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Fun with the Sukie Button Factory! October 21 2016

As half term approaches, keep boredom at bay with a cool crafting project from Sukie!

Great for a rainy day, unleash your creativity and get busy with these fabric button badges - a great alternative to the TV and iPad! We made this film last summer with our friend Laura (age 15), who joined our studio on work experience.  We had a lot of fun filming and Laura learnt about creating and editing a film.

The button badge set can be bought here

We hope this gives you a bit of inspiration- enjoy!

Button Factory from Sukie on Vimeo.


Peter Blake at the De La Warr Pavillion October 14 2016

Last week Darrell & I took a trip to the iconic Modernist De La Warr Pavillion, along the coast in Bexhill, to see the current Peter Blake ‘Alphabets, Letters & Numbers’ exhibition. Darrell and I are great fans, and Darrell in particular has an affinity for collecting & displaying ephemera and found objects (see studio pics!).

Unusually, we were allowed to take photos of the exhibition so I thought I would post some here as a taster. Its definitely worth a visit, a really interesting selection of typography based prints, collages and three dimensional pieces as well as the infamous ‘Babe Rainbow’ silkscreen print on tin and other instantly recognizable artworks.

 While we were there we also visited the ground floor gallery to see artist Fiona Banner’s Buoys Boys and other works. A subtle typographical link to the letters and numbers of Peter Blakes exhibition, Fiona Banner ‘s Buoys Boys features inflatable full stops blown up to human scale bobbing along the English Channel – captured in film. Best experienced, (I’m not going to do it justice by writing about it here!) very enjoyable and definitely worth a visit.

Fiona Banner exhibition closes on 16th October with a live installation on the roof of the pavilion.

Peter Blake – Alphabets, Letters & Numbers

De La Warr Pavillion, Bexhill on Sea

Saturday 13th August – Sunday 27th November 2016