Posts in art
Two minute tête a tête with Rebecca Gourlay

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!)

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Dorothea Tanning: A perverse old girl

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 to

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Meet the Artist: Ella Masters

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.

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Marina Abramovic: The fearless femme

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.

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A photographer's heroine: Alice Mann

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. 

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