Sophie Rees – the art of simplicity

Dalston artist, who is to open a new gallery shortly, explains how she composes her vibrant paintings (article written for August print edition of Hackney Citizen newspaper and also published online here). Canvasses bursting with colour adorn the walls of her Ridley Road studio, last month she organised a 50-stall arts and crafts market at

One Good Thing About Music

An exhibition of photographs by David Corio at Chats Palace captures legendary musicians at the heights of their powers (Published in the August edition of the Hackney Citizen and online here) Photographer David Corio spent the 80s and 90s rubbing shoulders with the likes of Bob Marley, the Fugees and Marvin Gaye. An exhibition of

Frank Laws – London Bits

Hackney artist’s social housing paintings reveal beauty in the mundane as he explores his mixed feelings about the borough’s changing face (an article I wrote for the Hackney Citizen newspaper – printed in July, also published online here). East London has spent recent years undergoing major reconstruction in preparation for this month’s Olympics. Though the