Hey everyone, so the launch night for Divine Locale, my current exhibition went brilliantly, there was a fantastic turnout and such a high standard of work, I was blown away. The exhibition's been getting a lot of media attention too, from local news interviewing artists to the police being called out on the open night for a live piece of performance art that got the locals feeling a bit puzzled!
There was such a wide variety of work, from sculpture, photography, video, printmaking to video and even a virtual reality piece! All responding to the theme of 'locality.'
You can follow the exhibition on Instagram at @divine_locale and I am posting regular updates/photos on my own social media @emilybfineart
You can catch the exhibition at 2, The Spot, Derby until 1st September.
Hey everyone, I'm back with another exhibition! State of Mind was a great success and I had a great time meeting the curator of the exhibition and having a trip up to Northallerton to look at the space.
I'm pleased to announce my participation in this year's 'Divine Locale', a graduate-curated exhibition by former Derby Uni students (the same Uni I went to myself!) I'm so excited to be exhibiting alongside some fellow students as well as students from across the country.
The opening is 18th August at 2, The Spot, Derby from 5-9pm and then the show runs until 1st September. Exciting times!
If you'd like to read more about Divine Locale, check out the blog feature on myself written by Director Jade Foster.
Hey everyone, so Saturday was the open night for State of Mind in Northallerton, sadly I couldn't make it as I was still celebrating my Birthday, but the space looks great and it sounds like there was a really good turnout!
You can just see my work on the far right!
State of Mind is on until July 26th, and you can find it at 119a High Street, Northallerton, inside the old M&S store.
Hey everyone, I'm back with another exhibition! This time I'm in north Yorkshire, Northallerton to be precise, with a show called 'State of Mind.' It's being curated by staff at East Street Arts in Leeds, and features the work of artists who are all either recovering from mental illness or use it as inspiration behind their work. The exhibition is also supported by the Heads Together campaign, which has the backing of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge.
As things stand the opening night will be Saturday 15th 7-9pm, and the show runs until the 26th. I'm very excited for this exhibition and can't wait to see the variety of work on display!
Hello everyone, I'm back from my little Paris trip, very much got the Disney blues :( but it's back to the real world I go, and while I was away, I did look at some art and do a little bit of marketing with a twist ;)
You may or may not remember I designed a Donald Duck range on Redbubble, and my lovely boyfriend modeled one of the baseball tops with my drawing while we met Donald himself. He was very impressed!
Can I be a Disney animator... please?
While we were exploring the Disney Studios, we stumbled upon the Art of Animation drawing class (kinda aimed at kids, but y'know) we decided to have a go.
Finally, the last arty bit of our trip was visiting the Musee D'Orsay. Filled with beautiful art from Van Gogh, Gaugin, Monet and many more (my favourite was obviously seeing Starry Night up close)
Note that there aren't ANY photos of the artworks themselves because I don't believe in all that selfie stick business (yes people were actually taking selfies in front of the work).
I enjoyed the holiday so much, it was much needed, now time to get back to work...
Hello everyone, I recently noticed we're nearly at the end of May and I haven't done a blog post yet! A lot has been happening regarding work, driving (I now have a car!) so have had lots of lovely 'life admin' to do. But I haven't forgotten about my art, I've been posting things on Instagram which I strongly urge you to check out, and have been thinking about what I'd like to do next in terms of my work. I've been looking for more exhibition opportunities but nothing has come up just yet, and I would love to make another video to put on my Facebook page. I'm certainly not stuck for ideas!
I will do my best to keep updating as much as possible!
So I recently went to my lovely family friend and ex neighbour's wedding, and what a lovely day it was. To top it all, I got to see the Disney inspired mugs I designed for the Bridesmaids, and I was so pleased! They were colourful and the mugs themselves were good quality, which was a relief!
The name tags were also made by myself, I used my new Chameleon pens my lovely boyfriend bought me for Christmas to recreate the classic Disney font.
Hey everyone, so it's the month of March and Ones to Watch is well underway, the open evening was really well attended, and I got loads of great photos!
This exhibition is probably my biggest to date outside of University, in terms of the space itself and the amount of people that attended. Sunny Bank Mills really went to town on marketing and getting the show out there, so can't say thanks to them enough for that.
There were performances by the Northern School of Contemporary Dance, who moved around the space responding to the work (they lingered around mine for quite a while so managed to capture them which was great!) as well as TESTAMENT, a beat boxer from the Guinness Book of Records.
I was really quite impressed with the variety of work on show, as well as reading the backgrounds of the artists, some of which are still studying, some recently graduated like me.
The biggest highlight for me recently was being informed that I have in fact SOLD one of the two prints I have on display there. The lady herself found my Facebook page and left me a comment on one of my photos, which absolutely made my day! I actually took a photo of her and her partner looking at my work, which is quite funny.
I'll try and keep you all updated on happenings regarding awards and so on, the gallery won't be releasing those until the show ends in April, so keeping fingers crossed!
So the official posters/flyers for Ones to Watch have been released! So excited for this exhibition, I went to visit the space today and deliver my work and absolutely loved the space, very quirky, light and big! There's around 40 artists taking part, and this will be the biggest exhibition I've done to date! Dates are on the flyers but the show opens on 4th March and runs til 2nd April. The preview is 3rd March 6-9pm so if you can make it please come in and say hi! There will be food (and drinks).
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If you haven't already, please follow my Instagram at emilybfineart, where I've been posting story updates :)
So as some of you may have noticed, I have another exhibition. I swear they're like buses! Following on from Cupola in Sheffield, I will now be exhibiting further afield in a new city: Leeds. To be precise, somewhere between Leeds and Bradford. The location is Sunny Bank Mills, (which obviously used to be a mill) a lovely light gallery with oodles of space, and the show name is 'Ones to Watch.' I can't wait.