Modern Artefacts by Connor Kawaii & Ryan Hawaii

What happens when we consider what exists beyond our physical realm? What do we see? What do we feel? What do we encounter? 

In their collaborative exhibition ‘Modern Artefacts’, brothers Connor Kawaii and Ryan Hawaii invite us into their uncovered temple, bringing their ideas around the spiritual world to life. Through the use of symbolism, the artists have created a visual language to signify complex ideas around the spiritual and the metaphysical. Fusing their individual practices together,  the multidisciplinary exhibition includes Connor’s collages, and Ryan’s drawings amongst other works and explorations. 

A recurring motif that has been ever present in both their practices is the rejection of the status quo and the desire to shed light into the subcultures they exist within. This rebellion is reflected in the characters that feature within the collages that Connor intricately layers; a skill he picked up when he had broken his wrist and was forced to find alternative outlets. He seeks to breathe new life into images that would otherwise go unseen or forgotten. Influenced heavily by punk culture, over the last decade Ryan has combined drawing and textile work which often features his famous ‘eyeman’, his practice serving as a vehicle to articulate his experiences. 

Their Cuban-Jamaican heritage underpins the embodiment of this uncovered temple by borrowing from spatial design elements that exist within their culture.

Upcoming Exhibitions

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Belonging As Other by Shaye Gregan

September 29, 2022
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October 30, 2022
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Be Good Now

September 16, 2022
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September 18, 2022
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On Love, Curated by Joy Yamusangie and Ronan Mckenzie

May 12, 2022
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July 10, 2022
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Collective Objects by Hannah Lim & Hugo Harris

June 22, 2022
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July 10, 2022
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Cohesion by Ibrahim Azab and Josh Moseley

June 1, 2022
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June 19, 2022
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Our Story by Chris Bramble and Freya Bramble-Carter

May 12, 2022
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May 29, 2022
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By Your Side by Johanna Tagada Hoffbeck & Jatinder Singh Durhailay

March 17, 2022
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April 24, 2022
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Between Me and You by Bernice Mulenga

January 20, 2022
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March 6, 2022
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What do you see (when I feel what I feel)?

January 20, 2022
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February 13, 2022
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Collective Processes, at Gucci Circolo Shoreditch

December 14, 2021
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December 21, 2021
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HOME X SAINT OGUN One Year Anniversary Exhibition

December 2, 2021
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December 5, 2021
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Armour

September 30, 2021
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November 21, 2021
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Parts of Self

July 8, 2021
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July 24, 2021
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The Self Portrait

May 13, 2021
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June 27, 2021
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Ain't I Soft

May 13, 2021
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June 27, 2021
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I See In Colour, Cece Philips

March 18, 2021
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April 25, 2021
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WATA, Further Explorations

November 26, 2020
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March 7, 2021
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