We’re delighted to announce the release of our November zine, a compilation of all the creative submissions we’ve had over the past month, centred around the theme of ‘nostalgia’. A collection of art, writing, and photography, the zine showcases a diverse array of creative talent.
You can read it here. #CreativeCollections #Nostalgia #zine
Our final visual art submission for this month is from Cassie Wardill, a digital illustrator. Cassie Wardill (Instagram @cassiewardilldesigns) is a recent Media Production graduate who studied at the University of Lincoln. CW: “Since graduating I started doing freelance digital illustrations and I am a volunteer Social Media Graphic Designer for the student run brand Studenteer. I LOVE illustrating digitally. When I’m not illustrating, I love binge watching Netflix series or
Georgia Embling is a digital illustrator based in Bristol. GE: “I have a degree and a masters degree in Anthropology from The University of Bristol and I am now trying to pursue my hobby of digital illustration. I mainly create portraits using bright, vivid and fun colour palettes but I have also been known to work on pet portraits and landscapes.” You can follow Georgia on Instagram (@georgi.paints) and she is open for commissions and business enquiries. #submissions #art #N
This week in Creative Collections we have something completely new – an emotional, reflective, interactive experience created by Jessica Tanto that you can take part in from the comfort of your own home – a perfect activity for the weekend. Below is a step by step instructions guide on how to take part. Jessica says “This might take a little effort to prepare but I promise that the emotion you feel will be worth it.”
Jessica Tanto: In Colour Me (2019), I traced my childhood
Edmund Pollington is an illustrator who studied BA (Hons) Graphic Design at the University of Essex. Edmund’s illustration below is inspired by this month’s prompt ‘nostalgia’. EP: “I find inspiration in anything that has a sense of story, as well as illustrations especially the medium of graphic novels. I have an Instagram that you can follow me on @artist.athelstan, and I hope you like what you see.” ‘Nostalgia’ by Edmund Pollington #submissions #art #Nostalgia #illustrati
This week’s creative writing submission is from Chloe Bayliss, a first year student at the University of Hertfordshire studying History and Creative Writing. Her short story ‘Room’ is inspired by this month’s prompt ‘Nostalgia’ and reflects on the current situation. CB: This piece was written as part of an exercise for my creative writing class. I was in isolation recently due to a case of COVID in my flat, so I was describing my surroundings, which was my room. Room Whitenes
This week I interviewed Kate Wixley, a multi-disciplinary artist based in London. This spotlight focuses particularly on two of Kate’s recent projects; ‘The Home Screen’ and ‘Sentimental Cereal’ which both communicate the concept of nostalgia in distinct ways. To view more of Kate’s work you can visit her website. Can you tell me about yourself and your work? KW: My name is Kate Wixley, and I’m a multidisciplinary artist and designer based in London. I recently graduated from
Alyssa Rae is a recent graduate and fine artist from Canada. Below are three painting submitted by Alyssa to fit with our theme of ‘Nostalgia’ for this month. You can view more of Alyssa’s work on her website, and by following her on Instagram. AR: “I am a black, female, multimedia visual artist and entrepreneur, who specializes in oil and acrylic painting. My influences consist of what I see, feel, and experience, while travelling and exploring natural landscapes and cultura
Tom Veber is a poet from Maribor, Slovenia who is currently touring Slovenia with his poetic monodrama Realizem je rezerviran za klovne (Realism Is Reserved for Clowns). Tom published his poetic debut; Točka preloma (Breaking Point) in March 2019. His poems have been published in a variety of journals and he participates in slam poetry gatherings. You can read more about Tom and his work here. My Berlin I went out again today Me and that heavy-metal bar Every day can be Frida
Sophia Reedijk is a freelance artist and recent medicine graduate. Sophia spent a year in art school before deciding to study medicine but she missed creating art so is now pursuing both as a doctor and an artist. You can see more of her work here. SR: The title of the artwork is “Do you remember”. It is about the time when you were little and the memories of the holidays you had, and how you will make these memories again with your children. Children are the hope of the futu
This week’s creative writing submission is by Sophie Hunt, a recent graduate from The University of Nottingham. Sophie studied English, including Creative Writing.
SH: In this poem I tried to capture the essence of what nostalgia means to me by reflecting upon childhood memories from primary school. I experimented with the line breaks and formatting of this poem so that I could create a visually effective piece. I am inspired by many writers, for instance Matsuo Basho, Eliz
Written by Caitlin Parr Illustration by Zoe Sheilds As cinemas closed in March, lovers of film and those craving light escapism from the current climate alike sought access to their favourite movies and series in a variety of ways. Ever popular streaming services such as Netflix and Amazon Prime were joined by new-cinema tycoon Disney+ at just the right time. With all of the Disney movies released in one place on March 24th 2020, we’ve had the opportunity to find comfort in o