Monday, 26 April 2010

Open House Brighton

Today I was busy setting up my next display a open house as part of the May Brighton festival. It is located in the summer house of 20 Tongdean Avenue. The garden is beautiful with panomaric views of the Brighton seafront. On show I have cushions, cards, paintings and framed prints all for sale. 20 Tongdean Avenue, is part of the Tongdean scene. The open house is on for all 4 weekends of May. The flyer is in a postcard style, to suit the Brighton seaside location.

Artists taking part:

Sophie Coleman - contemporary paintings, prints, life drawings
Paul Collicutt - illustrator and graphic artist
Cherry Hurren - fashion craft designer and illustrator
Rowena Glibert - contemporary ceramic vessels with distinctive linear line
Kate Pritchard - re-upholstered antique furniture with a modern twist

A full list of all the open houses in Brighton for May are on There will be cakes too!

Open House Brighton Festival

No. 20 The Tongdean Scene
20 Tongdean Avenue

Opening Night 07/5/10 7pm
Display open 1/5/10 - 2/5/10, 8/5/10 - 9/5/10, 15/5/10 - 16/5/10, 22/5/10 - 23/5/10

Nearest train Preston Brighton

Sunday, 25 April 2010

Staunch magazine

I recently was contacted by Francesca Gaymor, who is currently studying the degree fashion promotion and imaging, which I graduated from last year. She has just finshed a group project Staunch magazine. Which I was interviewed for shown above. The magazine is all about, fashion, craft, art. I particualry liked the article the futurology of craft, with a hat made out of train tickets. The magazine is portraying the current trend towards craft, with fast fashion being a old trend.

Sunday, 18 April 2010

Private Commission

I recently completed a private commission for Leona Clarke, designer and fashion illustrator. I made two small dolls versions, of two life size ones displayed in Harvey Nichols Knightsbridge in London. The white hair bunches doll has little zips all over her skirt. The dolls look lovely together in their new home.

Commissions are available by sending a email to me:

Saturday, 17 April 2010

Press from Arae Exhibition

One of my recent exhibitions was Arae at 10 Gales gallery, Bethnal Green. I became part of this display, as I was invited by one of my friends Momo. She has a line of jewelley named Momocreatura. Her jewellery is inspired by animals and fantasy. She recently had her work on show as part of a Selfridges exhibition, in the ultralounge. It was sponsored by Pocko, with a lovely printed newspaper showing selected artists from the agency.

Some press from the exhibition include a article for Ameilas magazine, showing a photo of me with my work. Also a page on the Saatchi gallery website, about the exhibition. A posting from Antimonide, which is a multidisciplinary creative consultancy studio. A article from Run Riot, a website listing art exhibitions. As well as on galleries online and Qype listings. Postings on a series of blogs: london plinth, clothes whisper, fashion victim and pop world.

Friday, 16 April 2010

Pop up shops

Okido magazine - Brixton Village
Ogilvy ad agency - Idea shop
Supermarket Sarah - Selfridges
Marmite shop - Regent Street
Harvey Nichols Hub - Hanover square

Last night I went to a talk at the innovation centre at Central Saint Martins, all about pop up shops. A relatively new phenomeon, in timing with the recession, making good use out of slack space for creative projects. However it was pointed out that even though it seems a new idea, pop up shops, have appeared in previous recessions in the 90s and 70s. The talk was giving information about how to organize your own pop shop. Such as how to write a proposal, approach bussinesses/landlords/councils, existing schemes, costs and marketing.

Pop up shops, can be making use of an existing building, or putting up a static space in an unused area. There are schemes by local councils, across the country to help motivate ideas into business ventures.
Pop up shops are being arranged by all different creative people, to each show a product or service. There are incubator scenrios, where the space is used as a artist studio and a shop/exhibition space. Also big companies are investing in this trend, to create a hype and new press coverage of their brand. Obviously the bigger the company the more money is invested into the space.

I found the talk stimulating it is a possible venture for me in the future.