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Dear Fashion Diary: an interview with Emmi Ojala

Emmi Ojala is an illustrator with an interest in fashion and sustainability. She has created two amazing projects that encompass her interests, Dear Fashion Journal and Dear Fashion Diary, and here she tells us more about their development and inspiration.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Dear Fashion Diary

How did you first come across the idea of the Free Fashion Challenge, and why did you decide to take part? 


The Free Fashion Challenge was an initiative of Laura de Jong, who studied in the same fashion school (Amsterdam Fashion Institute) with me. She started the project to challenge fashionistas to rethink fashion and personal style outside the cycle of consumption. A teacher of mine introduced me to the project, asking if I would be interested in participating in the challenge. First it felt like a big commitment to sign up for not shopping for a year, but it was such an intriguing challenge that I ended up saying yes. I was curious to see how well I would cope, and so many people around me were shocked by the mere idea that it made me want to prove that spending 365 days without shopping would be doable.

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Liberate Tate presents All Rise at Tate Modern

The latest Liberate Tate intervention focused on the trial of BP over the Deepwater Horizon disaster that happened in the Gulf of Mexico back in 2010.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Last week Liberate Tate presented their latest performance All Rise at Tate Modern. Each day three performers entered the galleries to whisper the official transcript of the current BP trial …

Amelia’s Compendium of Fashion Illustration official launch party is TODAY.

It's Friday 28th January 2011, the day that Amelia's Compendium of Fashion Illustration (featuring the very best in ethical fashion design) officially launches with a big party at 123 Bethnal Green Road. Here's the lowdown...

Written by Amelia Gregory

ACOFI launch party invite for Friday 28th January 2011.
Well, dear readers, today is finally the official launch day of Amelia’s Compendium of Fashion Illustration, which you have no doubt seen …

Amelia’s Compendium of Fashion Illustration is OUT NOW!

My new book hit the shelves just in time for Christmas 2010. Read on to find out more about Amelia's Compendium of Fashion Illustration

Written by Amelia Gregory

So, the book is finally here! You can find it at Tate Modern, Magma, Design Museum, Serpentine Gallery, Tatty Devine, Cornerhouse, Arnolfini and many other good independent book stores across …

Licence to spill! are keeping it clean

Your help is needed to raise ethical funds for the campaign against dirty oil money sponsoring the arts.

Written by Sophie Allain

Three oil cans; Tate Summer Party, Photography by Immo Klink
Gushing from floral skirts, spilling elegantly from giant white eggs, jetting from paint tubes across the floor of the iconic …

I stole an Ai Weiwei Sunflower Seed from the Turbine Hall…

And then I stole some more... This magnificent new exhibition at the Tate Modern links creator to audience like never before.

Written by Amelia Gregory

All photography by Amelia Gregory.
Those of you who follow me on twitter will know of my plans for a smash and grab raid on the new Ai Weiwei exhibition Sunflower …

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Liberate Tate create a Crude Awakening artwork at Tate Modern

On Tuesday 14th September 2010 Liberate Tate yet again staged an intervention in the Turbine Hall to highlight the Tate's sponsorship by BP. This action comes ahead of the Crude Awakening day of protest on Saturday 16th October.

Written by Amelia Gregory

On Saturday October 16th 2010 a whole host of activists are gearing up to take part in a massive demonstration against the crimes of the oil industry in central London. …

Francis Alÿs: A Story of Deception at Tate Modern: A Review

A multimedia exhibition that explores the role of the artist as political commentator.

Written by Amelia Gregory

La Ronde by Francis Alÿs
Last week Francis Alÿs: A Story of Deception opened at the Tate Modern. In the first room we are faced with the artwork that inspired …

An interview with ace comedian and Latitude regular Robin Ince.

Robin Ince talks Latitude, crabs, climate change and the joys of Mills and Boon. Plus what he recommends you see at Latitude festival this year.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Robin Ince by Sayaka Monji.
I will not tell a lie – I first encountered Robin Ince only last month, when I attended his School for Gifted Children at Bloomsbury Theatre. …

EXPOSED: Voyeurism, Surveillance and the Camera at Tate Modern: A Review

A fascinating new photography exhibition at the Tate Modern attempts to unravel our complex relationship with the camera.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Detail from the Head series, 2001, by Philip-Lorca diCorcia.
Exposed: Voyeurism, Surveillance and the Camera at the Tate Modern claims to be the first major exhibition to try and document our …

Billbored highlights

So after a nail-biting election, we now face the first coalition government since Winston Churchill’s wartime administration – but first thing’s first, did any of you catch those cheeky ‘Billbored’ slogans??

Written by Kat Phan

Illustration by Leinz
The above scene probably wasn’t too far off how things looked during those first few days after the election, as talks between Nick Clegg and David Cameron opened …

Tate is complicit in the creation of the largest oil painting in the world.

As the Tate Modern celebrates its 10th anniversary activists from Liberate Tate highlight its close relationship with the oily giant BP.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Illustration to show the extent of the Deepwater Horizon oil slick in the Gulf of Mexico by Abigail Daker.
You know that huge oil slick? The really foul one currently creating …

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Tate Shots: Jared Schiller’s Dream Job

Have you heard of a new online venture showcasing every month a series of videos on Tate exhibitions and contemporary artists? Tate Shots' Jared Schiller tells Amelia's readers about living the dream.

Written by Jared Schiller

Jared Schiller with David Byrne
All photographs and videos courtesy of Tate Shots except where otherwise stated.
Back in 2002 whilst still a skint student, I started what was then my idea …

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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, “Great Bellies”, 1968, photo: Roger Gain, © Piotr Stanisławski and Alina Szapocznikow, “Kroczące usta”, 1966, photo: © Piotr Stanisławski
Very occasionally and normally with a good dose of tongue-in-cheek …

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Art Listings October 26 – November 1

London

Written by Jessica Stokes

Drawing Attention
The Dulwich Picture Gallery has been graced with a showcase of 100 master drawings from the Art Gallery of Ontario. The great masters from Picasso and Matisse, to Rembrandt …

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Art listings Sept 28 – Oct 4 – Big shows roll into town

Written by Satu Fox

Gustav Mertzger at The Serpentine
From tomorrow
Gustav Metzger’s “auto-creative” and “auto-destructive” art  involved antics like spraying acid on nylon and building objects only to tear them down, each shape the materials …

The 10:10 campaign launches

Tate Modern, September 1

Written by Satu Fox

Less of a protest than a gentle nudge, the aim of the 10:10 campaign is to sign members of the public up to a pledge to reduce their carbon emissions …

The Tate Escape: The Long Weekend

Event Review

Written by Polly Corrigan

What is it that makes me uncomfortable about summer events at London hyper-galleries? They want to appear spontaneous, but they’ve obviously taken months of planning. It all looks like a …

Something for The Long Weekend, Sir? Tate Modern’s The Long Weekend

Art Preview, London

Written by Alice Watson

DIY on the bank holiday weekend is a British as it gets. Whilst the rest of the country sits in hot and bothered queues to pass in and out of …

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Monday 13th:
Tate Modern, ‘Cildo Meireles‘: Until Jan 09
Bankside, London SE1 9TG
Cildo Meireles creates mysterious and atmostpheric installations which invite the audience. A new version of Fontes that includes 6,000 carpenter’s …