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

Jorre van Ast & Damien Poulain

Industrial product designer Jorre van Ast is a member of a shared studio space in North London known as OKAYstudio. The studio is not always a collaborative one, with each of the individual members working on their own projects, while being based in a shared space that nurtures and encourages creative thinking. Interested in the playful nature of his creations, his functionally aware pieces look to make the audience think carefully about how they interpret his objects.

Bringing in designer Damien Poulain to help make a statement about the fences that were erected for the new East London Underground line that sit between their studios, the pair have produced a large-scale sculptural piece.


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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)