is our new sister blog, focused on great art, design & photography - inspirational work from established artists & fresh new talent, must-see exhibitions and info on where to buy great stuff.
The Art-O-Mart online store
will soon be opening for business too, selling limited edition prints, photography, vintage posters and specialist magazines.
If you are a photographer, designer, printmaker or artist and would like your work showcased on the Art-O-Mart blog send samples of your work to featureme
Sculptor Chris Gilmour
creates these amazing life-size sculptures out of only cardboard and glue, that's it, no chicken mesh, no framework, just cardboard and glue! The detail is amazing and I love the idea of making crappy old packaging into art.Via Computer Love.
have created a 'Museum of Urban Shit Naks' to celebrate Brighton Fringe Festival
, it includes a lifesize Alan, a selection of decorative wall-mounted ceramic Shit-Frisbees and a four hundred pound hand-knitted Book-Cosy.
You can see it in all it's glory at Ink-d
, an independent Brighton gallery throughout this month.
If you do pop down to the coast for the Brighton Festival
make sure you visit photography gallery, Crane Kalman
situated in the heart of the lanes. Throughout May until the 8 June they are running, ‘Visions of America’
an exhibition showcasing work from Jeff Liao
and Christoph Morlinghaus
I love the contrast of these two collections shown together, Liao’s images are very raw and colourful, whereas Morlinghaus captures a nostalgic faded glory in his black and white images, as shown above in ‘Great White 2, 2007’. Take a look, you won’t be disappointed.
Brighton Gallery, Castor + Pollux
are hosting a great exhibition, ‘Artizan Editions: A printmaking retrospective’ as part of the Brighton Festival Fringe
3 – 26 May. The exhibition is a retrospective of the publishers and proponents of original art in print - Artizan Editions
We were lucky enough to have a sneak preview at the weekend and it really is a great collection of work from printmaking greats like Bridget Riley
and Brian Rice
. Plus it’s right on the beach – what more could you want?
We love the work of German, illustrator Christian Hückstädt, especially his corrugated card
and vegetable collages
, they're really clever and guaranteed to make you smile.
is an art competition, this year themed on the Art of football - submit your work for the chance to exhibit in Basel with some of the world's most respected talents (the Nike 1/1 associates). 11 artworks will be selected to exhibit and 1 chosen as the overall winner which will be immortalised on a new limited edition series of Nike Dunks.
It doesn't sound like a great prize to me, but if it's your bag, get those pens and pencils out - oh, and 'Be True' apparently that's the only rule!
Spotted this amazing graffiti at the weekend on Kensington Street down the back of the lanes in Brighton. It's so refreshing to see great graffiti from talented artists and it really has brightened up a dull part of town.