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Hassan Hajjaj's rockstar portraits – in pictures Hassan Hajjaj's portraits from Marrakech capture the colour and spontaneity of his childhood in Morocco. His sitters – 'not just musicians but the snake charmer, henna girl, bad boy, male belly dancer' – often wear clothes he has designed, standing in spaces totally covered by patterns he has chosen, and the photographs are eventually set in a frame he has constructed.
Two life-size whale sculptures made out of willow have re-surfaced at a nature reserve. The artwork, named The Bristol Whales, was installed in the city centre last summer to mark Bristol's status as European Green Capital. A head of a humpback whale and tail of a blue whale are depicted by the six-tonne pieces which are made from willow harvested in Somerset