Dazeray, the illustrative duo that is Daisy Whitehouse and Murray Somerville dropped us a line this week to tell us about their upcoming exhibition at the Here and Now Gallery in Falmouth You’re My Favourite; “A sweet and twisted illustration exhibition to remind you that everyone is good at something!”
This is Dazeray’s second exhibition together, combining the beautiful charm of Daisy’s sweet and fun characters alongside the intriguing yet disturbing, eccentric characters by Murray – the result will be a unique exhibition of both the good and the just plan weird of life!
The exhibition will include new original screenprints, comics, a hand drawn window mural and a collective alphabet between the two – plus badges, zines and posters will be on sale. The aim of the show is to “introduce a host of characters just eager to show off their best qualities and why they’re our favourite, and so you too feel special, whether it be because you pick your nose or are the best at cuddles, we’ll have a place for you”
You’re My Favourite opens on June 2nd and runs till 29th June, open daily, 10am – 5pm.
Next up on the Bristol calender is Drawn in Bristol this weekend! Taking over the entire two floors of the Southbank Club, to create THE BIGGEST ILLUSTRATION SHOP Bristol has ever seen!
Featuring local Bristol artists & recent graduates: Michelle Barker | Sarah Barnes | Liam Barrett | Linda Bennett | Tom Berry | Alex Bertram-Powell | Romina Berenice Canet | Katy Christianson | Gemma Compton | Collaberation Nation | Everly Dark | Marjorie Dumortier | Ben Goodman | Alex Green | Phil Harvey | Rob Hodgson | Jess Of The Lions | Keith Hopewell | Loch Ness | Jenny MacKendrick | Jamie Mills | Clare Owen | Adam Ruff | Slumber Bean | Laurie Stansfield | Danielle Sweetland | Three Nine | Upfest Shop | Fiona Willis
Music & entertainment will be provided by UPFEST, who have organised a live draw on the 1st floor happening throughout the weekend, with accompanying music from their DJ crew!
Featuring exclusive interviews with Pictoplasma artists Ben & Julia, Crim Collective, Dante Zaballa, Rilla Alexander, Amandine Urruty PLUS a chunk all about our Character Totem exhibition, the article discusses the enduring popularity of the festival, what makes it so different and what artists and visitors can expect from the event, which is now in it’s 7th year.
Last Sunday saw the launch of the fantastic Deep into the Woods exhibition at Start Gallery in Bristol (above Start the Bus). Sunny weather and wonderful folky sounds attracted a busy crowd, who rolled up to see the gallery transformed into a woodland of animated creatures and quirky characters. Featuring illustrators Dave Bain, Paul Roberts, Seb Burnett, Log Roper, Henry St. Leger, Stuart Kolakovic, Amy Brown, Matthew the Horse & Rosie Miles, the exhibition is one of the best we have seen this year, and well worth a look!