Thursday, 11 September 2014

Summer Exhibitions

Managed to visit most of my list of exhibitions I wanted to see, apart from one major exception. I never made it to Henri Matisse: The Cut-Outs before it closed at the Tate Modern. 

A trip to the House of Illustration for the Quentin Blake exhibition is also still outstanding too - but that one is on til 2nd November.

Comics Unmasked at the British Library
 British Folk Art at Tate Britain
Primrose: Early Colour Photography in Russia at The Photographer's Gallery

In Eden

Wall paintings in the Rainforest Biome of the Eden Project. Painted by Peruvian shamanic artist, the images depict the spiritual connection between people and plants.


Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red at the Tower of London by ceramic artist Paul Cummins and stage designer Tom Piper.

The Globe

Land of Caves and Waterfalls

Pages from my Yorkshire sketchbook.



Visited the Yorkshire Dales and the Lake District. Utterly beautiful.

Thursday, 4 September 2014

100 Trees

100: Making of Trees was an exhibition at ONCA (One Network for Conservation and the Arts) in Brighton. It consisted of 100 artworks by local artists on display for 100 hours. Each artwork was for sale; the money raised will pay for 100 trees to be planted around the London Road area.

Wood by Helen Cann
They Said A King Once Ruled The Forest by Lizzie Thomas

Wednesday, 27 August 2014


Always planned to go to ELCAF (East London Comics and Arts Festival), finally made it this year and much money was spent.

Circus Street Market

From June, a few photographs of the University of Brighton's Architecture Degree Show in the Circus Street Market. The building is really interesting but is due for redevelopment.

My favourite of the show was Allotments of Indigenous Produce from Latin America by Lily Carver

Tuesday, 26 August 2014

Way Back In May

It has been an extremely busy Summer, here are a few photos from way back in May.

The British Library by Yinka Shonibare was an installation which filled the shelves of the Old Reference Library at Brighton Museum and Art Gallery with colourful books. Each book spine adorned with a different name. The names were of immigrants to Britain who have made a contribution to British culture.

Delaine Le Bas's exhibition Local Name: Unknown Gypsies? was at the Phoenix Gallery.

Tangled Feet performed the physical theatre piece entitled One Million at the Black Rock. One Million represented the approximate one million unemployed aged 18-25.

William Forsythe's Nowhere & Everywhere at the Same Time No.2 was at the Circus Street Market. The installation comprised of hundreds of swinging pendulums which the audience could walk between.

Sound in Motion by Zimoun was at the University of Brighton Gallery and consisted of a series of sound sculptures created from motors, cardboard boxes and ping pong balls.

Tuesday, 6 May 2014

Pick Me Up 2014

Saturday we went on a jolly to Pick Me Up, the graphic arts fair, at Somerset House. Now in its fifth year at the embankment galleries, the fair showcases work by illustrators, graphic artists and collectives. As always there was lots of beautiful and interesting work to spend some pocket money on.

 My favourite artists from the downstairs exhibition Pick Me Up Selects (16 artists selected by a panel) were Thibaud Herem's very detailed drawings of buildings including one of St Pancreas station and Andrew Groves' hand carved wooden spoons.

 Edward Cheverton collage called Choo Choo.

Two other illustrators, whose work I already loved, Julia Pott and Isabel Greenberg were also exhibiting in Pick Me Up Selects. I think Isabel Greenberg's comics are fab and I am currently midway through her book The Encyclopedia of Early Earth and I ended up buying her comic The Snow Queen too.

Isabel Greenberg's The Encyclopedia of Early Earth

Upstairs at the fair, it was work by Skull Paradise and the returning Puck Collective which caught my eye. We also overheard a little bit of the talk by the creators of Rastamouse. They were teaching the audience how to speak like an inhabitant of Mouseland. Wagwan!

It was a bit of an odd experience leaving the Fair, as outside there seemed to be some sort of protest - a never ending line of women reverends walking past the galleries. At the time we did comment that it was the quietest and well mannered protest we had ever seen; we later found out it was a celebration of 20 years of women priests. 

Monday, 21 April 2014

Bank Holiday Badges

 Hand drawn badges, including a couple of hula hooping self portraits.

Sunday, 26 January 2014


Bookmark design for Doodlers Anonymous showcase. The bookmark had to champion the act of reading and the psychical book.