DIYAM started as a pop-up art fair the summer of 2014 in Hackney, London, and has quickly grown to a bi monthly event, at multiple venues, that has to date, showcased over 500 artists, and independent publishers.
DIYAM functions as an affordable space for a diverse group of artists, designers, collectives, and publishers, to exhibit/sell there artwork, engage with the public, and share experiences, opportunities.
Mark Farhall curates the events, selecting talented emerging artists from a wide range of artistic backgrounds, all of whom demonstrate an innovative and adventurous approach to their practise.
Mark is both a nationally and internationally published artist, (including Café Royal Books, and PictureBox Inc), had drawings shortlisted for the Jerwood Drawing Prize (2010, 2015), given drawing workshops at The Jerwood Space, London, and at The National Gallery's Bridget Riley exhibition.
DIYAM has been featured in numerous publications and blogs including Hero Magazine, People of Print, Fred Perry Subcultures, ASOS, TimeOut London, Creative Boom, Elle UK, Deer Brains, The Metro, The Evening Standard, and many more.