Very excited about tomorrow’s drawing event. On Saturday 25th feb (tomorrow!) I will be packing up my assorted teas, pens and paintbrushes and heading over to Notting Hill for a day of painting in ink and tea at Debut Contemporary. Debut have kindly let me use their window space as a studio for the day and as spring is just around the corner (fingers crossed) I thought I would take some floral inspiration to create a new piece of work in the space. Hopefully I will have worked out the technology to broadcast some of the drawing via webcam, but if you can make it along to the gallery for a cup of tea you’ll be able to enjoy the whole experience aroma and all!!
There will also be work available for sale starting from £5 for postcard packs, prints and original works of art. Also available will be the newly released print Choke taken from the violence of flowers series, accompanied by a selection of original floral works.
Will post pictures of the event tomorrow evening online, but hope to see you there if you can make it.
Tonight sees the launch of Long Player at the amazing Ben Oakley Gallery, featuring work from over 30 artists who have been given the task of customising classic (and not so classic) album covers in a show which mixes street art, fine art, illustration and works from another dimension. I got 2 in it!
A lovely end to the week – Yesterday evening the piece I donated to the Art for Heart’s sake Auction raised £800 for Kids Company which is amazing! thank you so much to the winning bidder and a huge thank you to Sophie Wharmby and Simon for putting on such an amazing spectacle at EDC London.
Just this morning a copy of My DPI magazine arrived through the door with a 6 page interview about my working practice. A huge thank you to the team at DPI for sharing my work with it’s readers. The article is produced in both Taiwanese and English. I will make some of the article available online at a later date.
After a busy month of commissions and exciting opportunities from Hong Kong and here in the UK, (looking forward to sharing some images when the projects launch) I am now looking forward to preparing the launch event of E D E N which will take place at Debut Contemporary on Saturday the 25th February. The day’s drawing is a warm up to the 2 week installation place that will take place on the 1st March at Leytonstone’s Stone Space Gallery.
I will be showing framed work from the violence of flowers series at Debut Contemporary as well as performing a live drawing session in the window space.
I hope that you will be able to make it along as I demonstrate how I work with tea and ink to create floral forms within the gallery space. Details below – I will be there drawing from 11am – 7pm.
Thank you for reading this blog. I am pleased to donate the work Margarita to ‘Art For Heart’s Sake’, an exhibition showcasing 100 photographs and selected artworks for auction. If you would like to place a bid for the work below – you can visit the website between 9th and 17th February, where there will be a link to each artists work. The preview event will take place tomorrow evening at 20 Margaret Street from 7pm at the European Design Centre, if you would like to attend the preview please send an email today to email@example.com
Kids Company was founded by Camila Batmanghelidjh in 1996. We provide practical, emotional and educational support to vulnerable inner-city children.
Our services reach 17,000 children across London, including the most deprived and at risk whose parents are unable to care for them due to their own practical and emotional challenges. For many, the roles of adult and child are reversed and, despite profound love, both struggle to survive.
These exceptionally vulnerable children not only negotiate significant challenges in their family homes, they also face immense threat within their neighbourhoods. Often they are exposed to relentless violence, some are forced into working as drug couriers or prostitutes, and many experience chronic abuse.
We provide a safe, caring, family environment where support is tailored to the needs of each individual. Our services and support empower children who have experienced enormous challenges to lead positive and fulfilling lives. Despite great difficulties, the children we work with are hugely courageous and embrace the support we offer.
In 2007 Kids Company was awarded the Liberty and JUSTICE Human Rights Award. In 2010 we were selected as a ‘Child Poverty Champion’ by the End Child Poverty project for our success in enabling children to achieve their full potential.