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Posts Tagged ‘painting’

Catlin Guide 2013 Preview: An Interview with Steven Allan

The Catlin Guide 2013 is being launched at the 25th annual London Art Fair - meet one of this year's stars, Steven Allan.

Written by Amelia Gregory

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Steven Allan - We're All In This Together.

The Catlin Guide returns once more with a selection of 40 recent graduates to watch: an intriguing selection that includes a bevy of painters. I caught up with New Sensations shortlisted RCA graduate Steven Allan, a Scottish painter who specialises in anthropomorphic depictions of everyday objects.

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Steven Allan - There's Always Time for Tea.

Has being Scottish and your subsequent move to london informed your work? and if so in what way?
I wouldn’t say that being Scottish has had an overriding… read more

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Satoshi Date: London Fashion Week A/W 2012 Exhibition Review

This London Fashion Week, designer Satoshi Date presented his A/W 2012 collections during an exhibition/workshop titled Alchemist's MInd where one could turn old, unloved material objects and feelings into something more precious.

Written by Maria Papadimitriou

Satoshi Date AW 2012 by Claire Kearns Satoshi Date, an ethical fashion designer featured in Amelia’s Compendium of Fashion Illustration, returned to an archway space on Holyrood Street near London […]

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Review: London College of Communication Green Week, 6th-10th February 2012

Between the 6th-10th of February 2012 The London College of Communication hosted a vibrant Green Week at its Elephant and Castle building with super special guests such as Supermarket Sarah, Skip Sisters, Garudio Studiage, Magnificent Revolution and Food for Good

Written by Maria Papadimitriou

Urban Farming Installation by second year Interaction & Moving Image students as part of LCC Green Week illustrated by Deborah Moon Within an atmosphere of playfulness and improvisation the London […]

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Simeon Farrar, The Great British Summertime: New S/S 2012 Season Preview Interview

London-based Designer and Artist Simeon Farrar talks about his journey from Art to Fashion and back again, his current S/S 2012 collection ‘The Great British Summertime’ and what we can look forward to from the label next season.

Written by Alia Gargum

Simeon Farrar S/S 2012 by Madi Illustrates What began as an ‘art experiment’ by London-based Simeon Farrar has now turned into a successful fashion label; winning not only international acclaim […]

Review: The Jerwood Painting Fellowships

As Clare Mitten, Cara Nahaul and Corinna Till conclude their year as painting fellows at Jerwood Space, this exhibition shows how there’s plenty of scope for update to this classic art form.

Written by Jessica Furseth

Cara Nahaul – installation view The 2010 Jerwood Painting Fellowship provided Clare Mitten, Cara Nahaul and Corinna Till with the opportunity to develop their practice, through £10,000 each in prize […]

Like when you were five: Persona Arts Festival and painting workshop

The Persona Arts Festival let visitors feel like artists for an hour last weekend. Or perhaps more accurately, it let us feel like kids with paintbrushes again.

Written by Jessica Furseth

Cyrus Iravani It was with some trepidation that I signed up for a painting workshop at the Persona Arts Festival, because my talents for painting and drawing are pretty rubbish. […]

Caitlin Hinshelwood’s natural history

Gentle colours and subtle, gorgeous patterns are the common thread in the work of textile artist Caitlin Hinshelwood. She talks to Amelia’s Magazine about her love for the natural world and patterns, and the playfulness at the core.

Written by Jessica Furseth

Life on earth Hawks, snakes, dinosaurs, sharks and bears – there isn’t a kitty in sight in Caitlin Hinshelwood’s excellent fauna. We fell in love with the work from the […]

London Fashion Week A/W 2011 Catwalk Review: Joanne Hynes and Helen Steele

An unexpected show for me given that I was not invited: Les Guerriers was presented at Freemasons Hall on Tuesday 22nd February 2011. Nice prints, shame about the furs.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Joanne Hynes and Helen Steele A/W 2011 by Matilde Sazio. I wasn’t invited to Joanne Hynes and Helen Steele, but the door staff spotted myself and Susie Bubble wandering aimlessly […]

Art exhibition: States of Reverie

Seven up-and-coming UK and international artists present their daydream visions in ‘States of Reverie’. We attended the opening at the Scream Gallery, which hosts the exhibition until 20th February.

Written by Jessica Furseth

Inside and Outside of Landscape by Chinwook Kim At first glance, the seven artists making up the ‘States of Reverie’ exhibition couldn’t be more different. Colourful, playful paintings from Malgosia […]

An interview with a New Contemporary: Alice Browne

Amelia's Magazine talks to Alice Browne on being selected for New Contemporaries and how painting requires a process more akin to collaboration than mastering.

Written by Sally Mumby-Croft

Long Story Short, 2010 Since graduating from Wimbledon College of Art in 2009, Alice Browne has exhibited her paintings at Foremans Smokehouse Gallery’s Divergence exhibition and opened her shared studio […]

An interview with painter, Jethro Buck

In celebration of Jethro Buck's solo exhibition at the North Wall Arts Centre, Amelia's Magazine took a trip to Oxford to visit the exquisite painter's studio...

Written by Sally Mumby-Croft

Oxford Edgar Degas’ statement; “Art is not what you see, but what you make others see,” pre-empts the paintings of Jethro Buck. Whilst Buck and Degas’ individual work relates to […]

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SpeedArting: the art of seduction

It’s a little like the Affordable Art Fair’s baby sister - we review the latest way to get your hands on some contemporary art that won’t break the bank.

Written by Gemma Milly

SpeedArting by Gemma Milly. So I’ve spent an hour getting ready. I’ve gone for a little black dress, bird necklace and black shu-boos, and am heading out to Stone Horse […]

Exhibition: 400 Women at Shoreditch Town Hall

175 artists take part in a new, confronting exhibition aims to highlight the murders of over 400 women in Mexico. Here's a summary with an interview with its curator, Tamsyn Challenger.

Written by Matt Bramford

Rosa Virginia Hernández Caro (31), by Sadie Lee A new exhibition in the basement of Shoreditch Town Hall aims to highlight the brutal murders of over 400 women in the […]

Royal Academy of Arts: Summer Exhibition

The 242nd Summer Exhibition showcases a diverse range of works in painting, sculpture, architecture and film, featuring both unknown and infamous artists…

Written by Naomi Law

Barry Flanagan’s Nijinski Hare, illustrated by Naomi Law I recently stepped out of London’s unusually baking sun to enjoy an afternoon visit to the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition. On reaching […]

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Peek-a-Boo! Boo Saville: Trolley Gallery

Saville is represented by Trolley Gallery where she is currently showing an edition of unique prints. Gareth David is pleasantly spooked.

Written by Gareth David

All artworks courtesy of Boo Saville. Indefinate series, Oil on canvas, 2008 Boo Saville’s show at the Trolley Gallery on Redchurch Street isn’t the kind of thing that tomes and […]

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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

All photographs courtesy of Andrew Wightman Andrew is a 32-year-old accomplished illustrator who currently lives in Bude in Cornwall. After having taken a year off to restore/rebuild a derelict house, […]

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Tate Shots: Jared Schiller’s Dream Job

Have you heard of a new online venture showcasing every month a series of videos on Tate exhibitions and contemporary artists? Tate Shots' Jared Schiller tells Amelia's readers about living the dream.

Written by Jared Schiller

Jared Schiller with David Byrne All photographs and videos courtesy of Tate Shots except where otherwise stated. Back in 2002 whilst still a skint student, I started what was then […]

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Angels of Anarchy at Manchester Art Gallery

Contributor Amina Khan investigates female artists' contribution to the Surrealist movement

Written by Amina Khan

Courtesy of George and Betty Woodman and Marian Goodman Gallery, New York When I hear the word Surrealism, instantly the likes of Salvador Dali, André Breton, André Masson and Max […]

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Black Dog Books Haunt Black Rat’s latest Projects

Unique exhibits inhabit haunted bookshop with personality

Written by Valerie Pezeron

Loaded © Sweet Tooth The invite for Black Dog Books was intriguing and slightly misleading… a number of nice surprises beckon when I arrive at the venue to meet with […]

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Visible Invisible: Against the Security of the Real

Hannah Osborne investigates artistic attempts at rendering visible the invisible forces within the visible

Written by Hannah Osborne

Untitled 2 by Shaun Mc Dowell To examine artists on display in regards to their own sense of what is intangible; what is the unbeknownst? Cecily Brown (one of the […]