Category: Art

Paint a Pot Flyer Design

Paint a Pot Flyer Design

8 March 2017, 14:00

This was a fun little project to fit around everything I’m juggling at the moment, some flyers for The Painting Parlour who already had various design elements in place, that needed bringing together in a fun, happy way to promote this paint a pot venue!

http://derby.graphics/paint-a-pot-flyer-design

 

Yorkshire Sculpture Park

28 June 2016, 21:06

We trotted up the M1 again to visit the always excellent Yorkshire Sculpture Park near Wakefield.

If you’re within any proximity of this place, I really would pay a visit. It suitable for just about anybody including families with acres of space to explore and run around as well as cosy galleries and intimate exhibitions.

http://derby.graphics/yorkshire-sculpture-park

 

YSP

1 September 2011, 21:38

If you’ve not visited the Yorkshire Sculpture Park, near Wakefield, I highly recommend it. It’s set in 500 acres of the grounds of the 18th Century Bretton Hall, which is now part of the University of Leeds.

YSP was established in 1977 and now boasts a number of galleries and a large visitors centre. Amongst the fields, valley’s and trees you’ll discover permanent sculptures from artists such as Henry Moore and Barbera Hepworth.

http://derby.graphics/ysp

 

Ha Ha

31 August 2011, 20:58

The latest exhibition at QUAD Derby is Ha-Ha Road, an exploration apparently of the use of humor in contemporary art. It advertised itself to me quite nicely via a hefty dose of jokes via Twitter, good, bad and ugly

http://derby.graphics/ha-ha

 

Triona Doyle

25 August 2011, 21:07

I popped along to the Hatch’d Out event at the Quad this evening.

Had a brief conversation with Triona Doyle, photographic artist. Her exceedingly striking photographs are influenced by much gothicness and victoriana, but she describes it a little better…

http://derby.graphics/triona-doyle

 

Barter Books

3 August 2011, 11:13

Continuing my tour of Northumberland, while it’s still fresh in my mind, is a second hand bookshop in Alnwick.

Barter Books is a mine of second hand books from run-of-the-mill to tatty to unique and one off. Set within the now closed Alnwick train station, it’s big and very Aladdin’s cave like with old shelves crammed full of all sorts of books.

http://derby.graphics/barter-books

 

Cragside House

2 August 2011, 11:25

Ok I’ll fess up, I’m a card carrying National Trust member. We’ve a number of decent places close to us that are always worth a trip to on a sunny day including Kedleston Hall Hardwick Hall and Calke Abbey.

http://derby.graphics/cragside-house

 

Californian Vans

20 July 2011, 10:21

I guess it must say something about my mood, wanting something sunny on these disappointingly dull summers days. So here’s a link to a bunch of American customised vans.

Taken since 1996, the project Vans and the Places they Live aims to capture the vans, their own aesthetic quality and the discussion created between the van and it’s surroundings. Modern tastes and environmental concerns have made the type of van in question increasingly rare. At the same time, the analogue 120mm film is also becoming less available and the artist aims to take a photo of he last van of it’s type with the last roll of film.

http://derby.graphics/californian-vans

 

Brightening your Day

18 July 2011, 09:56

It seems to always be the case, five glorious days of sunshine, Monday to Friday, then a wet weekend. Mr British Weather gives us nothing but blue sky whilst we’re all at work, then just as we’re planning our BBQ’s and trips to the park… Rain.

So if the damp weekend has made you feel a little down, check out these excellent paintings by Leah Giberson. If the super bright images of caravans don’t make you feel more summer-y then all might just be lost.

http://derby.graphics/brightening-your-day

 

God's Eye View

11 July 2011, 10:54

A little bit of an oldie, but a goodie. The Glue Society is an independent collective of creatives from New York and Sydney who produce advertising, art and TV work.

A good while back they produced some ‘God’s Eye View’ images of Bible scenes, an interpretation of Bible events as seen by Google Earth.

http://derby.graphics/god-s-eye-view

 
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Writing's on the Wall

23 June 2011, 15:17

I’m a sucker for writing applied directly to walls, painted or transferred or whatever, I’ll almost always take a snap of it, perhaps I’ll put a collection together at some point.

Now there’s almost always the opportunity to see some writing on walls in art galleries. The exhibition at the Quad didn’t disappoint with plenty of transferred writing applied to the green walls, and it looked pretty great to my eye, most, most satisfying.

http://derby.graphics/writing-s-on-the-wall

 

Brass Eye at the QUAD

22 June 2011, 17:43

I was in Derby this morning and to make things equal with my trip to Nottingham last week, I visited QUAD (Derby’s contemporary arts venue, cinema and bar). You know the one, it’s all pointy angles and curiously wonky pillars, by the Assembly Rooms.

http://derby.graphics/brass-eye-at-the-quad

 
Nottingham Contempory

Dead Elephant

15 June 2011, 22:12

Took a detour whilst in the city to visit Nottingham Contemporary this afternoon. I’m not the worlds biggest fan of contemporary art, but I like the gallery (the lace effect on the metal work outside is excellent, and reflects the lace making history of the area). Inside has a great atmosphere (excluding the invigilators. with achingly stylish haircuts and skinny jeans).

http://derby.graphics/dead-elephant

 

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