Big Give Residencies

In November 2021 Yinka Shonibare Foundation joined the Big Give, the UK's biggest coordinated fundraising campaign to raise money for a new Fellowship Residency at G.A.S. Foundation for a UK-based African Diaspora artist and a curator. After successfully reaching our target we were able to raise enough funds to cover the cost of two 6-week fully catered residencies that came complete with flights, local travel and materials. 


The residency supports both the creative and social needs of the selected artist and curator, the ambition being that the experience brings about future projects and collaborations for them, both in the UK and Nigeria. It also provides a unique chance for the artist and curator to spend time developing their career in one of Africa’s most exciting and fastest-growing creative hubs.

Seyi Adelekun

UK | Sept - Nov 2022


Seyi Adelekun is a neurodivergent multidisciplinary artist and designer of Nigerian-British heritage. Her practice to date explores how public installation can inspire action to respond to the climate crisis, promote biodiversity and celebrate local ecologies. 


Seyi uses natural materials, permaculture principles and regenerative circular economy principles to develop work. She sees the process of collective making as a tool to nurture healthier relationships with our environment and facilitates creative nature workshops with young people to encourage environmental stewardship.



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