Nocturnal Creatures – Whitechapel Gallery Festival
Short film premier by Jess Albarn and Nick Powell

A collaboration between Artist Jess Albarn and Musician/composer Nick Powell
With footage of London foxes captured over lockdown with the help of Georgina Catt and Dario Illari

With special thanks to:
Sarah Willson (Cellist)
Georgina Catt
Dario Ilari
Kingdom of Ludd


SATURDAY 23rd – Saturday 30th July
12 – 6pm
Nocturnal Creatures returns for one night, transforming spaces in East London through installation, film, live performance, and music.



Curated by Martin J Tickner & Stefan Lebenson




Saturday 23 – 30th July 2022
Tuesday – Wednesday
1 – 5 pm

1 – 4 pm

Friday – Saturday
1 – 6 pm

Opening Event
Saturday 23 July
6 – 11pm


Jess Albarn and Nick Powell
Sarah Willson (Cellist)
Georgina Catt
Dario Ilari
Kingdom of Ludd

Jessica Albarn is known for her fine line drawings on paper. She also explores surface using glass, clay, wax and honey, sometimes incorporating pressed flowers and insects by creating multi-layered pieces.She has exhibited extensively and created two books. ‘Bee-headed’ and ‘The Boy in the Oak’ a dark faerie tale of which she wrote and illustrated. The story was also made into a short film, narrated by Jude Law, directed by Luke Losey.Jessica’s collaborations include Helmut Lang NYC for their ‘Spiderling‘ collection, which took her spiders to Tokyo with a 3 day live drawing event. More recently collaborating with Nick Powell (Musical Composer and sound designer) for her stop Motion Films ‘Creation’ and ‘Life after Death’ the latter of which was shown at her solo show at the Jealous Gallery this year.

Cedric Christie is a London-based artist who trained originally as a welder. His current studio, housed within a commercial metal fabrication factory, is located in the East London suburb of Dagenham – historically the home of the Ford Motor Factory.
Christie uses found industrial materials such as phenolic resin snooker balls, scaffolding pipes, coupler clamps, stainless steel channel, steel U-channel and cellulose automotive paint to make sculptures that mirror daily life while simultaneously exploring the boundaries of modernism and minimalist.



Nocturnal Creatures

Nocturnal Creatures festival transforms Whitechapel Gallery and unusual, historic and outdoor locations nearby.
Set imaginations alight through incredible, unique experiences – from free live performances to installations, music, film and DJ sets.

The festival is free and open to all.

Access to timed performances and set venues will be available on a first-come, first-served basis.
To view the full programme, click here

For those who aren’t able to attend in person, a complementary programme of digital content will be available on Instagram.

Get special, after-hours access to incredible spaces around East London, including House of Annetta, St Boniface Church, Toynbee Hall, the Hickman, Aldgate Square, and Bishopsgate Institute.
The exciting commissions and takeovers of the festival complement the Gallery’s summer exhibition programme, and are accompanied by a host of other performances as part of ‘Sculpture and the City’.
Nocturnal Creatures offers a unique platform for artists to exhibit in the public realm and reach new audiences.


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