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Excited about the release of Emeritus Professor, Fred Gray's new book, The Palm on 11th June. Fred spoke at The Legacy of Seaside Moderne symposium I organised @grundyartgallery in relation to his book Designing the Seaside. It's 'blurb' on amazon reads as 'The extraordinary palm: diverse, prolific, essential, symbolic and often sacred, exotic - and at times erotic - exploited and controversial. The signature plant of the tropics and subtropics, these record-breaking botanicals produce the world's biggest and heaviest seed, the longest leaf and the longest stem. Over thousands of years, palms sustained rainforest communities and were bound up with the development of ancient civilizations. They gained mystical and religious meanings and became a plant of abstractions and fantasies, a symbol of being at leisure, away from civilization and closer to nature - and at times of danger and devastation. In the nineteenth century capitalism used palm products to lubricate industry and cleanse empires. Iconic palm houses put on show this exceptional vegetative performer. Far from its natural homelands, it nowadays clothes and glamorizes an astonishing diversity of landscapes. Today oils from palms are consumed daily by millions of people worldwide. The plant is embedded in modern consumer societies, but mired in environmental controversy over the destruction of rainforests. In Palm Fred Gray portrays the cultural and historical significance of this iconic and controversial plant over thousands of years. #palm #tropical #empire #colonialism #rainforests #botanical #oil #palmoil #consumer #landscape #history #tropical #plant #palmhouse #exotic #other
Excited about the release of Emeritus Professor, Fred Gray's new book, The Palm on 11th June. Fred spoke at The Legacy of Seaside Moderne symposium I organised @grundyartgallery in relation to his book Designing the Seaside. It's 'blurb' on amazon reads as 'The extraordinary palm: diverse, prolific, essential, symbolic and often sacred, exotic - and at times erotic - exploited and controversial. The signature plant of the tropics and subtropics, these record-breaking botanicals produce the world's biggest and heaviest seed, the longest leaf and the longest stem. Over thousands of years, palms sustained rainforest communities and were bound up with the development of ancient civilizations. They gained mystical and religious meanings and became a plant of abstractions and fantasies, a symbol of being at leisure, away from civilization and closer to nature - and at times of danger and devastation. In the nineteenth century capitalism used palm products to lubricate industry and cleanse empires. Iconic palm houses put on show this exceptional vegetative performer. Far from its natural homelands, it nowadays clothes and glamorizes an astonishing diversity of landscapes. Today oils from palms are consumed daily by millions of people worldwide. The plant is embedded in modern consumer societies, but mired in environmental controversy over the destruction of rainforests. In Palm Fred Gray portrays the cultural and historical significance of this iconic and controversial plant over thousands of years. #palm  #tropical  #empire  #colonialism  #rainforests  #botanical  #oil  #palmoil  #consumer  #landscape  #history  #tropical  #plant  #palmhouse  #exotic  #other 
Great feature in @bazaaruk about their covers, features and writing from the early 20th Century on Ocean Liner travel, aimed at those of course who travelled first class. Pictured is a Genevieve Naylor fashion shoot from 1949. #seair #travel #fashion #fashiondesign #clothing #historyofclothing #art #artist #design #socialhistory #transatlantic #artistresearch #reading #photography #drawing #painting #magazine #fashionmagazine
At the end of March I was delighted to be awarded an @anartistsinfo Artist Bursary to return to Miami this year, and also extend my research into mid war architecture and design to New York. I will be looking also at how this design ideology was transported via ocean liner, and often mimicked the ships design itself. I am writing a blog on a-n to document my preparation, research whilst in the US, and work I make in response to the research visit. Read my first blog post in the link in bio, which also talks about my visit to the current Ocean Liners Speed & Style exhibition @vandamuseum which runs until 17th June #anartistbursaries2018 #anartistsinfo #an #bursaries #artistbursary #blog #blogpost #oceanliner #research #design #maritimedesign #maritimehistory #newyork #miami #liverpool #southhampton #ships #midwar #modernism #artist #making #sculpture
At the end of March I was delighted to be awarded an @anartistsinfo Artist Bursary to return to Miami this year, and also extend my research into mid war architecture and design to New York. I will be looking also at how this design ideology was transported via ocean liner, and often mimicked the ships design itself. I am writing a blog on a-n to document my preparation, research whilst in the US, and work I make in response to the research visit. Read my first blog post in the link in bio, which also talks about my visit to the current Ocean Liners Speed & Style exhibition @vandamuseum which runs until 17th June #anartistbursaries2018  #anartistsinfo  #an  #bursaries  #artistbursary  #blog  #blogpost  #oceanliner  #research  #design  #maritimedesign  #maritimehistory  #newyork  #miami  #liverpool  #southhampton  #ships  #midwar  #modernism  #artist  #making  #sculpture 
Last minute journey to Liverpool which ended up being a really inspiring trip around the museums & galleries. First time I've visited @museumofliverpool Liverpool Maritime & Slavery Museum, The Pier Masters House @worldmuseum_ I also got to see a humongous Cunard Liner, the Queen Victoria, in the docks. The Euphonia exhibition @the_bluecoat was really interesting and soothing, I spent a long time in the reading area listening to the music. I also really enjoyed the Chinese Photography exhibition at @openeyegallery #liverpool #liverpoolmuseums #liverpoolartgalleries #liverpooldocks #liverpoolport #liverpoolart #tateliverpool #thebluecoat #cunard #ships #shipping #empire #transatlantic #mersey #merseytunnel #threegraces #merseyside #photography #painting #sculpture #cunardliner #oceanliner #history
Last minute journey to Liverpool which ended up being a really inspiring trip around the museums & galleries. First time I've visited @museumofliverpool Liverpool Maritime & Slavery Museum, The Pier Masters House @worldmuseum_ I also got to see a humongous Cunard Liner, the Queen Victoria, in the docks. The Euphonia exhibition @the_bluecoat was really interesting and soothing, I spent a long time in the reading area listening to the music. I also really enjoyed the Chinese Photography exhibition at @openeyegallery #liverpool  #liverpoolmuseums  #liverpoolartgalleries  #liverpooldocks  #liverpoolport  #liverpoolart  #tateliverpool  #thebluecoat  #cunard  #ships  #shipping  #empire  #transatlantic  #mersey  #merseytunnel  #threegraces  #merseyside  #photography  #painting  #sculpture  #cunardliner  #oceanliner  #history 
Going through images from @vamuseum Ocean Liners Speed & Style exhibition. This elegant gouache design by Raymond Subes is for intricate bronze doors for the First Class Dining Room for French Ocean Liner Normandie (1935). #design #designhistory #designonpaper #drawing #painting #bronze #doors #oceanliners #normandie #speedandstyle #france #firstclass #society #1930s #midwar #midwarhistory #shipdesign #interiordesign #artistresearch
Our school @rogueartists_studios looking splendid in the mid morning sun. Blue skies 🌞🌞🌞 #studios #artiststudios #rogue #rogueartiststudios #Manchester #studiogroup #group #school #victorianschool #victoriana #restoration #renovation #artlife #studiolife #sunnyday #mondays
Lovely day round Anglesey at different beaches- Porth Nobla and Red Wharf Bay, and Conwy on the way home- a little warmer! 🌊🌊🌞🌞 #beach #coast #coastal #northwales #wales #anglesey #islandoffanisland #island #wales #porthnobla #redwharfbay #bay #conwy #travel #water
If you would like to join my newsletter to keep informed of my exhibitions, events, research and offers and new items in my online shop, please signup in the link in bio. Due to new data protection guidelines, I have to also ask all previous recipients to sign up again, so please do! Thanks πŸ‘πŸπŸŽπŸŠ Pictured is a detail of an edition commission last year for @theroyalstandard_  #news #gdpr #design #art #print #textiles #digitalprint #colour #architecture #history #architecturalhistory #pattern #repeatpattern #silk #artistlife #artist
If you would like to join my newsletter to keep informed of my exhibitions, events, research and offers and new items in my online shop, please signup in the link in bio. Due to new data protection guidelines, I have to also ask all previous recipients to sign up again, so please do! Thanks πŸ‘πŸπŸŽπŸŠ Pictured is a detail of an edition commission last year for @theroyalstandard_ #news  #gdpr  #design  #art  #print  #textiles  #digitalprint  #colour  #architecture  #history  #architecturalhistory  #pattern  #repeatpattern  #silk  #artistlife  #artist 
One of the benefits of working at our new @rogueartists_studios at Varna St Primary School are the large grounds and play areas where we can take our lunch and tea breaks in the summer sun. There's still a bit of weeding to be done though! 🌿🌷🌸 #studio #studiogroup #artistsstudios #restoration #renovation #art #artists #artistslife #fineart #manchesterartscene #artscene #pattern #playground #grounds #games #outdoorart #victorianschool #architecture #archilovers #primary #victoriana #design
One of the benefits of working at our new @rogueartists_studios at Varna St Primary School are the large grounds and play areas where we can take our lunch and tea breaks in the summer sun. There's still a bit of weeding to be done though! 🌿🌷🌸 #studio  #studiogroup  #artistsstudios  #restoration  #renovation  #art  #artists  #artistslife  #fineart  #manchesterartscene  #artscene  #pattern  #playground  #grounds  #games  #outdoorart  #victorianschool  #architecture  #archilovers  #primary  #victoriana  #design 
Back in 2013, I made a series of limited print editions responding to the city centre architecture in Manchester. One was 'Dantzic is falling down' after looking at the interesting, odd street near Victoria Station with early C20 architecture. Last night I went to an event at what was the former Castlefield Galleries Federation House, and I hadn't been back in that area for years. The area has new branding and wayfinding, and I'm not sure how I feel about it. #print #printmaking #limitededition #edition #printonpaper #paper #etching #intaglio #drypoint #chinecolle #manchester #redevelopment #citycentre #innercity #C20 #citylife #northwest #northengland
Back in 2013, I made a series of limited print editions responding to the city centre architecture in Manchester. One was 'Dantzic is falling down' after looking at the interesting, odd street near Victoria Station with early C20 architecture. Last night I went to an event at what was the former Castlefield Galleries Federation House, and I hadn't been back in that area for years. The area has new branding and wayfinding, and I'm not sure how I feel about it. #print  #printmaking  #limitededition  #edition  #printonpaper  #paper  #etching  #intaglio  #drypoint  #chinecolle  #manchester  #redevelopment  #citycentre  #innercity  #C20  #citylife  #northwest  #northengland 
A palm tree in my living room πŸ˜‰ don't mind if I do. This palm craze has gone wild 🌴🍸🌊🌴 πŸ“·@livingetcuk #palm #palmtrees #interiors #succulents #cacti #interiordesign #design #art #magazines #photography #research #architecture #fashion #indoors #tropical #tropicalplants #seasons #living #livingetc
Hoping to get to the beach this weekend if the weather holds! This photograph is from Miami Beach in 1919, from the Miami Beach digital archive, in a presentation shared with me by the @wolfsonian librarian. The swimming costumes were incredibly revealing leg wise at the time. 100 years on they are pretty conservative now.  #miami #miamibeach #photography #photograph #c20 #florida #fashion #sea #archive #modernismonsea #modernist #beach #seaside #historyoffashion #fashion #designhistory #water #library
Hoping to get to the beach this weekend if the weather holds! This photograph is from Miami Beach in 1919, from the Miami Beach digital archive, in a presentation shared with me by the @wolfsonian librarian. The swimming costumes were incredibly revealing leg wise at the time. 100 years on they are pretty conservative now. #miami  #miamibeach  #photography  #photograph  #c20  #florida  #fashion  #sea  #archive  #modernismonsea  #modernist  #beach  #seaside  #historyoffashion  #fashion  #designhistory  #water  #library 
These fake palms in one of the parks next to @rogueartists_studios are some of the best I've ever seen. There's no attempt at pretending to be real- completely owning their fakeness 🌴🌴🌊🌈 #palms #palmtrees #tropical #fake #filter #vinyl #lino #steel #spraypaint #colour #playpark #art #usefulart #art #faithinfakes #design #children #fun #funpark #sculpture #garden #gardendesign #parks #pattern #outdoorart #localinspo
Packing away these 'Fountains' from my exhibition at The Midland Morecambe this morning for a rest in storage for a while after a studio visit yesterday. Making room for more room for making πŸŠπŸπŸŽπŸ‹ #making #artiststudio #studiolife #sculpture #paper #plastic #ceramic #fountains #screenprinting #screenprints #paint #painting #colour #miami #beach #seaside #miamibeach #miamitomorecambe #modernistarchitecture #modernism #stripes #drawing #oceandrive
Packing away these 'Fountains' from my exhibition at The Midland Morecambe this morning for a rest in storage for a while after a studio visit yesterday. Making room for more room for making πŸŠπŸπŸŽπŸ‹ #making  #artiststudio  #studiolife  #sculpture  #paper  #plastic  #ceramic  #fountains  #screenprinting  #screenprints  #paint  #painting  #colour  #miami  #beach  #seaside  #miamibeach  #miamitomorecambe  #modernistarchitecture  #modernism  #stripes  #drawing  #oceandrive 
Been back for a second look today at the excellent Oceans Apart exhibition @manmetuni Special Collections Gallery. So much interesting ephemera from mainly transatlantic ocean travel between europe and the Americas between 1910-1930s. Right up my street- love it when an exhibition absolutely hits the spot! #research #artistresearch #fineart #history #designhistory #travel #tourism #posters #informationdesign #immigration #making #transatlantictravel #transatlantic #oceanliners #ships #costume #interiordesign #interiors #architecture #museums #history #modernism
Been back for a second look today at the excellent Oceans Apart exhibition @manmetuni Special Collections Gallery. So much interesting ephemera from mainly transatlantic ocean travel between europe and the Americas between 1910-1930s. Right up my street- love it when an exhibition absolutely hits the spot! #research  #artistresearch  #fineart  #history  #designhistory  #travel  #tourism  #posters  #informationdesign  #immigration  #making  #transatlantictravel  #transatlantic  #oceanliners  #ships  #costume  #interiordesign  #interiors  #architecture  #museums  #history  #modernism