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‘Beg, Steal and Borrow: Artists Against Originality’

Happy for my work to appear in this new book by Robert Shore published by Laurence King Publishing. ‘Beg, Steal and Borrow’ offers a comprehensive and provocative survey of a complex subject that is destined to grow in relevance and importance. It traces an artistic lineage of appropriation from Michelangelo to Jeff Koons, and examines the history of its legality from the sixteenth century to now.

http://www.laurenceking.com/en/beg-steal-and-borrow-artists-against-originality/

 

Photographs Rendered in Play-Doh on 1000 Londoners

1000 Londoner’s is a film project which aims to create a unique digital portrait of the City of London. The team were kind enough to invite me to take part and you can see the film they made below.

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https://www.1000londoners.com/londoners/eleanor-macnair/

Magnum Photographs Rendered in Play-Doh

I’ve collaborated with Magnum Photos to celebrate their 70th anniversary by recreating 10 images from the agency’s history in Play-Doh. The photographs I’ve recreated are by Bruce Davidson, Alessandra Sanguinetti, Alec Soth, Martin Parr, Elliott Erwitt, Newsha Tavakolian, Thomas Dworzak, Chris Steele-Perkins, Paul Fusco and Jim Goldberg. You can read more about the project here and in T Magazine of the NY Times here. Limited edition prints of this series are available from shop.magnumphotos.com

 


Imaginarium: The Process Behind the Pictures

An interview about my work is featured in this new book by Claire Rosen – a compendium of practical advice and information covering the photographic process—from idea cultivation through execution. The book also includes interviews with Maggie Steber, Roger Ballen, Sara Lando, Gabriela Iancu and Robin Schwartz. More information on the book is available here. Congratulations Claire!

 

 

 

Forthcoming National Portrait Gallery display

Bookshop Print Sales Gallery. 18 May – 24 September 2017

Over the past couple of months I’ve created a series of portraits in Play-Doh from the photographs collection of the National Portrait Gallery in London. I tried to combine early photographs with contemporary, well-known sitters with the more obscure – with the aim of showing the breadth of their collection.


Ahchoo – Bless You Europe!
Photographs against Nationalism [Group Show] 24 February – 11 April 2017

Kleinschmidt Fine Photographs, Wiesbaden, Germany

A selection of my newer works by European photographers (Claude Cahun and Gillian Wearing pictured here) will be included in this group exhibition at Kleinschmidt Fine Photographs.


The Secret Auction 2016

A unique Photographs Rendered in Play-Doh work is included in a secret auction in aid of the Hepatitis C Trust. The works are on display at Maddox Gallery London from 12 November 2016 until the auction on 17 November 2016.

More information and instructions on how to bid here

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National Portrait Gallery workshops – October 2016

Create portraits inspired by works from Picasso Portraits in 3d with Play-Doh. Experiment with vivid colours and form to create your own masterpiece. Full details below

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Sunday 16 October
The Big Draw Family festival
National Portrait Gallery, London

11.00 – 12.00 age 3+
13.00 – 14.00 age 5+
15.00  – 16.00 age 7+

These events are free but ticketed – tickets are available an hour before the workshops at the gallery. More information here

Monday 24 October 2016
Drop in family workshops: Cubist Creations
National Portrait Gallery, London

For ages 5+
11.30 -13.00
14.30 – 16.00 BSL interpreted
Free but ticketed – tickets available from the gallery one hour before the event. More information here
BSL users can book in advance by emailing jcullen@npg.org.uk


August 2016

I was commissioned to create 8 images for the latest issue of Vogue Bambini featuring Back to School fashions rendered in Play-Doh.

Back to school fashion illustration in Play-Doh for Vogue Bambini September 2016
Back to school fashion illustration in Play-Doh for Vogue Bambini September 2016