A new watering hole, just a stones throw from the studio has opened. The Rose Villa Tavern opened its newly refurbished doors last night. First impressions look good. It’s a Grade II listed building that was built in 1920′s, its richly ornamented with ceramic tiles and some super stained glass windows. Serious wow factor to accompany your beverage of choice. The above image is how it used to look, it was a bit of a no go zone to be honest.
The Totems are coming home! Join Inkygoodness & friends in Birmingham for a very special Character Totem Home-Coming exhibition at the fantastic Zellig space on the 21st of July.
What is Character Totem you might ask…‘Character Totem’ is an inspiring and colourful walk-through installation of hand-painted customised totem poles, lovingly created by an evolving collective of artists from across the globe, a new twist on the traditional exquisite corpse game.
They have some top class illustrators involved on this and lots of local talent too Darren John, Murray Sommerville, Log Roper, Michelle Turton and the man of the moment Mc Bess all shaking a posca and getting involved. The night looks set to be special with some live art and music to keep your eyes and ears occupied. Event details are HERE, more inky goodness can be found HERE.
Good work girls #totemlove
Last night we visited a new design exhibition at the Birmingham Royal Ballet called Pointe Blank. – Pointe Blank is an exhibition of original images inspired by the story of Coppélia. In a first-of-its-kind project for Birmingham Royal Ballet, 27 artists and designers have been invited to produce individual pieces of artwork based upon toymaker Doctor Coppélius, and his attempts to breathe life into his most prized creation. The result was pretty impressive, well done to all involved you can view all the entries here