Hi All! I Have a favour to ask…
I entered a competition to redesign the clothing company Rag & Bone’s logo. If you win you go to New York to paint it on the side of their store in the East Village.
I have got into the last 10 – and now here’s where you come in! In order to win I need to get the most votes, it’s unfortunately not a competition based on merit or skill but popularity. So could you please vote for me and ask/pester/annoy/beg/threaten some other people to do the same thing for me?
It’s important to me – not only because I’d love to see New York again! – well, mainly because I’d like to see New York again! but that it might help me get my work better known and could lead to some other work in the future.
Here is the link – nothing has to go on your Facebook profile if you don’t want it to etc etc. It’s just a couple of clicks.
I recently curated a show at the 71A Gallery on Leonard Street in East London for Skateistan. Skateistan began as a Kabul-based Afghan NGO (Non-Governmental Organization) and is now an International non-profit charity providing skateboarding and educational programming in Afghanistan, Cambodia and Pakistan. Skateistan is non-political, independent, and inclusive of all ethnicities, religions and social backgrounds.
The work I curated was a mixture of photography representing street life in Kabul and photos taken by Skateistan students of their daily lives. Using disposable cameras they captured their homes, friends and of course skateboarding.
Photos courtesy of Skateistan
Soon to be made into prints.
People watching is great fun.
Last Friday my work was part of a pop up show at The Albany theatre in Deptford, South East London. The show teamed up with an extraordinary concert by Abimaro & The Free. It was all in aid of International Women’s Day 2012 which is celebrated on the 8th March – this coming Thursday. The artists were asked to produce a piece of work which reflected on the relationships that women have that are neither sexual or based on a material attachment to the latest pair of Manolo Blaniks for example.
My work was based around the female members of my family, in particular my mum and grandma. They have always been champions at multi tasking and both of them usually had more than one job on the go at the same time. When I was little I liked my grandmas stories of working as a mechanic in the war, which she really enjoyed. It was a job that she would never have otherwise been able to do as even now it is thought of as a man’s world. I was interested that during a time of so much austerity womens roles in society actually broadened and then subsequently narrowed down again into the stereotypes we still see today. My piece promotes the idea that women should have multiple roles in society and should be free to pursue any course they choose.
This is a record sleeve design for DJ Shadow as part of Secret 7”s project for the Teenage Cancer Trust. Please have a look at it and vote for it on Talent House’s website.
The project will culminate in 700 uniquely pressed vinyls (with a limited edition of 100 covers for each artist’s single) to be displayed in an art exhibition at Idea Generation Gallery in London, Shoreditch in the week leading up to Record Store Day April 2012.
All Secret 7” singles with chosen artwork covers will be available to purchase, but none of the buyers will know who has created the sleeve, or even which song it’s for, until they are holding it in their hands - the secret lies within.
Please vote for mine here: