Sunday, 14 October 2012

International Weird Collage Show - Lima, Peru

As part of the International Weird Collage Show some of my work will be featured in tis upcoming exhibition in Lima, Peru. I feel extremelt excited and honoured to be showing some of my work alongside so many talented collage artists who I look up to. Go take a look if you are in the area, I think it is going to be a great show!

Monday, 2 July 2012

Editorial illustrations for ANNO Magazine

A few weeks ago I was asked to do two editorial illustrations for ANNO Magazine (Norway). They were for the story ‘Kjerringbrunsj’, about a group of old women discussing lies. In the story one of the women admits to have lied when she gave one of the other women a compliment about her pearl necklace. The illustrations are quite different from what I usually do, even though they are still collages, but it was important for me to convey the quirkiness of the characters in the story. ANNO Magazine comes out once a year, and this year’s theme was ‘Truths & lies’ (June 2012).  


These collages are from a project where I decided to limit myself to only use scrap bits of paper that I already had, instead of going out and finding new materials to work with. Sometimes interesting things can be made from materials that have been overlooked or discarded during other projects.


Wednesday, 6 June 2012

Organ babes

I've been working on a few small collages for the upcoming show back home, and I made these organ babes yesterday.

Kollasj - A Collage Exhibition at Galleri Mollerin

My best friend, Pia Haukali, and I both happen to be collage artists, so we thought it would be great to put on a little collage exhibition this summer to show people some of our work. Its going to be held at Galleri Mollerin back home in Stavanger (Norway), so if you happen to be in the area (I know its very unlikely for all you British folk), you are more than welcome to come and have a look! The opening night is 15th June (doors open at 7.30pm) and there will be free wine for everyone, yay! The work will hang from 15th - 30th June. All the other details you might need are on the poster, which was made by Pia. 


'Shame' project and Apple Juice interview

Lately I've been working on a new series called 'Shame'. Apple Juice Online Magazine were kind enough to interview me about this new project, so if you would like to read more in depth about the work I would suggest that you click here.  I would also like to say thank you to Natalie Lloyd for taking an interest in my work, it means a lot to me when people do. 

You can view the entire 'Shame' series on my website

Wednesday, 16 May 2012

Bizarre Magazine feature

They printed a little feature on the Readers Art exhibition in Bizarre Magazine this month, how exciting! They got my name wrong, but oh well. Bottom right hand corner, second image down.

Tuesday, 15 May 2012

Bizarre Magazine's Readers' Art Exhibition

I wrote this blog post ages ago, but thought I'd wait until the feature had been printed in the magazine before I posted it. The magazine came out yesterday, so here's my blog post:

A while back I decided to enter Bizarre Magazine's Readers Art Competition. After emailing them my entry I actually completely forgot about the whole thing, until I received an email just before Christmas informing me that I had been chosen as one of the finalists. It really made my day! In the email it also said that the 20 finalists would have their work exhibited in a gallery in London some time in the new year.

When the day finally arrived (4th of February) Josh and I caught a train to London to go to the Last Tuesday Society where the exhibition was going to be held. I was allowed to bring 4 guests, so I invited my sister and her boyfriend along too. It turned out to be a really great evening! Auntie Den from Bizarre Magazine came over and had a chat with me about my selected piece and about my work in general, and she was really lovely. I got a bit nervous when she showed me the tape recorder she was holding, but hopefully I didn't say anything too stupid. A photographer from the magazine came round and took pictures of all the finalists in front of their art work, and for some reason I got so nervous and shy about it. I probably should of had a few G&T's to calm my nerves (they were serving it in cute little tea cups!), but oh well!

There were a lot of really interesting pieces of work from the other finalists, as well as all of the weird and wonderful things that are usually on display there such as taxidermy, creepy porcelain dolls, animal skulls and a lot of pretty random outsider art. There was also a box full of Russell Brand's pubes, and a pot of Rusell Crowe's piss (apparently anyway). Nice.

I took a few photos on the night, but you'll have to excuse the poor quality as most of them were shot in very dim light and through glass cabinets!

I would really recommend visiting the Last Tuesday Society if you are into all sorts of weird little things! It really is a magical little chamber of unusual treasures. I would also like to thank Bizarre Magazine for selecting me as one of the finalists, and for putting on such a great little show for us.

Josh and I + his G&T in a tea cup!

Russell Brand's pubes apparently 

I wanted these!

One day I will own this amazing piece of art.

These ceramic penguins were amazing.

Talking about my piece (I was so nervous!)