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Posts Tagged ‘London Transport Museum’

An interview with Ignacia Ruiz: Amelia’s Colourful Colouring Companion featured artist.

Ignacia Ruiz was born in Santiago de Chile and is inspired by awesome topography, live sketching and greenhouses.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Ignacia Ruiz
Ignacia Ruiz was born near the Andes but has chosen London as her home. Since graduation from her degree she's had a packed schedule, featuring in numerous exhibitions but happily finding time to produce some artwork for Amelia’s Colourful Colouring Companion too.

ignacia Ruiz Portrait
What has prompted your lifelong obsession with greenhouses and plants in general?
I think it started with the very first place I lived in. There was a small greenhouse in the centre of the house and I can remember being about 4 years old and going in to water plants with my mum. It always seemed like the most magical place! I think that has remained my impression ever since. Being from the city and surrounded mostly by buildings has made me see plants and greenery as a precious thing.

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London Stories: The winners and my favourites from the Serco Prize for Illustration 2014

Better late than never! Here are the winners and my favourite picks from the preeminent illustration competition, run in association with the AOI.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Gill Bradley, Monkey band at large in Notting Hill 1927. It’s official: I am a twit. Despite being invited by The AOI to sit on the judging panel for this […]

Serco Prize for Illustration 2014: Call for Entries

What's your London Story? Calling all illustrators to create artwork on this theme, with a chance to win a first prize of £2000. Deadline: 3rd November 2013.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Illustration by 2011 winner Anne Wilson. I am really excited to announce that I will be one of the judges for the 2014 Serco Prize for Illustration. You’ve only got […]

Tent London 2011 Review: Best Furniture Design

Meet the likes of furniture designers Jan Plechac, Anthony Hartley, Alex Garnett and Shell Thomas in this first review from Tent London, which showcases the most progressive new design at the London Design Festival very year.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Furniture by Anthony Hartley. This year I once again visited Tent London hot on the heels of London Fashion Week. At the end of September the creme de la creme […]

About a River: The Serco Prize for Illustration at the London Transport Museum

The River Thames was the subject for this year’s Serco Prize for Illustrations, resulting in 50 interpretations of the river and what it means to us.

Written by Jessica Furseth

To Tower Bridge and beyond by Henry Billington Detailed, buy abstract, dreamy or stylish – the exhibition at the London Transport Museum showed the River Thames being all these things. […]