This year was A HUGE year for my sister, Idil Sukan, and her production company Draw HQ.
I’ve worked with my sister for the last 5 years, meeting a lot of people and producing photography and artwork for their productions. We produced her first exhibition This Comedian. It was great to see my sister’s work all in one place – which helped to appreciate the huge amount of work she’s done, how talented she is and the incredible portfolio she has.
This was her debut exhibition of the last ten years of her work in photography and art direction. It was on at the Embassy Tea Gallery in Southwark and from 19 February – 8 March. You can see her work and buy a print here.
We also produced a live comedy show in the lead up to the exhibition at the Duchess Theatre in Covent Garden. The line up included Sara Pascoe, Katherine Ryan, James Acaster, Robin Ince, Arthur Darvill (Doctor Who) and MC Michael Legge.
Other events included talks about the representation of women in comedy and photography in association with Big Blonde Salon and Soho House.
Overall the exhibition was a huge success and it has now been taken up to the Edinburgh Festival this year, exhibiting at the Abatoir.
– Above: the core Draw HQ production team were women and we wrapped the exhibition on International Women’s day.