Sunday, 15 December 2013

Visible Friends - Pictures

All photographs from a secret club

A few months ago, Annabelle Nielsen of a secret club asked me to submit some artwork based on the theme of dolls and action figures for an exhibition. I created a paper doll on the idea of 'A Winter Adventure'- a circular embroidery and a limited edition of thirty printed copies. The prints contain a piece of card to draw a garden, a forest, woodland to create the story.

Last week a secret club set up a pop-up gallery at Klostergade 68 in Aarhus, Denmark showing the work of twenty seven different artists. I've stolen these pictures of the exhibition from a secret club's facebook, so do have a look there for more photos and news.

Artwork shown by Frederikke Becher Hermansen, Tiwidot, Garudio Studiage, Maria Raymondsdotter, Cendrine Rovini, Reena Makwana, Molly Lattin and Lucy Steggals (pictured) and also Akiko Misumi, Brian Flynn, Birgitte Haahr Lund, Sneaky Raccoon - The Work of Anna Mullin, Melanie Williams, Lee Worton, Garudio Studiage (Chris Ratcliffe and Molly Lattin), Rachel Lattimore, Per Ragnar M√łkleby, The Tarantulas, Tony Lee, Xavi Garcia, Masaki Miwa and Adam Hutchinson, Yunmee Kyong, Elkeland and Annabelle Nielsen & Kenn Munk and a secret club.

£3 Christmas Bazaar

I did a couple of Christmas markets this weekend - firstly with my Nest Gallery ladies Anna Lincoln, Alison Mure, Alice Marwick and Emily & Anne. We had our winter landscape and sold cards, gift tags, ceramics, riso prints and zines.

Today I've got some cards, a few more ceramics and postcards for sale at The Lamb in Surbiton as part of the Seething Something stall. Picked up some mulled treats from The Betsy Boutique as Christmas presents for my nearest and dearest. The fair is on until 7pm tonight, so if you're local, go.

Thursday, 12 December 2013

Saturday, 7 December 2013

Rye Lane - Peckham Space Open 2013

My embroidery 'Rye Lane' is on show at Peckham Space Open 2013 until the 20th December - go have a look if you can.

Thursday, 5 December 2013

South London Postcards and Nest Gallery @ £3 Christmas Bazaar

I'll have sets of five South London Postcards available for sale with Nest Gallery at the £3 Christmas Bazaar, which you can see above, along with some mini stamped ceramic coasters, zines and cards.

Nest Gallery will be at the £3 Christmas Bazaar at The Salvation Army Hall on Nunhead Green on Saturday 14th December 2013 from 12pm-6pm with a whole host of others

We'll have a large scale winter drawing, pay £3, take whatever you want and add a drawing in the blank space.

What we have for sale:

Wallchart calendars from Anna Lincoln

Ceramic beard and moon face brooches, zines and bike cards from Alison Mure

Zines and temporary tattoos from Emily & Anne

Potato Print Gift Tags from Alice Marwick

Lucky Mix Bags from Chloe Bonfield

Hope you see you there - also find below a few other fairs going on during that weekend (and the weekend coming up) if you fancy making a day of it in south...

Pexmas - Peckham Liberal Club - 7th and 8th December - 10am-6pm

Crafty Fox - Bussey Building - 14th December - 12pm-6pm

Bellenden Road Christmas Market - Bellenden Road - 14th December - 10am-5pm

Vintage Fair at LOIS- 42 Choumert Road - 14th December - 10am-5pm

The Arches Winter Weekend - Blenheim Grove - 14th and 15th December - 11am-6pm

£3 Christmas Bazaar - Salvation Army, Nunhead - 14th December - 12pm-6pm

Wednesday, 4 December 2013

Staffordshire Bull Terrier Tiles

Commissioned as a Christmas gift.

Tina & Amy

Anne Wilkins and I made this zine together earlier this year, inspired by how great we think Amy Poehler and Tina Fey are.

Thursday, 28 November 2013

Visible Friends - A secret club

I'm really excited to be showing a new piece 'A Winter Adventure' in 'Visible Friends' organised by A secret club, featuring work by 27 artists, which you can read about below.

"It's time for some art to brighten up your winter days!

We're taking over an empty shop and are opening a pop-up gallery for the show "Visible Friends" in which 27 artists of extraordinary calibre have travelled back in time to share their childhood memories of dolls and action figures.

Entry is free and we are open from 10.00AM to 5.30 PM every day from 7th to 13th December in Klostergade 68 in Aarhus, Denmark.

All work is for sale and on the opening weekend, a secret club also sells other work from the participating artists in their mini-desiger's/artist's market.

Please note that it is cash only."

A secret club will be showing sneak peeks on their Facebook - also keep an eye on their website and Twitter. If you follow my Etsy, I'll be showing the 'A Winter Adventure' Paper Doll original embroidery also with some paper dolls to buy.

Wednesday, 27 November 2013

Monday, 25 November 2013

Peckham Open 2013

I've got a new embroidery called 'Rye Lane' on show at the Peckham Open 2013 at Peckham Space. The exhibition shows a whole range of different artists with a connection to Peckham and opens on Friday 29th November 2013 from 6.00pm-9.00pm. The show runs until Friday 20th December 2013 and is open Wednesday - Friday from 11pm - 6pm and Saturday & Sunday 11am - 5pm.

Foxes Wedding Plate

A plate with two angry looking foxes! For Siobhan and Steve who got married on Saturday.

Friday, 22 November 2013

My Friend's House

LOIS got a mention on My Friend's House, along with Elise Menghini, Garudio Studiage, Pen & Gravy and myself. Some nice words about my work. I'm making a set of 5 postcards of embroidered South London scenes for the £3 Christmas Bazaar which Nest Gallery will be taking part in, along with selling zines and some stamped celadon ceramic coasters. LOIS has a whole range of lovely things which I know you want to buy for Christmas (secretly for yourself) so go over, show your support and everyone's happy.

Friday, 15 November 2013

Mudlarking in Greenwich

Went mudlarking last weekend - found mainly a lot of blue patterned pieces, a transfer face and the second from the top has a nice pattern on but I've got no idea when it's from. Think these patterned pieces will inspire an embroidery.

Thursday, 14 November 2013

Pieces Project 2

I was asked to create the 53rd panel for Pieces Project 2 - take a look at their website to see how the story is progressing.

Thursday, 7 November 2013

Christmas Cards...

Bonfire Night is over, so I think it's almost appropriate to mention C********. I'm selling packs of four cards on my Etsy, left blank for your own message. The Christmas Tree is a new design for this year. If you're outside of the UK and want to order some cards, drop me an email at hi@reenamakwana.com and we can sort something out. Alternatively, if you are a bit shy to ask me, go to LOIS in Peckham as they have my cards, tote and new cut-out paper doll in stock.

Ceramics

Bologna Tile, New Bear drawing, slip & lino Haworth and Bologna tiles, green Haworth pot.