London Fashion Dolls all mounted and framed up ready to be exhibited tomorrow :
Limited edition, only 50 of each being produced, numbered and signed (£60 framed, £30 unframed).
Several weeks ago I answered a call-out on the Tower Hamlets website asking for artists with an Olympic theme running through their work to exhibit at the ‘Brady Arts and Community Centre.’
I’m delighted to say that on Thursday I recieved an email saying that my ‘London Fashion Doll’ collection has been chosen to be exhibited for 3 weeks at the beginning of August :D!
The centre is my dream place to exhibit this collection as being located in Brick Lane it fits the Avante Garde ‘East London Style’ theme perfectly and is close to all the major East London Buildings which I have used.
I don’t have a great deal of time as I’ll be putting the work up early August but would really like to develop the collection further, (maybe with a few more Illustrations). I’m going for a meeting with them on Wednesday so will have a look at the space and decide what else to do.
Collection so far :
I had an interview for The ‘Wharf’ Newspaper on my work, which was published on Thursday :
I popped to The Canary Wharf ‘Idea Store’ today to see my work and it looks fantastic against the lime green walls it’s on until the 30th May, definately worth a visit!
So I’ve been visiting a diverse range of places to spark ideas for this project; yesterday I went for a stroll in Brick Lane to look in the vintage clothing stores for inspiration into print/dress design for my illustrations followed by the Geffrye Museum (Bethnal Green) where I looked at the trend/lifestyle changes over the decades in the home.
As always I aim to create an eclectic fusion of vintage and contemporary imagary.
As mentioned in a previous post I am creating a body of work which is to be exhibited at ‘The Idea Store’ (Canary Wharf Branch) in May 2012.
I have spent the past 2 days researching and drawing in preparation, although vintage pin-ups playing sports seem like a very fitting theme for this project I feel that my best work is always produced when I don’t put up strict barriers or rules, so the initial research and drawing is always very personal and of anything which inspires me (this can then be moderated/developed to fit the brief).
I started drawing at ‘The Museum of Docklands’ yesterday, I felt this would be the perfect place to start as the final pieces are being exhibited in Tower Hamlets (aswell as the Olympics being held in East London) so detail of imported goods or anything iconic of the area would be great to incorporate; not necessarily in an obvious way to the viewer but maybe form a part of the pattern on the model’s garment or even part of her body.
Today I visited ‘The Museum of Childhood’ and ‘Pollocks Toy Museum’ to sketch some of the vintage doll and then can take elements from these drawings and incorporate them into the final pieces.