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Posts Tagged ‘Tracey Emin’

An interview with Margo McDaid: Amelia’s Colourful Colouring Companion featured artist.

Margo McDaid is a Kent based Irish born artist who specialises in highly patterned and stylised portraits that make the perfect colouring page.

Written by Amelia Gregory

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Artist Margo McDaid captured my heart with her gorgeous sailors on instagram and has produced a wonderful double page spread for Amelia’s Colourful Colouring Companion featuring her highly decorative portraits of men and women. Here she talks about her move to the coastal town of Ramsgate, and how motherhood as fostered a renewed energy for creating pictures.

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Where did you study and what happened after graduation? 
I studied at Camberwell College of Art. I exhibited at the New Designers show in Islington and was approached by a company called Babylon Design. I was incredibly naive about the business side of design but so pleased to have been approached by a really well known design company. My designs were produced and sold in The Conran Shop in London and in Paris. When I saw the product I… read more

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Frieze Art Fair 2011 Trends: Neon Signs and Typography

Inspirational images from this years Frieze Art Fair, featuring huge words in neon and fantastic 3D typography. Delve in.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Now (#2 mirror) by Doug Aitken Now for the first in my round up of trends from Frieze Art Fair 2011: my pick of neon sign writing and typographic treats. […]

Frieze Art Fair 2011: Exhibition Review

As Frieze Art Fair once again beckons to art lovers and billionaires alike, I ponder the trends and the meanings of art as we know it today... featuring neon lighting, craft-tastic installations and creations that belie our current spiritual deficit.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Salon 94 at Frieze Art Fair 2011. It shouldn’t really be possible to deduce trends in the art world, approved should it? Yet that is exactly what I was able […]

Art Car Boot Fair 2011 returns for the Apple Cart Festival in Victoria Park

This year's Art Car Boot Fair took place on Sunday 19th June in the car park of the Truman Brewery on Brick Lane. Amongst the hyped artwork of big name Brit artists there were some amazing bargains to grab. The Art Car Boutique returns on the 7th August for the Apple Cart Festival.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Art Car Boot Fair 2011. All photography by Amelia Gregory. It amazes me that I’ve never been to the Art Car Boot Fair before… but there you have it, buy […]

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London Fashion Week A/W 2011 Catwalk Review: Amanda Wakeley (by Helen)

A palette of orange, black, camel and gold in fitted silhouettes, as well as slinky beads. My last LFW show took place at Somerset House's BFC Tent on Tuesday.

Written by Helen Martin

Amanda Wakeley LFW A/W 2011; Illustration by Gemma Milly It was my last day at London Fashion Week. Still buzzing on the love of the razzamatazz, prescription yet requiring an […]

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

Anna Brønsted illustrated by Alison Day. Original photography by Eva Edsjö. http://www.alisonday.nl That is a really big sound coming from such a small woman, page dosage I think as I’m […]

Frieze Art Fair 2010: Exhibition Review

A new contributor to Amelia’s Magazine takes a quick peek around this year’s Frieze Festival in Regent’s Park.

Written by Viola Levy

anarchist book fair london ‘Column’ by Kutlug Ataman (2008) Thomas Dane Gallery. Illustration by Jenny Costello. Unlike the formidable ‘fashion pack’ who rear their waspish heads every 6 months, website […]

London Fashion Week S/S 2010 Catwalk Review: Betty Jackson

A review of the eclectic Betty Jackson's S/S 2011 season of modern Land girls. Accompanied by the fabulous illustrations of Lesley Barnes and Gemma Randall

Written by Sally Mumby-Croft

pierre garroudi – lfw – ss11 – sketch crowd – jenny robins Illustration by Lesley Barnes Turns out London Fashion Week is a breeze by bike and is thoroughly recommended […]

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Billy Childish ‘Unknowable but Certain’ at the ICA

Billy Childish, anti-art industry punk painter displays his backcatalogue at the ICA

Written by Amica Lane

Courtesy the artist and L-13, clinic London Billy Childish is a man of many faces; musician, online writer, more about painter and film maker, he is a name that many […]

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Art Listings October 26 – November 1

London

Written by Jessica Stokes

Femke De Jong’s illustrations are multi-layered and intensively reworked collages, viagra 60mg doctor they often explore the seemingly oppositional subjects of man and machine. She kindly agreed to answer a […]

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Art listings Sept 28 – Oct 4 – Big shows roll into town

Written by Satu Fox

Gustav Mertzger at The Serpentine From tomorrow Gustav Metzger’s “auto-creative” and “auto-destructive” art  involved antics like spraying acid on nylon and building objects only to tear them down, dosage each […]