Beautiful Things is an art piece which aims to look at the value of objects and ask questions like whether they gain more value if selected and artistically treated by an artist. A collection of boxed pieces will be available to look at and, maybe, secretly bid on. Bids will be successful not just on their monetary value but also on what the buyers intention for the work is. As an artist Beth Barlow's work focuses as much on process as it does on product and the exhibiting of the work at this event asks the viewer to become part of the valuation process.
Cheap started as an independent zine run by artists Tommy Eugene Higson and Nikki Marie Jackson showcasing emerging and established talents in art, illustration, design, photography, literature and other creative and visual practices. Cheap has been involved and represented in various events and exhibitions internationally and is distributed internationally.
As artists we work and exhibit both individually and collaboratively and our work addresses various subjects and themes with several constants; accessibility, relevance and aesthetics. Cheap is a reflection of these abiding concerns and an ongoing project to describe and detail developments in regards to the broader visual and creative cultural landscape in the form of products, exhibitions and events and critical writing.
I am a painter and I generally use watercolour and concentrate on the urban landscape as my subject matter. I also produce large canvases which expore process painting. My most recent work is mainly figurative and I use pencil, pen and ink, watercolour and gouache.
Mostly i am a singist with the once great and recently quite good again China Crisis and also i am a drawist.
Dolly Cool Jewellery (Clare Dutton)
Dolly Cool Jewellery
Cool Jewels for rockin' Gals
A range of hand drawn, hand crafted tattoo and rockabilly inspired jewellery by Clare Dutton.
Will Gisby is a freelance Illustrator and Graphic Designer who uses humor as an intergral part of his work. After being in higher education for 5 long years, Will is eager to undertake real work for real clients. Specialising in editorials for kids and adults magazines Will has also recently begun work on animation and web projects.
Hard As Candy (Lauren Bonzer)
Hard As Candy is influenced from the "old school" designing of tattoos, pin up girls and the 1950's era.
Hard As Candy is a contrast between a rockabilly and vintage theme, ranging from jewellery, accessories and hand made clothing.
"Wedding Day Silver offers a very unique service to brides, bridesmaids and wedding guests. Jewellery designer Denise Lawn preserves leaves and petals from bouquets and posies and transforms them into bespoke pieces of fine silver jewellery to keep forever. The ideal keepsake and the perfect gift."
ONE MANS TRASH (Nel Boxall)
Vintage, recycled and Handmade clothing and textiles by ONE MANS TRASH.
Web: Facebook group: one mans trash
"Raeside" - stitch /// craft /// fabric design /// poor excuse for a haircut Hannah Joy Raeside is a textile designer and works with fabric and embroidery to create useful objects and lovely wearables, as well as cards and framed works of art. she also combines fabric with resin to make pretty jewellery and is currently working a lot with paper cutting and collage. so...yes. she has her fingers dipped in a lot of pies! yum yum yum.
I was always `drawn` to art but only gained courage to paint during my studies as a fashion designer. I took my knowledge of fashion and textiles and applied it to my artistic projects. Which included garments made out of paper and the use of interesting textures and mediums in my art.
Living in Africa, enabled me to see the world from a different perspective and in different colours. I admired the African landscape, which is kept alive in my memory, and from which I draw my inspiration. The experience to live in such an inspiring country broadened my horizons and developed me, creatively, as an artist. My work often portrays memories of my life there and the emotions that I have experienced...
Photography is my main area of interest, long exposure in particular,i like to capture sides of Manchester in a different way. Working with light graffiti to produce prints that challenge the norms of conventional graffiti and photography, also i work with animation and film.
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org- e-mail
Web: www.raggaphoto.co.uk- website
Tricia Seddon and Tracey Aspin
handmade and recycled greeting cards, gift tags and gift bags, homeware and gifts all designed and made by independant artists in the north west.
unusual and one off pieces with great prices. vintage fabrics and reclaimed materials feature when ever possible. great for gifts or treats for yourself.
Sunday Girl Accessories and Penny & Daisy's handmade world
Sunday Girl Accessories sell colourful acrylic jewellery and accessories, from cute animal brooches, to chunky collar necklaces, and lots more!
Penny & Daisy's handmade world are ordinary girls with a love for buttons and a love for life, aiming to spread a little bit of colour into these grey times.
Elle is an illustrator based in Leeds. Her Interests lie in arts, crafts, creatures and nature. She takes inspiration from her everyday life, television and snippets of overheard conversations. Her work focuses mainly on capturing brief moments in time and her humorous, intriguing view on the world creates interesting and unique illustrations.
Elle will be transforming herself into a human vending machine, where you can choose from a party hat, custom illustrated badge of your choice or you can take a risk and choose a surprise. She will also be running a stall containing lots of curious goodies such as hand screen printed illustrations, soft toys, cushions and ceramics all incorporating her unique playful style. Come down and glimpse her world.
Kate builds lights and lampshades from all sorts of recycled materials in an attempt to make old unwanted things into beautiful treasured pieces to decorate our homes.
Hannah Young Photography will be selling unique handmade cards and gifts taken from her photographic artwork. Prints will also be on sale and I am hoping to have a variety of bags and T-shirts available for purchase.