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During the mini-sculpture trail exhibition I took part in recently, I received lost of kind comments on the support materials I had produced to go alongside the sculptures themselves.

I produced these very quickly, on a minimum budget, so I was glad to see they were well received! The photo below shows what I had made (and indeed what can be achieved with not much outlay) – here are a few notes:

Sculpture marketing materials

Sculpture marketing materials

The top row are some ‘Do Not Touch’ signs (completely ignored by most of the general public, I hasten to add!) – these I simply printed out in-house on good quality paper, spray mounted them to some foam board and cut them out (with nicely chamfered edges for that’ art gallery’ look and feel).

Below that on the left are some stickers which I got printed at the wonderful moo.com – all their products are excellent quality, very reasonably priced even for very small quantities, and all with extremely quick turn arounds.

Below these (again on the left) are some business cards. I only needed a very few for the very specific nature of the day, which the people at a C9 Creative had digitally printed for me – again excellent service and a very quick turn around.

The rather snazzy black business card boxes (which I attached to posts near the sculptures for people to take my card if they wanted to) are not business card holders at all, but rather metal cigarette cases from the excellent PoundLand high street chain (very snazzy they looked too!).

So, ‘geurilla marketing’ – the way forward for the struggling artist (or indeed any business) when the chips are down and money is tight!

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On old printmaker friend of mine, Suman Gujral, has just sent me a link to her website >>

Suman Gujral – printmaker

Suman Gujral – printmaker

Specialising in etching drypoint and linocut, the site features several of her recent works. Suman’s fantastic work was also on show at this years’ Herts Open Studios, a part of the Digswell Arts Trust studio show – unfortunately the show has just finished, but you can always contact Suman directly through her site for more information.

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Gig photos

So the SoulFish gig in aid of the Odyssey Cinema this weekend was a great success – a total sell out (potentially a few times over!), a good performance from the band and some valuable money raised for the cause…

A friend in the audience took these photos on her iPhone – the lighting and smoke at the gig clearly messed with the camera just enough to produce some pretty weird effects (they almost look posterized in places). I really liked the effect so have included a few here:

Clivey in the shadows

Clivey in the shadows

Foot on monitor!

Foot on monitor!

Purple!

Purple!

Red!

Red!

Orange!

Orange!

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This coming Sunday, St Albans is hosting a ‘Giant Monopoly’ day… Now in its 5th year, this is both a great day out for all the family and a novel way to explore some of the seldom-seen landmarks of this great City.

Not only that, but this year there is a mini-sculpture trail around the scenic Verulamium lake area – and I have special dispensation from the Council to erect two of my pieces on the lovely foot bridge (that separates the large and small lake).

If anyone is in St Albans that day, do come down and say ‘Hi’! I’ll be hovering around all day to answer any questions and to check nothing falls off my rather ‘heath robinson-esque’ sculptures.

Here are the two sculptures I will be exhibiting (not very good photos I am afraid!):

Chime for an Ill Wind

Chime for an Ill Wind

Turbine

And here is where they will be (roughly!)

In position

In position

Check out the official site here >>

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Steampunk on Radio 4

Toady there was a short programme on Radio 4 (my favourite radio station!) on the steampunk genre.

Do have a listen here on the iPlayer if you get a chance (for 7 days, I think) – it had a few interesting snippets on there. . .

Steampunk on BBC-Radio-4

Steampunk on BBC-Radio-4

(needless to say I didn’t get a mention – hey ho!)

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