Wednesday, 24 November 2010

Party at The Garden

Jolly good fun was had by all last night at the opening party for The Garden.  Thanks to all who came!  If you didn't make it you can still see the show upstairs in Northern Lights until the end of December.  Here are a few snaps from last night... Check out our facebook group to see the rest!















Tuesday, 16 November 2010

The Garden is open!

Somehow Two Magpies and new friend Seiko managed to hang new exhibition 'The Garden' with no disasters, nothing (too) wonky and all within 2 hours!  Amazing.  Pop in to Northern Lights (Little East St, Brighton) for a cosy drink (hot cider, yum!) and have a peek at our twisty trees, explosions of birds and insects, strange lurking beasts and dark and tangled undergrowth!

In the previous post you can see a few examples of Magpie Anna's work from the show and in the previous post before the previous post a few of Seiko Kato's magical, intricate collages.  Here are a few examples of Magpie Ali's photographs, also found in The Garden...







Monday, 15 November 2010

Two Magpies ready to install and open!

Lots more work to be done yet, but we're looking forward to hang-time tomorrow.  All three artists will be at the opening party on Tueday 23rd November, 7-9pm, with extra work on show, cards and badges to buy. If you'd like to come just contact us and we'll send you an invite.

Here are a few more images of work going in the show, by 'Magpie' Anna Vartiainen.  All her drawings are pen on paper.  Many are inspired by her annual family trips to the southern Finnish archipelago, and others take a playful look at English scenery and pretty gardens, and how they become creepy, haunting places as night draws in.

Retkisaari (Picnic Island), 2009

Pine, 2008

Monstertrees, 2010

Monday, 8 November 2010

Seiko Kato joins our show

Thanks to a chance encounter this weekend at a little craft fair at Friends' Meeting House, the brilliant collage artist Seiko Kato is joining in our show at Northern Lights next week!

On her website you can browse her Victoriana-inspired collage, snipping up encyclopaedias and medical illustrations to build her fantastical creations.

We can't wait to work with her!  You can find her designs and jewellery in Brighton's North Laines and the Handmade shop in Kemp Town.

Saturday, 6 November 2010

Final design

We decided on this grey version - a bit more twilight.

Thursday, 4 November 2010

Wednesday, 3 November 2010

New show!

The clock is ticking and tocking, and we have decided to do a show at almost the last minute ... but what fun would it be without a bit of a close deadline?  This time, it's our work we are focusing on, and we have 6 weeks booked at Northern Lights bar at 6 Little East Street, Brighton.

It's a Brighton bar with Scandi spirit, with a brilliant exhibition space upstairs.

More to follow ...