Beverley Jane Stewart
I am a visual storyteller and have been researching Jewish heritage and synagogues for many years. My initial interest was focused on the female perspective viewing the prayer scene from above as depicted in many of my paintings.
During the past five years I have exhibited extensively in the UK and abroad, and participated in the last three Jerusalem Biennale’s for contemporary art amongst other projects.
In my art, I explore the theme of public and private space, within the synagogue and secular surroundings, illustrating the story of social history.
Reflections on the recent lockdowns, the Isolation, the sad closure of synagogues, and the lack of communal connection, lead me to
Contemplate the spiritual beyond the physical, and the need to survive.
The Title of this series is ‘Beyond the Ashes’ and it is about renewal and the building of hope for the future. Influenced by my visits to Romania, I became aware of disused and abandoned synagogues left by their communities due to the Holocaust and earlier antisemitism. That led me, later, to expand my research, exploring initially other eastern Europe synagogues. More recently, after Covid, my thoughts focused on other faiths who too have suffered destruction in the middle east and northern Africa. As a Jew, I felt empathy with other communities who had experienced similar fates.
This series of etchings has been created from shiny zinc plates. Their beauty too, as per the synagogues, has been physically destroyed by corroding the metals with acids. Hovering amongst the fragile shadows of these dilapidated buildings are historical and spiritual memories.
Sarah Sparkes is a London based artist and curator exploring magical or mythical narratives, vernacular belief systems and the visualisation of anomalous phenomena. Her work is often research led and an exploration into the borderlands where science and magic intersect. She works with installation, sculpture, painting, performance and more recently film.
A recipient of the MERU ART SCIENCE Award, 2015, her work 'Time You Need' has entered the collection of GAMeC (Galleria d’Arte Moderna e Contemporanea di Bergamo). Her work 'The GHost Formula' commission by FACT (Foundation for Art and Creative Technology) and funded by ACE toured to the National Taiwan Museum of Fine Art 2016 – Sparkes archived local ghost stories in Liverpool and Taiwan as part of this exhibition. In 2018 Sparkes led ‘The Haunted Gallery’ workshops for Tate Britain, undertook a residency at Allenheads Contemporary Arts with Ian Thompson and co-curated 'The Ghost Tide' ACE funded exhibition with Monica Bobinska at Thames-side Studios Gallery. . Sarah Sparkes exhibits with New Art Projects London where her most recent solo exhibition 'the GHost Parlour' took place in 2019. Recent commissions and exhibitions include: ACE funded 'Come Hell or High Water' on LV21 Gravesend, curated by Caroline Gregory 2020; 'Darkness At Noon' at APT Gallery London, curated by Ruth Calland 2021; 'Schrödinger’s Cat' at Bookery Gallery, curated by Jo Wonder, London 2021, 'Scarlet Women' at ATELIER MELUSINE curated by Sally Annett and Manon Hedenborg White, France 2021 and Day on Earth at Sala 752 Poland 2022. She runs the visual arts and creative research project GHost and is a Director of the artists walking collective, Inspiral London.
New Earth Arting 2022
Permaculture Artist Lola Godoy UK/Chile. Co-Creatress expanding the universe following my heart with permaculture and art, the practice of People Care, Earth Care and Fair Share. Always working towards Noosphere or New Earth consciousness. My artwork lies between nature, beauty and consciousness. I exist .......
Continuing from The Love Alliance Video https://express.adobe.com/video/wwtPzk4Z7KRc8this New Earth Frequently Activation is my arting that the great volcano Osorno in the South of Chile inspired me to share. When it was reaveald that I was arting for the secret plan and that the new Earth was already here.
Land art, seen in this exhibition'These Momentous Times', became an experiment to regenerate and create soil by giving nature a helping hand and arranging the dry twigs under stones, pine cones and crystals found on site. Creating habitat for small creature to move in and do their thing in making new Earth. So it was true and magical how it came to me to make this activation because our thoughts create our reality.
Reality is a continuous emanation of the souls unfolding experience grounded in joy.
BA Hons in Visual Art & Design from Canterbury Christ Church University. Land art, performance and video art, photography, and pine needle coiling.
Mary's career has been creating picture books, and telling stories to young children. Her work often involved encouraging them to create their own stories using text, illustration and paper technology.
Like a story a print can be varied in so many ways. Most of her relief prints are mono prints of the same image but using layers of print and Chine Colle to make them all different.
Mary's love of experimental side of printing, for her it is just the same as writing a story. 'When you start work you have no idea of where you will end up'. Print disasters are valuable. 'Not only as a learning aid but to balance the joy when things turn out better than expected.
Bad days are consoled by the fact that they will make the best stories, and possibly create the best ideas'.
I have been an artist for as long as I can remember and my earliest memories are of being a creative.
My artistic practice is strongly influenced by my everyday experience of disability, addressing barriers and prejudices about dyslexia and trauma. I explore my inner conflicts showcasing my vulnerability.
My palette presents an expressive use of bold colours, that intuitively cross over into my own aesthetic language. I am inspired by people who fight for human rights.
I naturally create paintings that tell stories and inspire conversations. My paintings explore the spectrum of our human condition and changing states of consciousness. I bring to life sensations, reactions, responses and passions driven by the heart and intuition. I have found Surrealism, Pop Art and psychedelic art movements help open up my imagination to explore the world differently.
My oeuvre includes videos, sound, installation, performance, poetry, paintings, portraits, using storytelling, incorporating hybrid photography and digital collages.
My work is in a number of collections including ‘The Walkie Talkies’ supported by Arts Council, housed at The London Transport Museum, which is the first piece of disability Art history they own.
In Summer 2022, I had a residency at the ‘House of Annetta’ in Spitalfields, supported by Assemble winners of the Turner prize.
I studied at the Slade School of Fine Art, London, and Hochschule für Bildende Künste Städelschule, in Frankfurt.
I live and work in London and exhibit internationally.
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Niki Bayard studied in the theatre department at Wimbledon School of Art and spent the next ten years painting, sculpting, model-making and dressing film sets. London born, she escaped to the water lapped shores of Brighton, East Sussex just a few years back. Here we found her quietly writing poetry and loudly performing the spoken word. She creates a space for people to take a breath, the pause before the applause. Niki also likes turning her talents to script writing and is
part of the team that won best comedy 2022 at a Los Angeles film festival.
Her photo montages and wild beast digital drawing collections have been well received at the BookeryGallerie; this years’ group show finds her returning to her beloved canvases in order to encourage her own focus upon the eternal nature of all things good, wrapped up within the eternity of circles.
Jowonder & Rolling Fool
Wonderfool a collaboration between Jowonder & Rolling Fool, they set out to provide ubiquitous work which raises awareness about global warming. They create animation by taking photographs of their pictures - seen on the streets of London by using the magic of persistence of vision, an urban art and photography quest that is interlinked via the search engines of Google, Instagram and Youtube.
Jowonder admires comics, fairy tales and religion for their ability to make digestible awkward truths. She's a multimedia artist creating painting, video, and performance from the strange worlds and subliminal messages contained within her invention. She is an award winning animator. Rollingfool's work is included in several publications on the subject of street art and can also be seen in Berlin, they are a part of the ‘Street Art Tours,’ London.
Karina is a bodywork and dance therapist, photographer and artist.
In her latest work she explores the fascinating world of the structural building blocks and mathematical framework that lay behind universal forms, expressed through circles, triangles, squares and spirals in complex combinations.
Sacred Geometry has been described as blueprint of the genesis, envisaging structures through which the energy of creation organises itself.
Enthusiastic about wellbeing and harmony, Karina loves to be in a state of deep awe at the beauty of forms and patterns nature provides. Sacred geometric structures and the mathematics behind them reveal the nature of life forms and their vibrational resonance - in motion, and always striving towards the golden ratio. Meditating on a Yantra or Mandala may give the viewer / perceiver a sense of oneness with universal life forms, realising the interconnectedness of living things in the universe. This can be a harmonising and healing experience.
Mathematical relationships express connection of heaven and earth, as the physical to the Higher self. Today, self-awareness is particularly important, the deep exploration of who we are, and how we can raise our vibration in order to evolve individually and hence collectively on the soul level.
Each mantra symbolises a specific energy vibration, and can be used in meditation and healing for harmonising, focus and re-balancing.
Judy was a student at Kingsway College and Goldsmiths.
Following a Rudolf Steiner education, which greatly influenced her creativity.
Judy creates paintings with other worldly forms. Taking a metaphysical approach to her work, using acrylics to play with forms, to create dynamic bursts of playful colours in a cacophony of shapes.
Judy is also a jeweller, creating pieces from silver and other metals and media.
My work explores the themes of animal hybrids caused by either genetic engineering, forced or natural evolution and also I have looked at alien animal wildlife. Themes I have recently explored are what living creatures and wildlife may look like on other worlds. I have also looked at the idea of ‘social rejection and absence’ where the very notion of something that is classed as ‘different’ is soon rejected in both the human world and in the animal kingdom. I am also exploring social exclusion. Indeed, when one animal is different from this rest, it is literally almost rejected straight away by the group or family that it is supposed to belong to. When this happens even amongst humans, there can be devastating consequences for the one that is abandoned. The rejected creature can also start to behave in a manner that is not classed as socially acceptable as is with humans.
I am trying to communicate the idea of being the social ‘outcast’, what it feels like to be an ‘outsider’. Such as it is in the animal kingdom. The mother rejects it and then so does its siblings. Such coldness in the animal world is also sadly reciprocated here in the world of human beings.
I graduated from the Slade School of Fine Art in 2007 with a Masters degree in painting, having previously studied for a BA in Fine Art at Falmouth College of Art. On completion of my studies in London, I moved back to Cornwall where I create figurative paintings on board canvas. I work with diluted acrylics, adding texture with watercolour, collage, pencils and pens.
I work from home in Falmouth, sitting at a low table to produce my work. My sitting room wall is covered in photographs of my friends and family, memories of the great times I had at Falmouth College of Art and the laughs I share with my nephew. These help me to produce work. There are sad photographs too, of people who are no longer here.
I often sit for days staring at my blank pages of my sketchbook without and inspiration for my next painting, but eventually, slowly, things begin to take shape and a scene forms in my head and then I begin to sketch. Inspiration comes from many places, but usually from everyday moments and observations. It could be something I overhear in a shop, a detail from nature I’ve glimpsed, or something a friend has said to me that made me laugh. I start with a sketch and then I draw it out in pencil on card or board canvas. Then I add the details using pencils and pens.
The medium I use is diluted acrylics, adding texture with watercolour pencils on canvas and board. I like the transparency of the paints when they are watered down so you can see the original pencil drawing. I have also started to introduce collage and texture into my work. To my eye, this creates an interesting sense of detail, that I can’t achieve with paint alone. At the moment I enjoy using collage, ripping the colours out of old gardening magazines that my mother gives me. I separate the ripped pieces of paper into colours and then I start cutting them up to use in my work. I use PVA to stick the bits down. I like to get messy!Lucy Apple
Lesley Butler participated in Fluxus 'Happenings', meeting Nam June Paik and Josef Beuys at the Dusseldorf Academy in 1981. She co-founded Brixton Art Gallery, curating the Performance Art Festival 'Bartok in Brixton' there in 1983. With David Medalla's 'Octetto Ironico', she performed the 'A to Z of Synoptic Realism’.
In 1988 Lesley received British Council funding to showcase films and performance artists in Germany. She studied acting, including 'Commedia dell'Arte' with Barry Grantham and clowning with Vivian Gladwell. After media courses with BFI and C4, she worked as a Location Manager in Europe, then joined the BBC in 1990, working as Assistant Producer on BBC2's 'Open Space' series.
Lesley's photos have been published and exhibited, including at the National Portrait Gallery in 1993. Performing with Bubble Theatre, she created her first marionette for them in 1999, the latest was commissioned for television. Lesley opened the shop 'Puppet Planet' in 2003. Her short film 'Pinocchio' from 2009 was screened in the US and the UK. Her Arts Council funded research into puppetry in India in 2013 was published by UNIMA. More recently Lesley has developed 'Puppet as Avatar' workshops commissioned by University of the Arts, London.
Jason is a Self taught multi media, outsider artist, carpenter and musician.
Starting out in the mid eighties free festivals and squat scene he played in various noise bands and designed and drew punk and alternative gig flyers, posters ,fanzines and stencil's .This led on to working at music festivals clubs and theatre stages working with various bands until suffering
a breakdown ,addiction and homelessness in 2000
After his work was spotted by an art therapist as an out patient at a psychiatric hospital
Jason was encouraged to exhibit larger scale paintings and sculptures, this led to his first work being shown at exhibitions, working at a homeless shelter and the setting up and running drop in screen printing art classes and reclaimed woodwork classes for vulnerable adults and mental health charities
Influenced by the post punk DIY ethic, 60s counterculture, underground comics, religious art and the wonder of nature.
Jason Paints large scale geometric mandala style stencil paintings and creates functional sculptural lamps ,furniture and masks utilising found and recycled materials.
He also makes woodcuts and draws cartoons and animations and performs in the experimental Dub noise band “
A committed environmentalist and animal lover especially insects he is a keen gardener using the permaculture principle
Melody Weightman is a multidisciplinary artist, art psychotherapist and eco art therapist from Canada, living in Sussex. She has a passion for creativity and knows its healing power - personally and as a therapist. Melody’s work is inspired by nature, her life, and life around her, in all its shapes and forms. In her work she starts with an idea, and then chooses a medium, or media, that suits that idea. Melody works in printmaking, mixed media, nature-based work, sculpture, installation, photography, sound, found objects, and weaving.
Melody holds a BA Fine Art at Nova Scotia College of Art and Design, and an MA in Art Psychotherapy from Goldsmiths University of London.
Neil Scott Randall
Neil Scott Randall studied Biology, Geography and Art at A Level followed by a Fine Art Degree at Camberwell, where his work reflected these subjects. In the 1990's he made installations for clubs, bars and festivals based on natural themes, underwater seascapes and stone circles. He was influenced by Chaos Theory exploring patterns in nature, and the advent of photoshop enabled him to produce kaleidoscopic montages of trees. In 2006 he was involved with the refurbishment of the O2 building, fabricating stone, marble and brickwork. He then spent ten years in the prop making industry creating window displays for shops such as Harrods, Hamleys and Selfridges. His latest work combines Art with his love of plants to produce plantscapes reminiscent of Bonsai and Kokedama.
From an early age Deborella Shaw loved painting as a means to represent her own fantasies, desires and dreams. She studied to be an architect to which she later became chartered. During this time however, her passion and enthusiasm for art was always present. She autodidactically trained by way of books, gallery visits, exchanges with other artists and of course the most important which is personal experiences. The contents of her images are determined by her fantasies, life perceptions, love of the environment and spirituality. Inspired by American Abstract Impressionists, she paints abstract planes in bold earthy tones to visualise the transitoriness and decay of life, the necessary conditions for the emergence of something new through colour, energy and texture to bestows power and depth. The organic mixed with marble dust often archaic looking patterns. She believes that art reveals an expression which starts where words are inadequate and the camera cannot adequately apprehend. The work represents primordial feelings controlled by reason - finally showing something organic in a tidy ambience. Besides monochrome she likes using warm earthy colours (acrylics, pigments, marble dust) in different layers smoothed over in rough archaic patterns. Earlier work was invoking the symbol of the witch, the goddess of menstrual and female power. Likened to a witch which by nature are subversive they don't subscribe to popular modes of behaviour and are regarded as outsiders. Medusa was hand-drawn, Gouache painted and printed on aluminium which allowed the light to permeate through her snake hair and notorious stare.
Hyder Habib is an artist, photographer and musician based in London. He has created hundreds of photographs and illustrations using chiaroscuro - a technique that emphasises a stark contrast between shadow and light.
In his 40s, without knowing how to draw or paint, he studied anatomy and representational art for four years. After hundreds of failed attempts at drawing, he almost quit. However, his teachers and colleagues assured him that desirable results will only come from an extensive number of hours of practice. This motivated him to draw in his sketchbook everywhere he went. Soon he was able to see abstract shapes within portraits, still life and models.
Hyder soon learned that the journey of training the eye to detect nuances, constantly refining hand-eye coordination, and producing realistic, representational works of art is as much a psychological process as it is a physical one. He came up with a formula that he lives by until this day:
persistence + attitude > gifts + talents
His qualifications include a BFA degree in Visual Communication, a BA in entrepreneurship, and a diploma from the London Atelier school of Representational Art (LARA).
In film, Hyder and his colleagues have won an award from the Last Frame Smart Phone Film Festival for best documentary short film.
Hyder is currently an arts and music contributor toward the Arts and Healing initiative at the London Clinic.
A. Rona. Crabshak
is a self-styled shituationist,
transmuting situations into art,
that prompt the viewer to exclaim
They have been doing this for 19 years
now and have acquired a boutique cult following.
Their work has been exhibited worldwide
and has garnered critical exclaim.
They have worked previously with the Prince of Wales, Ken Livingstone, and Sir Philip Green.
and have been cited by Professor John Carey in his seminal book “ What Good are The Arts?” as well as being an answer in Australian Trivial Pursuit.
So moved was District Judge Brian Loosely by their collaboration with the Chapman Brothers that he commented “It’s a serious offence and I have no other option other than to send you to prison,”
The TRIPtych “For Christ’s sake you’ve remixed it up” is part of Crabshak’s
Baroque’n’ roll period, and took 17 years to complete owing to the fact that Crabshak is a perfectionist and very lazy, and that he couldn’t find the framers. In the first panel Crabshak dragged a cross up the Via Dolorosa full of Oloroso, on Good Friday 2005. The second panel “Who eat all the Pietas?” shows Crabshak overdosed on homages.In the third panel homage is paid to Christ and the Moneychangers where Crabshak asks Sir Philip Green to lend them a fiver.
Crabshak live alone with their crabs
In a shack in Tower Hamlets, and smoke Hamlets.
They owe a lot to the
Buddhist formerly known as Charlie Pycraft ,
I am currently working on autobiographical storytelling through my paintings and prints.
In some of the paintings I mix various aspects of my life story, breaking the timeline and mixing real events with memories and other imagery, and weave these different aspects together. I see these works as a series and once I have finished this series I will move on to other imagery. In this context storytelling is an important aspect of my visual art.
I studied at Central St Martins BA (Hons) and have an MA from Kingston University. I’m a member of the Royal Society of Painter-Printmakers. I work in painting, writing, printmaking, performance, moving image and music.
I have shown my artwork at the RA Summer Exhibition. My films at Saatchi and Saatchi gum factory and performed my poetry at Tate Britain.
I’ve also spent 29 years creating hand-made limited-edition books, mostly based on William Blake’s writings, some of which were shown (and sold) at Tate Britain and Tate Britain shop.
I’m a member of the IAAA which is the International Association of Astronomical Artists and took part in the first Women in Space Art Virtual Gallery Exhibition this year.
I did a self portrait and another portrait at the beginning of lockdown. My subject was from the Deep South of the USA and he's been to all of the big R&B soul reviews of the 60's. The life one of myself is part of a 6-painting work. It represents me working on my own creating an imaginary space that was contemplative and representing a new beginning in my figurative work - creativity and frustration (at not being able to pay due regard to the technical demands of completing the image). My anatomical knowledge was wanting...so it represented a reappraisal in terms of extending myself outside my comfort zone.
This reflects the loneliness as against the coming together of pairing as a process - a self portrait with another's portrait - two very different states. Because of this I feel it represent two positive aspects of lockdown - an opportunity to examine both coming together and isolated contemplation.
Stargazeartist is a London-based multidisciplinary artist who is currently studying at the Slade School of Fine Art. Star is passionate about revitalising traditional crafts and has pioneered the technique of ‘reverse appliqué’, a process wherein different coloured fabrics are layered, sewn together and then cut into to reveal an image. Upon being invited to participate in ‘These Momentous Times’, Star was inspired to reflect on our collective experience of the pandemic and to contemplate the significance of being confronted with mortality at a global scale while living in isolation.
‘For me, reverse appliqué is a cycle of creation and destruction. Sewing layers of beautiful fabrics together, and then cutting, ripping, shredding and tearing them is an act of violence. In this way, the medium is uniquely suited to exploring the self-destructive nature of humanity: the corruption of innocence and the subjugation of minority groups. The process leaves room for hope however, and gradually images emerge from the violent making process of my work, reinstating the beauty of the fabrics. I hold the same hope for modern society: that from the extremism, anger, suspicion and hatred that was compounded by the lockdowns, beauty can emerge.’
This is Star’s debut gallery exhibition.
JOYCE Jocelyne Saunders-Diop
JOYCE Jocelyne Saunders-Diop, I have been an artist since four, whilst my mother, from Norway, was completing seven years of study in Painting at the Beaux-Arts Academy of Paris. My paternal grandmother and great-grandmother themselves completed Masters’ degrees in Fine-Art Painting, and Violin practice in Texas USA. Born in France, I have been a Londoner for most of my life.
I like to constantly innovate, somewhat like my father, an inventor and a script-writer in L.A, and surprise myself with new discoveries in form and content, sometimes wanting to bring back to life unwanted and discarded material, found or gifted, cherishing all the abundance this Earth provides and distraught by the waste and abuse we inflict upon it, our environment, and often, our fellow sentient beings.
I have focused my creative arts’ brand and logo, JOYCE, in capital underlined letters, with a circle for the dot on the “J”, around the colour yellow, since the mid-2000s, endeavouring to share optimism in a world we are made to believe is ugly and unforgiving. As my parents made me when I grew up, I myself become an artwork or even self-directed actress at times, especially when representing my art practice.
Multidisciplinary, I mostly paint, draw, write, create installations and short films, as well as my own fashion and digital designs.
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Aurelie Freoua is a French artist and performer working in London. She completed an MA in Fine Art at Camberwell College of Arts, 2016.
Her paintings have been exhibited in several group shows all over the world. Aurelie had several solo shows in London, including ‘Symphony of Colours’. Her artworks have featured in poetry collections including ‘Echoing’ published by Ampersand. She created a work specially for the Bonhams’ auction in support of the Grenfell Tower victims. She has taken part in workshops at Tate Exchange, Tate Modern.
Aurelie collaborates intensely with the Vortex Jazz Club, creating music and art simultaneously with improvising musicians and artists using a similar sonic and visual approach. She has improvised live painting in response to music during The London Jazz Festival at the Vortex, at Toulouse Lautrec Jazz Club and during Inntoene Jazz Festival in Austria. She curates and performs in multidisciplinary, experimental and immersive live performances called ‘Résonances’, merging visual art, musical performances, poetry and dance. Aurelie has designed album covers released on Babel Label. She recently joined the team of ‘Women in Jazz Media’ and has collaborated with South Hill Park Arts Centre on a multidisciplinary project 'Feeling the Beat'. She has recently worked on set designs and costumes for several theater plays at Theatro Technis alongside her acting performances. She created a mural ‘Misterioso’ in Shoreditch, which was the backdrop for ‘Dancing Wall’ performance.
Aurelie explores notions as the invisible, ephemerality and emotion through colours and harmonious compositions of form and light.
Dr Franchu here (aka The Serpent) I have been asked (again) to say a few words about the ‘Artist’ Timothy Flitcroft. One thing I should get straight right away, I am the one with ideas and the ‘Artist’ is the puppet. He just does the technical stuff to make me physically manifest. He gets it totally wrong of course and thinks I am the puppet – laughable really.
OK it’s true Flitcroft went to a St Martin’s something or other to do Fine Art and they stuffed his head with a lot of foolish ideas – which he was grateful for, poor sap! Otherwise he has been a Jack of All Trades (aka Renaissance Man) having studied Philosophy and History at York then Music at Dartington but I’d say he is just a Perennial Student. Along the way he played in groups, wrote music for dance, theatre and film and later making films himself. He was in Area10 and many other non-spaces curating shows, making work and performing etc. All an escape from his true calling to Know Himself. Unfortunately, he never succeeded in this so I am having to jump in and give him the fruit of the Tree of Knowledge. It’s a Serpent’s life.
Lorenzo Belenguer is a nonbinary visual artist and arts writer based in London and Valencia strongly influenced by Minimalism and Arte Povera.
Belenguer's practice as an artist is constantly focused into the reclaiming: be it objects like discarded rusted metal into the gallery spaces and copies of traditional European paintings as symbols of imperial power in a postcolonial era. Also into the reclaiming the place of humans into the natural ecosystem as ancient cultures perfectly knew. He is a member of the Gallery Climate Coalition. Previously, Belenguer ran a community art gallery In London for seven years and a project for London 2012 called Testimonies. He supports the power of the Arts to communicate ways to move into a more compassionate and loving society as we are witnessing in the current pandemic.
He exhibited and performed at The Serpentine Galleries, TATE Modern and at the 57th Venice Biennale. The UCL Art Historian Susie Hodge included him as a representative of the Neo-Geometric Conceptualism (Neo-Geo) Movement alongside Jeff Koons and Ashley Bickerton in her latest book. Belenguer's works has been featured in the national media in Spain, Germany, Italy and the UK such as The Independent, The Guardian, The Telegraph, Artforum and The Art Newspaper.
Belenguer holds an MA in Artificial Intelligence & Philosophy by the New College of the Humanities in London, and a BA (Hons) in Economics and Business Science by the University of Valencia, Spain.
Gina Nembhard has spent a number of years involved in art and design projects both practicing and assisting artists.
Initially Gina developed her mixed media work and fine art textiles embroidery and later whilst studying, worked in a London based all-female architecture practice (A.T.A.P.).
Later her studies in sustainable product design led her to develop a business practice combining both art and craft workshops, focusing on a broad range of making including upholstery, textiles, stitch and dyeing.
Within her work she tries to maintain a consistently sustainable perspective.
As a member of X Marks the Spot, a collective of women practitioners and artists initially formed, whilst in residency at Studio Voltaire. Gina has been involved in a number of talks, workshops and residencies on the subject of artists and archives
I often work with materials and processes that are associated with craft based activities and historically have been associated with women and domestic based labour. These activities and mediums have also generally not been seen as having artistic merit and still today struggle to be recognised in the artistic world.
In previous pieces of work I have explored indigo dyeing processes and stitch techniques.
Richard Lipman is an audio visual storyteller. People say he has a quirky and intimate style of making films and photography.
Richard is regularly working with artists and musicians and delivers’ experimental films, documentary and arthouse analogue photography.
In his spare time, his is involved with a number of independent films and photography projects including research on aliens. His hope is to create interesting and exciting films for audiences.
Richard has a degree in European Studies with French, an MA in Digital Documentary from Royal Holloway, University of London and attended the documentary course at the Locarno Film Festival.
He is a member of the National Union of Journalists.
Born 1968 Rob Buchan grew up on a farm in Aberdeenshire. Drawing from an early age and seemingly unable to copy anything that actually existed he was quickly drawn to cartooning and the imagined. Inspired by lockdown and a burglary during building works that left his walls empty he took the leap into contemporary art. Using a very mixed media of objects and materials that were to hand during the pandemic he embarked on larger framed pieces. Always with a humorous slant his works incorporates elements of cartooning alongside darker themes.
He has written and illustrated for cards, books and magazines in both the UK and Brazil as well as 20 years as a restauranteur and bar owner and 10 years of getting confused in the tech sector. Now a London based cartoonist and illustrator he has travelled extensively and his ‘Happy Place’ is definitely drawing cartoons with sand between his toes in a beach bar somewhere warm.
Rob hopes to continue working on bigger projects while still devoting a large portion of his time to drawing pirates and experimenting with bringing humour and a bit of weirdness to the world of education and children books.
Russell C Brennan
Although Russell C. Brennan (aka R. C. Writer & Russell Writer) features on many websites this one is the definitive in-depth one about Russell as an established Multi-Platform Artist. He has had 400 releases worldwide as a record producer (has been nominated for Uk record producer of the year & produced number one hits), has had nearly 100 song releases and 15 book releases not to mentioned taken 100's of iconic photo images and been a pioneer & innovator in all the arts.
He is also very unique in that there can't be too many artists whose output is worth more now that when it was originally released including records, books & artwork/photos. He is also someone who is still relevant on a weekly basis. He has had a big solo photo-art exhibition in Mayfair London that put him well and truly on the map of the art & photography world after previously featuring in an exhibiton of the most icon music photography of the last 6 decades) Photos included his famous Misty Cello shot & iconic photos taken of his ex pop star wife 'Eleanor Rigby'. Other photographers at the exhibition included David Bailey & Mick Rock. So he was in esteemed company.
Once lockdown eased off he was asked to be the star attraction at an exhibition at Londons Oui Gallery in December 2021. This was followed in summer 2022 with 15 works of his limted edition photo canvases being exhibited at La La Land in London featuring only the most renowned artists around .Another exhibition is due in November 2022 in Marelebone, London and a two month long solo exhibition has been offerd for 2023 in London plus more overseas Exhibitions.
Recently he also featured on the front cover of Songwriter International magazine, and had rave reviews about many music releases he produced or wrote. (Three different female singers even wrote songs about him). Also Saatchi Art called him an artist of significance.
Mark Stafford is a London-based cartoonist.
After years of toiling in the small press salt mines, he co-created the Dark Horse graphic novel Cherubs! with Bryan Talbot, and since then he has made beer labels, theatre posters, graphics, record covers, and gallery show pieces, as well as a steady stream of self penned strips for various anthologies.
His partnership with the writer David Hine has so far produced a version of Lovecraft's The Colour Out of Space(forThe Lovecraft Anthology Volume One,) the BCA short-listed Victor Hugo adaptation The Man Who Laughs, and the 'tale of rural unease' Lip Hook, all for publisher Self Made Hero, and their creepy serial 'The Bad Bad Place' running in Meanwhile magazine was collected into a hardcover by Soaring Penguin.
A book of selected solo comics and illustration work, Salmonella Smorgasbord will be available from the same publishers in 2023.
A project in collaboration with the British Council/Arts council Korea in Busan resulted in the short book Kangkangee Blues, a love story, of sorts,printed by the LICAF fund for the 2019 Lakes Festival.
Work with Applied Comics/Newcastle University and the lecturer Raksha Pande has created Arranging Love, a comics treatment of a sociological paper.in 2021.
He has happily been the free-floating and loosely defined Cartoonist in Residence for the Cartoon Museum in London for bloody ages.
He paints a bit now and then.
When there's time.
My practises investigate the interrelationships between abstraction and figuration and seeks to give expression to the unfamiliar and unseen inner and outer worlds. The multidisciplinary process is centred on developing an awareness and an wholistic approach.
David Hughes, our resident Texan, claims that his drawings “are just doodles”. These fine pen and ink sketches are a kaleidoscope of his imaginings and a venture into the wild and fantastic mind of a skilled artisan. His grandfather (a geologist) encouraged his love of nature, he studied architectural design and spent many happy hours in mechanical drawing classes. As a naval seaman, he is widely travelled and at heart a devout Californian. Inspiration to create these wonderous environments, comes from fleeting memories and where space and time blends with nature. Just as at home working in monochrome, his coloured creations lead us into further dimensions. Mystical bookmarks (making superb gifts) are available upon request and when have you ever heard of the artist himself being gifted with a mug with his own work printed on it?! You heard this here first!
After an early start in late 70’s as a conceptual artist George undertook training at two art colleges gaining a degree in Fine Art, a MSc in Computer Graphics in modelling of Cubist art style and had several solo and participated in many group shows in Europe and the UK. George has been artist and exhibiting variety of art works including his works inspired by contemporary music ever since his early, conceptual works based on the premiere performance of "Einstein on the Beach" by Phillip Glass (as composer) and Robert Wilson (as director) in 1976.
He also studied Sociology of culture,, read psychology and philosophy at the university, on linguistics and its applications in design of architectural and developed design proposals for public and memorial spaces. He recently gained 2nd MSc and a PhD doctorate degree on stochastic modelling and analysis of rationality of human behaviour in economics. He also writes essays on culture, language and design and exhibits works at Bookery Gallerie.
19.02.1989 - 15.02.2010
Robert was born on the 19th of February 1989 in London, and in an instant, so much Love, Light, Grace and Magic entered our lives!
He was educated in Private Schools until the age of 10 and after that joined the Bousfield School in little Boltons in London, and later East Sheen International Language School and Richmond College.
Academic and exceptionally gifted in many areas, he always wanted to go into Film Directing and decided to get into it through Animation, the art he enormously enjoyed and showed a talent for from the age of 4. He got a reward for his first 5-minute animated clip by the age of 5. Later many of his drawings and animations were entered into local and national competitions and he won some.
Robert was one of the 30 students/national and international/ to gain the place for the first in the world BA Course in 3D computer animation, at Bournemouth University - leading in that field internationally...
However, his talents and capabilities soon surpassed the teaching that this course had to offer, and in 2009 he has won a Scholarship to study the Art of animation and film Directing at the prestigious 'VanArts' Institute in Canada.
In 2010 he passed tragically, 4 days before his 21st Birthday and 2 months before he was due to join the VanArs Institute in Canada.
Robert was the seeker of Beauty and Truth through Honour, Humour and Courage.
Margaret Jennings Ecoart activist practice offers socially engaged, participative and community oriented eco stimuli
focused on positive creative ways forward.related to climate emergency deep concerns.
This is linked to UN Goals covering Life in Cities, Education, Wellbeing and Climate Change.
Motivated by increased urban population density, and the ongoing actual and threatened loss of greenspace,
the work encourages proactive curiosity-driven discovery methods.
Critical questions arise such as linking necessary physiological shift, consumer mindset and decolonisation of nature,
and resensitising to nature with making connections of human DNA to eco-intelligences beyond our own.
Various multimedia, including photographic eco-observations and film screenings encourage participant's movement
towards eco-lens curiosity in what might otherwise be taken for granted or passed by urbanside environments..
This process has been developed to discover creative proactive and empowering ways forward in the face
of predicted uncertain climatic future.
Some examples of environmental and sustainable artworks include; 'The Living Taking and Giving Back Library',
'Bin It' 'Flow Research Life Findings', 'Feelings About War' ''The Back Side of Waste' , 'Launching Points '.
These are found on Goldsmiths University Website and Deptford X Fringe since 2015 until the present day.
Socially Engaged Activist Participative Eco Artist
BA Fine Art Hons 1st Goldsmiths UOL
President of Wildlife and Plant Centred Eco Haven Society WLEH
EAUC UK Green Gown Awards 2015 and 2021
Environmental and Sustainability Awards 2020 and 2021
At age 5 my body and I flew to New Mexico to meet my mum there, to spend a supposedly illegal 6 years. The potential of my young self & its body had crossed borders for the first time. We were poor but I was fully fledged feral and happy, I mingled with animals- many were real, before we fell into a winter of southern England. My body was always there with me. Got a taste for heavy music before lightening up, find a balance, compartmentalise. After school I travelled a couple years solidly across other countries; always learning through drawing. I came back with a thirst for knowledge via the eyes first, I studied art BA in London as I was still a non-critically minded hippy artist and knew it could go far deeper. All this was burned. Then an MFA in Glasgow, where once I cast human organs in the Hunterian museum but really concentrated on layers & layers of new ideas within drawing: line upon line of the botanical, the muscles, organs & our internal network of its forces and flows. I married/had a genetic mutation/divorced/dog-daughter; all in friendship. I travelled again on land from Brazil to Colombia, the México to Canada slowly while making the 'Sketchbook Murals'. My body was always there (*art & the self/ego). While learning the art of diabetic retinopathy, currently a few days a week helping patients with their eyes in heart of London (*helping patients = less self/ego).
Born in London, to Indian and Dutch parents, growing up in Brasil and Portugal, Anya is a classically trained contemporary fine artist based in London. After a career in IT telecommunications and becoming a mother, Anya pursued her childhood passion of painting and drawing graduating from London Atelier London Atelier of Representational Art in 2017 following an Art Foundation.
Anya’s multicultural childhood heritage can be felt, a Dutch love of classical art, how light falls and an Indian mystical quest. There is a desire to delve deeper into who we are, explore the light and dark side of humanity within a greater universal context.
The pandemic intensified this desire, bringing feelings of isolation, mortality and the need for hope to the forefront. In her most recent work, surreal roses, larger than life, in stages from birth to death, symbolise pain, loss, joy, growth and ultimately hope. Set in landscapes, real or imaginary, representing the wider universe, beautiful, vast and the unknown, lending a mysterious etherial quality to Anya’s work.
Observation plays a key part in Anya’s oil paintings, triggering her inner world, imagination and unconscious. The intuitive process becomes paramount “I follow the flow and take the painting wherever it wishes to go”.
In 2021, Anya exhibited in the Figurative Art Now show at the Mall Galleries , celebrating 60 years of the Federation of British Artists and at the Bath Society of British Artists and her work is held in various private collections.
You can follow Anya’s art on Ig @anyajoanes.art, Fb @anyajoanes.art and www.anyajoanes.com
Firak Di Bello
Firak Di Bello carries the concerns and tropes of the inner world into new and unexpected territories.
Visual and performing artist with a strong interest in textiles, Firak's work has been exhibited in public galleries and theatres in Italy, UK and Japan.
It is held in private collections and in the permanent collection of Palazzo Pitti Museum in Florence, Italy.
Studied at Fine Art Accademy in Italy, Physical Theatre at The Desmond Jones School UK, Voice Movement Therapy at The Royal Society of Arts UK, Butoh Dance at The Kazuo Ohno Dance Studio Japan.
He has held workshops and small courses around the world and collaborated with many artists and designer including Tetsuro Fukuhara in "Space Dance" at Tokyo Design Centre in Tokyo Japan 2001and with Tarshito in Italy in several projects including performing for the Cusco Art Biennale, 2021 Peru.
Enjoy the entertainment.
Paul Friedlander grew up in Cambridge where his father was a mathematician in the same department as Stephen Hawking. His mother was a locally known artist and ceramicist. His original intention was to become a cosmologist. He took a degree at Sussex University in physics where his personal tutor was Anthony Leggett, who later received the Nobel Prize.
A single day in 1970 was to change his life: a visit to the Hayward Gallery in London to see the Kinetics Exhibition. He did not give up his studies in physics but began to create kinetic art in his spare time. After graduating from Sussex he went on to study Fine Art at Exeter College of Art and initially into a career in stage lighting. He specialised in avant-garde music and lit amongst others Morton Subotnick and Terry Riley. After attending Art Transition '90 at MITs Institute for Advanced Visual Studies, he decided to switch career to focus entirely on art.
He is best known for his discovery of a remarkable waveform: kinetic art that is a hybrid of harmonic and chaotic patterns. He has made these from desktop sized up to monumental pieces more than 10 metres tall.
He has been the recipient of a number of prizes and awards starting at ARTEC, Japan in 1995. Most recently the first ATA Grant, a research and artistic production in 2016. He has exhibited widely in many countries around the World. He works from his studio home in London and has three children, all grown up.
(Photo HAND OF THE GALAXY at Vallevik, Island of Light Festival, Smogen, Sweden, September 2022)
Iona Scott is a multimedia artist based in Brighton, UK. She is well known for her Plankton Light Sculptures, inspired by the Discosphaera Tubifera, a type of single-celled marine microplant – or phytoplankton. The works aim to stimulate a closer connection with the incredible tiny lifeforms, invisible to the human eye and yet responsible for producing approximately 50% of the oxygen on our planet. Through visual and sensory experiences, Scott hopes to raise awareness about the importance of phytoplankton, using the light sculptures to create a seamless and mesmerising journey from our world, through the threshold into the submarine realm.
Originally created using metal and fibreglass, the sculptures have been recreated in a variety of materials, including paper. For more than twenty years, Scott has continued to develop the skills and disciplines of sculpture and stereoscopic 3D animation. This has ultimately resulted in the signature geometric form of the one-million-times-magnified 6ft 'discosphaera' sculpture, as a colour-changing light sculpture linked to a virtual representation of the invisible world they inhabit. In this way, the 3D form is a physical reference to another dimension, represented in animations, immersive and interactive technologies.
As an artist and animator, she fuses elements of art and technology through exhibitions and collaborations in a variety of locations, with recent presentations ranging from Micropia Museum at ARTIS Amsterdam Royal Zoo, The Royal Botanical Gardens at Kew to Brighton Digital Festival, Glastonbury Festival and Burning Man, alongside a variety of gigs, symposiums and outdoor urban environments.
Curtis, a visual artist, community engager, clothing customizer and graffiti writer. He studied Interior architecture at first and went on to do an MA in environmental design at Goldsmiths. It is in these studies where he began to examine the role of community in design and visual culture.
His work is the expression of a vast network of human experiences culminating in the form of urba-natrual monumental forms. Curtis is driven to visualise experiences from a place we often struggle to observe through an abstract dialogue between graffiti and architecture. Each mark forming an energetic conversation of expressive colours. Playfully deconstructing familiar formats from our collective past, finding paths and growing roots into another world.
The Artwork for this show was created using the concept and Art Direction from Rosey allowing me to represent visually These Momentous Times from Covid, Lockdown and Social Uncertainty to the crossing into more Utopian Times.
My Art is a collection of works inspired by Music, Etymology, Nature, Change, Rebirth Growth, Symbols and Symbolism, Kaleidoscopes and the World around us. The process begins with photographing flowers, plants, places and textures that are then put through a selection of Kaleidoscope filters and collaged together using Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator to create New Worlds filled with The Strange, The Beautiful and The Different. Colour, Shape, Form, Texture, Depth, Fantasy, Beauty, Vibrancy, Glow, Soul, Joy, Light and Dark, Shadow and Illumination.
My works try to show the journey of change and manipulation to create something fresh, new, beautiful and exciting. This reflects the change and the possibilities within us all
Dotter in Her Father's Eye's
by Mary Talbot and illustrated by Bryan Talbot
Dotter in Her Father's Eye's by Mary Talbot and illustrated by Bryan Talbot
Dotter in Her Father's Eye's by Mary Talbot and illustrated by Bryan Talbot
By Mary Talbot and illustrated Kate Charlesworth
By Mary Talbot and illustrated by Alwyn Talbot
Sally Heathcote, Suffragette
By Mary Talbot, illustrated by Bryan Talbot and Kate Charlesworth
By Mary Talbot and Bryan Talbot
By Mary and Bryan Talbot
By Mary Talbot and Bryan Talbot
The Red Virgin and The Vision of Utopia.
By Mary and Bryan Talbot
The Red Virgin and The Vision of Utopia.
By Mary and Bryan Talbot
The Red Virgin and The Vision of Utopia.
By Mary and Bryan Talbot
Shamans and the cross, Yambol, Bulgaria.
Christmas , Viseu de Sus, Romania.
Draci night, Viseu de Sus, Romania.
Draci Viseu de sus, Romania.
Goat man, Bulgaria.
Kuker and Death,Pernik. Bulgaria.
Kukeri fires, Yambol, Bulgaria.
Kukeri , Yambol, Bulgaria.
Kukeri 2,Yambol, Bulgaria.
Kukeri 3,Yambol, Bulgaria.
Like everyone else in the World, COVID brought changes for me, I took a pause, I stopped making art. A little while later, adjusted to working for myself and with no shows possible, I began a process of reflection. Some years ago, I had made some small experiments with engraving on acrylic. At the time I thought of these as little more than sketches or models. Perhaps with some new tech I could animate the forms or change the colours. Individual pieces are small, typically no more than half a metre high. Gradually a collection grew, they developed a stronger presence. I assembled a display in my studio, bringing together earlier pieces with recent works. The designs were created with software I wrote originally for video animation. I found there was a lot more in the software than I first realised. Many of the designs were made on flat pieces of material but they began to take on a three -dimensional presence.
Pillars of Creation,
We come In Peace,
Wave on a Curved Spacetime,
Becoming a Queen,
Only a Pawn,
Dancing Wu Li Master,,
Three Standing Stones
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