Following all the media attention surrounding Bulgarians finally acquiring full EU freedom of movement rights, the Kensington & Chelsea Today paper decided to find out more about the positive sides of Bulgaria and the Bulgarians who already live in the UK. I am profiled in the feature, together with one of the IOE Students' Union murals. Photograph by Suzanne Mitchell.
I spent last weekend in Nottingham, running elephant painting workshops for kids (and a few adults) in intu Broadmarsh and intu Victoria. The workshops took place in the Elephant Parade shops in both malls. Every kid got an elephant and lots and lots of bright paint. It's simply amazing, how creative and fearless young children can be about expressing their ideas. Check out the pictures in the slideshow to see some of their creations!
In the last year I've really enjoyed being an artist member of Artfinder. It's a beautiful and easy to use website, showcasing some really great art! I have found their team to be very professional and responsive. Artfinder has now introduced the option to pay by instalments on all orders above £300, with 0% interest!
Last summer, while I was still painting Twiggie, data journalist and elephant aficionado Kristina Kashtanova sent me a Facebook request to interview me about the Elephant Parade. I invited her to come meet Twiggie in intu's head office where I had set up my temporary studio. She's very much into photography too, so we had an impromptu photo shoot, which left me with a pile of awesome photos of me working on the elephant!
I’m Inside, Ring The Bell! is a collaborative work celebrating women of importance, and a contemporary interpretation of Judy Chicago’s The Dinner Party. It was exhibited in March 2013 in 47/49 Tanner St. I'm inside, Ring the Bell! won the Southwark Arts Forum Award in category Visual Art in October 2013.
Last week I was contacted by Boryana Todorova, the Editor in Chief of the Bulgarian cultural publication Formalno.com. She wanted to know more about the concept behind the exhibition Home: Contemporary Female Masters and my view and understanding of women and migration in general.