Yesterday I went to the launch of the Illustration NE 2011 which i am honored to have my work in. It is the 2nd year of this event organised by designer Laura Cartwright, who has done an absolutely amazing job. The event is being held for a month at Sanctuary Artspace in St Edmunds chapel, Gateshead.
Not only is it a fab exhibition of around 18 artists work, it is also a pop up shop with a variety of the artists work for sale - such as prints cards etc. I'm selling some handmade notebooks, coasters, prints and cards.
After having a look at all the work which is hung salon style and looks brilliant, i had the pleasure of meeting artist and fellow Folksy/Etsian Alicia Yolanda. I love her colourful and fun work which you can check out on her online shop. I bought one of her whale mugs from the launch event as i've been admiring them for a while and it is going to be a great present for my friend's a birthday. I also met illustrator Katie Chappel and couldn't resist getting a card with her cute Mexican Axolotl illustration on:
Here are a few pics from the launch so you can take a look at the salon style art hanging which i think really makes the work look stunning and sets off the chapel walls nicely.
Thanks Laura for organising such a fab event and giving me the opportunity to take part.