`366 - a year on instagram'
Photography by Fiona Bailey
22 May to 15 June 2013
artisan, NW10s most creative corner welcomes Fiona Bailey to its walls. '366' is an instagram diary taken over the period of one year. Fiona offers you an intimate glimpse into her life and that of her family as they go about their daily routine, the swimming lessons, holidays, school runs, trips to the park, birthdays and walks to work. Fiona turns the urban mundane into the amazing.
The increasing use of the phone as a camera over the last few years has travelled alongside an explosion in new ways of showing and sharing images on the web. Sites such as Facebook, Instagram and personal blogs are democratic in enabling the photographer in all of us to show our work to the world. Alongside phone camera technology is the ease at which images can be uploaded for all of us to share and comment upon. It is from this starting point that Fiona took a decision to represent her everyday environment in this thoroughly modern manner.
The main aim of this project was to take one photograph a day, which she absolutely stuck to. It became a religion, an obsession, to be sure that not only did she take a photograph, but also that it was posted online that day. All the images have been taken on her iPhone using Hipstamatic and shared through Instagram. The printed work takes the form of small-scale prints, combined to form much larger bodies of work.
If there is a constant theme running through the work it is an attention to detail and a simplicity of composition, but mostly they are the images of a mother, a wife, a worker, a dreamer, a lover of life and the joy is there for all to see. wwwfionabaileydesigns.com
'366 - a year on instagram' May to June 2013 at artisan
Wednesday to Saturday - 11am to 5pm
'Forest 2 Furniture'
3 - 27 July 2013
An Exhibition of handmade traditional English furniture
by master craftsman Patrick Turk.
This July artisan, NW10s most creative corner, welcomes master craftsman Patrick Turk for his first London show. Fallen wood is gathered from Sherwood Forest which is milled and dried by Patrick then lovingly transformed into beautiful inspirational pieces. In the throes of a 'throw-away' society this is the antithesis.
Bespoke furniture gives a room a sense of its own unique identity not possible with something that is mass produced. In terms of design, Patrick draws much of his inspiration from traditional English country furniture from the centuries, but he also allows the wood to influence how the finished pieces turn out so the grain is displayed to the best advantage. This sometimes results in the marriage of traditional style with a more contemporary look. Patrick also mills and dries all the timber he uses for the Forest 2 Furniture collection.
Knowing exactly where the wood has come from allows me, when I'm making a piece, to reflect backwards on the history that has unfurled during the growing phase of the tree as well as focussing on the present & future life lf the wood in the form of a piece of functional art.
This show is about much more than just the furniture. Patrick's work ensures that important heritage skills are being kept alive, and his hope is that people will be re-connected with wood and where it really comes from, helping to engender an appreciation and bond with the end product. www.forest2furniture.co.uk
'Forest 2 Furniture' 27 July 2013 at artisan
Wednesday to Saturday - 11am to 5pm
Subject to availability, all items will be available after the exhibition via artisan. Please contact Naomi Harrison at artisan tel: 020 8451 6315, mob: 0778 900 2052 or email:
artisan, 80 Harlesden Road, London NW10 2BE
7th to 31st August welcomes back the very talented A level Art students from QPCS