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Posts Tagged ‘art’

Album Review: Gazelle Twin – The Entire City

An astonishing debut album from Brighton based musician Elizabeth Walling. The download version came out on 11th July 2011, but you can catch the official launch performance on 1st September at The Islington Metal Works: not to be missed!

Written by Amelia Gregory

Gazelle Twin - Polaroid

Gazelle Twin's debut album opens with the threatening bass horns of new single The Entire City, and straight away the mood is set for what is to come. Singer Elizabeth Walling's coos clatter in just before the kicking drums. but there are no lyrics and the atmosphere is heavy and pounding, not for the fainthearted.

Gazelle Twin The Entire City

Concrete Mother starts more softly, meandering undulations back whispering sighs before vocals kick in. 'She'll teach me love…' Then comes upcoming single Men Like Gods, which features Elizabeth's tremulous voice at the forefront. What at first makes sense becomes more and more vague: tantalisingly mysterious. The back beat emulates the disjointed foot steps of the Sardinian mummers in the video. I am Shell I am… read more

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Goldsmiths University: BA Fine Art & History of Art + BA Art Practice graduate shows 2011

Experimental and conceptual were keywords for Goldsmith University of London’s graduating classes in BA Fine Art & History of Art and BA Art Practice.

Written by Jessica Furseth

Ciarán Wood Three whole years to explore and learn is what you get with a Bachelor degree – the freedom to focus on the process of discovery. After having spent […]

Review: The Jerwood Painting Fellowships

As Clare Mitten, Cara Nahaul and Corinna Till conclude their year as painting fellows at Jerwood Space, this exhibition shows how there’s plenty of scope for update to this classic art form.

Written by Jessica Furseth

Cara Nahaul – installation view The 2010 Jerwood Painting Fellowship provided Clare Mitten, Cara Nahaul and Corinna Till with the opportunity to develop their practice, through £10,000 each in prize […]

Crayfish Bob’s at the Two Degrees Festival by Arts Admin at Toynbee Hall

The American Signal Crayfish has been busy decimating our native environment since it was first introduced in the 1970s. At Crayfish Bob's pop up shack we helped get rid of them by gobbling up some yummy crayfish with a little bit of help from Clare Patey, Blanch and Shock and Urban Wines (from Tooting).

Written by Amelia Gregory

Crayfish Bob’s. All photography by Amelia Gregory. This week Two Degrees is hosting Crayfish Bob’s al fresco pop up crayfish shack every evening in the paved courtyard next to Toynbee […]

Wood Festival 2011 Review: Zeus, Treetop Flyers Eliza Carthy and printing with lino!

Sunday at Wood Festival was another relaxing day filled with great music and lots of messy art with the kids. Plus harmony singing. Perfect.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Wood Festival Samba Band and Tents by Sam Parr. Sunday at Wood Festival began with a stint of harmony singing led by Katy, the talented teacher of the Bennett family. […]

What art says about us: An interview with Silent City

The link between activism and art is at the core of Silent City’s newest venture. We spoke with members Sally Mumby-Croft, Cara Nahaul and Emily Whitebread about their new project, and their plans for the collective.

Written by Jessica Furseth

The new publication from Silent City, ‘Art and Activism’, poses three key questions: Should art be separated from activism? Should art have a political value or function? Should art be […]

The Phantasmagorical World of Gackland

Purveyor of 'chatty communication', painter of vivid brush strokes, much-loved Amelia's ex-staffer and Rolf Harris aficionado; welcome to Gacklactica. Now appearing in Brick Lane.

Written by Cari Steel

All illustrations by Gackland. I first encountered the prolific Gackland two years ago when we shared a desk at Amelia’s Magazine. At the time he was operating under the guise […]

The eye at the centre: An interview with artist Sam Knowles

Grand theories and big questions lie at the heart of Sam Knowles’ work, but what the artist wants more than anything is for the viewer to draw their own conclusions. ‘Fearful Sphere’ is showing now at the Simon Oldfield Gallery.

Written by Jessica Furseth

Portrait of the Artist (manipulated found book page) I’m a little early for my meeting with Sam Knowles, giving me a chance to wander the rooms of the Simon Oldfield […]

Album Review – Gang Gang Dance: Eye Contact

The New York based art collective is back with a new album to follow the global success of Saint Dymphna... and it's another swirling piece of enigmatic otherworldly sound art.

Written by Laura Lotti

It was probably down to skepticism that it took me some time to get into the latest Gang Gang Dance album. After all, how on earth could they follow 2005′s […]

Announcing: The ACOFI Book Tour. Please join me as I visit some of the UK’s best design shops!

On Tues 10th May I set off on a tour of some of the UK's best art and design shops. I'll be book-ending the tour with 24 Hour Crits at the two London Tatty Devine shops, and I'll also be visiting The Fruitmarket Gallery in Edinburgh, Castor and Pollux in Brighton, Comma in Oxford and Soma Gallery in Bristol.

Written by Amelia Gregory

ACOFI at the Forward PR press day in March. WOO HOOO Grafik magazine have beaten me to an official announcement of dates for my ACOFI Book Tour. But here’s everything […]

Dark fairytale: An interview with artist and illustrator Natasha Chambers

Artist and illustrator Natasha Chambers talks to Amelia’s Magazine about nostalgia, details and the eerie undercurrents of fairytales.

Written by Jessica Furseth

Babylon Twins Dreamy, intricate details dominate Natasha Chambers’ work, and you can easily imagine her immersed in creation, sitting by a large window overlooking some light-drenched Cornish beach. Cups of […]

You Should Be In Charge: art exhibition by Bob and Roberta Smith

It’s loud, the art from Bob and Roberta Smith, with an almost cheerful buzz about it that makes you feel like taking to the streets and demand change. You Should Be In Charge is on now at the Work Gallery.

Written by Jessica Furseth

What will be the habits of the new counterculture? / In the new counter-culture what will the fashions be like / What will be the stimulants of the new counterculture? […]

Caitlin Hinshelwood’s natural history

Gentle colours and subtle, gorgeous patterns are the common thread in the work of textile artist Caitlin Hinshelwood. She talks to Amelia’s Magazine about her love for the natural world and patterns, and the playfulness at the core.

Written by Jessica Furseth

Life on earth Hawks, snakes, dinosaurs, sharks and bears – there isn’t a kitty in sight in Caitlin Hinshelwood’s excellent fauna. We fell in love with the work from the […]

It’s full of stars: ‘Beyond Ourselves’ art exhibition at the Royal Society

The constant and changing process of discovering the world is at the heart of ‘Beyond Ourselves’, the new art exhibition at the Royal Society. Big questions come with looking at the stars.

Written by Jessica Furseth

All matter is the same – Geraldine Cox The little sculpture seems to be made of paper, like those slightly porous egg cartons, and the shape brings to mind Luke […]

EB&Flow

Emerging artists need all the support and advice they can get, but sadly this is not always provided when they need it the most. Step forward the new EB&Flow gallery, where the founders plan on doing things a little differently. Plus, an interview with scavanger extraordinaire Katie Louise Surridge whose work will feature in the opening show Since Tomorrow.

Written by Cari Steel

Katie Louise Surridge, Another Level. Mixed media including reclaimed wood, glass flowers, taxidermied bird, flower pots. Amidst the renovations and general detritus that inevitably comes when you do a top […]

Helen Lovelee’s life lessons: An art exhibition about sustainability

Resourcefulness and respect for nature is the topic of the beautiful and lovingly crafted drawings in Helen Lovelee’s first solo exhibition, ‘Open your eyes, look around you and watch out’.

Written by Jessica Furseth

Helen Lovelee’s art is a powerful mix of bold and subtle at the same time; on the one hand you have strong ideas and thick lines, whereas on the other […]

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Music Album and Artist Review: Rebekka Karijord

Nordic/Swedish Rebekka Karijord has released her third album; The Noble Art Of Letting Go, recorded in the woods and city of Stockholm.

Written by Helen Martin

Illustration by Karolina Burdon When you have the radio on all the time, it’s inevitable that you will discover new things. I discovered Rebekka Karijord when I was baking a […]

Field Work: pop-up shop and gallery in Spitalfields

Running this week until Sunday, the wonderful ‘Field Work’ pop-up shop in Spitalfields has a fantastic selection of printed textiles, antique homeware and other bits and bobs of the ‘must see’ variety.

Written by Jessica Furseth

Just off Brick Lane, past the curry houses and down a side street, is where Hinshelwood de Borman have set up their newest pop-up shop. My only complaint after spending […]

Illustration exhibition: Zoë Barker’s Values

The 'Values' exhibition by illustrator Zoë Barker is a reminder of how brand names change our idea of belonging. The subtle but punchy pencil drawings are now on display at the excellent Department of Coffee and Social Affairs.

Written by Jessica Furseth

There is something slightly uneasy about Zoë Barker’s ‘Values’ series. Not the art itself, as taken in isolation the images are beautifully, meticulously drawn. I’m talking about meaning behind them, […]

The Warmest Chord

Introducing a homemade record label that combines music and screen print releases, plus all manner of delicious trimmings.

Written by Cari Steel

This screen print by Franz Vesolt accompanies the release of Wild Nothing’s ‘Evertide’ EP. Music and art have always made the best of bedfellows, so it seems only natural to […]