Thursday, December 22, 2005

Shift Calendar 2005



As its now December 2005 lets take the opportunity to admire the lovely Shift calendar for this year.

Oh yes - I'm December!

Snowcase#5 online

Fold Gallery have put Snowcase#5 online

Have a rummage through their drawers...

My books are in one of them



Heres a nice review from Bypasszine about my book too

Sarah Doyle : Helping You Find The Right Jewellery
This neat-concept, solid artist's book comes in a seal-strip see-thru plastic bag and is accompanied by a wearable, drawn-and-then-laminated pair of large earrings mounted on a vivid green multi-pointed star card (there are different pairs available). Sarah's decorated the front cover with drawings of various hallmarks - a pair of scales, an anchor, a crown, a castle, a cat and more. Genuine teenagers selected their fave jewellery items from Argos and Index catalogues, then Sarah (whose work's been published in Arty) depicted their choices and hand-outline-lettered the descriptions, serial numbers and prices. In addition, she made single-page illustrations of some of the celebs responsible for popularising particular styles - we have Neneh Cherry with her dollar sign earrings, Marlene Dietrich, Roxanne Shante, Teena Marie, J-Lo and Ashanti. Many of these stars can be viewed again in a striking portrait-filled centrespread (I recognised Frida Kahlo and Sade - and there's an in-profile hair-scraped-back, bubblegum-blowing teen with big hoops through her lobes).
We see a crucifix; a couple of best friend pendant sets (the two of you wear half of a heart each, or one of two interlocking jigsaw pieces); a panther bangle; padlock bracelets; and - similar idea to the best friend pendant - a mum-and-daughter set.
Not only is Helping You Find The Right Jewellery, "the complete advice guide to getting clued up on how to wear the best teen jewellery", it's a fab and attractive document of the youth culture of a particular era - something over which to wax nostalgic in decades to come. I like how it works on two levels - both as a straightforward how-to and as something arty types will appreciate. One to go into the Women's Library 'zine archive for posterity.

Wednesday, November 23, 2005

Snowcase#5













I've got some work in Snowcase#5 at Fold Gallery
So if your around Cumbria over Christmas do pop along to see the show...


Snowcase#5
Private View 25th November 7-30pm - 9-30pm - wine and mince pies for all!

The ever-popular exhibition of artists' multiples returns to Foldgallery this year, bigger, bolder and brasher than ever. 22 artists from across the UK, Europe and North America are featured in this selling exhibition of small, mass-produced work.

The centrepiece for this year's exhibition will be a giant installation of secondhand cupboards, draws and shelves. Visitors will be invited to open the cabinet to discover the treasures inside. It's a very hands-on experience that aims to make contemporary art that little bit less scary.

The works themselves are wide ranging in their styles, from fashion items made from old tape measures to delicate sculptural match books, limited edition artists books to model galleries to show off your own work. With prices ranging from £2 to £50, there's something for every pocket.

snowcase was started in 2001 as a way for artists to make a bit of extra pocket money for crimbo - they make a small work of art, make some more or churn them out by the dozen, and flog them really cheaply as stocking-fillers. Over the years fold has had nice cheap snowcases and a more expensive one for a bit of variety. To encourage people to engage with the exhibitions, and hopefully buy work, fold have been experimenting with the whole gallery experience. From little wooden boxes and metal cages, to vending machines, to try and make the show as interactive as possible.

Snowcase#5 features work by:
Samantha Allan, Helen Snell, Lesley Halliwell, Zara Picken, Jon Ford, Tanya Axford, Sally Barker, Emma Bolland, Glen Boulter, Sarah Doyle, John Hall, Erin Hensley, Este MacLeod, Brenda Oakes, Anne Redmond, Richeldis Messam, Christine Stringfellow, Steve Messam, Tinsel Edwards, Milly Frances, Victoria Burgher and Breeyn McCarney.

Snowcase#5 runs from 26th November - 23rd December 2005
Gallery open Tuesday to Saturday 10am - 4pm and at other times by appointment.
Foldgallery, Walton's Yard, Market Square, Kirkby Stephen, CA17 4QT. (017683) 71561

Tuesday, November 15, 2005

A-Mart







I'm selling my Jewellery books in this year's A-Mart

Heres a link to A-Mart info





and here is Mark Pawson's very nice review of my "Helping You Find The Right Jewellery" Book in Issue 24 of Variant Magazine

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Theres more incisive social observation in Sarah Doyle's book of illustrations; HELPING YOU FIND THE RIGHT JEWELLRY, which follows the journey of jewellry from the album sleeves of female hip-hop icons to the pages of the Argos catalogue and then onto the earlobes of teenage girls in Peckham. Prices and catalogue numbers are helpfully included to assist you in making those all important budget jewellry purchasing decisions. It's Elizabeth Duke, namechecked by Goldie Lookin' Chain that we're talking about here rather than Jacob The rap royalty Jeweller, as mentioned by Fifty Cent. Each copy of HELPING YOU FIND THE RIGHT JEWELLRY comes with a different pair of enormous plastic laminated earrings - mine are Victorian style bow creoles!
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Monday, November 07, 2005

Acid Drops and Sugar Candy


















I have new work in the Acid Drops and Sugar Candy curated by Cathy Lomax

The show runs from the 19 Nov – 18 Dec 2005 and will take place at both Transition and Foster Art gallery in east London

The show focuses on the best and worst of Christmas...

My own work will feature the best and worst christmas albums of all time - if you want to find out what they are I hope you can come along to the show!

The medium of my work inacse you are wondering for this show is nail varnish on mirror

Transition will be hosting the dark side of Christmas- Acid Drops
110a Lauriston Road London E9

Foster Art will be hosting the light side of Christmas - Sugar Candy
20 Rivington Street, London EC2

Friday, November 04, 2005

Night On Earth Booklet



Heres my drawing alongside Andy White's story in the Night On Earth Booklet...


Go to see the whole exhibition here -
Oxford House's Oh Art Gallery
www.oxfordhouse.org.uk
The gallery will be open everyday throughout November. Monday to Friday 9am
till 10pm, Weekends 10am till 6pm. The show runs from the 3rd until the 27th
of November.

The full address is:
Oh! Art Gallery, Oxford House
Derbyshire Street, E2 6HG

Wednesday, November 02, 2005

A Night on Earth

This is the first blog post - for information on Sarah Doyle's earlier exhibitions please visit her webpage www.purestarproducts.com


One of my drawings is in the Night On Earth exhibition curated by Harry Pye. Which starts on the 3rd Nov...

Here is the info -

This exhibition features work from London based artists who miss aspects of their country of origin. Amongst the homesick artists who‚ve lent work for this show are Eilidh Crumlis (Scotland), Lara Murray (Australia) and Klarita Pandolfi (Italy). Also in this show are paintings from artists who've been inspired by their travels in Europe such as Caroline List (Austria), Mark Jones (Holland) and Catherine Story (France). Photographers who've lent work they took on their travels include; Martin Parr (America), Lucy Soutter (India), Steve Double (Cambodia) and Cian Quayle (Poland).

This exhibition also features travel stories. In an attempt to go around the world in 80 anecdotes, last year Harry Pye began asking friends, friends of friends and a few heroes to pen a 1,000 word story about an interesting evening they had when they were far away from home. Gay Rights campaigner Peter Tatchell has contributed a story about getting a hug and an apology from Iron Mike Tyson in Memphis. David Nobbs, who didn't get where he is today without creating Reggie Perrin, has written about enjoying a meal in Peru's most surreal hotel. Toby Young, author of "How To Lose Friends And Alienate People" has contributed a story about a disastrous best man speech he delivered in Washington. Other people who've written a story for this project include comedy writers/performers Morwenna Banks, Richard Herring and Stewart Lee, poets such as Paul Birtill and Atilla the Stockbroker and musicians including Chas Hodges, Ed Tenpole Tudor and Dave Gedge. Extracts from the stories will be displayed in easy to read poster form. Each story is being matched by a drawing donated by a different artist. Amongst those taking part are Sarah Doyle, Humphrey Ocean, Daisy de Villeneuve, Richard Wathen, Cathy Lomax and George Shaw.

The private view for Night on Earth is on November the 3rd from 7pm till 9pm at the Oh Art Gallery, Oxford House, Derbyshire Street, East London. 5 Minutes from Bethnal Green Tube, opposite Tesco Metro. To make this special event even more special (and to make up for the lack of free drinks)... Artists Jasper Joffe and Lucy Pawlak will be painting LIVE at the private view. Jasper will be making work about his travels in Africa and Lucy will be making a picture that conveys a sense of White Russia. The last week of the exhibition's run coincides with two related variety events that are taking place in the Oxford House theatre. On Thursday the 24th of November house band Los Pistoleros, with help from six guest singers including Bonzo Dog legend Neil Innes, will attempt to go around the world
in song. Also on the 24th there will be comedy from Richard Herring and music from London's greatest living lyricist Chris Difford & his acoustic chums. On Friday the 25th of November local band Arthur Brick, poetry from Paul Birtill, Gallon Drunk's James Johnson, and Terry Edwards & The Scapegoats. Tickets for these shows are a piffling £6 each and profits are being donated to War Child.

Oxford House's Oh Art Gallery
www.oxfordhouse.org.uk
www.oxfordhouse.org.uk
The gallery will be open everyday throughout November. Monday to Friday 9am
till 10pm, Weekends 10am till 6pm. The show runs from the 3rd until the 27th
of November. The full address is:
Oh! Art Gallery,
Oxford House,
Derbyshire Street
E2 6HG