If You Could Collaborate

If You Could Collaborate is the fourth annual If You Could exhibition. Aiming to provide a platform for the finest creatives from all over the world to question their conventional working methods and outcomes. The contributors have been challenged to produce something a little unexpected, by working with a partner of their choosing from any discipline, profession or background. There is no brief to answer, or format to honour – the only limit being the enterprise and imagination of the artists involved, and a liberal 12 month deadline. Below are all of the pairings, and their outcomes.

A Foundation Gallery, Rochelle School

Ian Wright & Riitta Ikonen

Ian’s recognisably time-consuming brand of image making has led to numerous high profile editorials and record sleeves for the likes of The Face, The NME, Issey Miyake, Bjork, Ian Brown and many others. A body of work that spans four decades and a whole host of processes – all as easy on the eye as the next.

Alongside ex-student Riitta Ikonen, the two have gone on a significant collaborative journey. Their final piece is suitably diverse, combining photography, costume, sculpture and shoes.

Riitta would also like to thank the Finnish Institute for their support.


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If you could collaborate catalogue

312 page, 235 x 165mm catalogue, documenting the process of each project is available to buy via the It’s Nice That shop (£15)