Monday, 30 July 2012

Banksy vs Blanksy

Finding myself back in Bristol after the joyful independence, Southampton was so generous in providing me with. I've found myself, (dare I say it) comparing the two. 

Although on paper, Bristol may seem like the bees knees, I think Southampton may have more to offer than first meets the eye....

So I put my hands up and admit, I've always been the first to announce, Southampton's lack of aesthetically pleasing architecture. It's absence of individual coffee shops and boutiques, which Bristol seems to house in abundance. 

However 3 years served me well and if there's something I've learnt in the last couple of weeks, it's that the absence of good friends and liberal independence, can easily make a city strikingly more bland. Even if the architecture is top notch!

So I've decided to share with you, a few of my favourite nooks and crannies, from the 'famous' Southampton.

A tad ironic?

Emily x

Friday, 27 July 2012

'Fragments Of A Captured Past' At Foto8 Gallery

So as promised, here is part two the show: What it finally looked like!

 -Foto8 Gallery

 - Catalogues, catalogues, catalogues....
Top Left: Jack Dicken. Top Right: Johhny Hacket
Botton Left: Lauren McCormick. Bottom Right: Aurora Callaghan

Left Panel: Phill Loveridge. Right Panel: Tim Readhead.

- Christie Fitzhenry. Visit her website HERE

- Eden-Mai Cooper-Jenkin. Visit her website HERE
Top Left: Millie Hutchins.
Bottom Left: Tom Walke.
Middle Right: Emily Coles (ME!)
 Postcards & business cards of the photographers work that were available for visitors to take.
Last but not least my beloved housemates, course-mates and I on the opening night of the exhibition.... It was an amazing evening and week. It now feels like ages ago! 

Thanks all for your patience, the posting will become more frequent!

Love Emily x

Saturday, 14 July 2012

'Fragments Of A Captured Past' at Foto8 Gallery

Of course it is only fair for me to begin with an apology, because of my lack of posting in recent weeks. However this could come with a silver lining, resulting in a good number of highly over due posts to come. Depending on which way you look at it...

Firstly the most exciting of all news is that I have had my long awaited final show, initially the all important one in the beloved Southampton (where it got marked) and secondly in the famous London (just for fun because that's how we role!) 

As I've shared with you before, I'm sure you are more than aware of my final project: 'Guest House'. So without further ado I will show you some snaps I took on my phone (SORRY) of the installing and curating I was involved with, for our London Show at the fabulous Foto8 Gallery. 

Look out for PART TWO of 'Fragments Of A Captured Past'.