I stitched an embroidery for The East End Print Shop's 'Finding 50 Fridas' exhibition.
Words and Pictures
I've been developing a few embroideries from my 'Dwelling' zine which I produced for a secret club/en hemmelig klub's The Eastern Forests exhibition, which took place in 2014 in Aarhus, Denmark. The embroidery I showed and the zine I produced for the show depicted tiny cabins within seedheads, which an explorer would come across and ponder what had inhabited the small dwellings.
A few people have emailed me about whether I sell embroideries online, so this little collection is for them if they wish to purchase anything! I'll be adding new pieces over the next coming months as well as some affordable mini embroideries.
This year I visited Choumert Square during their open gardens in June. I'd always walked past this curious gated road and had a peek through the gates. I saw this colourful visitor looking around and this formed the embroidery which I presented at this year's Open 15 at Peckham Platform (I'm aiming to submit one every year - the first was in 2012). I won third prize as part of the gallery's choice awards, which was lovely as I haven't won anything in a very long time.
Nordic Bakery asked selected illustrators to draw their famous cinnamon buns as part of a celebration taking place next week in honour of Cinnamon Bun Day. Cinnamon Bun Week (28th September-4 October) will take place at the different Nordic Bakery shops in London and will involve special flavours of cinnamon buns and a new cake! I got my felt-tips out to draw the above. Check out their website for more details.
I'm showing my Heygate Estate embroidery 'NowHere' from 2013 at 'The Poor Door' exhibition taking place at A-side B-side Gallery in Hackney. The show which has been curated by Tinsel Edwards explores the current housing crisis in London.
I was commissioned by majestic disorder magazine to create an illustration for a short story by Callahan Tormey called 'Going Green At Letna Park'. The illustration features landmarks such as the Tyn Church, the Dancing House, the Astronomical Clock and the Metrodome in Letna Park in Prague
You can read the full story here.
Two of my favourite people got married this weekend. The bridemaids got together and produced one or two sticker designs to be applied to bottles filled with flowers on tables. We were inspired by real ale style labels. I'm was chuffed to have one of mine printed onto glasses which were given to guests as party favours.