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Thank you to all who attended Yinka Shonibare & Afua Hirsch In Conversation at The Royal Academy on the 5th October 2021.


Last month the Natalia Cola Foundation had the pleasure of supporting the Royal Academy in bringing together Yinka Shonibare, the coordinator of the Summer Exhibition 2021 and eminent journalist Afua Hirsch.


It proved to be a revealing discussion, with Afua skilfully unpacking Yinka’s chosen theme of ‘Reclaiming Magic’; how he champions inclusivity; and aims to transcend the traditional Western art history perspective, preferring to focus on the joyful and visceral aspects of art-making. 


More to come! 


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The Natalia Cola Foundation

After a year in preparation, I am proud to announce the first lecture in a series of three annual lectures at the Royal Academy that will be supported by The Natalia Cola Foundation.  


Throughout its 252 year history the Royal Academy has fostered freedom of thought; expression; allowed new ideas to flourish and has existed to champion art and artists.  


It gives me great pleasure to support such a storied institution and I’m so glad to play a small part in ensuring that these principles of education and accessibility can continue for generations to come. 

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Yinka Shonibare & Afua Hirsch
In Conversation at the Royal Academy
5th October 2021 6.30 - 7.30 pm

Join Yinka Shonibare RA and Afua Hirsch discuss how this year’s Summer Exhibition is reclaiming the magic and joy of creating art.

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