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Alcon 2013!

Hi, all. This Saturday and Sunday I’ve got a stand at Alcon 2013 – Leicester’s Anime and Gaming Convention, it’s my first time attending an event like this and am looking forward to meeting plenty of fellow geeks! Join us!!!

The video below shows last years event:

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It’s Lovely up North!

A couple of weeks ago I was given the opportunity to hold an exhibition of my screen prints in the DaDa bar a very cool music/pub in the centre of Sheffield. The exhibition will be up until Sunday 4th August 2013, so if your in the area and haven’t seen my work before check it out!

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Film & Print!

This month saw the culmination of a joint project between members of the Leicester Print Workshop and SevenFive Productions. The project was designed as an opportunity for cross pollination, skills sharing and creative collaboration between filmmakers and printmakers. There was a premier at the Phoenix Cinema in Leicester – an exhibition and screening of work produced by LPW printmakers and local filmmakers working in collaboration.

I was paired with film maker Thomas Tyrrell. We decided to make a promo video of sorts showing my working process from sketching the idea through to final print making. You can see the film here:


It was a full house! Below me and Tom enjoying the free wine!

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The Kids are alright

Yesterday I was invited back to my old school Rawlins by my dear friend Hayley Fern to show her after school art club a selection of my work. They were a very lovely group of 5-8 year olds and I think they liked some of my stuff, although it was sad that they didn’t know who William Shatner was :-(

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My first video interview!

If you ever wanted to know where my inspiration comes from and my process, now you can! This video interview was my prize from Dusk 2 Dawn for one of my prints exhibited at the Open 24 2013 exhibition at New Walk Gallery in Leicester.

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Notts Uni Website prmo!

Got my art featured on a cool website for Notts Uni designed by Emma Black. The pic was taken in The Nottingham Orange Tree where I’ve got a fair few of my pieces on display. You can see the site here: http://www.ntu.ac.uk/virtual_open_day/#nightlife

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Leicester 24 Open Art Exhibition

Yesterday I attended the private view for the Leicester 24th annual open art exhibition at the New Walk Museum in which I’ve got two of my prints on display.

During the evening there was a presentation of awards downstairs, I decided to stay upstairs chatting to fellow artists as I never win anything at these things but much to my surprise I had won two prizes and so missed my brief time in the spotlight doh!

The first was two tickets to see a show at DeMontfort Hall the second was from the magazine Dusk2Dawn who are offering me exposure in the form of a video interview on their website. I’ve not won an art prize since primary school so I was very chuffed indeed so big thanks to DeMontfort Hall and Jon Prest from Seed Creativity.

The exhibition runs until the 7th April at the New Walk Museum & Art Gallery, detail can be seen here: http://www.leicester.gov.uk/open24

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Nottingham Contemporary!

Last weekend I had a stall at the Nottingham Contemporary arts and craft fair, which was my most successful craft fair to date. So I would just like to say a big thanks to everyone that came, and especially to those that parted with their hard earned cash and bought one of my screen prints!

I’ve also got a stall at the Makers Mart craft fair coming up at the Curve theatre in Leicester this weekend, I’ll post more info soon!.

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Going Solo

The very nice people at The Leicester Print Workshop have given me the opportunity to hold my very first solo exhibition at the Print Room, their exhibition space at the LCB Depot in Leicester. It runs from 23rd November 2012 until 28th February 2013 more details below.

A big thank you to Sarah Kirby for her help in putting up the exhibition.

LCB Depot, 31 Rutland Street, Leicester, LE1 1RE. Please ring LCB Depot on (0116) 261 6800 to confirm opening times before making your visit.

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Passion 2 Print

Hello all!

Well it’s beginning to get busy in the run up to Christmas and I should have some new prints to show you soon! I’ve also had two of my latest prints selected for the Leicester Passion 2 Print Exhibition! I was very chuffed that they picked both of my entries.

Passion2Print is Leicester Print Workshop’s biennial celebration of contemporary fine art printmaking. Exclusively featuring the work of LPW artists, it is a high-quality showcase for printmaking today. Reflecting its partnership with Embrace Arts and Oundle International Festival, the exhibition will explore ideas around storytelling in music.

The exhibition runs from 8th October 2012 – 7th December 2012 at Embrace Arts, formerly the Richard Attenborough Centre, based on Lancaster Road in Leicester, about 15 mins walk from Leicester Print Workshop, Leicester City Centre and the Railway Station. All details can be found here: http://www.leicesterprintworkshop.com/exhibitions/passion_2_print

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Passion 2 Print 2012

Hi all, Well it’s been a really hectic past couple of months and not due to print making unfortunately. Well I’m getting back in to the swing of things and will have some new print design to show you soon!

I found out this week that two of the new prints I’ve recently produced have been accepted in to the Passion 2 Print: Storytelling in Music exhibition!

Passion2Print is Leicester Print Workshop’s biennial celebration of contemporary fine art printmaking. Exclusively featuring the work of LPW artists, it is a high-quality showcase for printmaking today. Reflecting its partnership with Embrace Arts and Oundle International Festival, the exhibition will explore ideas around storytelling in music.

Monday 8 October – Friday 7 December

Free Preview party – all welcome Thursday 4 October, 5.30pm – 7.30pm

More details: http://www.embracearts.co.uk

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6th London Burlesque Festival

On Saturday I went to the Brush with Burlesque art exhibition at the East Gallery in Brick Lane, London where my Burlesque Festival print was on display and sale. It was a really good exhibition with a great mix of styles and artists. It was also very nice to meet the organisers Mark and Sarah Bell, so a big thanks to them for exhibiting my print!

Afterwards I attended a show at the 6th London burlesque festival, courtesy of two comp tickets from the organiser Chaz Royal, so thank you to you too!

Had a great time the show was excellent, below are some pics from the night, more are on my Facebook page too.

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6th Annual London Burlesque Festival!

In partnership with the acclaimed producer and burlesque pioneer, Chaz Royal, I’ve designed and hand printed a souvenir poster for the London Burlesque Week 7-13th May.

This 1 colour hand pulled screen print measures an impressive 50cm x 70cm (approx) and is printed on a Gold 250gsm Peregrina Majestic art stock. Each print is signed & numbered and is strictly limited to an edition of 100 so as always once they’re gone they’re gone. They will be available to buy at the event and if there are any left over they will also be made available to buy online.

“The London audience is a mix of regular cabaret enthusiasts and curious newcomers, who appreciate the finest in burlesque performers as well as sheer glamour and tastefully risqué entertainment. We help develop the most talented new and established performers, right through from the avant garde to erotic, sexy circus artists, exposing them to an international stage and the acclaim of diverse audiences. It’s the biggest and best burlesque event in terms of performers and spectators ever to be brought to England’s great capital city. London Burlesque Week is full of colour, panache and excitement and is simply the greatest showcase of international burlesque talent on Earth.” - Chaz Royal

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Sock Fair

Over the weekend I had a stall at the Loughborough ‘SOCK’ arts and craft fair. Would just like to say a big thanks to everyone that came, and especially to those people that parted with their hard earned cash and bought one of my screen prints! I’ve got a stall at the Makers Mart craft fair coming up at the Curve theatre in Leicester at the end of April, and I’ll post more info closer to the time.

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My first interview!

The very nice people at cool as leicester.co.uk are currently running an interview of little ‘ol me! I was very honoured to be asked as it’s my first ever interview about my work.

They are also holding a stupidly easy competition to win one of two of my screen prints that I have donated. So if you want to know more about my work or just want a chance to get your hands on a free print, check it out here: http://www.coolasleicester.co.uk

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Prepare to Die! The Princess Bride

This is probably the most ambitious screen print I’ve produced so far, but I’m really happy with the result. I was inspired to produce this a couple of months ago when I saw my housemate Brenden watching ‘Your Highness’ and I have to say I wasn’t impressed. So I got to thinking about the far better film, The Princess Bride. I hadn’t seen it for years, there are so many great quotes from that film, I’ve chosen one, from my favourite character Inigo Montoya as played by Mandy Patinkin.

This 4 colour hand pulled screen print measures 42cm x 59cm (approx) and is printed on high quality acid free 270gsm art stock. Each print is signed & numbered and is strictly limited to an edition of 250. Each print will be rolled and shipped in a sturdy cardboard tube.

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Quad, Derby ‘Don’t Panic!’ Craft Fair

Hi everybody and ho, ho ho!

This Friday and Saturday I’ve been manning a stall at the ‘Don’t Panic!’ Christmas Craft Fair, held at the Quad in Derby. Big thanks to everyone that came, especially to those people that parted with their hard earned cash and bought one of my screen prints!

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The 23rd Leicester Art Open

Hello all!

It’s been a busy couple of months and I should have some new prints to show you soon! Apart from being busy creating new works I’ve also had one of my ‘TIME!’ prints selected for the Leicester 23rd Open Art Exhibition! This was my first time entering the open and so I was very chuffed that they picked one of my works.

The exhibition runs from 12th November 2011 – 8th January 2012 at the New Walk Museum & Art Gallery, Leicester. All details can be found here: http://www.leicester.gov.uk/open23/

The buffet and free wine were also a highlight!

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Open for Business: Talent House East Midlands!

The nice people at Talent House East Midlands (THEM for short) a fresh & creative art & design boutique based in St. Martins Square Shopping Centre, in Leicester city centre, now sell some of my screen prints!
(Managing Directors Stephanie and Elizabeth)
‘’THEM’’ provides a platform for emerging artists and designers from throughout the Midlands to showcase and sell their work. As graduates Stephanie and Elizabeth appreciate that it can be very difficult to become established within the art and design industries, and there are little, to no outlets in Leicester that purely provide support for this. Their aim is to help emerging creatives to gain a market within their chosen field.
They also hope to engage with the general public, and offer cutting edge design and affordable contemporary artwork that would not usually be found on a ‘regular’ high street.

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Retro Active Festival

Hi all,

Well it’s been a while since my last update but rest assured I’ve been busy working on a load of new prints which I’m really excited about, so keep checking back!

This Saturday I had my first solo trade stall selling my wares at the Retro Active games and film festival at Leicester’s Phoenix Square cinema, billed as “the only classic video game and movie expo in the UK”.

It was 12 hours of classic 80’s movies on the big screen including the Goonies and Big Trouble in Little China, which I really wanted to see, but I had to stay and man the stall :-( There were also 4 decades of video games with over 50 systems running at once, gaming tournaments running all day, I did manage to sneak off for a bit of gaming action though! And will definitely be doing it again next year!

I’ll be looking into producing some retro game prints at some point in the future, so if you have any games in mind that you would like to see as a print, drop us a line!

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My first private view!

Hi everyone, well July’s been a pretty busy month! Apart from putting up exhibitions of my  new work in the Time, Firebug bars in Leicester and the Orange Tree in Nottingham I also had my first private view!

I had three of my pieces accepted in to the Print & Design Now exhibition at the SW1 gallery in central London.

The exhibition runs from 28th July to the 23rd of August before moving on to the Bearspace gallery. All details can be found here:

http://www.bearspace.co.uk/index.php?view=details&id=79%3APRINT+&DESIGN_NOW_2011=&option=com_eventlist&Itemid=2

There was a good turn out and free booze to boot!

Me posing next to my time print! They also picked my ‘Reason’ and ‘Vader goes postal’ prints.

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Open for business!

Hi All,

If you’ve ever wanted to know if there was a quick and easy way to buy one of my prints I have good news there is! I’ve now opened two online shops:

http://www.folksy.com/shops/BarryDBulsara

and:

http://www.etsy.com/shop/BarryDBulsara

If you live in the U.K

I would recommend using the Folksy site as the items are priced in U.K Stirling and not U.S dollars.

Happy Shopping!

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All the fun of the fair!

Today I shared a stand with the Leicester Print Workshop at the Makers Mart Art Fair in Leicester. It was my first art fair experience and a very enjoyable one too. So a big thank you to everyone that came, especially the two people that parted with their hard earned cash and bought one of my screen prints :-)

The Leicester Creative Business Depot where the fair was held.

Dave and Sat fellow Leicester Print Workshop members.

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Hello cruel world!

Hi All,

Well this is my second attempt at setting up a blog! Woo hoo!

The idea behind this sudden interest in modern technology is that hopefully my artwork will gain some much needed exposure/notoriety and in turn it will give me the motivation to be more prolific in my output! So keep checking back for new stuff!

Cheers
Barry

P.S Big thanks to my friend Dan for helping me set this up, you might want to check out his excellent foodie blog: www.tonightstea.com

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