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Showing posts from July, 2015

'Feast Your Eyes' by Real Nice Co at Peacock Visual Arts!

Certainly one of the most colourful shows I've seen, Feast Your Eyes was just that, a feast of visual delights! Real Nice Co's Katie and Mike spent a few weeks painting up the walls down at Peacock Visual Arts along with the help of Molotow who provided pens and inks, explains why the colours popped so much! The show featured a 3 wall mural which weaved its way around the gallery like my face when I east spaghetti, covering every inch from floor to ceiling. 

The back portion of the gallery was used to showcase a suite of prints and artwork by each of the artists. Katie spent a few weeks prepping her prints at Peacocks and the finished editions looked fantastic. Mike's work also jumps off the wall, his attention to detail and skill is really second to none. The whole show really jumps off the walls and brings the duo's love of food into the fore, each character is serenely munching one some delicious treat, turtle shells become burger buns and marshmallows become happy s…

Grays School of Art - Degree Show 2015!

Its been a bit of a slow old time for me lately and not due to a lack of interesting art shows or events but trying to renovate my first flat is taking its toll! But I've been doing my best to keep up to speed with everything that's been happening this summer and the Grays School of Art Degree Show is by far one of the biggest events of any creative year. Its a shame as I'd have loved to visit the Edinburgh, Glasgow and Dundee Degree Shows but maybe next year ill make it down. 

So 2015 has been another busy year for both staff and students over at the art school and now almost a month after the degree show opened its time to have a look at some highlights. As always you have the initial run around on the opening night which seems to be what most people base their views of the show on. One hit, one chance to make an impression but I've found that such a large body of work really needs a few visits. Like a great album that maybe doesn't hit the mark the first few time…