We didn’t know it at the time but a DM saying "Do you want to collaborate" was the start of 8496 Collective. Our first ever project, THIS IS issue 1 let us see how important it is to give artists a platform but also how much more we could do through 8496.
WHAT’S WITH THE NUMBERS???
8496 was originally just an available name on Instagram and even though we still laugh about it, it has with time formed its own meaning. The numbers represent that we want to make art accessible to more than just the artist and it doesn’t matter who you are, where you’re from or how old you are - in 8496 there’s a place for you.
We want to tackle this ‘so-called-art-world’, which is often confusing and exclusive. Our values lie in collaborating with and helping other artists grow and get the recognition they want.
BUT HOW DO YOU DO IT?
We create magazines, exhibitions, art events and workshops around London. Some in collaboration with others, some just with the 8496 duo.
HOW TO GET INVOLVED
Working with new people, artists, organisations and collectives is something we’re always down to do so please drop us a message if you’re interested.