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.
Mike Cullen Buy Islington Mill T-Shirts & Vests say I've visted the Mill been there & done that & I've also got the T-shirt! Buy Islington Mill T-shirts now! Before the price gets bumped up in March 10.
Liam Dobson My vector work is a very minimalist type of artwork, based on outlines and cellshaded objects, the imagery withing these pictures helps to portray many problems within our society whilst also providing comical subject matter which is appealing to the eye in a way in which may other forms of art are not.
My photography is based around what I enjoy looking at, the beauty of the world around us defines the picture rather than the photographer.
Dolly Cool Jewellery (Clare Dutton) Cool Jewels for rockin' Gals. A range of hand drawn, hand crafted tattoo and rockabilly inspired jewellery by Clare Dutton.
Ashley Fouguel I will be making a series of Christmas cards mainly based around pugs and wolves two of the best animals obviously! I will also be making a few fun handmade bags and purses, which would be lovely for Christmas presents! Along with some illustrative prints framed or otherwise.
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.
Pamela Harrop will be showing a selection of small works that have been painted in acrylic on board, as an artist who paints small windows into her world the works are of the area she live in Rossendale, and Manchester, and some of a visit to Boston and Boston harbor, the paintings are 6" x 4" in size.
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Helen Littler After a successful career in fashion Helen found that her mis-spent childhood involving far too much fuzzy felt caught up with her. Appliqued tea-cosies that straddle the gap between Alice Coopers domestic arrangements and The Little House on the Prairie, lavender bags and hankies that Holly Hobbie would kill for and a 'Disco Nativity' range of fuzzy felts that prove Helen really should get out more. Completely useless products, but strangely desirable...
ILK Collective Lora Avedian, Laura Gee, and Alexandra Humphreys are three members from the collective ‘ILK’. ILK is a group of people who work in multiple disciplines across Manchester. We aim to support and encourage creativity amongst emerging artists and designers. Previously successful events we have organised include gigs for a broad range of music, with screenings of experimental films and animations. Alongside this we sold handmade merchandise. We work individually and collaborate to create design based products in 2D, textiles, 3D-tactile, illustration and animation. As a collective we would like this stall to be a platform for us to sell hand printed t-shirts, bags, one off prints, tapes, badges and zines.
Hussaindeynare an artistic duo from Manchester who dabble in everything from fashion to conceptual art, currently based in New York and Manchester Hussaindeyn continue to work transatlantically currently focusing on a new t-shirt range as well as new photography work. On the day we will be selling Handmade and recycled vintage fashion items and jewellery, also prints and drawings.
Jeny and Amber we like....avant garde fashion, creativity, making a mess (or so our parents tell us), making clothes, customising stuff, re making old garments into lovely treasure, newspaper and its recycling ... our bags! re cycling cardboard to make 3d shapes, shiny things, photographs, sequins, singing, dancing ,drawing, pop ups, painting, fairy lights.
Kate Alexandra Mcleish is a Manchester based illustrator/artist/designer that specialises in portraiture. She also draws vintage sewing notions and objects that are found visually beautiful. She loves fashion illustration and doing drawing studies from old photographs and is inspired by the past and present. Kate will have bright handmade jewelry- with paper, glass, porcelain & wooden beads, fimo brooches, illustrations, postcards, screen- prints and handmade cards also. Some of the stock will be Christmas themed merchandise. Kate will be sharing a stall with Freyia Lilian Porteous who will be making handmade cards, illustrations & pretty accessories for the stall.
Moon monsters (Felicity Langthorne) come in all shapes and sizes! Each monster is unique and is named according to their style and personality. As an artist I make costumes and these little creatures appeared as a side product to help me realise the shape and form of my garments. However they are works of art in their own right and make delightful gifts.
Not For Ponies (Beckie Andrews) Not For Ponies sells recycled, re-worked vintage and hand made clothes at affordable prices. Visit our ebay shop to find gorgeous dresses, tops, t shirts and handbags that will be sure to get you noticed.
Lauren Ball and Andrew Orton have been busy making some Christmas treats such as handmade cards, salt dough decorations and are also working on some collaborative limited edition festive prints down at the studio. Andrew has a wide range of canvases in different sizes and subject matter that he wishes to sell in both oils and acrylic. He also has a variety of life drawings which will available framed or unframed. After recently being commissioned for Channel M’s Zeitgeist, Andrew has lots of work to clear out of the studio so there is room to film so prices will be competitive and there will be lots to choose from. Lauren has been working on some handmade jewellery pieces. she has a variety glass and vintage bead bracelets in a wide range of colours. Some are extra special with semi precious stones or handmade beads. She will also have some charm bracelets and necklaces handmade from vintage charms, brooches and old fashioned keys.
David Procter Working in pen and ink and colouring digitally David explores the humorous but darker side of life and he states his influences as the likes of Ralph Steadman, David Hughes and Tim Burton to name but a few. With a broad subject range he is able to adapt to many projects whilst consistently maintaining a fresh perspective with his own personal stamp firmly rooted within his work. He will be around for the day selling his inky treats for you all.
Rag Thug Crafts (Fay Scott-Farrington) provides a selection of things that you never knew you needed, rude words, cute faces and dinosaurs abound under the guise of affordable handmade gifts, jewelry and lino prints.
Nicola Rowlands I am an illustrator/graphic designer/creative person based in Didsbury, Manchester. I shall be selling greeting cards, christmas fishes (and wishes) and decorative bird pillows at A Cheap Affair, and will most likely be found drawing dogs or fish or something on the day as well!
Kyle Saxton. 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.
Robert Shadbolt and Salford Illustration Salford Illustration Presents The Floating World of Salford Xmas Special. A collection of drawn and printed ephemera which explores the contemporary graphic language of Xmas .
Shesgotmedals (Emily Richards) sells handmade, unique dress brooches and apparel pins made from vintage and reclaimed fabrics. Pretty things for your favourite outfits, lovingly created with Liberty prints, silks and florals. All pieces are original designs with custom creations on request. A selection of exclusive bows and fancies from Noeud Papillon will also be available to buy.
Starvinartist I have always been driven by a will to create and explore my individualism rather than joining a popular clique or working towards someone else's profit and loss account. Taken together with my passion for the arts and visual culture, I'm not surprised that i ended up working as a full-time artist under my alter ego ‘starvinartist’. Developing a service that was built around my own abilities and personality, I have fashioned a refreshing taste to education, illustration, graphic-design,live-art and graffiti.
Super Doodles - Artists and Illustrators Laura Skilbeck, Amy Pennington, Maria Dada, Matthew Walkerdine, Craig John Barr and Mike Dunbabin will be selling lots of top quality illustrated things like t-shirts, zines, christmas cards, mugs and screen prints, as well as possibly poems written there and then on the spot, fortunes told, kisses sold, and many other one off special things!
Tears and Memory We do T-Shirts - Original Designs on Eco-Friendly, Organic, Fairtrade Cotton T-Shirts reflecting my passion for music & we do Record Art - the (almost) lost beauty of LP cover art framed ready for your wall and you get the original record included.
Relovedathome and Dollwithbigeyes (Rebecca Willmott ) is a mother and daughter textile partnership, combining recycled fabric and experimental knitting to promote eco friendly fashion fun and stylishly! Dollwithbigeyes creates fun, crazy mostly felt plush toys in patchwork designs.
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.