Tag Archives: Helen Ward

Paper Entomology at Art Hamptons

4 Jul

You know the Hamptons?
Yeah, that’s the one – the one that’s in New Freaking Yoik?!
Well, I’ve got some work up for sale in a show there this weekend – just sayin’…

The show will be on from the 8th-10th July with the Private View on the Thursday 7th from 6-9pm at: Sayre Park, 154 Snake Hollow Road, Bridgehampton, NY  11976.

More info about the show can be found here.

As is now the norm with any exciting international art show that I am involved with, I will not be attending. I will instead be going to a four year old’s birthday party on a farm near Yeovil – which I think will probably be a much more glamourous affair!

Design for The Observer Ethical Awards 2011 trophies

10 Jun

You know every so often stuff happens in your life that is just outrageously cool? Well, this happened to me recently when I was asked to make the trophies for this years’ Observer Ethical Awards – woo-hoo!!

The theme of the event this year was butterflies and each award was to be a box of butterflies made from recycled papers. There were 12 trophies to be made in all and each one was designed specifically with the recipient in mind. This was SUCH a lovely job to work on as I did loads of research on each of the winners and it was so nice to be able to make things for such a deserving bunch – hurrah!
Here are some pics of each of the trophies:

This larger award was for the Lifetime Achievement Award, which went to James Lovelock. He got gold leaf in his too for being so clever!

Here is a little film of Mr. Lovelock receiving his award 🙂
(I didn’t even pay him to say that!)

The award ceremony was held at the V&A Museum in London. It was a super-cool night and I was very honoured to be asked to show some of my work during the event. Here are some pics:


Me and Leigh Tunnadine (who did all my beautiful framing for me) before the event started.


Me with one of the smaller pieces of work that I had on show. All my stuff looked SO tiny once we got it into the museum, it was ridiculous!


All the trophies lined up and ready to be handed out.


Leigh with one of the white pieces.


Us with James and Seb from the Bristol Bike Project, highly deserved winners of the Grassroots Award!
(massive well done, Bristol chums!!)


With the inspirational Carry Somers, founder of  Pachacuti and winner of the Fashion and Accessories Award, sponsored by Vogue.com.


With Greg Valerio, ethical jeweller and winner of the Global Campaigner Award.

All in all, it was pretty blummin’ marvellous!
Props to Gilly Woo for dressing me in all her handmade finery and preventing me from looking like a hobo in my hour of need!!

More official photos are to follow…

Screen Print

17 Jan

Here are a couple of pics of a screen print I have had made for my Helen Ward Studio project.
The print will be available soon through my new shop on notonthehighstreet.com – YAY!

Arts Trail Film

13 Dec

Here is a short film that him indoors made about the Arts Trail this year – what a clever chap!

Front Room!

25 Nov

Hurrah for the Totterdown Arts Trail – what an amazing weekend! I think I am still going to be feeling exhausted from it in about two months time, but it was well worth all the effort and we had such a brilliant time!!
It was really cold all weekend, but the weather wasn’t nearly as hideous as it was last year (which to be fair, isn’t that difficult). There were loads of people about all weekend and Tim and I have made an approximate guess of about 1000 visitors coming through our front door over the course of the weekend – phew!

We worked really hard to get the house ready and it was particularly lovely as Tim decided to show some of his photography this time too, so we were a proper husband and wife team. 🙂

Here’s the pics of my room:

I was so pleased with how it all looked in the end – it was well worth all the effort of taking all the furniture out. You can just see in this last picture that Jet had her own little section too. She spent half the time stood next to it pointing at it to show everyone – CUTE!! You can also just about see on here that I had a new range of jewellery for sale this year. This was displayed in a collection of glass jars up on the shelves. I was so pleased with how it all came out and it was all well received by the visitors. More about that later though…

A million thanks go out from us to all the people who contributed to this year’s arts trail and of course to all the lovely people who came round to have a look at what we’ve been up to. It really was such a fantastic weekend and I’m looking forward to next year’s already!

Edinburgh Arts Fair

16 Nov

Och-aye! Just a quick note for those of a northern disposition…

I will have work at the Edinburgh Arts Fair this weekend from the 18th-21st November on the Cube Gallery stand – A12.
(everyone else is welcome round my gaff for the arts trail – WHOOP!)

Front Room: Totterdown Arts Trail 2010

12 Nov

Whoa there! – is it that time of year again already??

Our house will be open next weekend for the Totterdown Arts Trail  (v. exciting!) – would be great if you can make it along!

Amsterdam AAF 2010

29 Oct

Just a quick note to say that I will be exhibiting work at the Affordable Arts Fair in Amsterdam this weekend – from the 28th-31st October – Get a load of me!

More info on the show can be found here.

London Affordable Arts Fair

19 Oct

Just a quick note to say that I will have some of my new larger Paper Entomology pieces up for grabs at the London Affordable Arts Fair this weekend from the 22nd to the 24th October at Battersea Park. There will be a private view on Thursday night from 5.30 -9.30pm.

More info can be found here.

10 x 10

1 Oct

I have been asked to take part in a show called “10 x 10” at Byard Art Gallery in Cambridge.

The show is comprised of 10 artists, exhibiting 10 two-dimensional artworks each, all of which measure 10 inches by 10 inches. It starts at 10am on the 10.10.2010 (see what they’ve done there, uh?).

I am really happy to have been asked to take part in this as it is the first time that I will be showing work at this venue and it looks like such a lovely gallery. The work I have submitted is all from my paper entomology series, but I have used this opportunity to try out a couple of new ideas, which has been great.

More info on the show can be found here.

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