Stitch Birthday Party @ The Red Gallery

Hello! I’ve been working with Stitch for a while now, and I’m excited to announce our birthday party plans!

‘On Friday 29th March Stitch is hosting a very special event to celebrate their 2nd birthday: bringing together five of the best nights that London has to offer under one roof, to create one hell of a party and planting a target minimum 10,000 trees with the proceeds. This is partying with a purpose.’

Click here for tickets & more details. 

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Date: 29th March 2013

Venue: Red Gallery, 1 – 3 Rivington Street, Shoreditch.

‘A percentage of every pound spent at the bar and from ticket sales goes towards planting trees with partner WeForest. WeForest is an international organisation dedicated to sustainable reforestation. Money raised from this event will go towards their tree planting project in Ethiopia which is geared towards stopping soil erosion and empowering single mothers and widows to be self-sufficient and pay for medical care.’

p.s. I should point out that I did not design this poster, which is a shame because it’s very good-looking.

‘There Is No Planet B’: Stitch Calendar Competition.

Hello! I work with Stitch Project, and we’re inviting artists and photographers to submit images for a 2013 calendar. The calendar will raise awareness for our planet as well as funds for charities.

Stitch is looking for images that relate to the environment and that highlight how unique and special our planet is: work is to be submitted under the title “There is No Planet B.” This can be interpreted however the artist sees fit.

 To enter, click here. Deadline for entries is October 12th, 2012.

This competition is open to both amateur and professional photographers and artists, and we’re hoping to see entries from all over the world. Good luck!

A Poster Against Badger Culling

Hello! Do you know what badger culling is?

A quick summary: many wild badgers are infected with tuberculosis, and they transmit the disease to cows. This costs UK cattle farmers millions of pounds a year. In a bid to eradicate tuberculosis from cattle, thousands of badgers were culled (i.e. slaughtered) in the 1990s. Unfortunately, this did not stop the transmission of tuberculosis, because the issue was not as simple as scientists originally thought.

Unfortunately, despite strong scientific evidence against culling, the UK government is now licencing farmers to cull badgers again. As usual, my response was to pick up a paper and start drawing.

I’m not writing and drawing about this from an animal welfare perspective (although I do love me a cute little badger). Nope. I’m writing this as someone who studied biology and wrote a research project on this very issue, just a few years ago. I find it very interesting, and I find it ridiculous that culling is about to recommence.

If you’d like more information on this topic, watch this video with David Attenborough.

If you’d like to see an end to badger culling, please sign the petition.

‘Cod Save The Sea’: Illustrating The Rodnik Band for Amelia’s Magazine

Hello! These are fashion illustrations for Amelia’s Magazine. I drew two looks from The Rodnik Band‘s collection for ASOS, entitled ‘Cod Save The Sea‘. The clothes are playful and colourful, but there is substance behind the idea: The collection is inspired by the Environmental Justice Foundation‘s work to end illegal ‘pirate’ fishing.

The feature on Amelia’s Magazine was written by Maria Papadimitriou, and can be found over here. Check it out!

‘Focus on Nature’: A Photography Exhibition by Stitch

Hello! Here’s something for all you Londoners:

I’ve been working with Stitch to help organise a photography competition, called ‘Focus on Nature’. The show will be opening tomorrow, May 15th, on Portobello Road. The gallery will be open from 10am-6pm daily, but there will also be a couple of late night events – if you’d like to attend those, make sure to check out the Facebook event and RSVP!

Stitch is a non-profit organisation that spreads environmental awareness through artistic events. Through a £5 donation for entering the competition, Stitch will be raising funds and awareness for two fantastic organisations, Back2Earth and Butterfly Conservation.

I hope to see you there!