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Posts Tagged ‘Soma Gallery’

Soma celebrates 10 Years: an interview with founder Fiona Hamilton

Bristol based Soma Gallery celebrates its 10th anniversary with a fabulous set of 10 prints by some of the best artists that founder Fiona Hamilton has worked with over the past 10 years.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Soma Gallery - 10th anniversary prints

Like Amelia's Magazine, the fabulous Bristol based Soma Gallery launched in 2004. Founder Fiona Hamilton was a big supporter and stocked Amelia's Magazine in print from the very outset. Since then we have kept in touch and Amelia's Compendium of Fashion Illustration visited Soma Gallery on tour back in 2011. I caught up with Fiona to talk about ten years of working with emerging and established artists. Read on for more and to view all ten of the wonderful prints featured in the 10th anniversary celebration show and box set.

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Pick Me Up Graphic Arts Festival 2013: A Review of Illustration Collectives

Old favourites and new discoveries are on display upstairs at the Embankment Galleries, including work from Soma Gallery, Print Club London, Day Job, Zombie Collective and many more.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Bird by Victoria Willmott. In the upstairs section of the Embankment Galleries at Pick Me Up are housed a plethora of hand-picked collectives, some of which have had a presence […]

Christmas Gift Ideas 2012: Best Artist Prints for the Wall

Loads of inspiration here if you want to give art this Christmas: including work by Simone Lia, Jack Teagle, Petra Borner, Sanna Annukka, Matt Sewell, Von and many many more.

Written by Amelia Gregory

There are so many to choose from, where on earth do you start when you set out to buy a print for the wall? Well, here’s my run down of […]

Christmas Gift Ideas 2012: Best Design Gifts For Men

Stuck for ideas? Here's the perfect selection of gifts for men who love design. And women...

Written by Amelia Gregory

In Love With iphone cover by Bianca Green. Most men love a bit of gadget based frippery, and there is an almost endless choice of iphone decor out there. Amidst […]

Christmas Gift Ideas 2012: 12 Top Kitchenware Designs

Choose from ceramics, oven gloves, sustainable plastic ware, wooden trays and chopping boards made from felled trees of London.

Written by Amelia Gregory

I’ve brought you the best cushions, the best mugs and the best tea towels, and now here is the best of the rest of the homewares I found whilst scouring […]

Christmas Gift Ideas 2012: Top Ten Best Mugs by Illustrators and Designers

Wondering what to give for Christmas? The shops are full of mugs for a reason: they make great inexpensive gifts with character. And I've found the best designs for you online...

Written by Amelia Gregory

Beaver Mug by Lisa Jones. I *love* beavers so I was super excited to find this. No really, don’t laugh. Next up: my recommendations for mugs. Yes, a whole blog […]

Christmas Gift Ideas 2012: Cushions!

Artists and illustrators have been busy creating a huge array of beautiful cushions for your home: and they are easily available to buy online. Find something for everyone on your Christmas list in my top selection here.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Pictor cushion in super soft faux suede by William Branton for Ohh Deer. Over the next few weeks I’ll be blogging all my best suggestions for a range of gifts, […]

Pick Me Up Contemporary Graphic Art Fair 2012: Illustrator Emma Block Reviews

This year's Contemporary Graphic Art Fair Pick Me Up as seen from an up and coming illustrator's point of view. Amelia's Magazine contributor Emma Block reviews her fave picks.

Written by Emma Block

Illustration by David Sparshott. Each year the relatively new addition to the art and design calendar that is Pick Me Up seems to find it’s feet a little more and […]

Pick Me Up Contemporary Graphic Art Fair 2012: Review

Wonderful work from a huge array of galleries, collectives, online shops and many more. Here's my pick of artwork to buy at this year's Pick Me Up London.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Following on from my review of the newcomers in Pick Me Up Selects section it’s time to take a look at the rest of the exhibitors at this year’s fair. […]

Valentine’s Day 2012: Gift Ideas

Interesting and unusual gift ideas for your special Valentine... from the likes of Rob Ryan, Darkroom, Secret Envelope and many more.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Art by Rebecca Hendin. Yup, it’s that time of year, Valentine’s Day is nearly upon us again… and I’ve been inundated with press releases for any number of loosely affiliated […]

An interview with illustrator Lesley Barnes, as featured in Amelia’s Compendium of Fashion Illustration

Illustrator Lesley Barnes has contributed to Amelia's Magazine since 2009 and is featured in both my books, for which she designed the front cover type. She was super busy in 2011, with projects for Channel 4, Wrap Magazine, Soma Gallery, Penguin Classics and the V&A to name but a few.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Lesley Barnes first got involved with Amelia’s Magazine when she answered the Shelter open brief back in early 2009. Since then she has appeared in both my books, and has […]

Christmas Gift Ideas 2011: Prints, Interiors and the very best Handmade Ideas

It's getting late, but if you're anything like me then you've left your Christmas shopping to the last minute. Well, help is at hand! Here's a random round up of my some of favourite things, including gifts from Soma Gallery, Landfill Editions and Woolly Babs (you're gonna love the last find).

Written by Amelia Gregory

Lesley Barnes wrapping paper for Soma Gallery. Time for a further round up of Christmas goodies; all things print, interiors, hand made and wonderful. Don’t panic, there is still time […]

The ACOFI Book Tour closes at Tatty Devine in Brick Lane

On Tuesday 7th June I held the very last date on the ACOFI book tour at Tatty Devine's Brick Lane shop. It was a super busy and wonderful night, a chance for all sorts of creatives to meet and get inspired. With a little biscuit decorating help from Biscuiteers.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Okay, I admit it, it’s taken me over three weeks to get around to writing about my final date on the ACOFI Book Tour… but it was all part of […]

The ACOFI Book Tour visits Soma Gallery in Bristol

Fiona Hamilton is the brains behind Soma Gallery, a wonderful shop with whom Amelia's Magazine has had a long relationship. I visited as part of my ACOFI Book Tour on Thursday 26th May 2011.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Soma Gallery has been a faithful stockist of Amelia’s Magazine since the early days of its print version, so I’ve had a long and lovely relationship with gallery owner Fiona […]

The ACOFI Book Tour visits Castor and Pollux in Brighton

I had a wonderful time at Castor & Pollux in Brighton last night, Tuesday 24th May. With a little help from Juiceology, Lahloo Tea, Angel Food Bakery and Dr.Hauschka. Here's who I met!

Written by Amelia Gregory

Art and design shop Castor and Pollux is situated in three airy arches on Brighton seafront, a location that was formerly public loos and then a yoga studio. The view […]

The ACOFI Book Tour: visiting The Fruitmarket Gallery in Edinburgh

I gave my talk at The Fruitmarket Gallery in Edinburgh on Tuesday 17th May and there was a really wonderful turn out of inspiring local creatives... read on to find out how it went and for information on a very special offer.

Written by Amelia Gregory

On Tuesday I hit the second date of my ACOFI Book Tour, this time at the rather wonderful Fruitmarket Gallery in Edinburgh. I chat with super friendly bookshop guru Matthew […]

Announcing: The ACOFI Book Tour. Please join me as I visit some of the UK’s best design shops!

On Tues 10th May I set off on a tour of some of the UK's best art and design shops. I'll be book-ending the tour with 24 Hour Crits at the two London Tatty Devine shops, and I'll also be visiting The Fruitmarket Gallery in Edinburgh, Castor and Pollux in Brighton, Comma in Oxford and Soma Gallery in Bristol.

Written by Amelia Gregory

ACOFI at the Forward PR press day in March. WOO HOOO Grafik magazine have beaten me to an official announcement of dates for my ACOFI Book Tour. But here’s everything […]

Valentines Day: Gifts and Ideas

Valentines Day strikes again! Here's my top tips for lovingly hand crafted gifts, special jewellery and ideas for romantic outings... accompanied with lots of lovely Valentines inspired illustrations.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Valentines Foxes by Bex Glover. By now if you have any interest in the upcoming consumer fest that is Valentines Day you will probably already have read Hannah’s slightly bah […]

Christmas Gifts: Art, Jewellery and Homeware Ideas

My second Christmas gift round up features lots of handmade, upcycled and unique goodies from the likes of 123 Bethnal Green Road, London Kills Me, Tatty Devine and the Soma Gallery

Written by Amelia Gregory

Illustration by Timothy Hunt. In my second round up of fabulous ideas from twitter friends for late Christmas gift shoppers I bring you the best of art, jewellery and homewares. […]

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Valentines Day – What’s it all about anyway?

What should you do on Valentine's Day? Here's my thoughts, including ideas for gifts from Tatty Devine, Rob Ryan, Clara Francis, Bonbi Forest and the Soma Gallery.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Valentines schmallentines. Yup, that’s what I normally think. But for some reason I’m in a good mood this year. Although that doesn’t stop me grumbling about the excessive tat for […]