Lambeth Country Show 2015

Lambeth Country Show 2015

Lambeth Country Show 2015

I managed to pop along to the Lambeth Country Show as I knew that L’Arche were having a stall and The Stitch group had entered the West Norwood Bzz Garage banner into a competition at the show.

The Stitch West Norwood Bzz Garage Banner at the Lambeth County Show 2015

I didn’t find either I did bump into several Rock Paper Scissors London – Art & Handmade Collective members and the Tulse Hill Makers Market stall holders were at the Tree Shepherd tent.
Lambeth Country Show 2015

Is it just me or does that slide look scary?

Spinning the wool right off the back of a sheep – not really but this lady was showing an entranced little girl how wool yarn was made straight from the sheep to then being made into clothing or toys!

This sheep shearer knew how to make everyone laugh!

A historic fire engine!

The crowds!!!

The South London Samba group were brilliant and even made me want to dance!
Lambeth Country Show 2015

Chair weaving with… are those golfing tees?

Kids are so lucky… in my day you just rolled your body down a hill and ended up with bruises everywhere and, if you were lucky not covered in dog poop!

I do love wispy clouds!

Lambeth Country Show 2015

I went on one of these not that long ago but it was the one on the South Bank and was enclosed in a plastic shell – the only breeze was on your feet – not the same at all!

 

South Norwood Community Festival – Photos of the Day

I am part of the Rock Paper Scissors London Collective which consists of a mix of talents and skills – some are new to selling and some sell in various shops and markets.

I’m new to selling at markets so it’s great to be able to share with others rather than brave a market on my own.

(This is a copy of the blog post on the RPSLondon website – which I set up and tend to run)

RPSLondon shared with Handmade Palace stall holders (which we hope to do more of) at the South Norwood Community Festival.

The day started off with rain and many stalls didn’t turn up but the sun came out and most of us went home burnt!

Whilst most people enjoyed the music, sunshine and the rather nice breezes, the stall holders had to cling to their work to stop it flying away. I ended up trying to stop the sides from bashing into Bill’s photographic work from flying off the hooks.

Here’s¬†the ladies standing still and NOT pole dancing!!!

RunnyCustard: South Norwood Community Festival & RPS_London &emdash; Handmade Palace & RPS_London at South Norwood Community Festival

Here’s Rock Paper Scissors shared table

RunnyCustard: South Norwood Community Festival & RPS_London &emdash; Handmade Palace & RPS_London at South Norwood Community Festival

RunnyCustard: South Norwood Community Festival & RPS_London &emdash; Handmade Palace & RPS_London at South Norwood Community Festival

Uchie a RPS member (Jewellery) had her own stall
RunnyCustard: South Norwood Community Festival & RPS_London &emdash; Handmade Palace & RPS_London at South Norwood Community Festival

Mandy is a RPS member (painted pots/plants) too and sells at HandMade Palace in Crystal Palace most weeks.

RunnyCustard: South Norwood Community Festival & RPS_London &emdash; Handmade Palace & RPS_London at South Norwood Community Festival

 

Here’s a few photographs of the day (the sunny part!)

(click on the images to visit the main gallery – 22 images

RunnyCustard: South Norwood Community Festival & RPS_London &emdash; Handmade Palace & RPS_London at South Norwood Community Festival

RunnyCustard: South Norwood Community Festival & RPS_London &emdash; Handmade Palace & RPS_London at South Norwood Community Festival

RunnyCustard: South Norwood Community Festival & RPS_London &emdash; Handmade Palace & RPS_London at South Norwood Community Festival

RunnyCustard: South Norwood Community Festival & RPS_London &emdash; Handmade Palace & RPS_London at South Norwood Community Festival

RunnyCustard: South Norwood Community Festival & RPS_London &emdash; Handmade Palace & RPS_London at South Norwood Community Festival

RunnyCustard: South Norwood Community Festival & RPS_London &emdash; Handmade Palace & RPS_London at South Norwood Community Festival

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Camberwell Arts – Exhibition June 2015

The Camberwell Arts is running a festival during the month June and I have submitted a piece for the Camberwell Open:

The Camberwell Open is a new art exhibition that aims to present a snapshot of creative practice from artists based in, or associated with Camberwell. ¬†This is going to be an exhibition where we plan to ‚Äėhang the lot‚Äô to truly present the spectrum of talent from across SE5

The exhibition will take place from 6th June to 28th June at Fusion Lifestyle, Artichoke Place, London, SE5.

There will be an opening evening private view on Friday 5th June for the artists and guests.

Camberwell Open 2015

 

My entry:

Silver Orbs of London

RunnyCustard: All Photographic Art &emdash; Alien Orb

 

A1 Harman Crystal Jet mounted on 5mm Forex and laminated

You can view the other entries here

Available for sale.

Caroline Hands – Mixed Media Artist

Caroline Hands – Mixed Media Artist

I’ve been helping the¬†lifelong mixed media artist Caroline Hands with her digital photographs and archiving her work so I went to the ¬†open studio event at Second Floor Studios near Greenwich to see her work in the flesh – paintings and textiles look a lot different than a digital copy so it was fantastic¬†to see her work on walls!

RunnyCustard: Caroline Hands Mixed Media Painter &emdash; Caroline Hands Mixed Media Artist 2ndFloorStudios

This is Caroline Hands in her studio wishing that I wasn’t taking her photo, in this room she paints and has her textiles, sketches, hand cut copper hats! Most of her canvases however were in a second studio along the corridor. Caroline¬†will be moving both room contents into a larger studio in June.

Her work space doesn’t usually have wine and snacks, this was just for the open studio weekend. I’m assuming this to be the case!

RunnyCustard: Caroline Hands Mixed Media Painter &emdash; Caroline Hands Mixed Media Artist 2ndFloorStudios

Caroline talking to a gallery owner about her work featured in many publications.

RunnyCustard: Caroline Hands Mixed Media Painter &emdash; Caroline Hands Mixed Media Artist 2ndFloorStudios

she has also had her work featured on a book cover:

 

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Lost in Wonder: Rediscovering the Spiritual Art of Attentiveness¬†Paperback¬†‚Äď 26 Oct 2012 – Esther De Waal

She has lived and exhibited in many places around the world, ran many workshops and events – her work spans textiles (she sold painted scarfs to Liberties!) Batiks, metal work, lino cutting/printing including this book:

 The Kilpeck Anthology Book

 RunnyCustard: Caroline Hands Mixed Media Painter &emdash; The Kilpeck Anthology Book

and these large cropper plates which she cut and shaped herself … this is my particular favourite:

RunnyCustard: Caroline Hands Mixed Media Painter &emdash; Caroline Hands Large Copper & Enamel Plates

 Where to find Caroline Hands Work

Caroline is based at Studio 7DE101 Second Floor Studios & Arts Main Office TW-27 Harrington Way London SE18 5NR Tel:

You can see more of her work on her website www.carolinehands.co.uk

And her Makerhood Makerhood.com Caroline Hands profile page

Twitter: birdshands

you can see Caroline’s Film on her website as well:¬†created by R&A Collaborations ‘Making a Mark’:


Whilst working with her I find out such titbits that aren’t featured on her website, (most of the following is in her own words), such as

when she was 11 she was¬†judged 5 ¬†out of thousands at Harrods¬†by Augustus John with her picture of Noah’s Ark

Ran an enormous Fringe Festival of the world with the well known Three Choirs Choral  Festival, 4 times!

Has had many artist in residence positions including residencies through the Ikon Gallery, Birmingham and helped with schools projects

 Worked with a great deal of dancers across the world such as Chitraleka Bolar in Birmingham.

Has braved many travels with local buses and on foot on her own in many varied parts of the world Рshe has many photographs of her trips which we hope to put into a book!

 Rages about injustice and celebrates the glorious mix of cultures around the world and in London

Stays humble in the face of nature and treasures our planet

Loves and craves for more time in Asia

Would probably lose herself in a love for Africa if she went !

 Has not sold out true to her vision and love

 Too crazily idealistic for her own good !

Is growing older but finds it impossible to contain her need to dance as soon as the rhythm celebrates inside of her

Working in the Arts takes dedication and hard work as well as a lot of energy which Caroline certainly has – I wish and hope I’ll become like that too!


Upcoming Exhibition Featuring Caroline Hands

AUTOCATALYTIC FUTURE GAMESOn a trajectory from Lascaux via aerosols, our bioaesthetic inheritance is cultivated beneath the inflated sun.  An accretion of stenciled hands in the darkness, then a trillion painted surfaces.

A group exhibition.   A variation of structured gestures and analogue procedures.
A compilation of paintings in 2015.

Paintings selected by each artist.  Exhibition created and organised by playpaint

Robert Dowling / Ben Cove / Gordon Dalton / EC / Michael Stubbs / Chris Godber / Sharon Hall / Tom Banks / Graham Carrick / Kiera Bennett / Alaena Turner / Louisa Chambers / Mari Reijnders / Phil Illingworth / Selma Parlour / Mimei Thompson / Alison Pilkington / Charley Peters / Andrew Seto / Mel Carvalho / Alex Ball / Clare Price / Howard Dyke / Jessica Slater / Ross Walker / Rae Hicks / Gemma Cossey / Mandy Payne / Tamara Dubnyckyj / Tim Ellis / Maggie Hills / Greg Rook / Jonathan Parsons / Lucy Boyle / Simon Burton / Sarah Poots / Lisa Penny / Le Guo / Phillip Jones / David Ryan / Andy Harper / Sophia Starling / Marielle Hehir / Simon Bill / Hogan Brown / Andrea Medjesi-Jones / Clare Chapman / Dan Coombs / Tom Ellis / Marcus Cope / Andris Walds / Virginia Verran / Cathy Lomax / Ian Baker / Lothar Goetz / Shaan Syed / Peter Lamb / Caterina Lewis / Paul Manners / Stephanie Moran / James Connelly / Oliver Bancroft / Lee Marshall / Kate Warner / Katie Pratt / Jason Hawkridge / playpaint / Kirsten Reynolds / Marta Bakst / Alexis Harding / Ben Cottrell / Caroline Hands / Gary Andrew Clarke / Jules Clarke / Katrina Blannin / Matthew Hunt / Rachel Levitas / Rob Leech / Andrew Graves / Charles Williams / Hannah Knox / John Tiney / Philip Allen / Simon Haddock / David Oates / Tim Allen / Lizzie Lloyd / Alli Sharma / Alex Dipple

 

Preview:  Wednesday 10th  June   6.00 Р9.00 pm
Exhibition Open:  11th Р14th and 17th Р21st  June   1.00 Р6.00 pm

no format
Second Floor Studios & Arts
Harrington Way
London
SE18 5NR

Contact / playpaint@live.co.uk
www.autocatalyticfuturegames.co.uk
www.noformat.co.uk

 

 

 

Gabriela Sulzman & Grand Designs Live May 2015

I got to visit The Grand Designs Live Show at The Excel Centre in London when Gabriela Sulzman gave me a ticket – I’ve met Gabriela a few times as she works closely with Makerhood.

Gabriela ran a workshop giving an introduction to a type of upcycling for the Salvage Workshop who were part of the Remade in Britian online Marketplace.

Grand Designs Live will be working with Remade in Britain who are a dedicated online marketplace, bringing together upcyclers and vintage sellers across the UK. Remade in Britain have created an exciting retail site providing unique items that have been upcycled or recycled in Britain, other products include reloved vintage, antique and retro products.

Remade in Britain are on a mission to reduce landfill and promote sustainability. Offering the nation a fabulous selection of unique, green and ethical solutions, and simultaneously providing a great platform and online community for small businesses, upcyclers and makers.

Many of Remade in Britain’s talented retailers will be at the Salvage Feature throughout the show, as well as a many more of the UK’s best upcyclers.

Natasha Cargill, Wilf Meynell and Kevin McCloud

Natasha Cargill, Wilf Meynell and Kevin McCloud at Grand Designs Live, ExCeL 2 - 10 May 2015. Channel 4 TV series

Gabriela’s starts introduction materials used in her workshop

Gabriela Szulman gives a practical demonstration of the different ways of using the Decoupage technique on an item. http://gabrielaszulman.com/

A Selection of Gabriela’s Artwork which is also showing at The Dulwich Open Studios this weekend

Gabriela Szulman gives a practical demonstration of the different ways of using the Decoupage technique on an item. http://gabrielaszulman.com/

The Art Dolls in the two images above show Alma, Dolores, Florence, Evelyn and a few others who are moving to West Dulwich for the weekend! It’s only a temporary residence though, as they are hoping to be taken home by people who fall in love with them…
Come and meet the girl gang at 14 Ildersly Grove, London SE21 8EU this Sat & sun 11 am-6pm. Artists’ Open House, Dulwich Festival

Decoupaged Boots and Shoes!

Gabriela Szulman gives a practical demonstration of the different ways of using the Decoupage technique on an item. http://gabrielaszulman.com/

I love the boots – I tried painting a pair of victorian style boots about 20 years ago and the pain fell off within minutes so I never thought that decoupaging boots would be possible!!

I will be going to the Open House on Saturday afternoon after The Stitch session in West Norwood – so many exhibitions to see – I’ve had to cancel a few as they clash and I will going to Bust London Craftacular next week¬†– I’ve booked a screen printing session as well.


After the show and buying giant stickers of Frozen for my 3 year old niece – and some rather lovely cheese I had a walk around the area as it had been awhile since I’ve last visited.

Lots more photographs but these are a couple that I’ve edited so far.
RunnyCustard: All Photographic Art &emdash; A water skier speeds past The Royal Victoria Dock Bridge

RunnyCustard: All Photographic Art &emdash; A water skier speeds past The Royal Victoria Dock Bridge