Dave is a photographic artist and digital media practitioner. He has been Chair of Southbank Bristol Arts for the last two years. Other than numerous organisational tasks Dave's primary creative focus for this years Arts Week has been devising the two collaborative projects ‘Message on a bottle’ and ‘Seaside, Cities and Sandwiches – a ‘ReCollection’’.
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Rachel is a writer of words and drawer of pictures. Her varied illustrations of everything from dragons to creatures who live in the fridge aim bring a smile to your face and colour to your walls. Using leaps of imagination she captures the innocence and ‘anything is possible’ abandon of childhood - the abandon which sometimes we need a gentle nudge to remember is still there. She also prints giant poems about miniature bears.
I originally trained as an illustrator - now I make and sew my drawings.
I create 'animal-friends' from recycled fabric, clothes, buttons, ribbons and trinkets. I love bright colours, pattern and textures - especially pink sparkles!
All of the animal-friends are lovingly hand made and totally unique. They're all very friendly and each has its own cheeky personality!
Exhibiting for the first time for the Southbank Arts Trail, I'll be sharing with you a series of collaged mixed-media paintings of the area, along with my love of a shaky pencil mark and undying obsession with road signage!...
All work for sale.
Inspired by a recent commission "Pink is the navy blue of India"; the
pictures in this exhibition are a series of drawings about people and places
I have never seen/ been!
Part of the number40 group of artists: www.number40.net
I am based at Jamaica Street Studios in Bristol, where I have my own studio space and kiln. I like to work with casting slips, especially porcelain as it has a beautiful quality, with a pure white finish. I am experimenting with decorating slips and Sgraffito, on heart shape and cylinder forms. This is where you scratch into the top layer of slip, revealing the white clay body underneath. I am enjoying working with this technique, as it allows me to draw into clay and create patterns and texture. I will sometimes finish work with hints of gold lustre and transfers.
'Every morning I wake up and thank God for my unique ability to accessorize.'
Kitsch, sparkly jewellery and bits.
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My subject matter is man-made spaces and objects at night, transformed by the ubiquitous street light, creating a surreal and dreamlike landscape. These photographic images are all taken in Bristol. More from this series can be viewed at The Tobacco Factory during the Arts Trail.
This series of minimalistic canvas paintings are inspired by memories and sketches I've made over the last couple of years. Quirky and down to earth, they depict abstract street scenes, girls, boys, cats and dogs.
Line and Space are central to Helen’s work. She draws in two and three dimensions, using a variety of materials.Her drawings are often investigations into the overlapping processes and visual qualities of sculpture and drawing.
Helen’s wire sculptures of the human form are introspective drawings in three dimensions.
The sculptural lines and the open space defined by them present a continually changing visual experience.