Meet Artists & Artisans, Printmakers & Photographers & More...
As an artist-engineer and founder-creator of the Shop of Art, Diana Scarborough works collaboratively nationally and internationally. Her multimedia and installation practice is inspired by working with scientists, exploring the ‘nanoscale’ and ‘Sounds of Space’, using sound and video as a fine art medium. With British Antarctic Survey (BAS) she explores data as sound and animation accompanied by performance. Her etching and letterpress prints are informed by her fascination with pattern and code. She has an MA in Printmaking (Cambridge), BA Fine Art (Royal Academy of Art, Netherlands) and BSc Electronics Engineering (York University)
Dedicatedly nomadic Sue Bevan is an international award-winning playwright, poet and performer. Her work, inspired by the personal, the political and the spaces in between, is described by the National Theatre of Wales as ‘extremely relevant and contemporary’. Motherhood, mental health, the state of the nation, the state of the human: they’re all fertile ground for her plays, poems and other writing.
Zoë loves the qualities of film and shoots on a medium format camera with Kodak film. Using a handheld light meter, her meticulous approach allows her the time to stop and appreciate the minutiae of our everyday world. Her images invite the viewer into a rarely-observed universe where interest and beauty can be found in the most ordinary of details – dirt splashed around a sink, dresses hanging on the back of a door, the cover of a care-worn book, peeling paint.
Based on the Isle of Wight, Zoë has exhibited in London, Bristol, Dorset and Devon and internationally in Germany and Spain. She was a finalist in the National Open Art Awards 2017 and her series House of Two Sisters won the Documentary Category at the British Life Photography Awards 2015. She supplies images for the Millennium Picture Library and her work has appeared in a wide range of publications including Jamie Oliver’s Ministry of Food, New Scientist, The Independent Magazine, The Daily Telegraph, The Daily Mail and multiple book covers.
For artist and sculptor Richard Bray, the visual perception of his work is often at first illusionary, since the rhythms and systems that he uses are intended to stimulate questions as to the volume, position, perspective and structure of the materials engaged. It might be seen as a dialogue between the natural and introduced forms.
Sheena Mary Davies is an illustrator, artist and printmaker. She specialises in children’s book illustration, drawing, painting and print making. She particularly enjoys drypoint, linocut and monoprinting techniques seeking out the glimpses of the ‘every day’ with humour and a keen eye. She also draws her inspiration from her love of family, particularly her 4 young grandchildren. She is currently studying for an M.A. Childrens Book Illustration at Anglia Ruskin University in Cambridge.
Lindsay Davison is a mixed media artist based in Cambridgeshire. Her current work combines original maps, postcards and stamps with painting, printing and foiling techniques. She is interested in building up rich textural layers, transforming found ephemera into new decorative artworks using paper and textiles. Lindsay studied Decorative Arts at Nottingham Trent University, where she developed her curiosity of materials, exploring paper, textiles, glass and printed surface design. She worked as a creative production manager for a London event florist before joining the art department at a world-leading independent school in Cambridge. She has collaborated with the Scott Polar Institute using their map material to create new works for their museum shop. Her commissioned work uses maps featuring locations which hold personal meaning to clients, transforming them into artworks to mark special occasions.
Bill Jackson is an international multi award winning Photographer and Filmmaker. His work crosses genres for both gallery and site specific installations. The concept of time is crucial to his ideas, exchanging the classic definition of photography as a series of instant glimpses of the world in which we live, to a personal definition of ‘space-time’ by manipulating the time base in the moving image. Implicit rather than explicit is an exploration of the landscape and implications of climate change through a series of symbolic gestures. Comfortable working in the day and in the night, developing techniques to explore our idea and how we perceive our notions of time through image music and text. Graduate of Coventry University School Of Art and Birmingham Institute of Art and Design
Ljiljana is a chemist, a scientist that works in the field of bio-nanotechnology, is an associate professor at Cambridge University, populariser of science and occasional art-science curator. Published in scientific journals, her work has been also featured in several art-science exhibitions and she co-authored interdisciplinary books and essays that include:- Molecular Aesthetics Intelligent Materials, Future and Contemporary Architecture. Together with chocolatier Marina Prijatelj owner of the Croatian Choco Concept brand and a small chocolate-making manufacture in Opatija (Croatia), she collaborated with Marina to create these fabulous boutique chocolates
Michael Woods worked in the creative industries and his expertise includes creative and strategic consultancy, brand development, large-scale retail exhibition and promotional display design for international clients. Originally from South Wales and then based in central London for many years, Michael relocated to the pastoral beauty of east Suffolk, UK to develop his interests in ceramics, graphic illustration and publishing. He applies his extensive experience in graphic illustrations to create uncompromising images for story books made in collaboration with author Robert Cattell through their publishing venture, Tricksterville.
Colour combinations are her springboard.
In a shift from years of painting ,Cambridge based Brenda Mayo is now immersed in her collection of textiles, gathered over the decades from the various countries where she has lived and worked. Japanese synthetics, Scandinavian cottons and her own hand painted silks provide a wide range of textures to work with. These textures determine her designs, ranging from whole garments to accessories and head wear.