Friday, 6 July 2012
Thursday, 5 July 2012
Wednesday, 4 July 2012
Here are snaps from part 2 of my workshops hosted by Work It at the BBC Hackney Academy in the lead up to the Hackney Weekend Festival. BBC Learning set up a month's programme of industry experts to share their skills and knowledge with aspiring creatives via free educational events and Q&A sessions. I took part in the fashion stream showing how to make festival accessories out of paper to coincide with my network of collaborators holding T-Shirt artwork classes which I profiled last week. Congratulations to Loren and Sara for their hard work and dedication in undertaking this mammoth task to pull together the entire package from inviting and scheduling the artists to being their in person every day to manage each masking tape moment!! Go girls!!
Tuesday, 3 July 2012
Here are some work-in-progress studio shots from Andy Macgregor's latest project 'In It To Win It' - an exhibition of paper sculptures inspired by and taking place during the Olympics. Using vintage posters as reference, Andy is constructing an installation to transform the ground floor area of The Book Club in Shoreditch. Therefore its the (un)official East End retreat for those attending the games and an alternative sport theme hang-out for those not. Immerse yourself in a hyper-real world of oversize paper props and light boxes depicting the athletes, medals, trophies and athletic paraphernalia. The opening is taking place next Thursday 12th, and you can tap into the final preparations via daily posts on Andy Macgregor's tumblr or check updates on his Twitter @andymacgregor.
The Book Club
13 July – 9 September
100 Leonard Street
Monday, 2 July 2012
Here are a couple of screen-grabs that I took whilst watching the live stream of Nick Knight's shoot "WHAAM" on SHOWstudio last weekend. Its incredible to have a fly-on-the-wall perspective of masters at work such as Sam McKnight on hair, Marian Newman on nails and Katy England on styling. SHOWstudio pioneered the online fashion magazine format and is still leading the way with a mix of both quality and quantity in superb content. The final story will appear in Garage magazine and here is the table of accessories called in for the superhero / pop art theme including a few pieces from Piers Atkinson, Kitty Joseph, Mich Dulce and myself!
Sunday, 1 July 2012
One of my favourite days of the Summer is the opening of Bold Tendencies sculpture park in Peckham. To feel that I have experienced a full Summer I like to have danced till dawn in a festival field (preferably Glastonbury), danced all day at Notting Hill Carnival and also watched the sun set over London at the end of the day from Hannah Barry's open air gallery. It's an annual pilgrimage for waves of the city's artists who arrive and flood up the floors of the disused multi-story car park to celebrate another season of the showcase. Its a community led initiative with free entry and a full programme of events that include film screenings and concerts. There is also the added highlight of Franks Cafe and Campari Bar for refreshments between checking out the seven artists work and incredible picturesque panoramic view of the new Shard injected sky. Its the sixth year of the enterprise, so if you havn't yet been its an absolute must, open from 12 noon until 10pm Thursday to Sunday until 30th September. See here for full details.
(artists work top to bottom: Mary Edmond, Sarah Cain, Carter Mull, more Sarah Cain, Laura Buckley, Peles Empire)