Tuesday, 31 August 2010
Monday, 30 August 2010
Sunday, 29 August 2010
Friday, 27 August 2010
My good friend Anna that was featured in my character photos from first year has just set up a tumblr account, she is a fantastic illustrator. Above is my favourite piece, more like this can be found here.
Although the weather conditions haven't exactly been consistent this Summer we have been lucky enough to have some absolutely beautiful sunsets and two of the best rainbows I have ever seen in a matter of days! Here are a couple of photos of skies I have seen out of my window recently.
Thursday, 26 August 2010
A bit late on posting this as well, but earlier on this Summer I went to Manchester Art Gallery (which is very good incidentally). The exhibition on the top floor was of the work of Dorothy Bohn a photographer who started off in a 1940's photographic studio and went on to explore the world. Her work revealed an interesting and well travelled life. It finishes on Monday the 30th of August but if you have the chance to visit it is definitely recommended. She also writes about photography beautifully if you have a chance to check out her website.
Wednesday, 25 August 2010
Is a pop up vintage clothing shop running until mid October in Stokes Croft at Central Reservation. I only popped in for a couple of minutes but it looked like there were lots of good bargains to be had. Central Reservation itself is a temporary project space devoted to the visual arts so is definitely worth finding out more about if you live around Bristol. More info on The Gold Mine can be found on Shop Dutty.
Monday, 23 August 2010
A while ago I went to Here gallery which is based in Stokes Croft in Bristol. They had an eclectic exhibition called 'Don't be sad' on, which featured a group of recent Bath Spa graduates. They were giving out postcard packs in stripy paper bags, one of the nicest postcards for me was Esther McManus's. She seems to have a quite wide range of intriguing work too!
Sunday, 22 August 2010
Anthony Stokes is a really interesting photographer I found a while ago whilst in Cardiff Museum and Art Gallery. I like his take on what others might see as mundane or normal buildings and streetscapes. I looked at him for my project on people and possessions he has published a book on 'The Valleys' which you can purchase here. I particularly like the doll house appearance of this new build house above.
Friday, 20 August 2010
When travelling around New Zealand back in May we were in an Escape van which are instantly recognisable due to each one being individually spray painted. We really liked our van which we called Vinny but I also liked to take photos of other peoples as they were all so beautifully done, here are a few examples:
Thursday, 19 August 2010
Wednesday, 18 August 2010
I have been to this exhibition about 5 or 6 times now but I always really enjoy it and it is finishing on Sunday so if you haven't already got down to The Bristol Museum and Art Gallery try and get there now! I also went this evening to a free showing of The Treasures of Long Gone John which was a really intriguing look at the somewhat eccentric prolific collector and record company manager Long Gone John. A couple of the artists featured in the exhibition are shown above.