Jo Brocklehurst: Late-Night Takeover

Jo Brocklehurst: Late-Night Takeover at House of Illustration

House of Illustration
2 Granary Square
King's Cross
Event time
7:00pm - 11:00pm
27 Apr 2017

Join us on Thursday 27 April 2017 for a late-night opening; along with booze, DJ sets and performance art, it's your last chance to see our major retrospective, Jo Brocklehurst: Nobodies and Somebodies, in which 100 figurative portraits chronicle the style and subversion of subculture.

Drawing activities

Gallery reportage

Channel the spirit of Jo Brocklehurst and chronicle the crowd. You’ll be given a sketchbook and we’ll project a selection of your drawings on our South Gallery big screen.

Exquisite corpses

The surrealists invented the exquisite corpse but we’re making life-sized versions. Help us make burlesque grotesques to line our walls as we populate the galleries with Jo Brocklehurst-inspired creations. 

Wacky tracers

We’re turning our basement into a giant blank canvas. An enormous sheet will paper the floors, ready for you to collaborate on large-scale drawings – not by hand but with pens attached to remote-controlled cars.

Curator's tour, 8pm

House of Illustration's Olivia Ahmad will be joined by co-curator Isabelle Bricknall to discuss the exhibition, which they worked on together. An informal 30-minute gallery tour will offer personal insights into this major retrospective.


Nacho is resident DJ for Glastonbury's NYC Downlow and hosts shows for Soho Radio and Balamii with music ranging from disco to garage and gospel. He cut his teeth as a house and electro DJ in the free party scene of East London in the late 90s and early noughties.