Saturday 31 January 2015

Dwell book published by Sampson Low Ltd

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The latest publication from CollectConnect artists is being released in February 2015 by Sampson Low Ltd. London based artist and art therapist Dean Reddick has brought together artists from around the world to publish a book of 30 practical Nets. Each black and white page is easy to photocopy and ready for all ages to build themselves. The Nets are graded with completion times and building tips. A magical book about 2D plans with the potential to become 3D dwellings that can be adapted and coloured by the reader.

Dwell: A book of Nets
Published February 2015
ISBN 978-1-910578-00-1
64 pages A4 Softback
Author – Various Artists

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Alban Low Scrunchy Shed
Beth Davis Hofbauer Castle in the Sky
Bryan Benge City Scape
Catherine Wynne-Paton Raft at Sea
Dean Reddick Shelter One and TreeHouse
Eleanor Bedlow Container
Ella Klenner & Fausto House by the Wild Sea
Eve Allsop Home
Gavin Blackhurst 46 Malbet Park
Helen Hunt Thoreau’s Room
Holly Daniels Fairy Dwelling
Jane Hellings Shipping Container
Jay Snelling Pyramid
Jessamy Low Ocelot Villa
J Masson Abri
Keziah Reddick Dream dwelling
Kim Reddick Crates
Lisa Howes Flat Pack
Malc Dow Escape Dwelling
Melanie Ezra Caer Hecsagon
Mike Russell Negated Obstacle
Natalie Low Dwellow Submarine
Nick Gammons Castle
Rajaa Khalife Paixao Confessions of an artist
Sabatin Bascoban The Caravan
Sara Lerota Table as a place..
Steve DT The Sistene Chapel
Stuart Simler Trojan Horse
Tamara Jelaca Little house in Prairie

Friday 23 January 2015

Art of Caring Exhibition Opportunity

Get involved in this exciting open art exhibition at The Rose Theatre in Kingston-upon-Thames. The theme is Caring/Care and it is FREE to enter. If you would like to submit your artwork then follow the guidelines below.

Where do I send my images?
Send up to 3 Jpegs/photos of your work to
before Tuesday 31st March 2015 (Midnight).
The images should be approximately postcard size - A6 (10.5 x 14.8cm)
Include your name, title of the image/work and your website address if you have one.

The Theme
Your art/photo should respond to the theme of Caring/Care.
Feeling or showing care and compassion. Relating to professional social or medical care. To be troubled or concerned; be affected emotionally. To have regard, affection, or consideration. To have a desire or taste. To provide physical needs, help, or comfort. To agree or like (to do something).
Or your interpretation of the theme.......

The Rose Theatre, Kingston
The Exhibition
We will print two copies of your artwork as an A6 postcard. One for the exhibition and one to send to you. Your name and title will appear beside your image.
The exhibition will be at The Rose Theatre, 24-26 High Street, Kingston-upon-Thames, KT1 1HL. Open from the 12th-16th May 2015 (10am to 6pm) in the circle gallery space.
The exhibition will also be part of an exciting day that celebrates nursing around the world, with poetry, live music and drawing, expert speakers on the challenges of modern nursing on Friday 15th May.

A panel of artists and Kingston University Nursing Society members will be selecting 10-20 of their favourite images. These will be printed at an A3 size and framed.

Will my work be selected?
We have a 'First come-First served' policy, this sometimes means we close before the deadline. We currently have funding for 250 artworks.
Keep it Simple
Send your images to and be part of the exhibition!
Visit our Submit page to find out more.


Tuesday 20 January 2015

Dwell artwork at the printers

Its taken longer than we thought but the dwell book is now finished and out of our hands for a few days. The artwork rests on the printing press of our publishers Sampson Low Ltd so it's just a waiting game. The final list of artists can be found below and on our designated Artist's page. Thank you to Dean Reddick for his idea and hard work in reaching this milestone.
The Dwell book cover art
From the 1st February keep an eye out for the dwellings on the streets of London. We'll be placing one a day in interesting places throughout the capital. Then posting information about the artists and creators here on the CollectConnect website, facebook page and twitter.

Artists and their nets.....

3. Alban Low - Scrunchy Shed
5. Beth Davis - Hofbauer Castle in the Sky
7. Bryan Benge - City Scape
9. Catherine Wynne-Paton - Raft at Sea
11. Dean Reddick - Shelter One
13. Dean Reddick - TreeHouse
15. Eleanor Bedlow - Container
17. Ella & Fausto - House by the Wild Sea
19. Eve Allsop - Home
21. Gavin Blackhurst - 46 Malbet Park
23. Helen Hunt - Thoreau’s Room
25. Holly Daniels - Fairy Dwelling
27. Jane Hellings - Shipping Container
29. Jay Snelling - Pyramid
31. Jessamy Low - Ocelot Villa
33. J Masson - Abri
35. Keziah Reddick - Dream dwelling
37. Kim Reddick - Crates
39. Lisa Howes - Flat Pack
41. Malc Dow - Escape Dwelling
43. Melanie Ezra - Caer Hecsagon
45. Mike Russell - Negated Obstacle
47. Natalie Low - Dwellow Submarine
49. Nick Gammons - Castle
51. Rajaa Khalife Paixao - Confessions of an artist
53. Sabatin Bascoban - The Caravan
55. Sara Lerota - Table as a place..
57. Steve DT - The Sistene Chapel
59. Stuart Simler - Trojan Horse
61. Tamara Jelaca - Little house in Prairie

Wednesday 7 January 2015

Building the Dwell nets

Dean Reddick builds the Dwellow Submarine
The big build has started in earnest for the Dwell exhibition and book. Last weekend we tested the nets by transforming them from their 2D state into glorious 3 dimensions. We're still waiting for 3 pages to be revised before we can send the book to the printers. We'll then start placing our Dwellings around London and photographing them in their new homes. We hope to start releasing these photos and writing about each artist in early February.
Left to right
Bryan Benge, Mike Russell, Sabatin Bascoban and Natalie Low