Northern Design Festival 2015

As a nothern designer the Northern Design Festival is definitely a highlight in my calendar.  This year the design festival celebrates its 10th year in promoting and supporting great design.  Held in the Grade II*  listed  Assembly House in the heart of Newcastle this year’s show did not disappoint. 

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YSL - Style Is Eternal

Last week I visited the exhibition of one of fashions greatest designers Yves Saint Laurent. The exhibition which is currently running at The Bowes Museum is the first ever exhibition in the UK to display such a large collection of his garments telling the story not only of the French designers work but of his life too.

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Decorative Yorkshire!

It has been an exciting first stage of Le Tour De France in Yorkshire today. What a dramatic end to the day though, we hope Mark Cavendish makes a speedy recovery so that he can continue the tour. On a jollier note I am loving how Yorkshire has got into the spirit or the race by decorating their towns, villages, buildings and animals. Take a look at the amazingly colourful decorative Yorkshire.

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World Cup fever has well and truly hit Saltburn. If you have not been down to the pier in the last few weeks then you are missing a treat. Saltburn's mystery yarn stormers or yarn bombers as they are also known, have worked their magic once again to create some amazing World Cup themed knitting. Let's hope it brings us some good luck. COME ON ENGLAND!

Here are some of my favourite parts of the knitted World Cup creation . . . Enjoy!

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Northern Design Festival

On Monday I visited the design Event Mart and Design Event Illustrate exhibition at the Globe Gallery in Newcastle, it was well worth the trip.

There are some amazing pieced of design for sale in the Mart which showcases innovative work from practitioners from across the North East of England.

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The Exhibitionists!

I am very excited to be‚ involved in this artists open studio event. The event will be taking place from Friday 27th to Monday 30th of May across venues in the Redcar & Cleveland Area. Over this weekend I will be opening my studio as well as exhibiting work alongside my fellow studio‚ artists in a tenants exhibition‚ held in the gallery at‚ Saltburn Artists Projects. For more information about the event and to download the official programme, click on the link below.