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Posts Tagged ‘portland’

An interview with Erika Rier: Amelia’s Colourful Colouring Companion featured artist.

Artist Erika Rier hails from the west coast of the USA, creating powerful artwork inspired by the struggles of everyday life.

Written by Amelia Gregory

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Portland based Erika Rier is a multi disciplinary artist with a unique vision. I am so glad she entered my colouring book open brief, with an amazing and unusual narrative artwork based on the struggle of womankind. Here she talks about her inspiration, how language and place informs her art, and the joy of homeschooling her daughter.

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How did you find the colouring book open brief and why did you decide to enter your work?
I've been following Amelia's Magazine for ages and had been wanting to contribute to an open brief for some time but the timing was always off. I'd even got a sketch together for the That Which We Do Not Understand brief but was in the middle of a time sensitive project that prevented me from getting my submission done. When I saw the colouring book brief I was so excited. I swear I get at least 2 messages a week from people asking that I do a colouring book. I haven't had time to draw a whole… read more

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Music Interview with Zohra Atash of Religious To Damn

Described as pretty gypsy, garage psych. Me neither. However this description does surprisingly make sense when you listen to Religious to Damn. Here is my interview with the lead singer; Zohra Atash.

Written by Helen Martin

Religious to Damn Illustration by Gemma Smith Religious to Damn‘s lead singer is Zohra Atash, a cool lady with a batwingged 70s style, a voice a bit like Alison Goldfrapp […]

Jack Teagle opens up shop

Jack Teagle has opened an online shop where you can purchase his prints and paintings. I say get in there quick.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Heroes and Villains by Jack Teagle. I *heart* this image. You may remember that I had a fabulous time at Jack Teagle’s exhibition at Nobrow earlier this year. Then I […]

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Music Listings: 20th- 25th July

Gigs of the Week, Monday, Tuesday, Music Days!

Written by Roisin Conway

Summer is here in a crashing bundle of thunderclouds- check out this weeks music listings- there more electrifying than the lightening we’ve been having. Prepared to be shocked (in the […]