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29 July 2015

Bristol artists completing the decor for Nozstock Festival in Herefordshire

A group of Bristol and Newcastle based artists designed the decor for this year's Nozstock Festival near Bromyard in Herefordshire. The sci-fi themed murals that were 6x15 feet each featured planets, a moonscape, floating cities, a rocket crashing on a u-v mushroom field, an alien lady flying through space on a turtle's back with a tree growing out of the shell and more, inspired by Terry Pratchett's novels. Also, a 6 foot tall 3D man-on-the-moon sculpture fixed to the apex of the Garden Stage featured a moon face with a NOZ15 rocket crashing in his eye, reminiscent of the 1902 silent film by Georges Melies 'Le Voyage Dans la Lun' (copied by the Mighty Boosh and Smashing Pumpkins 'Tonight, Tonight' video). A full week was spent on the festival site before it began, with over 200 crew building and decorating the stages, bars, chillout areas and backstage areas.
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14 July 2015

Alice in Wonderland in progress

My Alice in Wonderland commission in progress for two mad hatters (they really are milliners) in Glastonbury. Using metallic acrylic paints, pages from a 1960's edition of A in W, gold and copper leaf, playing cards, real moss, wire, homemade paper, glitter and marker pens to create this painting.
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14 July 2015

Festival waistcoat commission

Have just completed my order for an upcycled vintage mens waistcoat appliqu├ęd with vintage fabric for a festival goer in Easton. Lots of fun to make and are completely bespoke for each person :)
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17 June 2015

New art work at Zero Zero Easton

This months art installation at Zero Zero Easton is by Fiona from the Laser House at Filwood Green business park. Each month Zero Zero chooses a new local artist to create a bespoke window display for their shop front.
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26 April 2015

BV Open Studios

BV Studios are open all this weekend - the chance to have a peek at local artists' work along the maze of corridors. The friday night opening with cocktails, pole dancing and opportunity to chat to artists didn't disappoint. One of my favourite exhibits has to be Piano Migrations by Kathy Hinde where an old piano has been recycled into a sound sculpture. Videos of birds have been projected onto the piano to provide a musical score, fluttering on the strings - incredible.
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24 April 2015

Getting ready for Easton Arts Trail!

Have been making some fun Dias de los Muertos shadow boxes today as part of my Viva la Mexicana theme for my open house at the Easton Arts Trail. As far as I'm concerned, you can't have much more fun than when making sparkly skeletons and cacti with moustaches.
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2 April 2015

Mother in the Mother Exhibition, KWMC

There's still time left to come along to the interactive art exhibition Mother in the Mother at KWMC. To find out more about the project go to: http://www.motherinthemother.co.uk
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24 February 2015

All fogged up

Experienced the fog bridge at the weekend at the harbourside. Japanese artist Fujiko Nakaya who uses fog as a 'sculptural medium' engulfed Pero's Bridge to celebrate Bristol's Green Capital status. Felt like I was literally walking in the clouds.
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