Thursday, 28 January 2010

Strawberry Fields

Welcome Home is proud to present “Strawberry Fields” its first exhibition of 2010.Strawberry Fields is being organised by Edinburgh based illustrator and recent graduate Genevieve Ryan, assisted by curators Mhari McMullan (of Welcome Home) and Janie Nicoll, with overall design of the publication by Ryan R Thompson. The artists involved are Seiko Kato, Chihiro Kyozuka, Sara Thielker, Richard Sanderson, Jonathan Hall, Lizzy Stewart, Ben Phillips, Katie Thomas, Matthew Swan, Sarah Tanat-Jones, Verity Keniger, Lindsay Mcbirnie, Robbie Porter, Neil Perry, Andrew Denholm, Jenni Saarenkyla, Callum Kellie, Louise McLennan, Tamsyn Mystkowski, Janie Nicoll, Ryan R Thompson, Martin Baillie, Lesley Barnes, Rosie Wood, Ursula Cheng, Jenni Saarenkyla, Libby Walker and last but not least Genevieve Ryan herself.

Strawberry Fields is a collaborative project to showcase work by emerging and established artists, based on the song Strawberry Fields Forever by The Beatles.

The aim of this project is to produce a publication, which captures the creative magic of more than 25 artists from a range of disciplines. Each of the illustrators, graphic designers and photographers has created a very individual response to the groundbreaking record.

The project is also running as part of collaboration month on Central Station, an online network for artists and designers. Central Station provided funding towards this project and was the platform upon which many of the people involved in Strawberry Fields came together. Strawberry Fields will showcase many fresh, new talents alongside more established artists and provide them with the kind of unique promotional opportunity that can be difficult for emerging artists to create alone. The collected work will be published and sold across the UK in galleries, online and in specialist bookshops. The exhibition opens at Welcome Home on Friday 5th February 6.30-9pm and is open to the public from 6th to 21st February, see you there...

Until the end of January...

... if you use the discount code JANUARY at the checkout you can get 20% off everything in the online shop!! Ends midnight Sunday 31st January so use it wisely! Happy shopping...

Saturday, 23 January 2010

hounds of love

Anthony Zinonos is a great illustrator as those of you who made it to Prints Charming will know, there's a selection of his work and lovely pieces at Welcome Home, but this book is one of my favourite's and too good not to share online too!

Friday, 22 January 2010

tea and ceremony

Tea and Ceremony make lovely Scandinavian inspired stationery and cards. These windmill cards are the latest addition to the range here at Welcome Home, grab one in store before they all go!

Friday, 15 January 2010

Light Up Your Mood

These have just arrived at Welcome Home and are just what's needed for a very grey afternoon, I love them! A sticker set to turn your dull light switches in to smiling faces! Each pack contains four sheets of stickers, enough to make eight faces including eyebrows, rosey cheeks, facial hair, freckles, smiles and more... Hours of fun with the different combinations, these come off easily and can be re-applied. A brilliant product created by Henrietta Swift for YCN, enjoy!

Wednesday, 6 January 2010

Happy New Year!

Welcome Home reopened yesterday and I can't believe that it's 2010 already! I hope you all enjoyed a break, fun festivities and that you are looking forward to what the new year will bring... good things for all, I can feel it!

There's lots of exciting news to share and plans afoot, but for now I just want to let you know that there are still a few places left for the classes starting later this month, more details of the rest coming soon:

Welcome Home introduces its programme of workshops and classes suitable for both the beginner and the experienced artist alike.

BOTANICAL DRAWING - Tuesday evenings 7-9pm, 19th January to 23rd February

LIFE DRAWING - Thursday evenings 7-9pm, 21st January to 25th February


Basic materials are provided/available to purchase at low cost but participants are encouraged to bring their preferred materials, paper and/or sketchbooks.

Places are limited, so book now for yourself or as a gift to avoid disappointment, you can do so by emailing, calling or you can just pop in...

Welcome Home, 19 Keith Street, Glasgow, G11 6QQ.

0141 334 9598