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Posts Tagged ‘Carrie Reichardt’

Craftivism: The Art of Craft and Activism – an interview with Betsy Greer

Author and craftivist Betsy Greer talks about her new publication: Craftivism. Get inspired!

Written by Amelia Gregory

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Betsy Greer was first to dream up the Craftivism moniker to describe the art of craft created for change and now she has come up with a bumper book detailing the many ways that people across the world have adopted this ideology. A must read for anyone interested in craft, activism and of course those who practice a combination of the two. I caught up with Betsy to find out how she got to here...

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Carrie Reichardt: Public Community Mosaic on the front of the Treatment Rooms, London, 2012. Photo: Mark Baser

When and where did you first start practicing craftivism and how did it evolve at the start into something so much bigger?
In 2002, I started thinking about the connections between craft and activism and wrote about them privately on various craft forums online and on Livejournal. Thanks largely to the support I got from others, I began writing publicly about it in 2003. As I had been talking about it to… read more

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Art Car Boot Fair Review 2014

It was another brilliant year at the Art Car Boot Fair on Brick Lane... read on to check out all the talent on show.

Written by Amelia Gregory

The Art Car Boot Fair is a great leveller… a place where the big names on the British contemporary art scene share a packed car park with many more up […]

A Review of the 2012 Art Car Boot Fair

It was baking hot at this year's affair, but that didn't stop the punters from coming out in force to grab themselves an art world bargain...

Written by Amelia Gregory

This year’s Art Car Boot Fair was a fantastically hot affair with a distinct lack of shade: not really the place for a newborn Snarfle, who travelled on my chest […]

Valentine’s Day 2012: Things To Do

Fancy making your own Valentine's gifts? Single and looking for something alternative? Or just hunting down something special to do with your loved one on the 14th February. Here's a whole bunch of suggestions handily pulled together in one blog...

Written by Amelia Gregory

Artwork by Rebecca Hendin. You’ve read my suggestions for alternative and special Valentine’s Day gifts, now it’s time for a round up of interesting things to do as the day […]

Renegade Craft Fair in London 2011 Review: Ceramic Design

Unique hand made ceramic wonders from Melody Rose, JimBobArt and Zosienka & Rosie. Discovered at the Renegade Craft Fair, held on the 8-9th October 2011.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Upcycled vintage crockery from Melody Rose at Not On The High Street. Plenty of fab ceramic design at the Renegade Craft Fair last weekend. Here’s my favourites. Melanie Roseveare – […]

Art Car Boot Fair 2011 returns for the Apple Cart Festival in Victoria Park

This year's Art Car Boot Fair took place on Sunday 19th June in the car park of the Truman Brewery on Brick Lane. Amongst the hyped artwork of big name Brit artists there were some amazing bargains to grab. The Art Car Boutique returns on the 7th August for the Apple Cart Festival.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Art Car Boot Fair 2011. All photography by Amelia Gregory. It amazes me that I’ve never been to the Art Car Boot Fair before… but there you have it, buy […]

Christmas Gifts: Art, Jewellery and Homeware Ideas

My second Christmas gift round up features lots of handmade, upcycled and unique goodies from the likes of 123 Bethnal Green Road, London Kills Me, Tatty Devine and the Soma Gallery

Written by Amelia Gregory

Illustration by Timothy Hunt. A couple of days ago *ahem, price medications more like a week* I put a callout on twitter for people to send me their fabulous ideas […]

Organart hosts Patrick’s Harvist Art Fair

Organart is hosting a four day event, Patrick’s Harvist Art Fair, which will showcase exciting contemporary artists combined with live band performances. Organart member and participating artist, Sean Worrall, gives us the details on how it came to be, what you can expect, and why you should get involved.

Written by Aimee O’Neill

Image by Robin Clare. Artists and art enthusiasts, order listen up! Organart is kicking off an exciting new venture. The alternative creative collective responsible for Organ Magazine, cialis 40mg a […]