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Autumn Fair

Autumn Fair

From 1-4 September 2019 I was one of the 12 lucky winners of a stand at the Autumn Fair sponsored by Dragon's Den entrepreneur Theo Paphitis. Held at the NEC Arena in Birmingham, and with over 20,000 visitors, the Autumn Fair is one of the biggest home and gift trade events for suppliers and retailers. My SBS (Small Business Sunday) journey began in October 2018 when Theo picked me as one of his six weekly winners on Twitter. The exposure from this alone is crazy - Theo has over half a million twitter followers, so you become inundated with tweets...

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Art Markets - Are They Really Worth It?

Art Markets - Are They Really Worth It?

In this article I’m going to discuss my views on art markets. I’ve attended several over the past two years. Some good, some not so good (a.k.a pretty terrible). I’m going to share my experiences with you and fill you in on some of the top tips I’ve learnt along the way! Where it all began... In Winter 2014 I graduated from Liverpool Hope University with a Masters Degree in Art History and Curating. The previous year I had graduated with a Bachelors Degree in Fine Art. I achieved good grades too - I was one mark off a First...

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Ana Mendieta

Ana Mendieta

In this article I will discuss the perishable nature of the work by earth artist Ana Mendieta, focusing specifically on, arguable her most famous works, the ‘Silueta Series’. I will examine the need and reliance Ana Mendieta placed on documenting her performances, through the various media methods of photography and film, and the relationship between the documentation and the work itself. The use and dependence of documentation through photography to capture the event of ephemeral artworks allows the question to emerge: what is the artwork and what is the documentation? Is the photograph an artefact of the event, an externally...

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Amazon Handmade

Amazon Handmade

When Amazon Handmade came to my studio to make a video about my small business which reached nearly a million views on Facebook!

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