ace&tate x Hayley Louisa Brown: Children of Graceland

Event Details:
• 17 until 19 November | Exhibition of Hayley Louisa Brown at Protein Studios
• 17 until 19 November | Ace & Tate pop up space at Protein Studios
• 18 November | Riposte Magazine panel discussion at Protein Studios

Project Team: Gina Stewart, Giuditta Dallerba (Protein)
Role: Producer (Protein)
Ace & Tate proud to present the second artist to be supported by the Ace & Tate Creative Fund: the British photographer, creative director and editor, Hayley Louisa Brown. The project invited you to follow the London-based artist on an immersive experience through her lens to Graceland, where she explored the longevity of Elvis Presley’s legacy on young fans.
Photographer Hayley Louisa Brown is a creative force to watch. As editor-in-chief of BRICK, a biannual hip-hop culture publication launched in 2015 (it sold out, as did the second and third), she set out to eschew all the usual clichés about the genre, such as the propensity for overtly masculine imagery seen in American titles.
Her project, Children of Graceland, selected by the Ace & Tate Creative Fund Board for its originality and depth, took her to Elvis Presley’s hometown where she photographed young Elvis fans, as a way of exploring his contemporary legacy and the idea of Elvis as a legend, rather than the man himself.
“The curiosity about Graceland as a place, as well as the people who visited inspired me to try and create a body of work that took a contemporary look at something, which is the exact opposite of the current zeitgeist of youth culture.” Hayley Louisa Brown
Produced by Protein x ace&tate x Hayley Louisa Brown, 2017.

Team Credits

Thomas Minnock

  • Project Manager/Producer

Leila McGlew

  • Partnerships Strategy Director

Mark de Lange

Tessa Pauw


  • Protein


    • Education & Research
  • Ace & Tate

    Ace & Tate

    • Fashion and Textiles

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Thomas Minnock
Project Manager/Producer
Martin Samson
Editor in Chief
Gina Stewart
Senior Account Manager