Art for Art’s Sake Day

A wet Friday in February.  Aaah, what to do.  Hey, let’s have an ‘ Art for Art’s Sake Weekend’ celebrating well…music, art, crafts. The great thing about the internet is anyone can create artistic projects and send them out across the world, let people see stuff without waiting for a big name publisher, art gallery, record company or department store to stock it, promote it or ignore it.  Life’s just so interesting in that way these days.

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Tattoo by Siren Art. Wow.

 

Suzi Gutierrez

A Peruvian artist based in St Ives.

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Suzi holds an MA in printmaking from Anglia Ruskin University and has been invited to exhibit her first solo show in Lima, Peru at the Inca Garcilazo gallery.

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Louisa Sobral

Louisa Sobral is a Portuguese artiste who studied music in New York.  Influenced by Billie Holiday and Ella Fitzgerald.

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Listen to Louisa here!

The greatest shame though these days is how much artists are dependent on a screen to promote their work, market an exhibition and sell tickets, and I realise the irony as I write this blog staring at a computer screen.

Tobias Zaldua

Based in Lisbon, Portugal.  Electro pop influences.  Latest single written by Tobias Zaldua with Tobias Zaldua and Kirsty Hawkshaw on vocals.

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Listen to Tobias and Kirsty here!

However if you can’t beat it join it, so welcome to Alicia Sunday’s ‘Art for Art’s Sake Weekend’.

Collette Naomi Kinley

Collette designs and makes beautiful handmade children’s clothes and pictures.

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Visit Sewn by Collette here.

So if you’ve read this far…you’ve seen a few of my favourite things.  Some of these are Portuguese, living in Portugal or have some connection to this country.  Others are there because I love what they do.

Sally Clay

Sally makes gorgeous handmade silver jewellery in a studio in rural Cambridgeshire.  Each piece is unique.

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Visit Sally Clay Jewellery’s website here.

Let me know if you can recommend some Portuguese artists, I’d love to hear about them.  

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