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Posts Tagged ‘Islington’

New Designers 2015: Abstract Textiles and Surface Design

As ever there was a huge amount of talent to be discovered at the New Designers shows in Islington: here's my first pick of the crop...

Written by Amelia Gregory

New Designers Laura worrall 2
Never mind the heat, I spent three hours trawling the halls of New Designers part one at the Islington Business Centre. By the end I was thoroughly exhausted (I’m 39 weeks pregnant today) but excited, as always, by all the fabulous graduate designers I discovered. I’ll be covering my favourites in a few separate blog posts: first up, abstract textile and surface design, in a celebration of the many dashing variations of this forward looking and vibrant theme.

New Designers Laura Worrall
At London College of Communication I adored painterly abstracts by Laura Worrall, adapted for use on a variety of mediums, including textiles and tiles.

New Designers Miriam Bridson
Miriam Bridson put on another beautiful display of bold abstract design.

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London Art Fair 2014 Review: Our Top Picks

Our pick of favourite artworks at the 2014 edition of the London Art Fair, held in January at the Business Design Centre in Islington.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Jin-Young Yu at Union Gallery. This year I received invites to the London Art Fair in January thanks to the nice folks at the Catlin Art Prize, but sadly I […]

London Art Fair 2013 Review: 12 Top Picks

Painting, installation, sculpture, screen prints. My twelve favourite finds from this year's London Art Fair.

Written by Amelia Gregory

The London Art Fair hosts a bewildering variety of artist talent under one roof at the Business Design Centre. From the banal (the LED artwork above, almost identical to a […]

Savages by Sharon Farrow

Savages at Electrowerkz: Live Review

Fast rising four-piece play the first of two nights at Islington’s Electrowerkz on Wednesday 10th October 2012.

Written by Richard Pearmain

Savages by Sharon Farrow Tucked away behind Angel Tube Station, down a small side street, you seem to be a world away from this most respectable part of North London. […]

New Designers 2011 Part One: Textile Design Graduate Show Review

Marvellous textile print design for clothing and furnishings from Loughborough University and Leeds College of Art: meet Louise Collis, Gillian Armstrong, Carrie Osborne and Damien Barlow.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Textile design by Louise Collis of Loughborough. New Designers is held every summer at the Business Design Centre in Islington and it’s a great one stop shop for anyone interested […]

University of Westminster: Photography Ba Hons Graduate Show 2011 Review

Outstanding work from University of Westminster students at Free Range - look out for names such as Beth Vieira, Tomas Hein, Ed Hannan, Zara Ilic and Aniela Michalec-Perriam.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Detail of photograph by Zara Ilic. University of Westminster had the lion’s share of the Free Range showspace last weekend, store taking up the entirety of the huge hangar like […]

Jeniferever launch their new album Silesia at The Lexington

Swedish post-rock band Jeniferever return with their third album Silesia, another wall of emotive sound but this time with added melody.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Jeniferever by Liam McMahon. It was never a good idea to make an effort to see a support band without first checking up on them. This I really should know […]

London Art Fair: Hunting for treasure

The London Art Fair is an inspirational whirlwind of paintings, sculpture of photography, with over 100 galleries presenting at what is the UK’s biggest contemporary arts fair. We made a special trip to visit Deptford gallery Bearspace, and took a good look around.

Written by Jessica Furseth

Boondocks by Suzanne Moxhay I gave up and asked for directions to the Bearspace stand after wandering around looking for it for nearly half an hour. ‘Yes it’s two floors […]

An interview with Bobbin Bicycles.

Tom Morris, co-founder of Bobbin Bicycles, talks to me about Pashleys, the Tweed Run, their new bespoke repair shop, designer collaborations and why you shouldn't give up cycling for winter.

Written by Amelia Gregory

sunrise kids Coco Chanel and Igor Stravinsky, page illustrated by Naomi Law Plans to large it in East End boozers or at Green Kite Midnight‘s Ceilidh on Saturday night turned […]

The NailGirls spa salon in Islington Spring/Summer 2010 nail polish launch event.

NailGirls is run by two lovely North London sisters, Lynda-Louise and Joanna Turrell. They've just celebrated their first year anniversary, and invited lots of beauty bloggers to their press launch.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Colourbox leadersdebate Illustration by Antonia Parker. Last week it occurred to me that if one drew something remotely funny and sent it around twitter at the same time as everyone […]