Layla Jabbari



Layla Jabbari is a Hull based illustrator and recent graduate from Falmouth University having studied for an MA in Illustration.

Layla experiments with print making processes to explore the interconnected stories of the people
around her. Working initially from life, Layla develops narratives using intaglio print techniques
including etching, aquatint and Tetra Pack.

In her recent work she spent time talking to and drawing
strangers on trains to and from Hull and Leeds. She created Tetra pack prints from the initial sketches
and developed these prints into an animation, bringing the prints to life. Layla’s work plays with ideas
of temporary and permanent. Tetra pack prints portray throwaway moments that she then screen
prints onto clay and aluminium. These are reformed into the original 3-dimensional shape of the Tetra
pack but imbued with a sense of permanence. Her work explores the concept that within routine
aspects of life there exists an opportunity to celebrate those magical moments in our everyday
collective existence.
Layla was longlisted for the World Illustration Award 2023 and is part of the Hull Artists Inter Change
scheme based at Humber Street Gallery. She is currently exhibiting work at Ferens Art Gallery as part
of the exhibition, Hull on the Rise. Her work, Monkey Nuts, was recently showcased at Great Portland
Street Station in London. Layla has had work published in Artists Responding To magazine and Sonder
Series, a Manchester based publication