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Performance: Motunrayo Akinola: Footwash Screening (First) Interview
FRI 31 MAY 2024, 7-8PM

A black and white photo of a foot in mud

Image courtesy Motunrayo Akinola

£10.00 / £8.00 MEMBER / £8.00 CONCESSION

Motunrayo Akinola presents a new participatory live performance alongside new sculptures. The event follows Akinola’s six month residency at the SLG. Titled Footwash Screening (First) Interview, the performance will expand on themes explored in his exhibition Knees Kiss Ground, on display in the SLG’s Fire Station. 

Akinola’s exhibition explores public attitudes towards migration. His work places objects alongside each other, using our shared and personal understandings of how they relate to prompt discussion on contemporary issues. During the performance he will present a group of sculptures titled Blankets, a new structure that the audience will be invited to enter and be interviewed by the artist.  

About Motunrayo Akinola

Motunrayo Akinola is a London-based artist who uses images of the home and everyday materials to explore comfort and belonging. He creates sculptures, installations, sound and drawings. He studied at RA Schools, graduating in 2023. As a British-born Nigerian who has spent time in and now feels comfortable in both countries, Akinola’s work exposes the nuanced differences between the two places.


  • The audience will be invited to enter a structure that has been made by the artist. This structure is fully accessible but space inside is limited. There may be a short wait time.
  • Seating is available.
  • Participation in the performance is optional. Ticket holders will be able to sign up on the day.
  • Please contact with any questions or additional access requirements.

For more information on access at the SLG please read here.

The Postgraduate Residency is supported by The Paul and Louise Cooke Endowment.

The exhibition will tour to Bonington Gallery, Nottingham in January 2025.

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