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A Review of the 2010 Seattle Hempfest

A review of Seattle's annual Hempfest. Can it change the public's perceptions of the aromatic herb? With ace illustrations by Zachariah O'Hora and Edmund Tucker.

Written by Louisa Lee

Swedish Textiles 2010 Emelie Johansson photo by Amelia Gregory Illustration by Zach O’Hora. Seattle’s Annual Hempfest attracts a range of characters. As we wait in the half mile long queue […]

My Mum’s A Hippy: an interview with illustrator Monique Jivram

From textile art to illustration, Monique Jivram discusses her work with Amelia's Magazine

Written by Louisa Lee

British-Columbian artist and illustrator Monique Jivram sits down with Louisa Lee to discuss her work… You have a background in textile art, illness when and how did you become more […]

Film: An Interview with Jessica Lux

War photographer, Award winner, Film-maker. Louisa Lee talks to Jessica Lux.

Written by Louisa Lee

All Stills from ‘Join The Dots’ by Jessica Lux Jessica Lux is a film-maker who has had her share of interesting life experience. She rejected a place at Oxford to […]

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Petra Noordkamp: Chasing the Male Gaze

Dutch female photographer Petra Noordkamp reveals her world, influences and future projects in this exclusive interview.

Written by Louisa Lee

All photographs courtesy of Petra Noordkamp Louisa Lee: Your photos seem very spontaneous. Do you have an idea in advance of what you’re going to photograph? Petra Noordkamp: Most of […]

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Illustrator Zöe Barker: Blimey, That is Nice !

Contributor Louisa Lee discusses with freelance illustrator Zöe Barker about putting 3H pencil to paper and the need to go back to real values.

Written by Louisa Lee

All illustrations courtesy of Zöe Barker Louisa Lee:  I’ve noticed that you’ve got a fine art background, health how did this develop into illustration? Zöe Barker: Since I was a […]

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Crude, a review of the movie by Joe Berlinger about oil company Chevron-Texaco in the Ecuador Amazon

A review of Crude, a documentary film following lawyers Pablo Fajardo and Steven Donziger as they try to win compensation from Chevron-Texaco, who dumped vast quantities of crude oil into the Amazon over a period of several decades.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Louisa Lee:  I’ve noticed that you’ve got a fine art background, rx how did this develop into illustration? Zöe Barker: Since I was a kid I wanted to be an […]

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These New Puritans – Hidden – Album Review

These New Puritans, They Want War

Written by Emma Tucker

For decades fashion has told us what women want and need in their lives to satisfy their latest ‘fix’. Brands spend millions on research to discover what us complicated and […]

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Good Shoes-Hope and Future Mini Festival

Come To The Stags Head And Help Good Shoes Celebrate The Release Of No Hope, No Future

Written by Andy Devine

Delightful band Musée Mécanique have just released the video for their forthcoming single Like Home. The eerie video, and sick directed by Leif Petersen, sale features a strange playground which […]

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Trapese Collective – Tools for Social Change Course

Written by Zofia Walczak

All Photographs courtesy of Natalia Calvocoressi Louisa Lee: When and how did you first become interested in photography? Natalia Calvocoressi: I started to become interested in photography just before I […]

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Natalia Calvocoressi: “I need a Spy Camera!”

"There is no point in being precious about photographs". Photographer and graphic designer Natalia Calvocoressi is an ever curious mind with a down-to-earth approach to her art. Contributor Louisa Lee interviews.

Written by Louisa Lee

All Photographs courtesy of Natalia Calvocoressi Louisa Lee: When and how did you first become interested in photography? Natalia Calvocoressi: I started to become interested in photography just before I […]

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American Pioneers: Ways of Living – a journey around east coast eco-communities

When Jessica Watkins told me about her plans to film the eco communities of the East Coast as part of her new project Anima Rising, I asked her to write an article about her travels. Read on and be inspired by Ways of Living...

Written by Jessica Watkins

We are circling the Blue Ridge Mountains in a car packed with sleeping bags, tent, dresses, and emergency granola bars. My friend Harper Cowan and I have a month on […]

New Designers 2012 Printed Textiles and Surface Design Graduates: part three

My final round up features some delightful work from Glasgow School of Art, UCA Rochester and LCC surface designers.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Here’s my final round up of New Designers 2012 printed textiles and surface design talent. At the Glasgow School of Art Emily de Vale worked in 3D, embroidering laser cut […]

Jerwood Drawing Prize 2011: Exhibition Review

More fantastic drawing at this years Jerwood Drawing Prize exhibition. Favourites include the work of winners Gary Lawrence and Kristian Fletcher, plus Iain Andrews, Lottie Jackson-Eeles, Louisa Fairclough and Fran Richardson.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Homage to Anonymous by Gary Lawrence (detail). This year the Jerwood Drawing Prize grows more influential than ever. During his speech at the opening of the exhibition last night art […]

Amelia’s Compendium of Fashion Illustration launch party illustrations: meet more illustrators!

The final bunch of illustrations from my ACOFI launch party covers a host of evening guests - by Natsuki Otani, Erica Sharp, Lesley Barnes, Yelena Bryksenkova, Gemma Milly, Abigial Daker, Emma Block, Faye West, Gareth A Hopkins, Jo Cheung, Kellie Black, Lisa Stannard, Natasha Thompson, Katie Harnett, Karina Yarv and Ani Saunders.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Zarina Liew at work My wonderful girls, rx Rosie and Harriet of Tatty Devine, sick who created the lovely Cutlass Necklace for my party. Zarina Liew looked oh so casual […]

Merthyr to Mayo Solidarity Bike Ride: Galway to Castlerea

The first blog in a series detailing my adventures on a bike bound for Rossport Solidarity Camp in County Mayo, Ireland. Featuring a demo against the atrocities in Gaza, a Lidl carpark and Dallas style houses.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Glastonbury 2010 Climate Camp Pete the Temp On Sunday we lost a few and gained a few. Pete Lawrie called by with terrible hayfever to say he couldn’t sing for […]

Festival Preview: Standon Calling

Midnight parties in a cowshed, frolics in a swimming pool and not a sponsor in sight, Standon Calling has a magic line-up, and even fairies to get you going in the morning. Tis true!

Written by Cari Steel

Illustration by Donna McKenzie Regular readers of Amelia’s Magazine will know that we covered the Maison Martin Margiela 20 exhibition last March, visit when it showed in fashion capital Antwerp. […]

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A Serious Woman? Late-style, Sexuality and the Female Artist

Can erotic art and old age go hand-in-hand? Contributor Louisa Lee finds out for Amelia.

Written by Louisa Lee

Alina Szapocznikow, viagra “Great Bellies”, case 1968, photo: Roger Gain, © Piotr Stanis?awski and Alina Szapocznikow, “Krocz?ce usta”, 1966, photo: © Piotr Stanis?awski Very occasionally and normally with a good […]

Alice and the Cool Dudes

Alice and the Cool Dudes, at Barden's Boudoir, Dalston, May 14

Written by Gareth David.

The eponymous release from New York based The Pains of Being Pure at Heart has everything you could want from a summer album. A certain been-in-the-sun-too-long hazy-headyness without the too-much-ice-cream […]

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Gigs of the Week, Monday, Tuesday, Music Days!

Written by Roisin Conway

The eponymous release from New York based The Pains of Being Pure at Heart has everything you could want from a summer album. A certain been-in-the-sun-too-long hazy-headyness without the too-much-ice-cream […]

Earth Listings May 17th -23rd

London, Events, Talks.

Written by Cari Steel

The eponymous release from New York based The Pains of Being Pure at Heart has everything you could want from a summer album. A certain been-in-the-sun-too-long hazy-headyness without the too-much-ice-cream […]


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