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Stefanie Trow

Wednesday, April 22nd, 2020

Stefanie Trow was born in South Yorkshire in 1982. She pursued her talent and love for art from an early age, encouraged by both parents, aspiring artists themselves. After graduating in Visual Arts in 2004, Stefanie spent a year travelling around the world, something she repeated more recently with her young family for 3 months whilst on maternity leave. Being immersed in different cultures and meeting all walks of life has undoubtedly influenced her art and ideas. 

Stefanie’s practice centre’s on the human gaze, inviting a relationship between the viewer and the viewed, questioning the act of seeing and being seen. She creates environments that hold the viewer’s attention; slowing down the process of looking to contrast with the sometimes-frantic pace of everyday life.

Her work stems from an assortment of images, both found and taken from life, predominately focusing on the figure. These images are carefully selected and cropped at crucial points, often obstructing or restricting the gaze, making us consider what can’t be seen or what exists outside the framework of the canvas.

Layering and removing of the paint plays a pivotal role in the creation of her work. In this way, each piece has its own history. Using a variety of tools and techniques, combined with painstakingly selected colour palettes, Stefanie creates work that is bold and vibrant in both colour and composition.

Stefanie and her work have featured in Musicians Baaba Maal’s music video “Gilli Men”. She now exhibits in Manchester and London, with her work collected globally.

www.stefanietrow.com

Email:: info@stefanietrow.com

Facebook:: @stef.trow.art 

Twitter::@stef_trow_art

Instagram::@stef_trow_art

Steve Forrest / Workers’ Photos

Monday, February 3rd, 2020

I am a Manchester-born photographer and artist who has recently returned to my home city after 25 years away. I have been a regular contributor to the New York Times, shooting portraits of famous people, interesting people, the odd nutter, together with cultural stories. My work has appeared in National Geographic, Newsweek, Time, Stern, International Herald Tribune, Intelligent Life, and The Guardian Weekend magazine. I am also a contract photographer with the International AIDS Society and The Union of Tuberculosis and Lung Disease, as well as being a member of Panos Pictures in London. In 2015 I completed an MFA in Fine Art at Goldsmith’s in London. So when I’m not shooting for clients or engaged in photography personal projects, I can be found working on my artwork in my studio surrounded by heaps of negatives, prints, a scalpel, and a pair scissors.

Paddy O’Donnell

Thursday, January 16th, 2020

I am a sculptor who works in a cycle of play and reflection, seeking to bring thoughts and feelings into the real world; and so to capture something from the onwards rush of life.


I particularly like site-specific work and I recently completed a large-scale project at Victoria Baths, which is to be retained on indefinite loan. But I also enjoy private commissions and I love to find common ground between my own excitements and those of a client.

Website Address: www.paddysculpture.com

Contact e-mail address: notaryodonnell@icloud.com

Two for Joy

Wednesday, January 15th, 2020



Two for Joy

Wedding Photographers

“Doubly cool, candid and contemporary wedding photography”

Two for Joy Photography is Nikki and Meg. Two big personalities with a real eye for the occasion. Two different styles – one formal, one candid – simultaneously capturing two very different views of the day.

Meg has a fashion background, is meticulous and creates incredibly beautiful must-have formal shots. Nikki is a contemporary artist with the split-second timing to grab those unmissable moments of pure emotion. Two photographers. Twice the shots. Twice the joy.

Lastly, there’s ‘JOY’ our vintage Photo Booth. Beneath her sleek wooden exterior, she’s packed with state-of-the-art tech. Essential Party starter.

– www.twoforjoyphotography.co.uk 

– megandnikki@twoforjoyphotography.co.uk

INSTA

www.instagram.com/twoforjoyphotographyltd

PINTREST 

www.pinterest.co.uk/TwoforJoyPhotographyLtd

TWITTER 

www.twitter.com/twoforjoyltd

FACEBOOK

www.facebook.com/twoforjoyphotographyltd

YOUTUBE

www.twoforjoyphotography.co.uk/video



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

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