaces. Rudy currently collaborates as part of Collective Creativity – a group of artists focused on creating dialogue around queer artists of colour and black arts history. In Stockholm, Rudy has collaborated as part of Brown Island, a collective inside and outside of Konstfack, formed of people of colour.