Salon Contemporary is offering emerging, innovative and passionate artists out there a chance to display their work in the creative hub of Notting Hill!Artist of the Week’ is a new and exciting competition, with the opportunity for one selected artist each week to have their work featured on our website in the run up to our AoW Christmas Exhibition. The winning candidate will then be offered a residency in London’s West End! We’re calling on artists from all fields including the visual arts, performance, dance, film, theatre, animation and music!


The exhibiting artists 'Artist of the Week: The Exhibition' are:
Akleria * Alyona Larinova * Dragana Jurisic * Helen Gorill

Monday, 17 January 2011

This week's Winner of 'Artist of the Week' is Miss Annabel Dee

Congratulations Annabel Dee!
Annabel graduated in 2009 from Central St. Martins with a First Class with Honours degree in Ceramic Design.

In 2008 Annabel received an Ethos Housewares Design Award for her surface designs and was dubbed 'the next Grayson Perry' by the Evening Standard magazine.  She has exhibited in London to New York.

The mould making, slipcasting and the decoration are all done by Annabel, Her vessels feature a range of creative mediums combining surface, graphic design and photography along with ceramic qualities - relief and own recipe glazes which produce unique and thought provoking collectibles.

Slugs snails 2

Having come from a graphic design background, Annabel loves merging old ephemeral photographs and illustrations with her own pen and ink drawings.

Slugs Snails Group

They Grow Up So Quick

Records Insteada Bands alternate view

Fancy A Quickie

Banana King 2nd Edition

Creating a narrative is highly important for Annabel when she is creating a piece.  She wants people to look at her work, and each time find something new which they hadn't noticed before.

Her inspiration lies in her past.  She believes it is more important than ever nowadays to remember our heritage and our background.  We are beginning to forget our 'roots' and our own personal histories and forget that it is these that shaped the world in which we live in today.

Other inspiration includes wandering around London for example - by the time Annabel has meandered down avenues and alleyways she finds that she has gathered a wealth of ideas, captured by photographs or little doodles or perhaps flicking through old family photo albums, embarking on nostalgic journeys, providing a narrative to the good old days.

1 comment:

  1. Oh these are wonderful! Love Annabels work!