Daddy Lessons

Beyoncé, Sylvia Plath & the Cultural Canon of Women’s Pain. When Beyoncé’s Lemonade was but a mysterious, shadowy hour blocked out on HBO’s schedule for the evening of Saturday 23rd April 2016 – that is, before the world had been exposed to the newest piece of work by one of our most vitally important working...

An Interview with Monica Garza

Eyes like almonds, lips poised and in red, strong and sturdy noses – Monica Garza’s women are instantly recognisable. They have thick thighs, rounded breasts and are blessed with hips for bearing life. They are comfortable with themselves and their surroundings. On the outside looking in these women are brave and beautiful. Inside, you can...

Celeste Mountjoy Talks @filthyratbag

Scrolling through the explore page on Instagram, one tends to find a variety of things. Sometimes amidst the coal, you find a big diamond rock. In my case, I stumbled upon a comic by Celeste Mountjoy. And it got me wondering – what does Mountjoy’s alias, filthyratbag even mean? Under the username filthyratbag, Celeste’s art is...

She is Everywhere, But Does She Really Exist?

“Kim Kardashian knows exactly what you think of her. She presses the cloth tighter against her skin Her smile is a promise she never intends to keep”                                                    – Clementine Von...

Creative Practises- Grace Miceli

For the latest instalment of Creative Practises- creating space for female creativity, we talk to Grace Miceli, a multimedia artist and curator currently living in New York. Grace’s work, notably her T-shirts named Drizzy Inflammatory Essays, (where Grace prints Drake lyrics in the style of Jenny Holzer’s Inflammatory Essays), are all over the Internet right...

Lil’ Alien – Ida Ekblad’s show at Herald Street’s Soho space.

An out of space body beams down to meet us! This character jumps out of Ida Ekblad’s show, ‘A gentle looking little alien of sorts’, which is one half of two shows she has at the Herald St gallery in London, (the other more abstract series is on display in Bethnal Green, both open until...

‘Whaaaat’s a cammmmerraaaa?!’ – A Look at Ryan Trecartin and Lizzie Fitch’s crazy show Priority Innfield.

Priority Innfield sees the old chapel at Chalk Farm over-run by constructed sets, housing the creative duo Ryan Trecartin and Lizzie Fitch’s latest video works. Viewed in what seems to be a series of dark american patio areas, the whole place feels perfect for any high school party, a gentle introduction when compared with the...

Polyester ❤’s Robyn Nichol

The 19 year-old feminist fine artist, Robyn Nichol from West Yorkshire caught our attention with her beautiful and raw artwork all on display on her Dropr website. As an artist, Robyn strives to use different mediums from sewing and embellishment to painting and photography, with each piece projecting a relatable message. Robyn says her drive...

Selfies: Strike a Pose and Ditch the Patriarchy

Everybody nowadays seems to have their own opinion regarding selfies; from being a narcissistic damaging action to women’s empowerment, to a harmless trend and part of the cyber antics that have come to represent our generation in popular culture.

Polyester ❤’s James Cabaniuk

  Painting is definitely dirty work for James Cabaniuk, whose studio really is known to resemble a glittering lagoon, or maybe a cocktail… lipgloss and turpentine anyone?