Rave Collage

A collection of 1990’s early rave flyers from the North west and South collaged onto a perspex window from Hulme, Manchester’s old demolished crescents.Rave CollageDetail is worked with oil paints to give a stained glass effect when lit from behind with shadow hands dancing as the lights pulse.

The rave artwork has been on display at Curve Pusher studios, Mare St, Hackney, London, and currently looking for a new home for this unique mixed media artwork.

New pop up shop for yardworks art, WA

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In Freo, many commercial businesses have moved out and  artists are moving in, and revitalising empty spaces! Lots of pop up shops are happening in Fremantle, with artists at the heart of the towns economy, they are developing new shops everywhere. So, I have been very busy making lots of lovely hand made creations for the first yardworks art shopfront in the woolstores, fremantle, wa.

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In a collective with other artists and retailers, we are sharing the overheads and using a commercial space to promote our creations and retail stock.

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Its a great opportunity and location for developing the idea and concept of yardworks art, and displaying other artists upcycled creations aswell.

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yardworks art is a mix of homemade artworks for sale, upcycled and lovingly made for your life. Lost and found art, oddities, curiosities, vintage and retro all for sale.

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Come and have a look, open every day……..yardworks art, woolstores. 28 Cantonment St
Fremantle Western Australia 6160

Horrockses: Off the Peg Fashions

Christine Boydell, a lecturer in Design curated the exhibition ‘Our Best Dresses: the story of Horrockses Fashions’ for the Harris Museum and Art Gallery, Preston . Glamourous Actresses like Magaret Lockwood and Joan Collins worh the iconic floral, full skirted sundresses, made  of beautifully printed pre-shrunk cotton fabric.

‘A British fashion label for stylish 1940’s housewives’

Horrockses clothing was stocked in Harvey Nicholls and  worn by the Queen!

The wonderful Alastair Morton designs were bright and bold, with classy subtle  looks. Morton is an important element in the Horrockses story, he was creating forty new designs for cloth a year from 1947 until 1955. Other designers included Margaret Meades, Pat Albeck and Graham Sutherland.