Face Invader, aka Rebecca Ward, has been creating theatrical disguises for the past six years for clients including Matthew Williamson and the V&A Museum.
It was during her 26 year career as DJ TBX that Rebecca decided her DJ persona needed a disguise. Liberated by the revelation of theatrical disguise, she recalled the skills she had learned at fashion college and began to make masks, hats, wigs and headdresses for personal, and private commissions. Hence, Face Invader was born. Face Invader's ready-to-wear masks, hats and headdresses can be viewed and purchased from Wall & Jones, a unique fashion boutique based on Hackney Road, E8.
In response to E17 Art Trail's theme, STEAM, Rebecca created Matronix (Future Pagan Goddess of Illusion and Infinity) (right) a piece that fused together her three favourite artists: MC Escher, HR Giger and Daft Punk.
Odette Jewellery is Evelyn Odette Mulholland who trained in Jewellery Design in Western Australia before moving to London in 1999 to work in the Jewellery district of Hatton Garden, as well as making and designing for luxury costume jewellery designers in Knightsbridge.
Eve's own brand fuses classical design elements based on nature, sculpture and architecture while drawing on mythological themes. Odette Jewellery uses traditional fine jewellery techniques, hand crafted with an eye towards modern urban glamour. Eve works from a bench in the collaborative fashion boutique Wall & Jones, a wonderful environment full of eccentric designer clothing and quality handmade accessories.
Hannah Ford studied BA History of Art at Camberwell College of Arts and MA History of Design at the Royal College of Art and began an extensive career in curation (Identity Crisis), teaching (UAL, London and Institute of European Design, Madrid), print/digital publishing (Architecture Foundation) and design management (Design Council). Hannah then worked for Nokia/Microsoft's Global Design Studio, in Visual Communications, Product and UX programme management, before taking a career break to have kids.
Hannah curated Invisible Numbers and pursued her passion for Fibre Art, exhibiting for the first time with her collection, A Divided Nation, a series of political banners commenting on "politicians who are trying to hold us back into 19th Century fantasies about who 'we' are". (Francois Crepeau, Special Rapporteur on the Human Rights of Migrants).
A Divided Nation went on to be exhibited at The Little Big E10 Art Fair, Norlington Road Studios (right) as part of the Leyton Art Trail 2017 from 1st to 9th July.
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Denise Ford specialised in Textile Design at Central St Martins before engaging in an extensive career as a Textile Consultant, forecasting colour and fabric development for UK and global clients.
Today, Denise focuses on painting and printmaking to explore colour and composition. Utilising her own photography with motifs drawn from the natural world, Denise creates a pictorial realism that explores subjects of everyday life. Her studies of Rope Spinners for Invisible Numbers commented upon life and how it was structured socially, economically, politically and culturally at the height of the fishing industry in Suffolk in the mid-19th century. The series also explores the techniques of painting in line with the emergence of New Realism today.
Haberdashery & Julian Abrams
Haberdashery, the multi-disciplined design studio, and photographer Julian Abrams, have together created a collection of light sculptures. The collection dips into a kaleidoscopic world, as highly polished stainless steel rods and LED lighting are manipulated by simple geometry to create varying patterns which are highly complex as they are simple.
Invisible Numbers featured Holographic Principles 1, a sculpture that eliminates formal representation and focuses purely on the behavioural properties of light, celebrating the convergence of science, technology, engineering, mathematics to make something we perceive as art.
Andrew Baker & Kirstin Sibley
For Invisible Numbers, Andrew and Kirstin have collaborated to bring to life the achievements of Walthamstow-born Ted Newman, who helped develop Alan Turing’s ideas for a stored-program computer into a working machine – the Pilot ACE. Andrew has translated Kirstin’s concept and research into a series of enlightening infographics for an exclusive newspaper of for the exhibition. View it using the PILOT ACE tab at the top.
Andrew Baker is an illustrator and academic with over 20 years’ experience in illustration. After studying at Liverpool Polytechnic and the Royal College of Art, he is now Senior Lecturer in Illustration at Middlesex University. He has worked extensively in the fields of publishing, design and advertising, with clients ranging from The Guardian to Saatchi & Saatchi, and has won several awards, including Gold for Editorial Illustration from the Association of Illustrators. Andrew's recent illustrated book, The Body: A Graphic Guide To Us, was a collaboration with author Steve Parker, published by Aurum Press, 2016
Kirstin Sibley is a historian with a background in project management for the publishing and marketing sectors. Her research for the Ex Warner Project provided a historical and architectural context for Lucy Harrison’s and Katherine Green’s exhibition and book exploring the social history of the Warner Estate in Walthamstow. She was runner-up in the Bringing Innovation category at the London Volunteers in Museum Awards in 2015 for her social media work for the Vestry House Museum, which included research, strategy and audience development.
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