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Posts Tagged ‘drama’

Meet Carly Watts: Featured Artist from That Which We Do Not Understand

Carly Watts is a self taught illustrator based in Sheffield. Her whimsical contribution to my 10th anniversary limited edition book is called The Golden Rabbit and is based on an ancient folk tale.

Written by Amelia Gregory

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Carly Watts is a Sheffield based illustrator who is inspired by all things cute and whimsical. Her work starts life as a simple sketch before being digitally coloured using a limited palette. The Golden Rabbit is based on the tale of the Moon Rabbit that is popular in a few cultures. ‘I’ve put my own sort of spin on it, showing a rabbit who wants to visit the moon goddess, but as it gets closer to her, it becomes part of a constellation so that it can always be with her.’

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How did you learn about the tale of the moon rabbit which inspired The Golden Rabbit illustration?
I first discovered the tale whilst I was on holiday with my family in Florida. There was a gorgeous display in the Japanese pavillion located in the Epcot Park and my mum suggested that I take inspiration from it to create an illustration of my own. I've always loved rabbits, and I had plenty… read more

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London Fashion Week S/S 2012 Catwalk Review: Jayne Pierson (featuring Pierson Lawlor)

Jayne Pierson and The Royal Ballet dancers wowed the crowd at the haunting LSO venue on Old Street on Sunday 18 September with a unique S/S 2012 show…

Written by Matt Bramford

Jayne Pierson S/S 2012, illustrated by Gareth A Hopkins Oof, I love a new fashion week site. I took a Boris from the action at Somerset House all the way […]

Film Review: Island, based on the novel by Jane Rogers, directed by Brek Taylor and Elizabeth Mitchell

This debut feature film from two women features a wonderful performance from the gorgeous Colin Morgan in a drama/tragedy/horror sent agains the bleak Hebridean landscape. Out on Friday 22nd April 2011.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Island by Sam Parr. Island is a psychological drama/horror/tragedy based on a well received book by Jane Rogers. It’s a tale of unhinged and murderous retribution starring Natalie Press, Colin […]

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The Irrepressibles and Gabby Young & Other Animals, Live Review at the Barbican

A riotously theatrical show in London by these two creative and dramatic acts

Written by Helen Martin

Illustration by Kayleigh Bluck She strutted on stage, knees rising high and her umbrella twiddling like a fairy’s shield.I wanted to take in the art work that was Gabby Young. […]

London Fashion Week S/S 2011: Presentation and Film Review: Ziad Ghanem

Cult couturier Ziad Ghanem swapped the catwalk for a presentation in Shoreditch this season - but did it dazzle like his previous shows? Of course it did…

Written by Matt Bramford

Illustration by Michelle Urvall Nyrén I have to say that I was more than a little disappointed when cult couturier Ziad Ghanem revealed, when I interviewed him last month, that […]

Graduate Fashion Week Interview: Northumbria’s Naomi New

In the latest in our series of post-Graduate Fashion Week interviews, Matt Bramford chats to one of his favourites, Naomi New, about Elvis, Gaga, Mad Max and what the future has in store for this young, fresh 'n' new designer…

Written by Matt Bramford

Naomi New was undoubtedly one of the highlights at Graduate Fashion Week 2010. Her incredible costumes dazzled the press and had me bouncing up and down on my seat at […]

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Phil Collins – Victoria Miro Gallery

Contributor Sally Mumby-Croft visited video artist Phil Collins' engaging show about drama, soap stars and modern slavery. A must see!

Written by Sally Mumby-Croft

© 2008 Phil Collins, 16 mm film transferred to digital video, colour, sound, 28 minutes Victoria Miro presents Phil Collins’ latest work, Soy Mo de Me, a thirty minute telenovela […]