Since I was a little girl I've been making dens....and don't think I'll ever stop..........

Monday 19 December 2011

Friday 16 December 2011

Angie Lewin - Cultivate


Saturday 26th November - Saturday 14th January
For this exhibition we have invited 12 contemporary jewellers to respond to the work of printmaker Angie Lewin whose work is inspired by plants and gardens. Angie Lewin's prints will form part of the exhibition to complement the jewellery and vice versa. Jewellers include Alan Ardiff, Laura Baxter, Jessica Briggs, Shona Carnegie, Paul Finch, Catherine Hills, Clare Knox-Bentham, Julia MacGregor, Ruth Praill, Nikolay Sardamov Simone Salandini and Ruth Tomlinson.

Thursday 10 November 2011

Handmade Portraits: Rob Ryan

Handmade Portraits: Rob Ryan from Etsy on Vimeo.
found here

...I just love the ethos for his work...

Friday 14 October 2011

Are you sitting comfortably?

Evening of short stories inspired by beauty at the Toynbee Studios London
21 Oct 2011

More info and image here

Friday 30 September 2011

Eyewitness: Hungarian Photography in the 20th Century


Eyewitness: Hungarian Photography 

in the 20th Century 
Brassaï, Capa, Kertész, Moholy-Nagy, 


Until 2 October 2011 ROYAL ACADEMY

Wednesday 14 September 2011

Paula Modersohn-Becker

Sitting at my desk the other day I found myself staring at this postcard I'd blue-tacked up on my studio wall.  I'd found it in mum's papers after she died. I wasn't surprised to find it there...she loved children..I couldn't help wondering why the hands were so red and a little bit swollen looking...I didn't know the artist and so I took it down and had a look.  This sad little image was painted by German artist Paula Modersohn-Becker.

She only had a very short life dying after child-birth at the age of 31 but during that time produced what are considered to be the "most important representatives of early Expressionism."

images of Modersohn-Beckers work via

Friday 9 September 2011

Thursday 8 September 2011

Jeni Yang

images via

Jeni Yang at the WWA gallery, Culver CIty, CA 90232  from September 9th 2011

Wednesday 27 July 2011

Nicole Dextras

I've just discovered the amazing work of environmental artist Nicole Dextras. You can find out more about her work here

Monday 25 July 2011

Eyewitness, Hungarian Photography in the 20th Century - Royal Academy

image via

Eyewitness: Hungarian Photography in the 20th Century

Brassaï, Capa, Kertész, Moholy-Nagy, Munkácsi

Royal Academy 30 June—2 October 2011

Frida Kahlo & Diego RIvera


Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera:
Masterpieces from The Gelman Collection
9 July 2011 - 2 October 2011


Sunday 24 July 2011

'South' and 'From Swastika to Jim Crow' at Amnesty International

Image caption: Film still image 'From Swastika to Jim Crow'. 

7pm Wednesday 27 July at Amnesty International Human RIghts Action Centre, London.

South (1999) 
Colour, 70mins 
Director: Chantal Akerman (b.1950) 
Akerman originally conceived South as a broad meditation on the American South, inspired by the literature of William Faulkner and James Baldwin. However, the racially motivated murder of James Byrd Jnr just days before the start of filming caused Akerman to rewrite the project. Byrd was beaten by three white men, chained to a truck and dragged to his death in Jasper, Texas. Taking this event as her central focus, Akerman documents the people and the landscapes of Jasper in the aftermath of Byrd's murder and attempts to understand the longstanding racial tensions in the area. 

From Swastika to Jim Crow (2000) 
Colour and black and white, 60mins 
Directed by Lori Cheatle (b.1959) 
In the 1930s, Jewish intellectuals who escaped Nazi Germany and immigrated to the U.S. faced an uncertain future. Confronted with anti-Semitism at American universities and a public distrust of foreigners, many sought refuge in an unlikely place namely black college in the segregated South. Mutual sympathy as victims of persecution and discrimination united the Jewish refugees with Black Americans. Through interviews with several surviving academics and many of their former students, a fascinating story unfolds of men and women who found a true home in a community that, living in the rural South during segregation, was as remote as possible from the world they had known. 

The film screening takes place at Amnesty International, Human Rights Action Centre, 17-25 New Inn Yard, London EC2A 3EA. 

Whats on at Rivington Place

Autograph ABP Exhibition Season
Rotimi Fani-Kayode (1955-1989) and without Sanctuary: Lynching photography in America
Rivington Place, London
Until 30 July 2011

Exhibition Tour
Dana Popa 'not Natasha'
FOMACS, Dublin, Ireland
Until 5 August 2011

Friday 1 July 2011

Thursday 30 June 2011

Moths Wings - Lisa Busby

Moths Wings By Lisa Busby at the 03 Gallery, Oxford

Sunday 3rd July, 11am-4pm
Thursday 7th July 12-8 and Saturday 9th July 11am-4pm

Wednesday 29 June 2011

Monday 13 June 2011

Gonul Paksoy

Turkish textile designer Gonul Paksoy originally trained as a chemist, combine old and new textile dying processes to produce beautifully delicate silk and linen items of clothing. She dyes and hand knits them taking inspiration from her Eastern heritage. You can read a little bit more about Paksoy here

images via

Monday 9 May 2011

Janice Arnold

images via curtousy Apartment Therapy and Janice Arnold

I'm awe inspired by this. I've made a tent to project an image over and researched yurts...I just love them....

Shane Waltener - Cobwebs

website images via cobwebs...

Saturday 23 April 2011

Tea and Tiaras at Becnicks Wonder Emporium

Saturday 30th April 12.00pm - 7.00pm Becnicks Wonder Emporium, Ye Olde Wheatsheaf, 57 Christleton Road, Chester, Cheshire

Tuesday 19 April 2011

Paper Girl Oxford

Paper Girl is a celebration of Art, Bicycles and the act of giving.

The ride part involves riding around our beautiful city and give away bundles of art to members of the public, for free.

First we need to collect some art from the people of Oxford so we're asking everyone to submit art work (the submission deadline is April 29th).

We exhibit everything we receive, and throw a big party on May 6th (the day before the ride). The morning of the ride we roll the art works into groups in preparation for distributing.

Last year Paper Girl Manchester gave away over 800 pieces of art in 212 rolls by bicycle, to random people on the streets of Manchester. This year Oxford is getting involved and running a Paper Girl ride too...

From drawings, doodles to photography and screen prints to painting, submit up to 10 pieces of work to be part of Papergirl Oxford.

Every artist will be featured in the exhibition at Oxford Cycle Workshop Training on Glanville Road. To submit work drop it in or post your it to Papergirl Oxford, Oxford Cycle Workshop Training Centre, Ashlar House, Glanville Road Oxford OX4 2DD

Work should be between A4 and A1 in size. Please write your name, url and Paper Girl Oxford on your submission.

By submitting work you are consenting to your work being exhibited by Paper Girl Oxford and given out free of charge to the public as part of the Cycle Oxford Festival 2011.

Deadline: 29th April 2011 (don't forget)

I just found out about this today....isn't a lovely idea...

Sunday 17 April 2011

Saturday 19 March 2011

Wednesday 16 March 2011

An Island - This months Stammtisch Event

This months Stammtisch event at The Port Mahon, St Giles, Oxford... be part of the world-wides screening series for 'An Island' - an unconventional music performance film and abstract documentary by Vincent Moon featuring 8 piece-live band, Efterklang.

For further information about the project visit:

Sunday 13 March 2011

JR Exhibition - Ile Saint Louis, Paris 2009

Becniks Wonder-Emprium


"The finest collection of Furniture, Clothes, Art, Music, Neo crafts and collectables have been meticulously sourced and hand crafted
Browse our combination of Timeless Antiques intertwined with the latest trends, from Regal to Retro, Art Deco to Atomic.

We support the work of established and emerging talent in our 'Independant Art Space' where unique artwork is available for you to buy.

Sit a while in our teeny tea room, with book exchange and outdoor seating-and enjoy mouthwatering homemade cakes, tea's and coffee with a real kick (free refills)

Our Info point, informs you of the best Live music nights and Venue's around the Northwest and sell's an eclectic selection of EP's and rare vinyl."

I'd love to check this out the next time I'm in Chester.

Friday 11 March 2011

International Alternative Press Festival - London

Basically this is "A 2 day Fair at the Conway Hall, Holborn, London, of zines, comix, poetry, radical literature, printmaking and anything else self-published! You can find out more about it here

Saturday 5 March 2011