Tuesday, 23 March 2010

Artists for April 4ths Cheap Affair

ArtYarn is a collaborative fibre arts project coordinated by visual artists Rachael Elwell and Sarah Hardacre. ArtYarn aim to use traditional knitting and crochet techniques in contemporary visual arts projects. They will be in the cafe making yarn bombs and everyone is invited to come and make some too!


Victoria Ashworth Is an artist based at Woodend Mill in Mossley and will be selling a mixture of paintings, mono prints, wood sculptures and textile pieces. All the work is created by artists at the mill and will be beautifully presented on the stall.


Big Hair Small Dress sell Mens and womens vintage clothing from 30's -90's including footwear and the odd bit of shiny jewellery.

Kate Buffton is a third year student at Salford University and a book artist, transforming old unwanted books into a new and innovative designs. The pages are cut and folded to create sculptures from the books. Each sculpture is similar yet diffierent to the one before.

The art project 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.


Clothing with a Conscience is usually based in Afflecks Palace selling fairtrade, handmade and vintage womens fashion.


Ashley Fauguel
 has just recently graduated from Northumbria University.  An illustrator/ creator of pretty things to brighten your day! She has a rather strange talent of making pretty people look freaky which crazily enough makes me smile :) Ashley has just started work on her first zine which is frigging exciting, its called "All my Heroes are Weirdos" named after a club night that made her giggle! She likes to have her finger in a number of arty pies and loves experimenting that’s why she's currently learning to knit so expect to see some of my haphazard knitted creations!

Gimme That Thing creates handmade beaded, wire wrapped, knitted wire and ceramic jewellery as well as utility ceramics including mugs, vases, bowls, plates, fridge magnets and buttons. We will have a selection of unique one-off pieces to include earrings, rings, necklaces, bracelets and brooches to suit both funky and more traditional tastes.

Debbie Greenaway and Katie Hanratty are two illustrator friends who live and work in Manchester. Both are fans of tea and biscuit breaks. Debbie is also a printmaker and is constantly drawing wherever she goes. She is working on her first children's book and makes robots, purses, screen-prints, badges and things. Katie is a full-time illustrator who likes working both digitally and traditionally. She makes prints from her illustrations, badges, lino prints, cards and stickers.


Dawn Guest
 will be selling hand made cards and unique baking kits for both children and adults.

Giulio Lo Porto is based in Afflecks Palace and sells men’s vintage.

Hussaindeyn are 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 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.

Nayna Lad has always been interested in the human form which is clearly depicted in many of her paintings. The work attempts to create movement and emotions through an expressive and abstract technique. Her work has gone through circles of change that has occurred to assist me to develop a particular style that she feels confident and comfortable working with.


Jude Macpherson is primarily a painter and am based at Rogue Studios, Manchester. Her practice also encompasses leading art workshops and producing work for non-gallery venues. Over the last few years she have painted a series of small abstract acrylic paintings on canvas which are collectively titled 'The Big Sell Out'. They explore a number of recurring themes and techniques and can be seen as precursors to my larger canvases.


Ben Murphy will be selling his fun time quirky illustrations and handmade zines.


A Mushroom Tea party is a secret event comprising of delicious recycled fabrics and wonderful woodland animals. Lose your hands in buttons of felt, Paddigton bear nostalgia and russian doll badges and sink your teeth in sugary vegan cakes.

Kalyeigh O'Mara is an illustrator and maker of lovely things. She will be selling badges, cards, keyrings and zines.


Pretty Polly vintage are dedicated sellers of vintage fashion and homeware. They have a wide range of items dating from the 1950s onwards.
The vintage fashion items that we are going to sell includes mostly women’s and some examples of men’s items such as t-shirts, jumpers, blouses, dresses, skirts, shoes and accessories including scarves, belts and jewellery.
The homeware items that we are going to sell include vintage ceramics, trinkets and jewellery boxes, some electronic items such as radios and possibly a 1970’s bicycle. These are items of a good quality that are authentically vintage and things that we have collected over the years.


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