14 December 2009

She's a Lady!

The artists, minus Katie.

The work was themed around "femininity" and what we perceive to be feminine. I went on the fact that women nest, make their homes nice places to live in. Since moving back home, I have this urge to nest, to make a house my own. I made it using chicken wire and some fibres that I bought from a shop in North London. I also added a touch of sparkle and beading, to suggest it being like a magpie nest, as I love sparkly and shiny things! The lights and sparkle glasses add to the sparkling effect.
Matthew Hayes, sporting the sparkle glasses.

The nest viewed through the sparkle glasses.

The shop.

Gabi's safari cupcakes!

Holly's 'OOh la la' cupcakes.

Emma Morris' drawings based on a childhood argument with her brothers over the remote control. Very funny!

Esther McManus' drawings

Holly Hilden's cardigan 'Ooh la la' with beaded nipple detail and tassels! 

Gabrielle Manivit's tapestry of mother with cubs.

Katie Boccaccini Meadows' installations with coloured clay dust.

Calico Melton's drawings, based on conversations Calico had heard.

'Dewigged', a series of illustrations by Alice Nyong about transvestites and their vices.

Shady Gaga and Amy (can't get enough) Winehouse

Laurie Lax's drawing. Laurie also had a video piece which I found hard to photograph as it was on screen. The video was shot from an old manor house on an estate in Ireland. It was set up like a traditional painting, with a foreground, middle ground and background.

02 December 2009

While the boys are away......

Next week I am taking part in an exhibition in Bath, featuring 9 female artists/designers. It is being curated by the ever-amazing Alice Nyong, who has arranged the whole affair, including a stall with some goodies for sale. I have been busy making my piece, to be revealed after the opening, but let's just say it involves some chicken wire, some banana fibres and horse hair, some sticks and a touch of sparkle (a la Aebischer!). The private view is next Tuesday evening, 6-9pm, so if you're in the hood or around and about, come say Hi. 

Keeping Busy...

Keeping busy: I have been making more Nutzillas, ready for some craft fairs and such like coming up soon. These beauties are slightly smaller than the original nutter. They need homes, so I hope the micro pig madness means people want to adopt some little animals this Christmas! These Nutzillarettes are £5 each.

Supermarket Soiree

Well here we are, in supermarket gear, at the door of the Biscuit building. The party went down a storm, although we only caught the very beginning and final few minutes, as Holly and I were meeting and greeting downstairs. I foolishly didn't take any photos upstairs, I was overwhelmed by moustache mugs and vintage glasses and forgot all about my camera. However mademoiselle Butler took some grand snaps. I may have done some shopping but I cannot reveal my purchase(s) as it is a Christmas present. Well done Sarah, twas a jolly time!