Posts Tagged ‘Eyjafjallajökull’

Jerwood Drawing Prize 2010: Exhibition Review

The pick of the best exhibiting artists at the Jerwood Drawing Prize exhibition this year. Including prize-winning work from Virginia Verran and Cadi Froelich.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Jerwood drawing 2010-Lesley Halliwell
Detail of Drip, 20 Assorted Colour Inks by Lesley Halliwell.

The Jerwood Drawing Prize opened a few weeks ago with a suitably boozy party that I attended for just long enough to swing around the exhibits. The prize was set up to challenge what constitutes 'drawing' and there was plenty of painting, 3D abstract art, embroidery - the wonderful Tattoo Face by Julie Cockburn - and even a sculpture on display. In fact, the sculpture, which I paid little attention to, won second prize. What does tie the whole shebang together is the delicacy of production. Everything is carefully considered, finely rendered and inherently beautiful, making it an unmissable exhibition for anyone working in the illustrative or fine arts.

Verran, Virginia Bolus-Space (Signal)

First prize went to a gorgeous abstract round painting in felt tips… read more

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The London Book Fair: the volcanic fallout on attendance in April 2010

I went to the London Book Fair to find out how Amelia's Anthology of Illustration is faring in the global book market. And how the global book market is faring with the eruption of the Eyjafjallajökull volcano.

Written by Amelia Gregory

The London Book Fair is held yearly at Earls Court in West London and it is the primary place for book publishers, distributors, shippers and producers of associated book paraphernalia […]

Eyjafjallajökull: clear blue skies and no aeroplane contrails.

Using the twitter hashtag #contrailfree I collected images of the hyperreal crystal blue skies we experienced over London and much of the UK over the weekend.

Written by Amelia Gregory

A view over the City of London by Gavin Mackie. Well, it’s Monday and there are still no planes in the sky above my house in Brick Lane. True, it’s […]

The spectacular eruption of the Eyjafjallajökull volcano in Iceland: and why I love thee.

As the fearsomely named and unpronounceable Eyjafjallajökull volcano continues to cause chaos for air travel across UK and Europe, the twittersphere is alive with delight at the lack of contrails in our skies. I ponder what it all means.

Written by Amelia Gregory

This is quite obviously not the Eyjafjallajökull volcano. But I liked the picture anyway. A little bit apocalyptic no? As news reaches me this Friday evening that there will be […]