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An interview with illustrator Antonia Parker, as featured in Amelia’s Compendium of Fashion Illustration

ACOFI illustrator Antonia Parker creates wonderfully colourful and unique fashion illustrations, portraits and vignettes. She got involved with many eclectic projects in 2011: and here's a fabulous overview.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Amisha Ghadiali at the ACOFI launch
Amisha Ghadiali at the ACOFI launch.

Amelia’s Compendium of Fashion Illustration featured illustrator Antonia Parker talks us through her year... be inspired!

You've said that the launch party for ACOFI early last year was a great kick start to 2011. Why do you think meeting people in person is so important when it comes to gaining work and making contacts in the creative world?
It was really fun illustrating live at the launch. I like to chat with my sitters as I draw them, because it'd be a bit odd to study someone so intently and not try to get to know them. As a result, it was really handy for meeting people. It was also a really happy event, so everyone I met that evening was pleased to talk.… read more

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Aware: Art Fashion Identity at the Royal Academy

The third exhibition of contemporary art at the Royal Academy's Burlington Gardens space explores how clothes are used by artists and designers as a form of communication to reveal and conceal identity

Written by Sally Mumby-Croft

Edmund Clarke: Guantanamo- A review

Edmund Clarke’s photography exhibition fails to ignite our reviewer’s interest. But Nadav Kander's downstairs show at the same gallery is a delightful surprise.

Written by Valerie Pezeron

Detail of Interrogator/guard’s call button in Camp Five courtesy of Edmund Clarke. Photograph by Valerie Pezeron Where is the fire in Edmund Clark’s exhibition? Guantanamo: If the Light goes out […]

Behold, the Cleggeron Riseth.

The hung parliament was always going to produce some interesting results - but no one could have predicted the bromance between Cameron and Clegg. Or the fun that illustrators would have with it.

Written by Amelia Gregory

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The Hung Parliament spells serious change for our government.

My views on the 2010 general election, accompanied by the clever visual opinions of a bunch of illustrators.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Democracy Village. All photography by Amelia Wells. Parliament Square is currently home to the Democracy Village; a few tents, visit this site treatment a couple of marquees and a whole […]

Think Act Vote Interview Part Two

Amisha Ghadiali discusses the ideas behind Think Act Vote, why if 'politics was a brand no-one would wear it' and why at the end of the day it remains vital to vote.

Written by Sally Mumby-Croft

Photography by Dominic Clarke. It’s the day before the general election and the concluding part of Amelia’s Magazine interview with Think Act Vote’s Amisha Ghadiali. Tomorrow you have a chance […]

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 […]

Five things you might not know about Chris Ofili

Turner Prize winner, Chris Ofili brings together work new and old for a landmark exhibition at The Tate Britain

Written by Amica Lane

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Ctrl.Alt.Shift – Current Affairs & a Double Shot of Tequila

The HQ at Ctrl.Alt.Shift is unleashing their Corruption Issue into general bookshops! Art editor Valerie Pezeron investigates!

Written by Valerie Pezeron

When Owen Pallett, pharmacy the man behind the erstwhile Final Fantasy moniker, announced in December 2009 that he was abandoning the name in favour of recording under his birth name, […]


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