Friday, 4 July 2014

New Studio





I am lucky enough to have moved into a new studio - in the beautiful Carnegie Library which opened in 1906 and still functions as a library today.

Friday, 16 May 2014

Brighton University / V&A Study Day































I organised a study day at the Victoria & Albert museum for Brighton University graphic design and illustration students this week.  The intention of the the day was to introduce students to the museum as a research resource, looking beyond popular press and blogs to uncover more surprising, original and unconventional sources of inspiration.  We heard from curators Matthew Storey and Melanie Lenz in the morning and then I spoke about the collection in the galleries in the afternoon.


Wednesday, 30 April 2014

Roma



















































Plastic Saint Francis and beautiful type in Rome, and the amazing asàrotos òikos 'unswept floor' mosaic by Heraclitus from the Vatican museums.

Monday, 14 April 2014

'Make Shelter' at the Foundling Museum






An exhibition of work from a community project I have been working on with The Foundling Museum and Peabody Trust is on display at the museum until 1 June.  I worked with young people who live locally to explore the fascinating history of the museum and concepts of shelter through an architectural modelling workshop.

Tuesday, 8 April 2014

Forage Press





I was invited to contribute an illustration to Forage Press - a San Francisco based website dedicated to publishing work made by creatives exploring music. I chose to illustrate 'Timothy Grub' by Vashti Bunyan, which she wrote in 1968 whilst traveling by horse and cart from London to the Outer Hebrides to live in an artistic commune.

Monday, 10 March 2014

V&A Drawing Club






Throughout February I was honoured to run the V&A Drawing Club, and based my four sessions around the depiction of nature in the museum.  Each week I gave a lecture on works from the collection and then taught a drawing class - above are some of my favourite works that I researched: a jar from the Paris Exhibition (1878) and a tapestry from Flanders (ca. 1500).

Thursday, 30 January 2014

Intellect Quarterly



My paper Fear of Folk was featured on Intellect Quarterly this week.