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Posts Tagged ‘art’

Artist Beccy McCray introduces her new poster series Make Friends With Food In 5 Easy Steps

Breaking down the boundaries between art, activism and every day life, artist and activist Beccy McCray has created a series of posters inspired by food waste.

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Artist Beccy McCray has created a new poster series titled Make Friends With Food In 5 Easy Steps... fun images that challenge our perceptions of food waste.

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I explore playful, socially engaged art and design using a diverse approach that includes intervention, installation, participation, print, paint or whatever media necessary to create imaginative acts of resistance and more human moments in the world.

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Through my work I seek to break down boundaries between art, activism and every day life, ultimately aiming to spread joy and inspire positive change, using creativity to raise awareness of environmental issues and social ideals.

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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

Valentine’s Day is nearly upon us! Here are the rest of the submissions for my Valentines Open Brief, see more here, and see the ones which were chosen by East […]

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Meet Grande Dame: Special Guest Featured Artist from That Which We Do Not Understand

Tiff McGinnis is Grande Dame: she appeared in the first ever issue of Amelia's Magazine ten years ago so it's only fitting that she has produced an amazing one off piece of artwork to celebrate my 10th anniversary. Read on to find out about Saint Agatha.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Tiff McGinnis, aka Grande Dame, is a highly collectible multi-disciplinary artist who is currently hosting My Voodoo On You, a spectacular solo show at the Ink_D gallery in Brighton. I […]

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BRIGHTON SHOW: University of Brighton 2014 Graphic Design and Illustration Degree Show Review

A round up of the graphic design and illustration talent graduating from Brighton this summer, exhibited at the Bargehouse, Oxo Tower over the weekend…

Written by Matt Bramford

Installation by Charlie Barrows Over the weekend more than 70 students from the University of Brighton‘s Graphic Design and Illustration programme brought their wares to The Bargehouse, a cavernous part […]

A Flowering Theory embroidered art animation by Stefanie Posavec and Abbie Stephens

Protein commissioned two artists to create an arts short for Channel 4 Random Acts; the result uses an extract from one of the most influential texts in scientific literature, Charles Darwin’s On the Origin of Species.

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An extract from one of the most influential texts in scientific literature, Charles Darwin’s On the Origin of Species, was the inspiration for this beautiful animation of embroidered plant forms. […]

Ohh Deer Pop-Up Shop at Wolf & Badger: Review

There are plenty of things you could say about an arty pop-up shop complete with workshops on everything from comics to ceramics, but 'oh dear' is not one of them.

Written by Jessica Cook

The only thing I know about Mayfair is that it’s a pretty good property to buy if you’re playing Monopoly. In reality, this pretty ‘n’ posh street is filled with […]

Matthew Miller: London Collections: Men S/S 2014 Catwalk Review

Matthew Miller continued his exploration of modern art with his S/S 2014 collection 'Radical Prototypes' at Victoria House on Tuesday 18 June…

Written by Matt Bramford

Matthew Miller S/S 2014 – all photography by Matt Bramford ‘I AM NOT THE ARTIST. YOU ARE‘ declared Matthew Miller‘s press release, distributed along the white benches of the Victoria […]

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An Interview with Illustrator Jordan Andrew Carter

We chat to Jordan Andrew Carter about Poscas, pencils, pugs and PETA

Written by Jessica Cook

A self-proclaimed ‘illustrational hustler/graphical wizard’, Jordan Andrew Carter uses detailed pencil drawings and contrasting block shapes to ‘mystify and amaze your human see-globes’. This rising star graduated from Norwich University […]

The Prince’s Drawing Clubs exhibition

See the next generation of artists and illustrators before anyone else, at the Prince's Drawing Clubs show in Shoreditch.

Written by Sonja Todd

Of all the art in Shoreditch, here’s some you should definitely see. It’s an exhibition of raw talent, and the work is done using the very basic method of drawing. […]

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Wrap Magazine: An Interview with Co-Founder Polly Glass

With 5 pull-out pages of wrapping paper included inside, Wrap is a magazine with a difference. We talk to co-founder Polly Glass about this unique illustration publication.

Written by Jessica Cook

Christopher Harrison and Polly Glass by Gemma Cotterell When I open Issue Seven of Wrap, I’m thinking of Princess Clara, Wooldoor Jebediah Sockbat, Foxxy Love, Toot Braunstein and the whole […]

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 […]

Christmas Gift Ideas 2012: Best Design Gifts For Women

A plethora of last minute gift ideas from fashion to stationery to the best screenprint ever for the feminist in your life...

Written by Amelia Gregory

The Elisalex dress from By Hand London. Looking for some last minute gift ideas to please the lady who loves good design, handmade goods and occasionally creating her own? Well […]

Pick Me Up Contemporary Graphic Art Fair 2012: Illustrator Emma Block Reviews

This year's Contemporary Graphic Art Fair Pick Me Up as seen from an up and coming illustrator's point of view. Amelia's Magazine contributor Emma Block reviews her fave picks.

Written by Emma Block

Illustration by David Sparshott. Each year the relatively new addition to the art and design calendar that is Pick Me Up seems to find it’s feet a little more and […]

Shelter Up My Street Art Auction: Our House, an Amelia’s Magazine Collaboration

I collaborated with Amelia's Magazine illustrators Lesley Barnes, Emma Block, Yelena Bryksenkova, Natsuki Otani, Antonia Parker and Thereza Rowe to create a special piece of artwork to raise money for Shelter. To be auctioned tonight!

Written by Amelia Gregory

Our House, a collaborative artwork by Amelia’s Magazine created in aid of the Up My Street campaign by Shelter. A few years ago I held an open brief to put […]

London Art Fair 2012 Review: Part One

The London Art Fair is very much a mixed bag: loads of not very interesting art interspersed with some real gems... Read on to discover the best new talent and trends, from the likes of TAG Fine Arts, Danielle Arnaud, JaggedArt, Rebecca Hossak and Jealous Gallery.

Written by Amelia Gregory

London Art Fair 2012. Detail of Andrea Mastrovito‘s Gulliver’s Travels. You may remember from my previous blog that the launch of The Catlin Guide for the best graduate artists took […]

Film Review: Dreams of a Life, and interview with photographer Lottie Davis: creator of Dreams of Your Life

Dreams of a Life follows the life, and death, of Joyce Carol Vincent, who lay undiscovered in her bedsit above a busy shopping mall. Photographer Lottie Davies was commissioned to produce an accompanying artwork that identifies with the key themes of the film.

Written by Amelia Gregory

She was my age when she died, just 38, and no one who knew her expected the badly decomposed corpse to be their friend Joyce Carol Vincent: here in lies […]

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An Interview with Photographer Vikram Kushwah

Wistful and dreamy, Vikram Kushwar is fast becoming known for his imaginative take on fashion photography. Here he tells us more about his creative thinking and the inspiration behind his debut book.

Written by Sarah Deane

Looking through Vikram Kushwah‘s dream-like work, it’s clear to see that the New Delhi-born photographer is a real fantasist at heart. Growing up in a boarding school with the enchanting […]

An interview with Stratis Kastrisianakis, co-founder of Nakedbutsafe magazine

Principal Colour have just introduced me to one of their newest clients: a very exciting art, fashion and photography magazine, straight out of Greece. Meet Stratis Kastrisianakis and Manos Samartzis, creators with principles. We like.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Nakedbutsafe magazine is a beautiful new arts, fashion and photography magazine with a conscience, produced in Greece, printed in the UK at Principal Colour, and available worldwide. Co-founder Stratis Kastrisianakis […]

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Exhibition Review: A World of Glass – Nathalie Djurberg and Hans Berg at Camden Arts Centre

Nathalie Djurberg’s first solo exhibition in the UK is a must-see installation combining glassy objects, surreal ‘claymation’ films and an exquisite soundtrack by Hans Berg.

Written by Caitlin Sinclair

Photography by Andy Keate. The Nathalie Djurberg exhibition at the Camden Arts Centre greets you with a rainbow-like ceiling installation, before plunging you into an altogether darker space. In the […]

Fashion on Film: L’Amour Fou

Pierre Thoretton's L'Amour Fou is a biographical documentary exploring Yves Saint Laurent's illustrious life, narrated by his partner of fifty years, Pierre Berge. There's fashion, art and feuds aplenty…

Written by Matt Bramford

Yves Saint Laurent by Krister Selin The relationship between a fashion designer and his business manager-cum-lover isn’t a new concept to cinema. Anybody who has seen Valentino: The Last Emperor […]