Lilting Lobelia print for the Pale Garden trend SS17. Make it in Design creative brief 2.
Voyeur - Eyes are the windows to the soul - Mystical Tribes SS17. Make it in Design creative brief 1.
Was great to see such a diverse range of work last night at the launch of Twenty One, the new culture venue opposite Southend Pier. A great renovation and can't wait to sit outside when the weather gets back to 'normal' for a sunny Southend summer.
If you get a chance to have a look, one of my pieces on The Shore apartments in Westcliff is part of the exhibition. Image #23.
‘100% Southend’ is a Focal Point Gallery 2014 project, which explores how people engage with culture. The exhibition has brought together a diverse range of over 110 two dimensional works from both established and emerging artists across the SS postcodes to launch Twenty One as a venue for Southend’s community.
Unit 21, Art Venue & Cafe, Western Esplanade, Southend-on-Sea SS1 2EH
27 July to 1 October 2017
Focal Point Gallery posted a sneak peek of tomorrow's opening of Twenty One, a new cultural venue for healthy food, art and events. The space is located opposite Adventure Island on Western Esplanade, Southend Seafront.
I'm excited to be a part of this new local venture and looking forward to tomorrow's private view!
Image: Anna Lukala.
How the Leigh Art Trail auction will work in 2017...
This year each Leigh Art Trail artist must donate one of piece to be included in a silent auction. Instead of having one central location where all the work will be displayed and auctioned off, each artist will exhibit it in their own venue.
I have selected a Limited Edition Giclée print of my Purple Pirouette 1. Printed by professional Fine Art printers on Hahnemühle German Etching 310gsm paper it is the first edition of 75 prints.
Bid cards and a box will be provided with an explanation of how it all works. Any visitor who wants to place a ‘silent bid’ on work simply fills out the card with their details and bid and puts it in the box provided.
As well as raising much needed funds for the Art Trail, the auction will provide an opportunity to donate money to the local charity Peaceful Place. This is a charity who help and support people with young onset dementia and those that care for them. More information can be found at www.peacefulplace.co.uk
The Leigh Art Trail opens tomorrow, Saturday the 10th June and finishes Saturday 17th June.
This year the trail is CELEBRATING 20 YEARS of CREATIVITY
Leigh Art Trail is a not for profit, volunteer run, community engagement organisation,
showcasing the work of local contemporary artists & designers.
Open: Sat 9am-6pm, Sun 10am-4pm, Mon 10am-2:30pm, Tues 10am-4:30pm, Wed-Thurs 10am-5pm, Fri 10am-6pm.
Venue: Rebecca Ryther Make-Up, 52 Broadway, SS9 1AG
Everything is starting to come together... both fabric hangings are sewn, original paintings framed and giclee prints have arrived. Still all the little bits left to do and some items still not arrived, hope I can get it together in time!
The designs from my Seaside collection have now come into realisation and are on vegan suede cushions. They will be available to order at the Leigh Art Trail 2017 - which is only a week away and commences 10th June!
Cushions printed by Wraptious during Spring 2017 competition. This year I didn't make it as a finalist (over 700 artists this year) but thanks so much everyone that voted and purchased cushions!
Last chance to visit the Spring Open Exhibition at Miss Annabel Dee Gallery & Studios - 153 Leigh Road, Leigh-on-Sea. Old man will be waiting there still concentrating on those bingo numbers...
The Spring Wraptious cushion competition has started... If you would like to vote for or buy any of my designs that would be fantastic :D
Last year, thanks to your support, I was a finalist!
The winning artist will be promoted by Wraptious for two years, and they will also proudly display their entries at the Harrogate Trade Show in July!!
8 artists will be shortlisted based on points gained from either:
a) Cushion sales (50 points per sale)
b) Facebook likes of either: i) The FB like button on your entry page on Wraptious, ii) The FB post they create of entries, iii) the individual photos they also post on FB. (1 point)
Points will count as soon as work is visible below, through to 28th May. A further 5 shortlisted entries will be chosen by Wraptious. Shortlisted entries will then be shared with a panel of over 50 industry experts from trade and retail across the UK.
All 3 designs can be viewed here: https://www.wraptious.com/search?q=victoria+sills
I've just entered 3 pieces into the Summer Wraptious competition. Last year I managed to get into the final with 533 entrants taking part. This year the competition is open to countries all over the world, the winning artist will be promoted on their site for two years, and will have the opportunity to display their work at the Harrogate Trade Show in July!
Winter 2016 competition: https://www.victoriasills.com/victoriasills/very-excited-have-just-discovered-im-a-finalist
Crow Stone - Collage print pattern
The Crow Stone is a boundary stone which formerly marked the limits of London city law. Also known as Crowstone or City Stone it stands on the mud at the bottom of Crowstone Avenue in Chalkwell (Southend-on-Sea).
Redcaps - Collage print pattern
The Redcaps print takes its name from the Chalkwell Redcaps, an open water social swimming group based in Southend-on-Sea. This collection plays with the Dada concept of chance. An initial random placement of collaged photography offered a way of letting go of conscious control.
Beach Hut Lollies - Black - Collage print pattern
This print features a photograph of the pastel coloured fibre-glass changing huts located along Chalkwell Esplanade. The Seaside collection plays with the Dada concept of chance. An initial random placement of collaged photography offered a way of letting go of conscious control.
Shapes - Yellow - Collage print pattern
The Shapes print uses offcuts of other collaged elements alongside a photograph of a beach groyne and its reflection near The Leas in Westcliff-on-Sea. The Seaside collection plays with the Dada concept of chance, a way of letting go of conscious control.
Mock up for Patternmash Terrazzo SS18 trend with Gravel print. Image courtesy of Thom Browne.
Old Man from the Bingo collection has been selected for the Spring Open Exhibition at Miss Annabel Dee Gallery in Leigh-on-Sea. The exhibition will run from 12th April until the end of May 2017.
153 LEIGH ROAD, LEIGH ON SEA, ESSEX, SS9 1JF