SOUNDWAVE CROATIA 2015

From The Big Blue They Came
From The Big Blue They Came

Another fantastic Summer painty session was enjoyed at Soundwave Croatia, hosted once more at the Garden, Tisno earlier this month. Artists from across the UK and Croatia joined us this year as we were able to take over a number of buildings across the site. Artists included Sri McKinnon, Curse273, Will Barras, Kaption1, Mimm Collective, Fors, Kai One and Alex, Jack O’Callaghan, Cazer, Mosk, Smack, Teoson, Artez, and Luna. Big thanks to everyone who made it so special xx

Full Photo Set Can Be Seen Here

BEST JOINED UP @ TUCK SHOP

Best Joined Up

Soundwave Croatia is only a few weeks away and we’re getting ready to get painty.. We recently took the Best Joined Up experience to the CLA / Bussey Building in Peckham, for an evening of Music and Live Art. I was really pleased to join forces with Point273 and Candy Lo for a bit of a doodle..

New Year, New Site, New Prints

Pyklops London Prints

Time to kick the year off with a fresh start.. Last year I moved to London to begin a new job, but slowed down on my available time for creativity. So now I’m settled here, I’ve vowed to make a change this year and get back into creating and exhibiting a series of new works. Coming up in March, is the next chapter of Femme Fierce, with the 2015 event looking even bigger and better than last year. In the meantime, I have recently released three new digital prints on my store, which are now available to purchase… Fingers crossed 2015 will be busy and painty xx

Designer Maker – Old Spitalfield Market 15th March

Designer Maker Stock
Goodies for sale at the Designer Maker Market

I’ll be heading over to my first stall at the Designer Maker Market this weekend, at Old Spitalfields, with a selection of jewellery, hand printed clothing, canvases and paper prints. All clothing and prints are limited to editions of 10 or less and all clothing printed with a selection of my illustrations. Don’t fret, there will be no owls, or crafty “calm down” statements on this stall.. Items will be available online, for those of you who can’t make it down in person.. If you’re nearby though, call in for a natter xx

Designer Maker Flyer

Femme Fierce: Leake Street All Girl Takeover

For Latifah - by Unity and Pyklops

Unity, Sri McKinnon and myself joined up with 100 female writers last weekend in Leake Street, London to participate in a Guiness World Record Attempt to complete the biggest spray paint mural by a team.. The event was organised to bring female street art and graffiti artists together, to raise money for Breast Cancer Care and to celebrate International Women’s Day.

C21 Project – Cardiff University

C21-Commission

Last week saw my first commission ‘unveiling’ at Cardiff University Hospital Wales, for the launch of their C21 Project. The piece is to commemorate the new curriculum for medical students in Cardiff and a new building which provides high tech research facilities to its students. I was very pleased to attend the event, which was opened by Professor John Bligh, Dean of Medicine..

Big thanks to Cardiff M.A.D.E Gallery for their support.

Test Space: Adhesive

Test Space: Ahesive

I recently submitted stickers and paste ups for the first Test Space show of 2014 at their new space at C/159 in Camden.  Included in the event were contributions from artists in the form of stickers, post it notes, labels, posters and electrical tape. I sent along a couple of new sticker designs and paste ups.

Artists include: DRB / SixOneSix / Benjamin Murphy / Lucy Sparrow / Stedhead / Suzko / Pogger / Ferres / The Real Dill / Captain Kris / ATM / Stephen Langdon / 10tacled / Obit / Rosie Curran / International Nobody / Hunto / NE Illustration / SPZero76 / Loch Ness / Hule / Nikki Marie Jackson / Pang / Curse273 / Pyklops

Exhibition dates were: 7th – 27th February. Although to see new work and exhibitions at Test Space, visit their FaceBook page for more info

Music Maker: Exhibition August 2013

Music Maker Exhibition Flyer

Music Maker: Inspirations and Creations 3 Day Exhibition = 9th-11th August 2013 Hosted by Pyklops at Printhaus Workshops (Cardiff)

Over the early part of 2013 I had been working on a series of digital prints using a process which mixed up two of my favourite pass times, listening to music and geeking out over software. The process started for a variety of reasons, because mostly as my daily creative time was spent on a Greyhound bus travelling to and from my day job, as an IT geek.

All prints were made from inspirations of tunes I’d been listening to on my journeys and with tools I could carry around with me: A small sketchbook, pencils, my phone and my favoured apps. Each started with a hand drawn piece, which is then scanned, transferred to iPhone, updated in an app to add vectors to the base image, then converted to PDF, before transferring back to the laptop, to be completed in photoshop, with a mixture of textures taken from my photography.

So once I got into the swing of using this process to create each image, it led me to seek out how other artists were inspired or directed by these two stimulae. To explore this further, I hosted a 3 day show at the Printhaus, to explore methods in which a selection of artists have embraced these two influences / stimulus, to generate a selection of their works.

Information about the artists and event can be seen here

StreetFest 2013

Making the most of the bank holiday weekend, I was really stoked to be able to join Sri McKinnon running a stall at StreetFest in Shoreditch last month, trundling a range of goodies along to this rapidly growing celebration of Live Art and Street culture.

With Global Street Art and Secret Walls providing a curated selection of artists including Captain Kris, Tizer, Candi Lo and too many more to mention, the event is as focused on its Live Art as its music, dance and sports. There were some amazing dance crews, beatbox battles and deejays giving it their best shot and loads to take a peek at, over the day.

This weekend for us though, was all about getting the stall set up within the TogetherTheyCome Market, showing folks what we do and meeting some really positive and friendly people along the way.

With a new range of tees to launch and trialing out a fresh range of bags and jewellery, a stack load of stickers and new prints were all on the stall, along with a selection of custom skate decks. Sri brought to the table her full range of hip hop and 80’s inspired handmade jewellery aswell as her illustrated cards. More of Sri’s work can be seen through her facebook page which also has links to her store.

For more info on the event, please check out their main site here http://www.streetfest.net/

Bike Art Trail & Cardiff Cycle Festival

Bike Art Trail Festival Window
Bike Art Trail Festival Window by Pyklops

I’ve just recently finished painting the window at Milgi’s in Cardiff, with Lucy Baker, who has been even busier than normal, curating a special Bike Tour around Cardiff, with Pol and Cardiff Cycle Tours for the current Cycling Festival.

The window features a hillside and treetop design by Lucy, alongside a selection of my characters. The central one represents the freedom I feel when rushing through the city on my bike, flowing through, with the other two figures representing myself and my brother, our love of bikes driven by my Dads passion for cycling.

The Bike Art Trail is running across several venues in town including  Milkwood, Gwdihw, Printhaus, Milgi, Sho Gallery, and Cardiff Print Workshop. Each of the venues is showing work throughout the festival, which is running between 16th and 30th June.

More information about the artists participating on the Bike Art Trail can be seen on Lucy’s blog http://artspokesoul.wordpress.com/bike-art-trail-cardiff/

Full event listings for the cycle festival can be found on the festival website http://www.cardiffcyclefestival.co.uk