It’s beginning to hurt.

James Lasdun, winner of this year’s inaugural national short story prize wrote ‘It’s Beginning to Hurt’ in just 500 words. we were set the challenge of borrowing one of his character’s and write their story within the same, or near to. time frame. so this is Beginning to Hurt from Derrick’s view in 460 words. It’s beginningContinue reading “It’s beginning to hurt.”

Birmingham Nature Centre visit

Located on Pershore Road, two miles south of Birmingham City Centre, Birmingham Wildlife Conservation Park home to a variety of different animals.Some species they are working with are critically endangered in the wild such as the Yellow Breasted Capuchin Monkeys.

The Birmingham Botanical Gardens

The Birmingham Botanical Gardens, four spectacular glasshouses span from tropical rainforest to arid desert climates. A lively birdhouse, wildlife trails and fifteen acres of flourishing gardens and foliage. An excellent spot for me to start my botanical illustration projects. I went for the butterfly house but that does not open until May 15th. but withContinue reading “The Birmingham Botanical Gardens”

Meeting Hunt Emerson

Currently Hunt is a freelance comic book illustrator and often works for the Beano on the characters Little Plum and Ratz. He lives and works in Birmingham so he really is a local success story. He has been acclaimed as one of the 75 European Masters of Cartooning of the 20th Century by the CentreContinue reading “Meeting Hunt Emerson”

Lee Bul @ the Ikon Gallery

Ikon presents the first UK solo show of works by Korean artist Lee Bul. The college art group had a blast and commented on how detailed the sculptures were even thou they were on such a massive scale. there was something beautiful yet disjointed in the utopian project i thought. And was glad to findContinue reading “Lee Bul @ the Ikon Gallery”

Teresa Albor

24 sculptures in 24 hours As part of the Longbridge Lighting Festival artist Teresa Albor wanted to make an artistic statement about production and labouring linked to this area of Birmingham (UK) she used items that were all factory produced and used the gallery space that had once been the site of a car factory.Continue reading “Teresa Albor”