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Posts Tagged ‘East London’

Ikebana AW15: An interview with fashion designer Sadie Williams

Written by Amelia Gregory

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Fashion designer Sadie Williams was inspired by the 1962 Best of Ikebana book on Japanese flower arranging to create a bold and innovative AW15 collection that features multiple textile techniques and a glorious mash up of fabrics. Here she tells us more...

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Where did you study on BA and MA and what were the best aspects of your courses?
BA in Fashion Design at Brighton. Best aspects were the technical training this gave you, and the amazing tutorship of Jane Shepherd, who introduced us young, clueless first years to many many brilliant and inspiring aspects to this vast industry. She also and helped us to develop into stronger designers, and taught us that we should be unafraid of creating something extreme, bizarre or seemingly ‘anti-fashion’.

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Owen Duff introduces special Easter tune The Resurrection (Easter Sunday)

What is your Easter experience? It's not always a joyous affair as this beautiful tune from Owen Duff illustrates. I wish you the best for a calm and social weekend (with chocolate).

Written by Amelia Gregory

Owen Duff talks us through his inspiration for special Easter tune The Resurrection (Easter Sunday). I have an unhappy relationship with Easter weekends, as being a spontaneous (okay, chaotic) type […]

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One Day Young: an interview with photographer Jenny Lewis

Meet Jenny Lewis, the inspiring photographer behind One Day Young, a book about new motherhood. Published by Hoxton Mini Press.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Last night saw the official launch of the first book by photographer Jenny Lewis, who contributed to Amelia’s Magazine in print many times over the years. One Day Young is […]

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Balfron Tower by Ernő Goldfinger: Pop Up Opening with the National Trust

Flat 130 opens to the public as part of Balfron Season, with retro design by the Hemingways and a tour taking in the local area.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Last week I was invited to view the inside of the Balfron Tower in advance of a ‘pop up’ opening with the National Trust as part of Balfron Season. As […]

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That Which We Do Not Understand: Amelia’s Magazine 10th Anniversary Open Brief for Artists and Writers

DEADLINE EXTENDED! Be inspired by Mysticism, Spirituality, Alchemy, Paganism, Witchcraft, Herbalism, Shamanism, Magick, Voodoo, Folklore, Occult, Esotericism, Tarot, Astrology, Animal Spirits, Paranormal activities, the Moon and much more for my exciting new Open Brief.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Moon illustration by Daria Hlazatova. Amelia’s Magazine is 10 years old this year! It’s been a long time since I’ve worked on a major new publishing project, but 2014 is […]

Behind the Scenes at Print Club London: an interview with Kate Newbold Higginson

Bringing screenprinting to the digital generation: Kate Newbold Higginson is one of the brains behind screenprinting studios Print Club London, helping illustrators and artists revive the practice in a digital age.

Written by Katie Antoniou

I first met Kate Newbold Higginson when she was just setting up Print Club London and only had a pop-up shop on Brick Lane. Since then, the collective have gone […]

Book Review: The Gentle Author’s London Album

A quirky and rather fabulous paen to the inhabitants of London, both past and present. This beautiful book would make an excellent Christmas gift.

Written by Amelia Gregory

The Gentle Author’s London Album is a beautifully bound love memo to London life in all its ebullience. The book is subtitled ‘London seen from an easterly direction‘ which is […]

Halloween Horrorshow: An interview with Papercut Artist Eelus

It's Halloween! And what better way to celebrate than with this wonderful papercut homage to horror films that fixate on death... new from Eelus.

Written by Amelia Gregory

The Monster, by Eelus. When new work by Brighton based artist Eelus dropped into my inbox I knew it was the perfect thing to share on Halloween. Horrorshow is his […]

London Art Fair 2013 Review: 12 Top Picks

Painting, installation, sculpture, screen prints. My twelve favourite finds from this year's London Art Fair.

Written by Amelia Gregory

The London Art Fair hosts a bewildering variety of artist talent under one roof at the Business Design Centre. From the banal (the LED artwork above, almost identical to a […]

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Review: Tweet-a-Brief Exhibition at 71a Gallery and an Interview with Handsome Frank’s Jon Cockley

An interview with co-founder Jon from East London-based illustration agency, Handsome Frank. The exhibition Tweet-a-Brief launched at 71a gallery, Shoreditch on 12th July 2012.

Written by Abi Renshaw

The Church of London Gallery 71a where Handsome Frank held their debut exhibition Tweet-a-Brief If only all briefs could be confined to just 140 characters. Imagine that? The East London […]

The Canine Games 2012 Illustrated

Absolutely atrocious weather could not stop the first ever Canine Games getting off to a brilliant start. Featuring lots of dogs in fancy dress: perfect to illustrate!

Written by Amelia Gregory

The Canine Games by Nanae Kawahara. Last Saturday east London hosted the very first Canine Games, a chaotic mishmash of dog parade, craft stalls and musical entertainment. Due to the […]

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Music: Big Deal, New Single Release

The East London duo are new and exciting. They have their first single out today; Talk. It's misty, tender and electric.

Written by Helen Martin

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London Fashion Week A/W 2011 Preview: Rachel Freire

In the second of our interviews in the run up to London Fashion Week, I met the adorable Rachel Freire at her studio, got a sneak peek at the A/W 2011 collection, and talked tea, boys, nipples and leopard-print irons…

Written by Matt Bramford

Nick25 Illustration by Gemma Milly Nicholas sent me his CD and tape, approved accompanied by a lovely letter about living and musing about in Bristol. One of my favourite pastimes […]

An interview with artist Katherine Tulloh

Katherine Tulloh's solo exhibition at Transition Gallery explores drawings documenting alchemical discoveries and the dream diaries of Swedish Scientist Emanuel Swedenborg through vibrant watercolours and animated shorts.

Written by Sally Mumby-Croft

All Images: Katherine Tulloh, nurse website courtesy of the artist and Transition Gallery For a new exhibition of film and drawings at East London’s Transition Gallery, sales Katherine Tulloh explores […]

Art Exhibition: A Bright and Guilty Place

Nestled off Curtain Road, East London, Payne Shurvell's first exhibition introduces 13 artists whose multi-disciplinary practices question ideas of place and mapping.

Written by Sally Mumby-Croft

What interested you about Womenswear and subsequently the Womenswear MA at Central Saint Martins? A desire to design clothing for myself I guess is what first drew me to Womenswear. […]

Graduate Fashion Week 2010: East London

University of East London kicked off Graduate Fashion Week on Sunday 6 June, with whole load of interesting collections, including urban warriors, upmarket travellers, and Victorian missionaries…

Written by Lauren Smith

Alice Early, approved from her graduate work Kingston University might be a hop, skip and a jump from the capital, but the 2010 fashion graduates aren’t letting a little thing […]

Fashioning an Ethical Industry: A Two Day Conference

Fahioning an Ethical Industry (FEI) hosts a two day conference at Rich Mix Cutural Foundation in East London to explore and address ethical fashion issues such as labour, communities and the environment, with a host of guest speakers…

Written by Sabrina Morrison

It was a bittersweet moment for Fashioning an Ethical Industry supporters last month as they invited educators, information pills students, sales designers, labour activists and business thinkers to join them […]

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The curator of The Book Club's 'Visual Music', Alex Marshall talks to us about semiotics, Fantasia and the universal mirror of Art. But he insists, that it all may be bullshit.

Written by Amica Lane

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Alternative Risk Transfer: Interview with Eugene Perera

Artists, collectors and visitors set to be tossed into 2 story high giant “Gambling Den” in the heart of Brick Lane.

Written by Jessica Stokes and Valerie Pezeron

Photography by Egene Perera Artists Eugene Perera, viagra dosage Eiko Honda and Christopher Thomas set up the A.R.T Organization or “Art Casino” in an attempt at initiating reflection on the […]

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Edgeland – the lost landscape of Hackney marshes

Interview with Sally Mumby-Croft

Written by Satu Fox