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Mother’s Day and Women’s History Month Open Brief for Artists

A chance to work on a great new topical piece of work and showcase it to a wide new audience on my website. Read on...

Written by Amelia Gregory

Mothers Day open brief
The response to my recent open briefs - for Valentines artwork and fashion illustrations - has been fantastic, so I’ve decided to run another super quick one, giving you just a week to submit your artwork. All artwork will be featured on my website if it fulfills the correct specifications (below), giving you the chance to create interesting new work and reach a wide new audience.

This year Mothering Sunday falls on on Sunday 15th March. Did you know that this date was once also once known as Pudding Pie or Refreshment Sunday, when Christians would take a break from Lent fasting? It bears no relation to religion for most people nowadays and is increasingly known as Mother’s Day thanks to the American celebration in May and the ubiquity of all things Hallmark, yet the UK date remains related to the Christian calendar.… read more

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Written by Amelia Gregory

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Written by Amelia Gregory

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Tent London 2014: Lighting, Furniture, Jewellery and Interior Design

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Written by Amelia Gregory

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Written by Amelia Gregory

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Valentines Open Brief: Submissions Part 2

Revealing the second selection of artwork submitted to my Valentines Open Brief: happy Valentine's Day all!

Written by Amelia Gregory

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Valentines Open Brief: Submissions Part 1

Check out some of the fantastic entries I had for my recent Valentines Day Open Brief. Romance is in the air!

Written by Amelia Gregory

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London Art Fair 2015: Patterns

Want some design inspiration? Take a peek at these wonderful abstract and decorative artworks from the London Art Fair.

Written by Amelia Gregory

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London Art Fair 2015: Review

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Written by Amelia Gregory

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Introducing True Romance: Print Designs chosen for an exhibition curated by East End Prints

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Written by Amelia Gregory

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Written by Amelia Gregory

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Bonbi Forest: Brand new Enamel Pendants!

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Written by Amelia Gregory

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Introducing B-Goods by Huddle Formation Creative Studios

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Written by Amelia Gregory

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Written by Amelia Gregory

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Home London at Olympia, January 2015: Review

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Written by Amelia Gregory

WOW lighting from Pad Home. This year I attended the January Home London show with toddler in tow, since needs must. He was very, erm, helpful, on the first leg… […]