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Nikki McWilliams

[As we countdown the arrival of Central Station to the shores of the Tay, SuperFly highlights (everyday this week) one of the artists from the poster campaign that announces/accompanies the Dundee Pop up… for more info on the ‘Pop-up’ please visit http://bit.ly/DundeeListing, BUT (!) before you do, we’ll hand over to the artists to ‘show & tell’ you more about themselves:]

Nikki McWilliams is an Artist and Maker, graduating from Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design in 2008. Currently based in Dundee, she maintains her Fine Art practice alongside running a small business selling her own handmade wares online.

With a practice which encompasses drawing, embroidery and sculpture, her unique and diverse style often portrays themes of humour, nostalgia, femininity and popular culture. The current range available to buy at Nikki’s online store reflects the Scottish fondness for biscuits and nostalgia!

For all of Nikki’s news and updates, visit www.nikkimcwilliams.blogspot.com or tweet her @nikkimcwilliams Visit her online store for original and quirky handmade things at www.nikkimade.folksy.com

Contact: n.c.mcwilliams@googlemail.com

February 3rd, 2010  |  Published in Uncategorized  |  Leave a comment

Lindsey Gardiner

angry girl - lindsey gardiner

[As we countdown the arrival of Central Station to the shores of the Tay, SuperFly highlights (everyday this week) one of the artists from the poster campaign that announces/accompanies the Dundee Pop up… for more info on the ‘Pop-up’ please visit http://bit.ly/DundeeListing, BUT (!) before you do, we’ll hand over to the artists to ‘show & tell’ you more about themselves:]

Lindsey Gardiner

I’m originally a textile designer but have a WASPS studio in Dundee where much of my time is spent writing and illustrating children’s books. Any other available time is spent on my drawing and painting or screen printing for my textile label “Quietly Eccentric”.

My work is mostly influenced by my childhood memories, (many disgruntled!), travel experiences, music, pop culture and all things playful. And of course…dogs! I use a combination of oil, acrylic, ink, pencil and collage, on paper or canvas. Anything that’s NOT a computer really, graphite rules!

To view a wider range of my work, visit www.lindseygardiner.com

February 3rd, 2010  |  Published in Uncategorized  |  Leave a comment

tartanbaffies

tartanbaffies - robot attack - john patterson

[As we countdown the arrival of Central Station to the shores of the Tay, SuperFly highlights (everyday this week) one of the artists from the poster campaign that announces/accompanies the Dundee Pop up… for more info on the ‘Pop-up’ please visit http://bit.ly/DundeeListing, BUT (!) before you do, we’ll hand over to the artists to ‘show & tell’ you more about themselves:]

‘tartanbaffies’ aka John Patterson

tartanbaffies.co.uk

February 2nd, 2010  |  Published in Uncategorized  |  Leave a comment

hellojenuine

[As we countdown the arrival of Central Station to the shores of the Tay, SuperFly highlights (everyday this week) one of the artists from the poster campaign that announces/accompanies the Dundee Pop up… for more info on the ‘Pop-up’ please visit http://bit.ly/DundeeListing, BUT (!) before you do, we’ll hand over to the artists to ‘show & tell’ you more about themselves:]

‘hellojenuine’

hellojenuine is Jen Collins, an illustrator who likes making things & looking at what others make. Using a variety of materials, mainly pencil & ink, her work focuses on phrases or imagery that she hopes others can relate to or be inspired by. Working at an arts centre by day & drawing in any spare moment, she wishes there were more hours in a day, or more days in a week, so that she could sit at her desk with a cup of tea & a sketchbook more often.

www.hellojenuine.com

February 1st, 2010  |  Published in Uncategorized  |  Leave a comment

It’s happened again..!

As flagged up in the previous post Central Station (Central Station is creative social network for people interested in art, film and design..) are coming to visit SuperFly’s home of Dundee on 6th Feb and they’ve entrusted us with looking after Street poster duties. (Thanks once again to Dundee’s Street Advertising Services for sponsoring the space.)

More details will follow shortly but for now, once you’ve checked out the new pics (below), and after you’ve signed up to the SuperFly mailing list get over to Central Station, join the Dundee Pop-up group and get yourself registered for the day’s events.

And if you’d like a cheeky look at a couple of the Dundee Pop-up indoor posters which will be surfacing around the pop-up venues then head over to FormFityFive

I’ll be blogging and tweeting the posters as they ‘pop-up’ around the City.. but, for now, here’s just a teaser.. and if you want to see them in the flesh, here’s where you can find them: Map

January 28th, 2010  |  Published in Uncategorized  |  Leave a comment

Central Station V’s Superfly

Central Station hit Dundee!

Well, here it is, the first official ‘SuperFly’ business of 2010 and what a blinder..!
Central Station, the Glasgow based creative collective – who work to bring together ‘people, projects, collections and events’ – are heading north-east to tour the creative world of Dundee on 6th February.
This was the perfect opportunity to collaborate and SuperFly have the honour of managing street awareness in the City with a brand new batch of super street fly posters..!
We’ve kept it ‘pure Dundee’ this time with five local artists being featured – Jen Collins, John Patterson, Lindsey Gardiner, Nikki McWilliams and Lauren Gentry.
So, keep it here for images and locations of the posters as they surface during the coming week.. and we’ll also run a focus on each of the artists over the next couple of weeks so stay tuned!
Go to Central Station for more info of the day and register for a space from Monday 25th January, 2010.

For more in fo on the web: Central Station

Follow the action on twitter:
Central Station: @CenSta
SuperFly: @onthesuperfly
trend: #dundeepopup

January 24th, 2010  |  Published in Uncategorized  |  Leave a comment

And finally..!

First post of the year, and probably the last regarding SuperFly ’09..

Finally I have a copy of the STV broadcast featuring ‘documentary footage’ of the first SuperFly poster (ever..!) going up on the streets of Dundee. A permanent embed can be found on the ’09 exhibition page, but for you convenience please see the embed below ;)

Here’s to 2010: Year of the Fly!

January 4th, 2010  |  Published in Uncategorized  |  Leave a comment

SuperFly Paper

superfly paper

It’s maybe been a little quiet of late but that’s not to say we’re busy doing nothing… in fact, just to sure you don’t miss out on any impending Super-duperFly announcements you can now join the SuperFly mailing list and be the lucky recipient of ‘SuperFly Paper’ the SuperFly newsletter. We promise not to share your info.. blah, blah, blah.. etc, but what we will do is keep you up to the minute on the latest and greatest in the world of SuperFly.

So, no excuse for missing the next call for entries or the next show times! Get down with the SuperFly and join the list on the ‘contact’ page.

Remember also that you can email us with questions and suggestions (superguy@superfly.org.uk) or simply keep a lazy eye on us via Twitter ‘@onthesuperfly’

December 8th, 2009  |  Published in Uncategorized  |  Leave a comment

Internal Fly

NEoN Public

Well, perhaps it goes against some of the principles of SuperFly… an indoor exhibition, a limited viewing time, etc… but, this was a ‘special’ occasion… to be honest, we were lucky to be given the opportunity… :)

Anyway, this was the story: NEoN ’09, Dundee’s inaugural Digital Arts Festival took place fom Friday 13 – Sunday 15 Novemebr 2009. A great few days of lectures, workshops and ‘exclusives’ in the home of Scotland’s Gaming Industry hub. So fun was had by all and you can find out more at www.northeastofnorth.com

It was, afterall, the ‘NEoN’ announcement back in February that inspired the birth of SuperFly and so it was fitting that we were given the opportunity to exhibit at NEoN’s public exhibition which featured not only artwork from world class, Dundee born computer games such as Real Time Worlds’ “APB” and Ruffian’s “Crackdown 2” – both of which featured heavily during the weekend; but also concept artwork by none other than Bud Luckey of PIXAR!
(Who knew we’d peak so soon ;) )

So, SuperFly and Pixar in the same room – probably never to be repeated, so enjoy!

And just in case you’re wondering, we hope to be back very soon to announce the next SuperFly event… so keep it here… and on Twitter (@onthesuperfly)

Thanks BTW to @timmmpryde for the pic above – hopefully more to follow!

Cheerio and toodlepip!

November 19th, 2009  |  Published in Uncategorized  |  Leave a comment

The End

28sept09

…but hopefully it’s not all over.

Gone, but never to be forgotten :)

5 short weeks ago (Monday 28 September), at just about this time (11.05am) the SuperFly ’09 kicked off in style! The first poster went up and was documented in pictures and on film as SuperFly became the ‘And finally…’ story for STV Tayside’s local 6.00pm bulletin.

The Drum, who had run a magazine story on us already, before we’d even had one entry submitted, did another article on SuperFly on their website; the good folks at Creative Review, who also had promoted our call for entries in the Monitor section of their site added a Blog post; and the already assembled army of followers continued to blog, twitter and spread the word in many weird, wonderful, digital and analogue ways!
The initial fun must end for now but the story hasn’t come to an end just yet.
Interest in SuperFly is such that, while ‘beans’ cannot yet be spilled just yet, it looks like our dying fly will be re-animated in the new year.
So, exciting times continue at SuperFly HQ.
Please continue to spread the word, please remember us when you blog, particularly at the end of the year when you do your ‘creative review’s’ and lets see if this phenomenon can forge on a creative path to be followed.

Genuine BIG thanks to all those who have given FREELY of time, resources, materials and ‘mental’ support – don’t go anywhere, we’re not gone, we’re just on a break!

For a detailed overview SuperFly ’09, the artists, their work, where you can find/commission them and also details on other press links regarding Superfly, visit the Exhibition ’09 page: https://superfly.org.uk/art09/

And don’t forget, the SuperFly web fun continues with SuperFly on the Wall; Get SuperFly’d, get your work on this site – for details see the previous entry on this blog.

November 2nd, 2009  |  Published in Uncategorized  |  Leave a comment