studios for artists and creative businesses

Archive for December, 2019

John Wardle

Thursday, December 5th, 2019

John Wardle is an enigmatic painter and musician…

Hatitze Achmet

Thursday, December 5th, 2019

Hatitze Achmet has been living and working in Manchester since 2018. She was born and raised in Greece. Between 2011-2017 she lived in Istanbul, where she studied painting at the Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University. During and after her studies she took part in a number of group exhibitions and workshops.

In 2016 after her graduation, she was hosted at the “One year in the Passage” project for young artists in Istanbul. In the period of 2017-2018 she worked on her ‘OLYMPOS’, ‘BOTANICAL GARDENS’, ‘REFLECTIONS’ and ‘CONNECTIONS’ series.

Her latest works are the ‘Reflections’ and ‘Connections’ projects. Hatitze aims to reflect what she gets from the world around her. We see a confusing scene in her canvases and chaotic city plans on her paper works. We can see only some parts of the people, things, nature or city which are depicted in her works.

Beside her basic practice on oil painting she is practicing on linocut printing. Her interest is concentrated on the surfaces, the textures and the materials which she uses each time.

Exhibitions and workshops participations :

-2018, GaleryDeniz of DenizBank, ‘One year in the Passage’ (group show), Istanbul

-2017, Bankside Gallery (group show), ‘National Original Print Exhibition’, London

-2017, ARTIST, Art Fair, “AMA/ BUT” (group show), Istanbul

-2017, Tophane-I Amire Culture and Arts Centre, ‘Painting and Drawing Exibition’ (group show), Istanbul

-2017, Zorlu PSM, ‘The Arts for Goodness Association’, Istanbul

-2017, Bazaart, The Sofa Hotel (group show), Istanbul

-2016, Gallery Soyut, ‘New Space’ Project (group show), Ankara

-2015, ARTIST, Art Fair, MSFAU (group show), Istanbul

-2014, ARTIST, Art Fair, MSFAU (group show), Istanbul

Also:

-2016, ‘Olympos Painting Workshop’, MSFAU, Antalia

-2014, ‘Kilyos Painting Workshop’, MSFAU, Istanbul

-2013, ‘Kilyos Painting Workshop’, MSFAU, Istanbul

Sisterhood

Thursday, December 5th, 2019

Here at Sisterhood we make effortless clothing full of sass for women who love to rule their own world. Our inspiration comes from empowerment and female magic. 

ECO LOVE

We are proud to love Mother Earth. This means that we do our absolute best day to day to reduce our impact on the environment. Against throw away fashion, we aim to create individual pieces that will never go out of style and will stand the test of time. 

Along side this, everything we use to run our brand from paper to packaging is made from 100% recycled materials and can all be recycled once finished with. We work closely with a small factory we have a very loyal relationship with to produce our designs; they help us to ensure that there is no wastage with our fabrics and that no nasty chemicals are used during the production process. Fair wages are paid to all of our workers and we make regular visits to make sure that their working conditions are safe. It’s truly important to us that the beautiful clothes we sell don’t have an ugly past. 

WWW.JOIN-THE-SISTERHOOD.COM

INSTAGRAM – @SISTERHOODTHE

FACEBOOK – SISTERHOODJOINTHE

CONTACT EMAIL – EVE@JOIN-THE-SISTERHOOD.COM

Dave Draws

Thursday, December 5th, 2019

Dave Draws is a freelance artist and illustrator who specialises in doodle maps of cities and large scale wall murals.

   Dave works predominantly in black and white with abstract patterns surrounding detailed illustrations of buildings and other objects. Dave lived in Berlin before he moved to Manchester where he

exhibited some of his more abstract doodle pieces. It was whilst he was out there that someone told him that his work looked like a city from above. This put the idea in Dave’s head of drawing quirky versions of

cities from above. Dave moved to Manchester and did just that, drawing Manchester from above and selling prints on his online shop. These maps have proved to be very popular and Dave has now drawn many cities including Birmingham, Liverpool, Sheffield, London and York.

Dave also specialise in large scale murals where using his trusty posca pens he transfers doodle maps onto wall’s. turning blank white walls into bespoke maps. Dave’s past clients include Channel 4, Unilad, Innside New York, Manchester Arndale, Urban Bubble, CBRE and ITV.

if you are interested in a commission or a doodle map of your own then please get in touch!

www.davedraws.co.uk

dave@davedraws.co.uk

Felicity Meachem

Thursday, December 5th, 2019

FELICITY MEACHEM

Felicity MeachEm is a recent graduate of Fine Art Painting at The University of Brighton and is now based in Manchester. Burgeoning with an overload of pattern, her work explores whether the decorative has a place within contemporary Fine Art Painting.While pattern can still signify twee, kitsch, the degenerate and the feminine, all of the old disparagements which critics imposed against it, with the right use of decoration MeachEm believes that in painting it can be evocative, multivalent, vigorous and empowering.

  Images sourced or appropriated from different cultures define the subject matter in her paintings. Such as Parisian tile patterns, Japanese Kimono and iconic African Dutch wax prints. This is in order to create a utopian world where all cultures can live in harmony.The work highlights the unavoidability of politics. She is aware that by contrasting and balancing different cultural iconographies, from western tonon-western patterning,it can be quite contentious. Especially with its relation to ‘Orientalism’. However, in opposition to this her work wishes to investigatethe complexity of cross-cultural fertilization. And shestrongly believes that internationalism of pattern work is a cultural fabric that overlaps. 

She has also been shortlisted for The Graduate Art Prize 2018 with her painting ‘I’m Alright, Hiding Tonight’.

W :: www.felicitymeachem.com

I :: @felicitymeachempainting

Email: fmeachem@hotmail.co.uk

One 6th – Animation Studio

Thursday, December 5th, 2019

We are ‘One6th’ Animation Studio. We tell life sized stories, scaled down to 1:6.

Our stop motion commercials and short films are created using miniature puppets and sets, which we craft with meticulous detail. We strive to be bold, creating content that explores socially relevant subject matters and which celebrates the craft and power of visual story telling.

Our latest short film The Inventor Of Happiness is currently in production and set for completion in 2019. The project has been funded via successful Kickstarter and Indiegogo campaigns with additional support from investors such as Riff-Raff productions (Jude Law & Ben Jackson).

To see our films and other behind the scenes content, please visit our website and social media accounts below.

W :: www.one6th.co

E :: Baz@one6th.co

T :: www.twitter.com/one_6th

F :: www.facebook.com/one6th

I :: www.instagram.com/one_6th

Northern Realist

Thursday, December 5th, 2019

Northern Realist teaches short courses in drawing and painting rooted in the classical atelier tradition. We guide our students through high quality training specialising in portrait, landscape, figure drawing & painting. 

Artistic Director Christopher Clements trained at Manchester School of Art and The Angel Academy in Florence. 

Workshops are well structured and class sizes are small so that you can work at your own pace.

Northern Realist takes a warm, friendly approach and welcomes students of all abilities. Through the courses and drop in sessions we aim to foster a hub for like-minded artists who want to develop their work together.  

Website: www.northernrealist.com
Telephone: 07976 738212
Email: info@northernrealist.com

Instagram : NorthernRealist

Facebook : NorthernRealist

Sandra Robinson

Thursday, December 5th, 2019

Sandra is a graduate of the Manchester School of Art. A contemporary abstract artist, primarily a painter but also working with collage contemporary drawing and mixed media.

Email :: Sandra.m.robinson@ntlworld.com 

Instagram :: sandrarobinsonart

Twitter :: @colourofideas

Wilderness Bride

Wednesday, December 4th, 2019

WILDERNESS BRIDE CREATES CLASSIC, SIMPLE AND ELEGANT BRIDAL WEAR DESIGNED AND MADE IN THE UK.

Forever influenced by nature and heritage we aim to create a unique bridal vision that is different in a subtle, quiet way for individuals that seek a timeless bridal look for their wedding day. We focus on flattering shapes and encourage a ‘less is more’ approach to bridal wear. Wilderness Bride designs are extremely versatile allowing each individual bride to add their own personal touch through additional pieces.

Wildernessbride.co.uk

info@wildernessbride.co.ukInstagram/wildernessbride

Hope Mill,
113 Pollard Street,
Ancoats,
Manchester M4 7JA
T: 0161 637 7004
E: info@awol-studios.co.uk
© 2016 AWOL Studios.
Registered in England and Wales.
Company No. 07394568
Design by
Candoo Creative
Photography by
Richard Tymon