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Climate Change Documentary: Beyond the Brink

Amelia's Magazine interviews Ross Harrison, the young filmmaker behind Beyond the Brink

Written by Sally Mumby-Croft

Ross Harrison, Director and Writer of Beyond the Brink, Illustration by Francesca Bourne
Beyond the Brink is young filmmaker Ross Harrison’s personal investigation into the debate on Climate Change. After feeling …

London Fashion Week A/W 2011 Menswear Day Catwalk Review: KTZ (by Matt)

Memphis-inspired fashion? Amazing. KTZ return to knock the socks off the rest of London Fashion Week's Menswear designers, and it was so good I almost had a little weep. Fabulous illustrations by Abby Wright, Thomas Leadbetter, Jo Cheung, June Chanpoomidole, Lesley Barnes and Valerie Pezeron

Written by Matt Bramford

Illustration by Jo Cheung
So after a rollercoaster six days, Menswear Day and London Fashion Week drew to a close with hip-store Kokon To Zai’s label, KTZ, and what would be …

Edmund Clarke: Guantanamo- A review

Edmund Clarke’s photography exhibition fails to ignite our reviewer’s interest. But Nadav Kander's downstairs show at the same gallery is a delightful surprise.

Written by Valerie Pezeron

Detail of Interrogator/guard’s call button in Camp Five courtesy of Edmund Clarke. Photograph by Valerie Pezeron
Where is the fire in Edmund Clark’s exhibition? Guantanamo: If the Light goes out is …

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Ctrl-Alt-Shift Chantelle Fiddy Interview

Part 1 of our art editor’s coverage of United Underground 2, a music, art and activism event that ran all day last Saturday at the Queen Elizabeth Hall.

Written by Valerie Pezeron

All photographs courtesy of Matthew Gonzalez Noda
Valerie Pezeron: Tell me about the event today?
Chantelle Fiddy: It’s a new style of club night. The idea is to bring together music, art …

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London Fashion Week Autumn Winter 2010 Catwalk Review: Ziad Ghanem

On|Off, Monday 22nd February 201: Illustration by Valerie Pezeron Photography by Matt Bramford

Written by Sally Mumby-Croft

Ziad Ghanem’s clothes were a lesson in craft and tailoring. Rolls of fabric cascaded around the models, the corsets were stitched, embroidered and painstakingly crafted.
These are garments to embellish …

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London Fashion Week Autumn Winter 2010 Review: Charles Anastase

Saturday 19th February 2010. The Music Rooms. Photography by Elizabeth Johnson, Illustration by Valerie Pezeron and Elizabeth Johnson

Written by Sally Mumby-Croft

Illustration courtesy of Valerie Pezeron
The clothes ranged from 70’s carpet chic to the aristocratic; the languid lazy glamour was completed by Linda Farrow sunglasses and hair more usually found …

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London Fashion Week A/W 2010 Catwalk Review: Gemma Slack

True artistry shines through with strikingly dark film presentation

Written by Valerie Pezeron

Illustration courtesy of Valerie Pezeron
Fashion’s new blood is bubbling just a stone throw from Somerset House’s established dinosaurs. Last Friday, Gemma Slack presented her new collection in the luxuriously cosy …

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London Fashion Week A/W 2010 Catwalk Review: Andrew Majtenyi

Andrew Majtenyi presented his debut collection at London Fashion Week

Written by Matt Bramford

Illustration courtesy of Valerie Pezeron
In a strange part of town, in a venue that gave no clue as to why it existed (apart from having the appearance of a Travelodge) …

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Leon Diaper: Photographer Spotlight

Leon Diaper's photography takes you for a walk on the wild side of modern America

Written by Leon Diaper

All photographs courtesy of Leon Diaper
Leon Diaper is a 23-year-old very talented photographer hailing from New Forest. Leon graduated last summer from the art institute of Bournemouth where he had …

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Andrew Wightman: Illustrator Spotlight

Art Editor Valerie Pezeron meets fellow illustrator Andrew Wightman and discusses everything from the RCA, Cornwall and politics!

Written by Valerie Pezeron

All photographs courtesy of Andrew Wightman
Andrew is a 32-year-old accomplished illustrator who currently lives in Bude in Cornwall. After having taken a year off to restore/rebuild a derelict house, he …

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Pecha Kucha: Death by Powerpoint?

Pecha Kucha is an evening of presentations mixed up with beer. Art editor and freelance illustrator Valerie Pezeron tested her not so developed showmanship skills for Amelia's and survived.

Written by Valerie pezeron

All Illustrations courtesy of Valerie Pezeron
Imagine never having done any presentation to more than 30 people in your lifetime – and that did not really matter because they were your …

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Ctrl.Alt.Shift – Current Affairs & a Double Shot of Tequila

The HQ at Ctrl.Alt.Shift is unleashing their Corruption Issue into general bookshops! Art editor Valerie Pezeron investigates!

Written by Valerie Pezeron

Photograph courtesy of Ctrl.Alt.Shift.
Ctrl.Alt.Shift is a seriously cool experimental youth initiative dedicated to politicising a new generation of activists for social justice and global change. Last time I …

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Boxbird’ s Chirp to all Illustrators and Printmakers!

Boxbird Gallery is planning an exhibition about travel and is inviting our readers to get creative. Gallery owner Alice Teague tells us more about it.

Written by Valerie Pezeron

Image courtesy of Zara Wood
Boxbird Gallery is on the search for the hottest Illustration & printmaking talent to join in with their May 2010 show ‘A to B: An exhibition …

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Becky Barnicoat- Come In, Everyone is Here Already! Part 2

Last month, art editor Valerie Pezeron interviewed fellow comic book artist Becky Barnicoat. This is part 2 of the meeting between two link-minded lovers of graphic novels. Who said comics were not for chicks?

Written by Valerie Pezeron

Image courtesy Becky Barnicoat
Valerie Pezeron: You mentioned previously that you did a project as a comic book at school. Do you think that if kids did that now, they would …

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Tom Foulsham-The Table that can Tell Stories And Other Contraptions

An intriguing insight into the workings of mechanisms, everyday science and the interaction and play between machine and spectator

Written by Valerie Pezeron

Man Making Machine © Tom Foulsham
Minnie Weisz’s studio, a one-storey alcove of delightfully quirky art concealed underneath Kings Cross’s railway arches, is currently harboring the perfect antidote to the last-minute …

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Crimbo Playlist!!

Merry Christmas, Love From Amelia’s Magazine x

Written by Rebecca Milne

Not quite feeling in the festive mood yet?! We have put together a bit of a mix CD in blog styleee format just for you to get you feelin Christmasy! …

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Becky Barnicoat- Come In, Everyone is Here Already!

Comic book artist Becky Barnicoat chats to art editor Valerie Pezeron about her calling to become a comics wiz

Written by Valerie Pezeron

© Becky Barnicoat
Becky Barnicoat works as the commissioning editor on the Guardian Weekend magazine, but is also a cartoonist and currently works on a new comic about a musical bear …

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Amelia’s Anthology of Illustration Launch Party at Concrete Hermit

Written by Amelia Gregory

The super busy Concrete Hermit at my Amelia’s Anthology of Illustration book launch

So, last night was party night… and after months of very little sleep it was time to celebrate …

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‘Local Food’: Rob Hopkins returns

Written by Amy Hughes

Transition gets tasty!

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All I Want for Christmas is cards!

Bristol based charity gets über cool illustrators to design its Christmas charity cards- festive promotions don't have to be boring and tacky any more!

Written by Valerie Pezeron

Illustration by Peskimo
The Christmas festive season is now upon us and many artists are selling festive products. However few are initiated to help the poor, the downtrodden and the destitute. …


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