Friday, 30 April 2010

Jake Spicer

Jake Spicer is a painter and printmaker, and tutor of the Brighton Life Drawing Sessions. As part of the KUTAC May exhibition Jake will be showing a body of work entitled The Cinderella Project: Stella; a precursor to a collaborative art and theater performance later in May entitled The Cinderella Project: Lucien.

For more information about The Cinderella Project visit
For more information about Jake or the Brighton Life Drawing Sessions visit

Monday, 26 April 2010

Wendy Ward

Wendy Ward is fascinated by old textiles; not just beautiful antique textiles, but everyday discarded clothing and textiles which tell a story. With a background in fashion design, Wendy has been working with recycled textiles since completing an MA in Design at the University of Brighton in 2004.

Enjoying the limitations of working with recycled textiles, her work has become very process led, allowing the materials to guide the direction of her experimentation. Often her textiles are treated in unexpected ways, such as laser cutting and combining with other materials.

The end results can have diverse applications ranging from interior textiles and clothing, to more unusual applications such as architecture, furniture and lighting. Wendy hopes to challenge today's throwaway attitude towards clothing through her work.

You can contact Wendy about her work by emailing wendyward(at)

Monday, 19 April 2010

Hannah Buckley

Hannah Buckley is an artist working primarily in textiles. She completed the MA in Sequential Illustration at Brighton University after her first degree in Stitched Textiles at Loughborough.

Recent exhibitions include Thebes Gallery, Lewes; the Brighton Art Fair and a solo show at Black Swan Arts, Frome. She has twice received Arts Council Grants for Individuals. Buckley has also represented the MA group, selling artists’ books to both Tate and the V&A.

In 2009 Buckley was artist in residence for the Big Draw at Wakehurst Place, Ardingly. The artist lives in the Sussex countryside, near the Ashdown forest.

Work from the ‘Inherit’ series 2010

This body of work demonstrates Hannah Buckley’s exploration of two very different, but equally important, sources of inspiration: she is fascinated by the way families pass down their genes. In particular she investigates her personal experience of being a carrier of haemophilia and associated anxieties and fears. Family photos and text book diagrams dealing with the condition inform the work and inspire the stitched and painted textiles exhibited.

Another concern is how humans are drawn to talismans as a way of regaining a sense of control over fateful circumstances. Votive offerings, graveside mementos and personal experience inform this aspect of the work.

Wednesday, 14 April 2010

KUTAC Show Reminder

The inaugural KUTAC exhibition opens in just over a fortnight at Brighton Media Centre's Friese-Greene House Gallery from Saturday May 1st - Sunday May 9th inclusive. The private view takes place 6-9 pm on Saturday May 1st. Other opening times are 9.30am - 5.30pm Monday to Friday, Saturdays and Sundays 10am - 6pm. (The show will also be open 10-6 during the day of our private view for those that can't make the evening do.)
The KUTAC show features a variety of work from professional creatives, working in the diverse fields of fine art, graphics, photography, music, illustration, fashion, textiles and lighting design.

Saturday, 10 April 2010

Peter James Field

Peter James Field is a full time artist and illustrator working in Hove, whose professional clients include The Times, The Independent, The Guardian, Time Out, Dazed and Confused, Wallpaper Magazine, Conde Nast, Dorling Kindersley and the BBC.

Peter's personal work embodies a search for beauty and meaning in an often mundane everyday life – explored through the visual diary which he has updated monthly on his personal website ( without fail since 2004. These diary sketches, which feature in the KUTAC exhibition, range from highly finished in-depth observations, to quick location drawings that capture fleeting moments – often augmented by an acerbic written caption.

Saturday, 3 April 2010

Meriel Nicoll

Meriel Nicoll is a painter and printmaker who studied fine art as a mature student at NCAD Dublin, Ireland. She has also studied reiki healing and psychotherapy through the arts.

A connection to the land, which has always been the source and inspiration of her work, gives her a sense of peace, belonging and spirituality.

Her abstract paintings are guided not so much by the outcome, as by the process. By not trying to control the painting, the picture discovers itself.
Her intention is to let go and allow the spiritual connection to come through.