Artist Yinka Ilori has transformed Bank Street Park with his vibrant and captivating use of colour, creating a space for everyone to enjoy. The installation which includes a 3×3 basketball court and the surrounding park walls aims to encourage and inspire people to ‘be the best that they can be’. Creating somewhere for friends and family to come together for both sports and relaxation, in a bright and inviting public space. Throughout his art is a sense of hope and optimism, reminding us all of the power in creating memories in fun and colourful outdoor spaces, something the world has missed for too long.
Yinka Ilori MBE is a London-based multidisciplinary artist of a British-Nigerian heritage. Ilori specialises in storytelling by fusing his mixed cultural upbringing to tell new stories in contemporary design. Humorous, provocative and fun, every project that he creates tells its own story. Bringing Nigerian verbal tradition into playful conversation with contemporary design, Yinka Ilori’s work touches on various global themes that resonate with different audiences all over the world.
The basketball court is open for the public to use for free 12noon-9pm daily.