Portrait Swap – Hellohead Exhibition

Last night, for one night only, CARGO in Shoreditch held the Hellohead Exhibition, showcasing an eclectic mix of work from 60 inspiring illustrators and designers. 

Curated by Lucy Joy and Rosie Shorter, Hellohead started as a portrait swap; each illustrator’s name was picked from a hat and paired with another at random. Asking an illustrator to draw a portrait of another illustrator is a brave mission, but it certainly paid off! The result was an exciting collection of weird and wonderful artworks ready for auction, and all money raised went towards the National Autism Society (NAS).

The exhibition was bustling and jam-packed with creative activity. There was a silent art auction, a live portrait drawing session, a pop up shop plus an interactive set design.

Sarah Lippett by Georgina Luck

Simon Peplow by Jamie Mills

The NAS celebrates their 50-year anniversary with a theme of “friendship,” and Hellohead certainly embraced this concept, calling upon artists both young and old to display their work.

Holly Wales by Holly Maguire

Ruben Ireland by Gemma Correll

Tim Easley by Rosie Shorter

To view more of Hellohead’s fantastic work, check out their site at hellohead.co.uk.

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