Wishing you all a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! It's time for presents, lots of food and getting very drunk. See you in 2013 with some new work!
Friday, 14 December 2012
Thursday, 13 December 2012
I just got back from the launch night of MCReate! It was lovely to see everyone, the turn out was great and the space itself just looked really lovely and professional. It's on till the 18th at the Bench Self Made Gallery, Manchester if you wanna see some good art from some very talented young people.
Wednesday, 5 December 2012
I'm very excited to say that my work has been used on the flyer for MCReate!
It's not long now till the exhibtion, if you want to attend the launch night on the 13th, please make sure to sign the guest list by clicking "join" here.
If not, the exhibition will be on until the 18th of December at the Self Made Gallery in the basement of Bench which is on Oldham Street, Manchester
Thursday, 29 November 2012
Over the summer, Ali Graney, illustrator, colleague and friend to UCLAN and also my first year tutor sadly passed away from a very short illness and it was a shock to us all. This little drawing of two of her characters is my tribute to her. In her memory, there will be an exhibition in the Victoria building lobby at UCLAN. Previous students and friends of Ali's will be donating pieces for it. They will be up for sale and the money will go towards the Macmillan Cancer Trust.
The memorial exhibtion will be held sometime next week (I will update this when I know of a definite date), please come down and visit.
Monday, 19 November 2012
Wednesday, 7 November 2012
A friend of mine is organizing a FREE night on the 13/12/12 in the Self Made gallery in Bench in the Northern Quarter, Manchester. It is for anyone studying art, design, graphics, illustration, fashion etc or just the young and creative in general. It's a chance to display your work and network with like minded people. If you are near the Manchester area or study a creative degree at any university in the North you should definitely get involved, free publicity!
I will have some of my work up on the night. If you want to take part you can find more information and contact details on the Facebook event here.
The deadline to get you work up is 5/12/12!
Friday, 2 November 2012
Saturday, 20 October 2012
For my latest brief, I wanted to see if illustration could improve people's daily commute. I myself commute for an hour and a half on the train to uni so I can relate to this subject. I think if someone sees something in the morning that cheers them up or make them think, it can affect their mood for the rest of the day.
I created a series of three zines and dispensed them on trains and snuck them in the metro newspaper over the course of three days. The documentation of my process can be seen on a side blog here.
I also compiled images from all three zines into one bigger zine so if there is enough interest I may sell them online!
Sunday, 14 October 2012
I have seen a fair bit of art over the past few days! Several exhibtions and fairs around Manchester were on as part of the Manchester Weekender.
I was delighted to see some of my favourite paper craft artists, such as Sue Blackwell, Rob Ryan and Noriko Ambe at the Manchester gallery as part of The First Cut, personally the best exhibition I've seen there in a while. Also at The Cornerhouse were the delightful drawings and installations of illustrator David Shrigley. Both of these exhibtions are on for longer, I myself may go back to see them.
I also popped by the Manchester Artists Book fair at the Holden Gallery at MMU and Another Common Afair at Common in the Northern Quarter, picked up a few zines!
Speaking of zines I'm working of finishing my current project before my Friday deadline. eek.