Rebecca is from a coastal town in the South of England and likes to draw, take photographs and make images. She studied Fine Art for a year at Goldsmiths in London, but quickly realised it wasn’t for her and so she made the decision to move to the University of the Arts in London to pursue illustration (and thankfully she liked this a lot more!)Read More
Sometimes friendships are born out of a simple email. You never know who could be behind the other side of the internet and every move you make should be considerate of this. Kindness will always pay off. When designer Lois O’Hara dropped into design blogger Emma Jane Palin’s inbox, little did they knowRead More
Picture this, it’s 1925 in the small town of Galesburg, Illinois, USA. A 15 year-old girl born to middle class parents, has produced a painting. Surrealism is not yet “a thing”. The painting is of a naked woman, with leaves for hair. It sounds amazing. Her family were horrified.
Meet Dorothea Tanning, part surrealist, part sculptor, part illustrator, part writer. Unafraid of doing what she wanted, she dropped out of art school and moved toRead More
The definition of a rebel is someone who defies convention, and our resident artist for issue four of the mag is a girl who is exactly that. Ella Masters creates art - not just through her instantly recognisable illustrations, but through her words with her award winning blog and by reclaiming vintage jewellery to sell through her online shop Love and Luck.Read More
I first came across Abramović’s work in 2012 documentary “The Artist Is Present”, which chronicles her preparation of the 2010 retrospective of her work at MoMA. But I’m getting ahead of myself.
Marina Abramović was born in Belgrade, in former Yugoslavia on the 30th of November, 1946. Her parents, being “national heroes” after WWII, gave her to her heavily religious grandparents to raise, returning for her when she was six years old.Read More
A few months ago, I was in London and made a wee visit to the Taylor Wessing Portrait Prize at the Portrait Gallery - and I’m very, very glad I did. Wondering through the rooms, gazing into the stunning array of portraits and carefully reading the stories behind each, I found myself in front of Alice Mann’s winning series ‘Drummies’. This series of images is the first time a group of photographs have won the £15,000 first prize which is normally awarded to one single portrait.Read More
The theme for issue three was pretty tough to pin down. I had a pre-conceived idea for the issue after reading a book by Susan Cain, called Quiet. It explores ‘the power of introverts in a world that can’t stop talking’. I read it, and it’s helped me to actually recogniseRead More