Monday, 21 December 2009
Thursday, 17 December 2009
Thursday, 10 December 2009
We thank the Kiosque for the support and help, and for being an upstanding organ (!) in the Aberdeen City & Shire's cultural front.
To see the article, please visit : www.thekiosque.com/2009/12/10/arts-type-casting-in-union-terrace/
Wednesday, 9 December 2009
They will be exploring portraits without faces... utilising drawing, photography, digital and printing methods. The work will be featured in the OMG exhibition still on at Peacock's, running until 23rd December
See the making of OMG on flickr!
read all about it at :
Sunday, 29 November 2009
The opening night is on Thursday (3rd December) at Bridge View, on Market Street (near the Tory Bridge). 6pm - 8pm. Always a fantastic opening at Bridge View!
for more info, please download the invite here
The highly successful venture "tea cosy" at Aberdeen royal infirmary by Aberdeen based SMart consultants is getting a second life! It will be held in the old Pier building (Belmont street) and will feature a fantastic array of local makers & artists. for more information, please visit http://www.facebook.com/#/event.php?eid=177358808492&index=1
or download the PDF poster from here
Tuesday, 17 November 2009
Gabi and Phil have been working with Peacock Visual Arts & Creative Identities to make new work with the pupils of Craigielea school, Aberdeen.
They will be showcasing work that has been created over the last few months - getting the pupils to look at expressing themselves in "portraiture" without using "the face"... they are producing a collective, sculptural work from the output of the classes...should be interesting!
Also showing are Jo Gannon, Alicia Bruce, Iain Gildea...
for more info, please visit http://www.peacockvisualarts.com/events/243/creative-identities-omg
Gabi and Phil are also running a printing workshop for 10-15 year olds
Sat 12 Dec, 10am-2.30pm
Sunday, 1 November 2009
Needless to say, we've got this week & last week's typefaces up for download.
Check out "Flood" and "Up" - based on the horrid state of affairs, weatherwise up in Aberdeen and the Pixar movie "up" - we took poppy to see it (first time ever to the cinema!) and she loved it.
Tuesday, 20 October 2009
Needless to say, we're getting back into the swing of things... watch this space.
PS - we're putting work into the winter Junction Art show - so we'll post more soon...
Wednesday, 30 September 2009
We arrived at Jen's on Sunday morning to see lots of Jen's friends and fellow artists painting the cardboard coffin in the studio, a rather sobering sight. A mixture of sadness, collective spirit and joy - we all worked together to create an amazing work of art for Jen.
Monday, 21 September 2009
We had a brilliant week with some amazing conversations - we're always astounded how many interesting people come out and really care about our creative community in the North East of Scotland.
Our thoughts go out to Jen Beatie who sadly could not be with us during NEOS due to illness...
Friday, 11 September 2009
We just wanted to invite you along to Susie Hunt's "Mill Farm", where we (Gabi and Phil) will be sharing with 10 other artists & makers for this Years NEOS event.
Gabi will be showcasing a lot of new drawings and illustrations, with a chance to snap up lots of new card designs and the cool Avian Alphabet tea towels.
Phil will be displaying some of his slate drawings as well as some of the computer based work he's been producing. (websites & experimental code).
Not only art but refreshments and banter to boot! for more info, please visit : http://www.northeastopenstudios.co.uk/individual.asp?name=gabrielle
Friday, 4 September 2009
she was over the moon to get the package the other day, which she immediately blogged, so if you want to see the lovely story, check out http://egretsnest.wordpress.com/2009/09/03/no-no-this-is-my-new-most-favorite-bird-artist-ever/ leave a comment too...it's always nice to share.
Sunday, 30 August 2009
An exhibition of local artists coming together to help raise awareness for the problems facing Union Terrace Gardens & Aberdeen’s new Arts Centre.
All works based upon the theme “heart” and will be on sale for £20 per artwork to raise funds for the I ♥ UTG campaign.
Sarah J Tingle
and more to be confirmed……..
So come spend the evening with Project Slogan & I ♥ UTG and help us create a better, greener and brighter future for out city.
We're also applying to the RSA for some financial support to get a residency in Peacock Visual Arts so we can really pull out the stops and create a wonderful "end product" - the limited edition Disc & artwork... exciting!
Monday, 24 August 2009
Sunday, 23 August 2009
Tuesday, 18 August 2009
Teacosy is at the Ross Crombie Hall, The Courtyard, Ashgrove House (next to ARI), Foresterhill Road, Aberdeen.
Click here for the invite! http://www.g-r-a.co.uk/downloads/teacosy.pdf
Friday, 31 July 2009
The exhibition will be a private BP viewing, but we aim to have photos / images to share...opens Mid September 2009.
He is also working with the Cultural Enterprise Office to bring a NEOS networking night Mill farm, Kemnay on Tuesday 4th August (6-8pm). for more information please visit:
Tuesday, 14 July 2009
Monday, 6 July 2009
Sunday, 28 June 2009
Based on a missing @ sign...she was inspired to create a whole typeface based on the lovely little character...he's back now - thank goodness.
Monday, 15 June 2009
...The typeface is a mash up of metrostyle & times...if I remember correctly! It's a bit clunky, a bit unfinished and a bit prickly...yes, just like the band....
Monday, 8 June 2009
Sunday, 7 June 2009
Wednesday, 3 June 2009
Aberdeen Photographer Dave Officer loved Gabi's work so much - that he got a Tattoo of her song thrush on his forearm! It's ana amazing statement to make, getting a tattoo, and Gabi is particularly proud that Dave chose her design for his permanent statement...
Thanks to Dave for sending photos "hot off the needle"...
Gabi and Phil have completed their classes with Craigielea school... we've had a fantastic time working with the pupils and teachers - and we would like to extend out thanks to them as well as the Peacock Visual Arts - Creative Identities team. It has been a wonderful opportunity for us to not only showcase our typeface a week project - but to proves that we can facilitate and run classes as professional artists.
We've been asked to come back to Craigielea in the next semester, and we've also been asked to work further with the Creative Identities project - so things are looking fantastic creatively for us. Particular thanks to Adam Proctor and Nicole Plumb for having the belief and trust in our work.
Monday, 1 June 2009
Gabi and Phil will be showing some new and old work - and there to chat.
Hope you can come along!
Thursday, 28 May 2009
Nice wee article we've just found talking about Gabi's competition winner for the COAST festival building wrap.
Friday, 22 May 2009
Images of the Building Wrap for the COAST festival (22 - 25th May 2009) can be seen on the fantastic Scottish Independent Media website!
See you up there!
Gabi & Phil
Tuesday, 19 May 2009
Monday, 18 May 2009
We are working for four sessions utilising Found objects, Ink & Paint and Animation with several finished outcomes planned for the creation of the type.
We'll be posting some of the outcomes here, and also featuring a suit of typefaces in the typefaceaweek blog.
We'd like to thank Peacock Visual Arts for this opportunity, and look forward to running more workshops with them!
Sunday, 17 May 2009
Sunday, 10 May 2009
Monday, 4 May 2009
Friday, 1 May 2009
Gabi has also been taken in by the fantastic Red Door gallery in Edinburgh - Cards are on sale there and we hope to be stocking the Small Stories Jewellery range soon too! (their buyer is on maternity leave!)
Monday, 13 April 2009
to see the font in use - and to read / see some fantastic blogs on all things Avian - check out http://egretsnest.wordpress.com/
Sunday, 12 April 2009
Sunday, 5 April 2009
A new typeface to kick off our "Claypots" work - due to the unending source of "things" from the steading (the previous owner left EVERYTHING) - we will be making a lot of work from the finds we uncover...
As a mark of respect, we thought it best to put up "young Christopher Smith's" handwriting - found and made from an old primary school jotter...
Phil had also showcased the "raw file" (scan of a page) at the OKN talk he did - so if anyone is watching that was there - here's the finished thing!
If you want to create a typeface and join us in our year long quest, please send us an email email@example.com
Friday, 3 April 2009
Gabi has created a delightfull new font - Applestalk - full of the juiciness and energy we all need just after winter...free to download for a limited time.
Tuesday, 31 March 2009
Phil will be doing a 15 minute presentation and practical example of how to make a typeface with photoshop & fontCreator at the fantastic open knowledge networks - at Peacock Visual Arts. I believe there is beer available too...
Wednesday, 25 March 2009
"Inverurie-based Gabrielle Reith has been chosen to cloak a former glazier’s property at Banff for this year’s Coast Visual Arts festival in May.
Her work will cover three sides of the building at Bridge Road, near Banff Bridge, and will be unveiled for the festival from May 22-25."
Sunday, 22 March 2009
Monday, 2 March 2009
Tuesday, 24 February 2009
Gabrielle Reith & Philip Thompson proudly present their first partnership exhibition.
“Avian Constructs (in a Human Context)” aims to explore the metaphorical and literal links human life has with the lives of birds.
Our observations and research over the past year have been deeply affected by our own circumstances and re-location after selling our house and moving into temporary accommodation.
The work showing at Limousine Bull will explore and question some of the issues we have encountered whilst trying to find a new home.
Three key themes we explore are : Relationship, Hoarding and Structure. Avian activity – nest building, communications and relationships have parallels with our own experiences and we have used these seemingly “common” activities and situations to express our own experiences.The show utilises natural and digital mediums to question many aspects of human and avian “similarities”.
to download the postcard & poster -click here (8Mbs)
Tuesday, 10 February 2009
Not sure if that's a good or a bad article...it's as usual, full of puns and my age...but, that's local newspapers for you.
Mr Thompson, of Selbie Drive, Inverurie, said: “I got the idea from watching a programme about fossils and I thought that it would be interesting to use slate for the pieces because it would look a bit like fossils.”
did I?... I thought I was more eloquent than that...
Saturday, 31 January 2009
Sunday, 25 January 2009
The font is available for download for one week only, then it will only be available by subscribing to the free CD of all 52 Fonts which will be made in 2010.
Check out typefaceaweek.blogspot.com to see the font! enjoy!
Sunday, 18 January 2009
Wednesday, 14 January 2009
again, some lovely comments from the WWW community!
"very classy, i love the style and detail. looks great on the shoe the way you have it layed out."
J3Concepts (Crew) 14.01.2009 01:33
one of the lovely comments left by the staff of RYZ goes as follows:
"In an age where the environment is at the fore front of international news, what better than celebrating nature in fashion. A great, calming design."
Monday, 12 January 2009
Click here for the P&J article
Sunday, 4 January 2009
Gabi has also contacted the Lighthouse in Glasgow, the DCA in Dundee and various other potential outlets, meetings are being set up as we type... look out for them!
Saturday, 3 January 2009
Thursday, 1 January 2009
Gabrielle & Philip are embarking upon an ambitious project for 2009. We are going to create a typeface a week! During 2009 Gabi and Phil will be creating 52 usable typefaces, including fonts from selected guests. The "weekly font" will be downloadable for one week only, then, at the end of the year, a limited edition download / cd will be distributed to subscribers. If you wish to subscribe to our projects outcome, please email us. firstname.lastname@example.org