Inkygoodness Character Totem Home-coming launched in Birmingham last Thursday, and one of the highlights was undoubtedly the live draw session nu Kris Jones, Matt Saunders & the boys from Crim Collective. Here’s our round up of the best pics from the night!
The finished boards are now on view at the Zellig Gallery, alongside our Character Totems and framed artworks! Each board is priced at £95 each and would brighten up any studio, lounge or garden! If you’re interested in purchasing the boards, or commissioning any of the artists involved, please contact Lisa Hassell (Inkygoodness) on firstname.lastname@example.org / 07534215653.
Inkygoodness Character Totem Home-Coming, Zellig Gallery, The Custard Factory, Gibb Street B9 4AA. Open daily 11am – 6pm till Saturday 30th July. Exhibition tours can be arranged out of hours, email email@example.com.
It was with great excitement that we finally opened our doors to the hip, young Birmingham crowd on Thursday evening, for our official Character Totem Home-Coming launch! Live drawing by Kris Jones, Matt Saunders and Crim Collective kicked off early in the evening, pulling in a curious crowd to watch the action unfold!
Inkygoodness artists such as Andy Hulland (Mr the Beef), Murray Sommerville, Kate Hindley, Anna Charity, El Tobe & Johnnie Weilliang Hoek cruised down for the launch, to join us for a few drinks and check out the artwork.
Founder of MakeMake Brand Chris Dorning set up a rather cool stand in the foyer of the Custard Factory, selling his tees, sweatshirts and artwork.
Photographed with Andy Silvester (DirtyFace.co.uk).
Character Totem Home-Coming is on now until Saturday 30th July, open daily 11am – 6pm, closed Mondays. Come down to the Zellig Gallery, The Custard Factory, Birmingham B9 4AA.
Over the last couple of years Inkygoodness events have been known to prompt spontaneous bursts of creativity; encouraging our artists to draw on walls, floors, pavements - even Space Hoppers! To celebrate our Character Totem Home-Coming to Birmingham we’re bringing you our first LIVE DRAW!
Five of the finest illustrators are coming together to create huge one-off wall drawings, as part of our Home-Coming Launch celebrations on the eve of Thursday 21st July, drawing alongside each other in the Zellig courtyard. The action kicks off at 6.30pm and continues till late.
Confirmed artists for the live draw are:-
- Crim Collective – Josh Bottomley, Jonathan Lindley & James Burlinson crimcollective.com
- Matt Saunders – rabbitportal.com
- Kris Jones – kristian-jones.co.uk
James Burlinson (above) Tee design for Inkygoodness x Get A Grip project
Crim Collective hail from the University of Huddersfield, founded in 2006 by Senior Lecturer Paul Heys. A group of designers and illustrators leading national and international projects, the current line-up includes Jeffrey Bowman, James Burlinson, Josh Bottomley & Johnny Lindley.
Matt Saunders, Common Bar, Manchester
Matt Saunders aka Rabbit Portal is a freelance illustrator/director currently based in Leeds. Graduating in 2009, clients include Channel Four, Tiger Print, Atlantic Records Cath Kidston & Picasso Pictures.
Kris Jones, Lost in Youth illustration
Kristian Jones is a freelance illustrator / artist living in the centre of the UK just outside of sunny Birmingham, producing work for magazines, clothing ranges and working for various bands and clubnights on the Birmingham music scene crafting posters and artwork of an alternative nature.
Join us in sunny (we hope!) Birmingham at the Zellig Gallery, at the Custard Factory tomorrow evening from 6pm for a fantastic evening of live music and awesome artwork. Check out full details here: Character Totem Home-Coming’!. We hope to see you there
Hattie Stewart first came to our attention last year with her spectacularly colorful illustrations of angular shapes, melting landscapes and surreal characters. Her exciting new collection for fashion label House of Holland (below) has just launched, showcasing her unique style applied to tees, skirts and accessories. (more…)
Patrick O’Leary is an illustrator living in Bradford, UK. His work plays with scale, composition and visual narrative and seeks to create a humorous psuedo-reality where anything is possible. His work has been exhibited at New Blood 2010, the London Transport Museum and will soon be part of the AOI’s Images 35 Best of British Illustration show in London.
Patrick has recently joined our line-up for Character Totem Home-Coming and will be exhibiting new illustration work as part of the show, which opens tomorrow at 11am! Come and join on Thursday 21st July for a very special launch party, featuring live drawing & music by Birmingham band Health & Efficiency – not to be missed!