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Willow Rabbit

The Willow pattern is a distinctive and elaborate chinoiserie pattern used on ceramic kitchen/housewares. It became popular at the end of the 18th century in England when, in its standard form, it was developed by English ceramic artists combining and adapting motifs inspired by fashionable hand-painted blue-and-white wares imported from China.

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Embroidered chemical gloves

Wool tapestry embroidery on chemical rubber gloves.

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White collar

Three white shirts embroidered together with wool tapestry thread. Dimension H80xW80 cm.

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…and she beat me up repeatedly with a ruler.

Wool tapestry Embroidery, digital print on watercolour paper. Dimension H20xW12 cm.

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Dog’s Head

The drawing is based on a dog’s head fully decomposed with some organic material left on the skull. Biro Bic on paper. Dimension H60xW80 cm.

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Discobolus

After the discovery of the Discobolus Palombara, a second notable Discobolus was excavated, at Hadrian’s Villa in 1790, and was purchased by the English antiquary and art dealer established in Rome, Thomas Jenkins, at public auction in 1792. (Another example, also found at Tivoli at this date, was acquired by the Vatican Museums.) The English…

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Love Thy

Tapestry wool embroidery, pencil drawing on watercolour paper. Dimension H45xW60cm

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Respectable People seen as Suspects

Respectable People seen as Suspects. Vintage photograph printed on watercolour paper. Tapestry wool embroidery H40xW30cm

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Socks

Black wool embroidery on digital print. Dimension W420 x H594 mm.

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Embroidered Fashion Mags

Tapestry wool embroidery and acrylic paint on fashion magazines.

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Unknown Portraits

Black Bic biro drawing on paper based on found vintage photographs. Dimension H50xW35cm each.

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The body is a contentious fragile and ultimately elusive truth. Paolo Fiorentini and Leila McMillan have been working in collaboration since 2012. They’re investigating how visual art and dance can share the same space. Their collaboration can be seen through photography,video and performance. Body works “Body works” is an ongoing project between Paolo Fiorentini and…

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Willow Rabbit

The Willow pattern is a distinctive and elaborate chinoiserie pattern used on ceramic kitchen/housewares. It became popular at the end of the 18th century in England when, in its standard form, it was developed by English ceramic artists combining and adapting motifs inspired by fashionable hand-painted blue-and-white wares imported from China. Its creation occurred at…

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The Apârtment #10

  It was a pleasure to curate the 10th Apârtment now reaching its fifth year and I’m very looking forward to celebrating the 5th birthday event in November 2018. The concept draws on the unusual homely layout of the studios, making it an open and welcoming space for resident and invited artists to co-create and…

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Traces

Traces is a community of curators and makers with a reputation for staging some of London’s most imaginative art and design installations in old and sometimes derelict buildings around the city. With a process rooted in archival research, which aims to breathe new life into a building that endures after the installation has ended, Traces…

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Family Portrait

It was a great pleasure to take the art direction and costume design Of Family Portrait a new work directed by Leila McMillan and created in collaboration with 7 dancers, a musician/composer and a team of designers. Developed using Flying Low and Passing Through techniques, this work takes you through a constellation of portraits, exploring our…