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Posts Tagged ‘Cornwall’

An interview with Augusta Akerman: Amelia’s Colourful Colouring Companion featured artist.

Augusta Akerman has had a varied creative career so far but has now settled on illustration as her main focus, with beautiful results.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Augusta Akerman 'a section of my first litho print'
Augusta Akerman is yes, you got it, yet another Camberwell College of Arts graduate. She contributes a painterly image to my colouring book inspired by a love of 50s modernism. Find her in Amelia’s Colourful Colouring Companion, available now on Kickstarter.

Augusta Akerman 'Couples and Technology'
I love the way you draw figures, which artists have inspired you? I think they look very Henry Moore-esue
Yes you are very right! I have always been very inspired by that particular period around 1950's modernism, Festival of Britain era, having been brought up on artists like Moore, Hepworth, Ravilious and Bawden. These were the artists my parents loved, so we were always going to galleries to see this kind of work. Every summer we go to Cornwall and… read more

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Olive Haigh introduces Secret Cupboard Waltz

Olive Haigh tells us more about the making of her beautiful new tune.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Many a moon ago Olive Haigh contributed illustrations to Amelia’s Magazine, but now she is making waves as a talented musician. The beautiful and haunting Secret Cupboard Waltz is her […]

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Bonbi Forest: Brand new Enamel Pendants!

Cornwall based designer Lee May Foster-Wilson introduces her beautiful new enamel pendant designs: perfect for Valentines.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Always Together, Gold Enamel Pendant The new enamel pendants from Bonbi Forest feature gorgeous illustrated designs set in dainty gold and silver, and can be personalised with extra charms, making […]

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Camp Bestival 2014 Review: Mr. Tumble, Trolleys, Caravans and Mud Pies

Camp Bestival took place in the glorious grounds of Lulworth Castle at the start of August; a fantastical playground for children and parents alike.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Camp Bestival by Maia Fjord. My final festival this year was Camp Bestival, which we travelled to on our way back from Cornwall. I went to the first ever Camp […]

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Port Eliot Festival 2014 Review: Books, Food, Comedy, Craft & Fashion

From 24th-27th July the grounds of the stately home at Port Eliot in Cornwall once more played host to a wonderfully unusual and varied festival.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Port Eliot Festival by Maia Fjord. I’ve been meaning to take in Port Eliot festival for several years but it has always been just that little bit too far away. […]

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An Interview with Illustrator Tom Hughes

Dark and comic Illustrator Tom Hughes draws the world in all of its glorious, ugly wonder

Written by Jessica Cook

Tom Hughes, aka Hyoos, is an Illustrator and Designer whose favourite word is ‘blimp’. Studying Animation at Falmouth, he’s currently working on some great projects, including cover art for Music […]

Treasure Jewellery Show 2013: Review

Magical jewellery by a plethora of designers, discovered at Treasure - the huge show dedicated to jewellery and held at Somerset House between 14-16th June 2013 during Jewellery Week.

Written by Amelia Gregory

This year I got my first taste of the Treasure jewellery show at Somerset House, a vast showcase now on its sixth outing during Jewellery Week. Here’s the familiar talents […]

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London Fashion Week S/S 2012 Catwalk Review: Jean-Pierre Braganza

Jean-Pierre Braganza showed his Spring/Summer 2012 collection Praxis in the BFC tents at LFW. In the crowd were fashion writing legends Colin McDowell and Hilary Alexander, who was spotted scribbling away over sculptural lines paired with some very high heels.

Written by Alia Gargum

Jean Pierre Braganza S/S 2012 illustration by t.reidy This show was definitely a bit of a calmer affair from the start, pharmacy which can’t be said for every show at […]

An interview with Lee May Foster-Wilson of Bonbi Forest

Meet the super talented lady behind the artwork and treats of Bonbi Forest: Lee May Foster-Wilson talks me through her inspiration and techniques. Fascinating stuff for new and old fans alike!

Written by Amelia Gregory

Equus Scarf by Bonbi Forest. I fell in love with the artwork and treats of Lee May Foster-Wilson’s Bonbi Forest many years ago, look so it seemed only right to […]

Dark fairytale: An interview with artist and illustrator Natasha Chambers

Artist and illustrator Natasha Chambers talks to Amelia’s Magazine about nostalgia, details and the eerie undercurrents of fairytales.

Written by Jessica Furseth

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A post Tin Tabernacle interview with Trevor Moss and Hannah Lou

An interview with Trevor Moss and Hannah Lou, in which they describe the making of the Tin Tabernacle tour video 11 Nights Under Tin, and what to expect next now that they have signed to Heavenly Recordings...

Written by Amelia Gregory

Jesca Hoop by Rebecca Strickson Jesca Hoop by Avril Kelly. I love Jesca Hoop‘s new song City Bird and the accompanying video so much so that I decided to get […]

Amelia’s Compendium of Fashion Illustration launch party illustrations: meet Jenny Robins

Illustrator Jenny Robins excels at drawing in a live situation - here's her wonderful creations from the afternoon of the ACOFI launch party...

Written by Amelia Gregory

Illustration by Aysim Genc Did you know that we’re all buying a third more clothing than we did a decade ago? Yep, mind you read that right. A third more […]

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Pretty Rubbish: Interview with the eco-couture company, devoted to making bespoke items of recycled fashion

Victoria Geary and Rebecca Goddard - aka Toria and Beck; two countryside dwelling, entrepreneurial women, with enormous talent in making gorgeous, ethical clothes and accessories for both men and women. Meet Pretty Rubbish.

Written by Helen Martin

Illustration by Mina Bach I went to university with Toria and Beck, purchase surrounded by the bright lights that are Cornwall county. I met them in a pub (jovial Jacobs), […]

Festival Preview: the Eden Sessions

In the most unexpected (and magical) setting lies a two week festival about to begin, to find out more, you need to step inside the greenhouse.....

Written by Cari Steel

kyla la grange Can it really be a year since the last Glastonbury? Last year, this web for the first time, Climate Camp was given it’s very own space in […]

Exhibition: Nobrow Press presents Dungeons and Desktops by Jack Teagle.

Meet the new wunderkid of illustration: Jack Teagle loves superheroes and villains, boy scouts and ghosts in the forest.

Written by Amelia Gregory

climate9 defence Last night I went along to the official launch of the Nobrow flagship gallery and shop in the heart of Shoreditch – right on Great Eastern Street. They’ve […]

Mildred the Surfing Sheep works her charm for Finisterre.

Meet Mildred. She's a sheep. And she surfs. All this to promote the environmentally friendly brand Finisterre. I decided to find out a bit more, so I spoke to Stuart, who's based down in Cornwall.

Written by Amelia Gregory

David LaChapelle’s ‘Rape of Africa’, viagra order illustrated by Lisa Stannard. I first discovered the deliciously decadent fantasy world of David LaChapelle as a spotty teenager when I used to […]

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Andrew Wightman: Illustrator Spotlight

Art Editor Valerie Pezeron meets fellow illustrator Andrew Wightman and discusses everything from the RCA, Cornwall and politics!

Written by Valerie Pezeron

Royal Institution lecture hall by Abi Daker So, pharmacy discount we all know there’s been a bit of a hoo-hah following the disclosure of some important emails that reveal that […]