Studio Two

Studio Two in the Craft Centre will be coming to an unfortunate close, this will be our last christmas but as one door closes another opens and we’re excited for 2013!
To celebrate the last crafty christmas we will be having an  APOCALYPTO PARTY this Saturday! Click the link to see more details.

Alongside Ciara Clark and Wonderhaus there will be a colour selection of framed and unframed prints, jumpers, t-shirts, bird mobiles, jewellery, sketchbooks, cards, originals and one off creations!

Go in and have a butchers!

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Been Printing..

For Feel Good Freak Show..

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Invite to Feel Good Freak Show

The long anticipated exhibition by Tasha Whittle and Lottie Smith…
the “Feel Good Freak Show” is launching on the 16th November at 6:30pm… as part of the Future Artists Residency Programme.

Inspired by Dumbo – a favourite film for both of the artists and the imagery of old travelling fairgrounds & circus’s. This exhibition is part of a body of work celebrating individuals in all their forms. Alongside their ‘Freaks’ both artists will be showing a selection of illustrated quotes that they have picked up along the way. There is a unique hand made quality to the artist’s work, with a focus on screen printing, hand painted signs, cardboard, illustration and design…

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Ted X Salford

Went and did some live painting at the Ted X Salford event at the Lowry. There were some really interesting speakers who’s talks can be seen on the internet.
I had choosen to illustrated Joseph Incandela the American particle physicist currently based at CERN where he is the spokesperson for the Compact Muon Solenoid experiment at the Large Hadron Collider. It was really interesting but went over my head a bit having not studied science for years. From the talk I created what I thought was the Higgs Boson..

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Common Ground Collective

Last week I undertook a 2 week residency at Rogue’s Project Space alongside fellow Common Ground Collective artists Elizabeth Wewiora Simon Jones Jay Yung Tracey Eastham and Claire Tindale. Whilst i await some proper photographs here are my less proper instagram versions..

The process within working in the space was quite interesting in that this was the first time we were all together. Every artist is completely different to the other which is insightful and would sometimes be challenging. I like those challenges because it inspires new ideas and ways of working – especially with people.
Time flew by extremely quickly but we managed to create an interesting exhibition – even though it is a project space everyone had created an individual piece.
I shall explain more when the proper photographs have arrived.

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Inspirational Tuesday..

So rather than updating my work, i’ll post about what i have been inspired by recently…

Bruce Numan – violins violence silence.

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Common Ground Collective Residency at Rogue Project Space

Invitation to:
Common Ground Collective Residency at Rogue Project Space
3 October – 15 October 2012
Open Studio 13-14 October, Preview night 6-8pm, Friday 12 October 

A newly formed arts collective, Common Ground, invites you to our open studio event at Rogue Project Space this October! 

We are Liz Wewiora, Kai-Oi Jay Yung, Tracey Eastham, Claire Tindale, Tasha Whittle and Simon Jones! 

Common Ground collective is a new collaborative group of 6 artists, which formed from an initial allotment based residency in 2011. Common Ground will be taking up a new residency at the Rogue Project space as part of their ‘testing ground’ projects. 
The aims of the residency are to explore arts practice as a collective and work  with members of a specific art and community group within a white art space environment to develop ideas around pertinent issues including environment, sustainabilityand community. As part of the project we will be inviting 6 community members from the allotment site (Bradley Fold Allotments in South Manchester) to participate in the process and engage in discussion and comment on the work being produced – giving a fresh perspective on the work we make as a collective group. 

Every aspect of the residency process will be documented and shared as part of an open studio event and we would love to see you all there!

For more information on the collective and how the project came about please feel free to visit the blog site here 

We look forward to seeing you there! 

To find us:
Rogue Artists’ Studios & Project Space, 66-72 Chapeltown Street, Piccadilly, Manchester, M1 2WH

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Lomography Winner

A while back I had won a lomography La Sardina by a simple yet effective tweet.. ‘To win a La Sardina I would.. ride a magical unicorn with a bowl of milk and cheerios balanced on my head..” Don’t know where the words came from so I drew a picture to show how magical it had been.

Thanks lomography, my new La Sardina is awesome!

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Inspirational Tuesday – Sacrilege 2012

On the last days of summer I managed to go to Jeremy Deller’s inflatable stone henge bouncey castle named Sacrilege 2012 at the Preston Guild. At one time 100 people were allowed to bounce, flip, scramble, sit and run around for 10 minuets, it was a mad frenzy of figures all playing around and having fun. Which for me was the best part – watching all ages, colours and sizes bounce around with massive smiles.

Did you also know that the Preston Guild only happens every 20 years?! It is an historic celebration, which dates back to 1179 – sharing a heritage of over 800 years.
What a shame I’ll have to wait till 2032 till the next one!

A short video, I had fun… Will re-edit the other’s at some point..

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Love unplugged

Yesterday I received my cardboard guitar ready for customising for this years Love Unplugged event. ‘Love Unplugged is a music and arts project that works to support local talent and provides a voice for charities that make a big difference, both regionally and nationally.’
Its a beautiful piece of work, I don’t want to ruin it with paint.. so I might just pretend I know how to play it around the studio. ..

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