Iranian visual artist Majid Adin found the inspiration to draw again in the dome in Calais, and through the support of the Good Chance Ensemble, Majid won a competition to create the official music video for Elton John’s Rocket Man, brilliantly re-contextualising the lyrics as a refugee’s journey to Europe through his animation.
MAVERick Award Nomination 2018
Majid was nominated and shortlisted for the 2018 Groucho Maverick Award celebrating original, creative artwork that seeks to challenge the status quo.
Read about the nomination here.
House of Illustration Exhibition
Majid’s artwork will feature in the UK’s first ever exhibition exploring the refugee crisis through illustration. The exhibition will run until March, 2019 everyday from 10:00 - 18:00.
Read about the exhibition here.
Guardian - “The work illustrators have created in response to, or as a result of, the personal experiences of refugees has been vital in telling the stories of those who must leave their homes to seek safety.”
BBC Outlook - “How Elton John’s ‘Rocket Man’ changed my life”