Thursday, 15 July 2010

Urban Art Fair This Weekend.

Here's the info about the Urban Art Fair in Brixton,  I'll be exhibiting there this weekend.

Summer is here and now is the time to enjoy art in the open air at London's largest annual alfresco Art Fair. For the ninth year running the residents of Josephine Avenue will be transforming their sleepy, tree lined street into a bustling exhibition space. With a hundred and fifty photographers, printers and painters exhibiting this is our biggest event yet. Entry is FREE and with prices ranging from under a tenner to over a thousand pounds this makes it a truly affordable event for all art lovers, whatever your budget.
As well as a seeing a wealth of art, you can also taste a mouth watering selection at our various foods stalls which will include Mexican, Carribean and Indian, plus our Saturday 'Tea & Cakes' stand. Live Art will be provided by graffiti artists Soulful Gallery and JPart who will both be creating stunning new works on our Urban Art Walls. On the Saturday you can treat your ears at our SOUND STAGE which will feature an eclectic mix of music from local musicians (for more info click here).
You can also help us raise money for good causes on our Charity Sunday.This is when 10% from all sales will be donated to our two charity partners The British Home and Trinity Hospice.

Urban Art 2010 is a unique London event not be missed. Not only is it the perfect setting to view new and original artworks, it is also a great way to meet and talk to artists face to face. All this plus live graffiti being created in front of your very eyes, delicious food to taste, some great music to listen to, plus the opportunity of raising money for some very worthy causes...what more could you ask?
So make a note in your diary and set a date to experience art in the open air... it's what Summer days were made for.
17th & 18th July, 10am-6pm. Josephine Avenue, London SW2 

I'll be introducing a couple of new prints, which are versions of the illustrations in the book project I'm working on. This one is called 'The Allotment', and the one below is 'Dawn Chorus'. Hope to see you there!

Tuesday, 13 July 2010

More From Sweden

Here's some more pictures from my trip to Sweden in April. Emma and I went on a little jaunt into Gothenburg, where I was very taken with the Marimekko ceramics range.

I also had to be dragged away from this supercool Moomin poster!

Back at Emma's, I had a sneaky rifle through her fabric chest. She has made some good finds recently!

I'm terribly envious of the dress that she made from this beautiful cotton. There was also this, which is really rather smashing!

Monday, 12 July 2010

Noisy Neighbours

For the last couple of months, I've been busy making 18 new prints for a book project. It's a childrens book called 'Noisy Neighbours' based on last years print of the same name.

The story is about a snail who is off on his travels, looking for some peace and quiet. Here's a picture of  some of the prints put together in a book format. The book should be out by March 2011. This is the original 'Noisy Neighbours'

Friday, 9 July 2010

Rob Ryan in Stafford

More jolly news! Mr. Rob Ryan is having a ceramics exhibition in Stafford later this year. It will be at the Shire Hall Gallery from Saturday 13th November until Sunday 9th Jan 2011. I can't wait.

The images show the maquettes he is currently making for the show- there's more on his blog.

New Orla Kiely Book

I'm terrifically excited about this new book, which will be available from September. I've pre-ordered mine from Amazon , where there is also a little film of Orla discussing the book. Exciting!

Wednesday, 7 July 2010

Falmouth with the Girls Who Draw

Last weekend I loaded up the car with prints and goodies and headed down to Falmouth, to help set up the 'Menagerie' show. I really had a marvellous time.

I had forgotten just how beautiful Cornwall is in the Summer. This is the view from the castle- a little secret beach.
Anyway, enough with the nature talk, this is what we were there for..

Here's some shots of the show and opening night.

Here and Now is a great gallery and shop-I thoroughly recommend it if you find yourself in that neck of the woods. Here's a couple of things that came home to Brum with me..

This chap is by Alice Apple. Isn't he sweet?

And these delightful norks are by Lucy Sheridan.

By the way, if you do find yourself in Falmouth this Summer, just behave yourself.