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An interview with Eleanor Percival: Amelia’s Colourful Colouring Companion featured artist.

Discover the delicately beautiful paintings of illustrator Eleanor Percival, lover of watercolours, fiction, Indian miniatures, food and so much more.

Written by Amelia Gregory

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The delicate artwork of Eleanor Percival translates beautifully into her colouring book image of a heavily tattooed lady plucking a pear. Here she talks about her love of fiction, Renaissance paintings and good quality watercolours.

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What would be the story of your tattooed lady?
I think she’s a tattooist herself, but a bit of a psychic too. She can see her clients’ true natures and tattoos them with symbols of their characters, good or bad. She’s covered herself with images that represent who she is (I got very caught up in the meanings of tattoos while I was developing this piece, and even added in a couple that would mean something to me if I ever had the guts to get one). She would probably be very sought after, but would also get into trouble with those who… read more

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Review: Moniker Art Fair and The Other Art Fair at Truman Brewery 2013

Moniker Art Fair shared a space with The Other Art Fair at the Truman Brewery between 17th- 20th October 2013. I loved work by a variety of artists, including Art is Trash and Frederik Næblerød.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Frederik Næblerød. This year was my first visit to Moniker Art Fair, held at the Truman Brewery in conjunction with The Other Art Fair last weekend. Both fairs showcase contemporary […]

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Beth Jeans Houghton and the Hooves of Destiny at Hoxton Square Bar and Kitchen: Live Review

Following the long-awaited release of her debut album, the remarkable singer songwriter returns to London with a sell-out show on Thursday 1st March 2012.

Written by Richard Pearmain

Beth Jeans Houghton by Gemma Cotterell Squeezing past the punters at the bar, I could see that the box-like auditorium of Hoxton Square Bar and Kitchen was already full in […]

Shonen Knife at the Scala: Live Review

Cult Japanese all-girl pop-punk trio return to London for their 30th anniversary party on Sunday 11th September 2011

Written by Richard Pearmain

Shonen Knife by Sally Jane Thompson After a month long tour around Europe which kicked off in, of all places, Brixton’s Windmill, Shonen Knife arrived at the Scala for their […]

Brainlove Festival 2011 at the Windmill Brixton: Review

The top alternative music festival (with a free barbecue) returned to the Brixton Windmill for a day of audio and visual delights on Saturday 28th May 2011.

Written by Richard Pearmain

Illustration by Victoria Haynes As festival season shifts into gear, the Brainlove Festival made a welcome return to Brixton’s Windmill. Curated by Brainlove Records, this annual shindig is a well-spring […]

Caitlin Rose at the Windmill Brixton: Live Review

The rising star from Nashville makes a welcome return for two sell-out shows at the Brixton Windmill on Thursday 10th March 2011.

Written by Richard Pearmain

Illustration by Hayley Akins. Such had been the anticipation surrounding Caitlin Rose’s return to the UK, especially after the release of her acclaimed debut album, Own Side Now, that her […]

Amelia’s Compendium of Fashion Illustration launch party photos: meet Liz Johnson-Artur

We've worked together since way before the dawn of Amelia's Magazine. Meet Liz Johnson-Artur: a fabulous photographer who still shoots on film. She's answered a quick Q&A alongside the last photos from my ACOFI launch party.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Tamara Cincik and Amelia Gregory at the ACOFI launch by Liz Johnson-Artur. Liz Johnson-Artur and myself go back a loooong way. In the days when I was interning at Arena […]

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Austra, Viv Albertine & Daughter at the Windmill: music review

Canadian synth-wavers Austra share the bill with punk veteran Viv Albertine and up-and-coming folkstrel Daughter at the Windmill on Monday 17th January 2010.

Written by Richard Pearmain

Austra by Anko It may have been a typically miserable Monday night in January, but we were safe from the elements within the hallowed hall that is the Windmill in […]

Andreya Triana: Something Like a Phenomenon

Finally, the UK has produced a neo soul singer that can match the mighty Erykah Badu.

Written by David McNamara

Back in 2007, experimental hip hop pioneer Flying Lotus released the Reset EP, which was met with critical acclaim largely due to the outstanding track Tea Leaf Dancers. The stunning […]

Save Our Souls: Camberwell College of Arts Illustration Degree Show Review Part 2

My second round up of the Camberwell Illustration Degree Show - this is what I like to call the Best of the Rest... including work by Myrto Williams, Andrew Thorpe, Paddy Jone, Nina Malysheva and a display by Sprouting 56

Written by Amelia Gregory

I’ve already blogged about my absolute favourite illustrators from the Camberwell College of Arts Illustration Degree Show Save Our Souls, but because there was so much good stuff to see […]