Monday, 13 September 2010
Wednesday, 16 June 2010
On the blog this week I'd like to introduce you to Jill Black, owner of local Belfast based business 'Ginger Rosie's Hand Painted Pots'.
A graduate of the University of Ulster at York Street (Art College), Jill set up her business in 2009, specialising in hand-painted terracotta pots. Since continues to expand her range of designs all of which are now also available on canvas.
Jill mainly uses acrylics and inks for her creations which come in all shapes and sizes and in a variety of styles. Her designs are colourful and funky!
Jill regularly sells Ginger Rosie pots at arts & crafts festivals and market stalls around Northern Ireland and Eire, as well as online. Check out her Website at www.gingerrosieshandpaintedpots.com
Saturday, 29 May 2010
Life After Vinyl - Art Exhibition
Venue: 'sell me your socks' gallery, 77 Dublin Road, Belfast, N.Ireland
Dates running: from 28th May 2010 for a couple of weeks
The opening night of the second show at one of Belfast's newest galleries took place on Friday 28th May 2010. The 'Life after Vinyl' exhibition at the sell me your socks gallery, 77 Dublin Road, Belfast was a great success, fuelled by an ample supply of free booze!
With work on display from a diverse range of local artists and also from further afield, the totally open theme allowed for an ecclectic mix of artistic interpretations and expressions.
Indeed some may view it as sacrilegious to paint on vinyls, but in today's pro-environmentalist culture where recycling is embraced some even raised their game for the show to hear tell - paint on a Pink Floyd 'pink' edition vinyl.
Whatever you think about the recording artists concerned, it makes you consider the concept of change. By banishing the past everything is enabled to move on and appeal to an audience in a new way for today - creating vinyl's that no longer delight the audible senses but the visual.
But that's enough of philosophy - here's a selection of the vinyl's on display at the show: