Sunday, 25 December 2011


I have been spoilt this year! Merry Christmas!

Monday, 19 December 2011

christmas cards

I'm quite skint this year, so I thought why not make my own cards!

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Thursday, 15 December 2011

abbey, gemma and elephants

A selection of some of my favourite pieces from my recently completed work...the first two were elective drawings of which I could choose the subject matter, so I did some fashion illustrations and the last is a double page 100 word layout observing from an elephant I bought for less than a £1! (not a real one, unfortunately)

I've just handed in all my work for Christmas and am feeling very relieved. Time to relax and get festive. :)

Tuesday, 13 December 2011


some stuff from my first term that I photographed and thought I might as well put on here. I'll upload more soon!

Friday, 9 December 2011

one can dream

forty ounce clothing...WANT. nothing beats a good boyfriend tee.

Friday, 2 December 2011

through the looking glass

There is so much wonderful art to experience in Liverpool at the moment. My course went to the Walker Gallery and the Tate to see what was on offer.
A very special exhibition with works by Matisse in The Walker.
Pieces from the John Moores prize collection.
I really loved Peter Blake's alphabet made using found images, I think O was my favourite...

And of course if you're in Liverpool in the near future, you have to check out The Alice In Wonderland exhibition currently held at the Tate. It's in parts enchanting, disturbing and nostalgic. Lots of different artist interpretations. It's on till January and it's cheaper for students.
Raw, stripped back illustrations of the book by Salvador Dali that I really loved. 
A few works delved into the association of drugs with the novels, where some focused on Alice's development as a young woman.
Bought a selection of post cards too. A great day was had, and Liverpool is a lovely city in general.

Wednesday, 23 November 2011

rashio rana: everything is happening

(Photo from the Cornerhouse flickr.)

Visited the cornerhouse the other day to see Rashio Rana's work which is currently being exhibited. A lot of clever use of collage and images, some of which are disturbing yet thought provoking. 

You should definitely check it out if you're close to Manchester, it's on till the 18th of December and admission is free. More information here.

Just a short post here, I should really start scanning my work and upload it on here! I've already done quite a lot now that I am more than halfway through my first term of uni.

Wednesday, 9 November 2011

a day of galleries

There are often many great galleries, exhibitions and events happening on our doorstep, yesterday I went to see a few things on in Manchester and another lovely day was had.

There were some stunning works in the Dark Matters collection at The Whitworth.
I wasn't able to photograph my favourite thing about yesterday, which was a large, dark room with a glass sculpture and a light which spun and projected the shadows of the forms onto the wall. It was really beautiful, like you were in a spinning world of shadows. I think it was a collaboration by several artists, you should really go and check it out while you can!

There was an interesting exhibit in Manchester Art Gallery about works surrounding the theme of Manchester and Mancunian artists.

Rachel Goodyear's work seems to be everywhere! You may recognize her work from my last post from Yorkshire Sculpture Park.
Some evoking pieces by David Hockney and Lucien Freud.
Aaaand I managed to snap some pics from the Grayson Perry exhibition, before I was told not to!

Wednesday, 2 November 2011

yorkshire sculpture park

I had a lovely time with the boyfriend yesterday at Yorkshire Sculpture Park! Lots of interesting works and beautiful scenery, I particularly liked the drive up there through country roads. Admission is free so you should definitely go and see it, it's a great idea for a day out and a good opportunity to see some current artists.