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10 Dec

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas!

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So, it’s December and it’s nearly Christmas. Already. How did that happen? Wasn’t it summer (if you can call it that) like about five minutes ago?

You can tell it’s almost Christmas, my last weekend was made up of eating some gingerbread & orange cake, several glasses of mulled wine with friends, a bonfire, hats, scarves, gloves, soggy feet, coming home to my excited flatmate putting up a Christmas tree in the living room, Christmas songs playing in the street and trying to learn the words to various Christmas carols ready for a gig this week. Oh yes & I acquired an electric blanket. A particular highlight. Who knew they were so great?!

Anyway, as well as the said gig, I have (or will have as of this week) lots of my most recent artwork up in the seven exhibitions that are listed below. So, if you are interested in seeing my artwork in real life & not just virtually on my website and on my Facebook page, then please go to one of these places to take a look! Another thing, if you need a wedding or event photographer in the near future, we at Capture Photographers are currently taking new bookings and if you are interested in developing & making the most of your digital photography skills you will be pleased to know that our courses are returning in the new year.

***Don’t forget, if you are Christmas shopping at the moment to consider buying affordable, original artwork as presents for your loved ones whilst also supporting local emerging artists***

Bovril, Oregano & Carrot Peel by Jazamin SinclairEXHIBITIONS:

  • Dot Art Pop Up Art Shop: Affordable, original and limited edition art by local artists on display at The Cavern Walks. All part of Liverpool Pops-Up For Christmas. I have several original ink & watercolour drawings on display. Participating artists: Alistair Parker; Angela Burton; Blacksoup; Bryn Davies; Chris Turrell Watts; Clare Ellis; Craig Magee; Danny Hampson; Dave Broadfoot; David Tunstall; Erica Hamilton; Frank Linnett; Gareth Arrowsmith; Graeme Murray; Jackie Stevens; Jane Adams; Jason Bradley; Jazamin Sinclair; John Christiansen; John Sutherst; John Walton; John Whitelaw; Judy Musselle; Julian Heath; Marianthi Lainas; Mark McGowan; Martin Jones; Matthew Thomas; Mike Rickett; Nathan Pendlebury; Olga Snell; Pam Holstein; Patrick Higgins; Rob Edmonson; Sophie Green; Stephen Collett; Susan Brown; & Susan Finch. Exhibition continues until 23rd December 2012.
  • Christmas Art ExhibitionOriginal and limited edition artwork by a group of locally acclaimed artists all on display at The Gallery Liverpool. I will have several mini canvases on display. The private view is this Friday (14th December) from 7pm – 10pm so come along & say hello! Full list of artists to be announced. Exhibition continues until 10th January 2013.
  • Winter Blues 7An annual group exhibition at The Egg that I organise with HeadSpace@EggSpace full of affordable artwork by local emerging artists. I have two original ink & watercolour drawings on display. Participating artists: Paulina Balicka; Peter Barker; May Chong; Ria Collister; Anna Di Scala;  Tim Dunfo; Frances Gillyon; Consuelo Giorgi; Gareth Halsall; Barbara Harrison; Karl Harry; Karen Henley; Pamela Holstein; Sidney Jarrett; David Lunt; Claire McAteer; Spike Pickard; Jazamin Sinclair; Jackie Stevens; & David Symonds. Exhibition continues until 20th January 2013.
  • Landscape at the University of Liverpool Vice Chancellor’s Lodge: An exhibition by several members of Toxteth Art Gallery. I have two large canvases on display. Participating artists: Anton Dolders; Felicity Wren; Xia Lu; Tom Donahue; George Lund; Sara AbouMrad; Richard Ashworth; Peter Barker ; Feroz Khan; Susan Lee Brown; Sarah Ryan; Alice Lenkiewicz; Colin Serjent; Jazamin Sinclair; Janine Pinion; Barbara Harrison; & Sarah Nicholson. *Viewing strictly by appointment or invite only. Please enquire*Exhibition continues until January 2013.
  • Great Expectations: An exhibition by several members of Toxteth Art Gallery at LCAD. I have several mini canvases on display! Participating artists: George Lund; Michael Kirkham; Sidney Jarrett; Anna Di Scala; Peter Barker; Sarah Nicholson; Alice Lenkiewicz; & Jazamin Sinclair. Exhibition continues until 7th January 2013.
  • 81 Renshaw Street: Myself & several other local artists have artwork up on the walls of this fantastic newly opened arts cafe. I will have several mini canvases on display. If that isn’t enough to tempt you in, they are offering *free (delicious) cake every Friday in December* when you buy a hot drink! Exhibition ongoing.
  • The Caledonia: Myself & several other artists will have original artwork up in an exhibition organised by Lis Edgar, Collage Collectables & Fine Art. I will have several mini canvases on display in the very near future (please enquire for exact details). Exhibition ongoing.

PHOTOGRAPHY:Capture Photographers: Kate & Michael

  • Capture Photographers: I am pleased to announce that there are new images from some recent weddings and events that we were the official photographers for now for on our website. We are currently taking bookings for next year and if you need to book a photographer for your Christmas party or event, get in touch by calling 07811 059 702 or by emailing us at info@capturephotographers.com
  • Getting The Best From Digital Photography: Get to grips with your digital camera with these hands on sessions introducing you to a wide range of knowledge, techniques and tips to improve your photography all led by myself & Jackie Stevens at The Bluecoat. The course will take place over two evenings from 6.45pm – 9.30pm on 24th & 31st January 2013. Find out more & book a place here!

Sense of Sound singersCONCERTS:

  • Sense of Sound present Winter Clear: I will be performing alongside other Sense of Sound singers at this concert featuring highlights from this year’s previous projects plus some original and fun Christmas repertoire to help celebrate the season in style at  The Bluecoat this Thursday (13th December) at 8:00pm. Tickets cost £10/£8 and can be purchased from The Bluecoat box office by calling 0151 702 5324 or by booking online but they are selling out fast!
18 May

Liverpool Light Night

Below are a few things that I am involved with this Light Night – maybe see you around Liverpool this evening!

Cocktails & Culture in partnership with City Art After Dark at Bellinis
An exciting exhibition which will spotlight a number of works from well-known local established city artists and in addition also promote emerging creative talents. An ideal opportunity to get together celebrate our amazing city, our creative talents and of course Liverpool’s important links with Italia! All part of Light Night.

I am exhibiting some artwork & will also be singing a few songs…

Time: 16:00 – 23:00
Venue: Bellini Cocktail Bar and Eaterie, 51-53 Whitechapel, Liverpool, L1 6DT
Tickets: Free – just turn up

Spring Open 2012
An annual exhibition to coincide with spring / Light Night featuring work by the following wonderful artists: Belinda Armstrong; Simon Birtall; Clare Brumby; May Chong; Gord; Gareth Halsall; Barbara Harrison; Mark Harrison; Karl Harry; Ashlea Haynes; Michael Kirkham; Mark Peachey; Karen Henley; Ruth Massarano Rawson; Den Rees; Will Simmons; Jazamin Sinclair; Jackie Stevens; Dem Stimson; Lee Taylor; Andy Vine; Zephyrbaby.

I have helped to organise the exhibition & I am also exhibiting some artwork…

Time: 17:00 – 18:30
Duration: 27.04.12 – 20.05.12.
Venue: The Egg, 16-18 Newington, Liverpool, L1 4ED
Tickets: Free – RSVP / Just turn up

Sense of Sound – The Big Voice at The Cathedral:
Imagine the opportunity to sing with hundreds of other people in the splendour of Liverpool’s monolithic Anglican Cathedral. Award winning Sense of Sound invites you to join them in celebrating The Big Voice as part of Light Night, an exciting contemporary singing experience where you will help to create an amazing, uplifting harmonious sound.

I am part of Sense of Sound singers & will be singing…

Time: 19:30 – 21:00
Venue: Liverpool Anglican Cathedral, St James Mount, L1 7AZ
Tickets: Free – just turn up

I would also recommend going along to 21 Steps at Domino GalleryAssemblage at CollageReflections of Liverpool at WongsLight Night at The Baltic Triangle & Play Baltic if you can fit all that in! And while you’re in the Baltic Triangle watch out for the Merseyside Yarnstomers!

08 Jan

Creative things to do in Liverpool this January & February

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This is to let you know about a few creative things you might want to get involved with this January if you are based in Liverpool or the Northwest. I am either taking part in these things myself or I am involved with organising them!

Getting The Best From Digital Photography

Art Classes

Did you get a new digital camera for Christmas? Have you had a digital camera for ages but you are you still trying to work out how to use it? Do you know your how to adjust your white balance so that your photos don’t come out blue? Do you want to know how to take long exposure shots. Do you know how to download your photographs to your computer? Do you know how to take photographs without leaving your camera on the ‘auto’ setting?

'Fireworks 2': Limited Edition A4 Digital Print (1/15); £25.00 UNFRAMED / £40.00 FRAMED; Framed size: 43cm x 33cm; By Jazamin Sinclair.Get to grips with your digital camera this new year with these hands on sessions introducing you to a wide range of knowledge, techniques and tips to improve your photography.

Level One will teach you the basics & we may possibly be providing Level Two (further techniques) in the near future!

Level Once of the course will take place over two evening sessions beginning on Thursday 2nd February at The Bluecoat and will be led by Jackie Stevens & myself from Capture Photographers. This course is has been organised by Dot Art.

Find out more about the course, see some testimonials from previous courses & book a place here!

Journeys Through The Brook (Part 2)

Tuebrook Transnational: Journey Through The Brook (Part 2, Page 1)Did you miss Journeys Through The Brook – Part 1 last month? Well don’t despair because there’s still the opportunity to come along again as it’s all returning on Saturday 14th and Sunday 15th January, 2012 between 11:45am-3.00pm!

The whole event is free & even includes a free lunch and celebration afterwards!

People of all ages are welcome to come along to this exciting, multimedia event, through which audiences will have the opportunity to experience the streets of Tuebrook in an intimate and unique way.

Tuebrook Transnational: Journey Through The Brook (Part 2, Page 2)For example, what was shopping like on West Derby Road 60 years ago? Have you ever heard of the Lister Drive Miracle? Would you like to hear what the kids from the youth club think about Tuebrook, or maybe even join the Newsham Park Pirates? If you answered yes to any of those questions then join us all for Journeys Through The Brook which is made by local residents.

‘Tuebrook Transnational’ is a group of local theatre makers, artists and producers who collaborate with other local residents to create and produce inclusive cultural events on the streets of Tuebrook.

The event is free, but numbers are limited. Please book a place in advance by e-mailing tuebrooktransnational@googlemail.com or by calling Ben Phillips on 07738905285.

Twinned 2012 in association with Threshold Festival

Twinned Twinned 2012 in association with Threshold FestivalThreshold Festival is returning again in just over a month’s time & the big news is that this year it’s not just under one roof it’s under many roofs all situated in Liverpool’s Baltic Triangle! The Festival will all take place from 10th – 12th February 2012 and if last year is anything to go by it promises to be a fantastic event that brings most of Liverpool’s creative family together! Last year there was art, comedy, music & performances with something for everyone who came along! You can still buy discounted weekend tickets directly from Threshold Festival but hurry you only have until 10th January! Find out what Visit Liverpool have to say about the festival here.

Once again I am involved in organising visual arts for the festival with HeadSpace@EggSpace. The exhibition we are organising is called Twinned 2012, to be housed across two venues: EggSpace (where we regularly organise the exhibitions) & The Camp & Furnace (formerly A-Foundation) which is part of The Baltic Triangle. The exhibition at EggSpace will run from 27.01.12 – 26.02.12 and the exhibition at The Camp & Furnace will run from 10.02.12 –  13.02.12.

We already have several artists who will be taking part in the exhibition and are inviting others to submit entries to take part! By taking part you will also be entitled to a free ticket for the festival (either a full weekend pass for one or a one day pass with an additional one day pass for a guest)!

08 Nov

Singing with Sense of Sound tomorrow evening!

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Sense of Sound Singers
Sense of Sound Singers

Tomorrow evening we (Sense of Sound singers) will be singing twice, for your listening pleasure, outside The Bluecoat. This will coincide with the turning on of the Christmas Lights in Liverpool City Centre. We will be doing two small sets at one at 7:00pm & one at 7:45pm. It’s all free & I think it will probably give you a bit of a taster of what to expect in our gigs next month. I have listed some of the Sense of Sound forthcoming gigs on the events page of my website if you are interested in finding out more!

Up there is a picture of us singing on the main stage of Liverpool Pride when things were all a bit warmer. (Photo courtesy of Jackie Stevens).

08 Nov

Winter Wonderland

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Winter Wonderland 9, Photograph by Jazamin Sinclair

I’m currently going through the photographs I took at Newsham Park when we had snow last winter & at this years Lantern Parade in Sefton Park & thought I would share a few of them. I will be printing & framing some of them for two events that I am going to be part of very soon!

I will be taking part in this year’s Winter Arts Market at St. George’s Hall on Saturday 3rd December between 10am – 5pm. This is organised by Charlotte & Christina from Open Culture, & in their words: “Buy handmade, buy local, buy beautiful”.

I will have paintings, photographs & drawings available for sale & will be sharing a stall with Jackie Stevens in the Elms, Cockerell & Reid Rooms so please come & visit us! Entry is only £1.50 and under 16’s get in for free!

I am also taking part in Winter Blues 6 at The Egg. I am helping to organise this exhibition with HeadSpace@EggSpace which opens on Thursday 24th November 2011 at 7pm.

The exhibition will feature artwork by: Katrina Avotina; Michael Barrow; Elizabeth Beckmann; John Chatterton; May Chong; Anna Di Scala; Helene Dougherty; Mags Garet; Gareth Halsall; Barbara Harrison; Justice Hyde; Linda Jones; Tony Kennedy; Teresa Lee; Masterofdots; Hazel Mutch; Doutimiye Netimah; Niall Oakes; Christopher T Roberts; Debbie Ryan; Sue Skitt; Jazamin Sinclair; David Symonds; Zephyrbaby

I am still offering 25% off anything bought or commissioned from me between now & the end of December! This means that these limited edition (1/15) A4 sized photographs can currently be bought for £18.75 unframed or £30.00 framed.

02 Nov

Charity Art Auction for Greenbank Sports Academy: How it went

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'Hot Pepper Sauce 2': Original Painting by Jazamin Sinclair

'Hot Pepper Sauce 2': 15cm squared; Acrylic & varnish on canvas; Sold at Auction to raise money for Greenbank Sports Academy

I went to the Greenbank Sports Academy Charity Auction this evening, which I had donated a piece of artwork to & it sold to raise £15.00. ALL of the money generated from all sales is going towards helping to raise money for sport and art activities for disabled children at Greenbank Sports Academy.

Dot art helped to find many pieces of work for the auction including some pieces by friends & local Liverpool artists, such as: Jackie Stevens, Nathan Pendlebury, Paul Francis & Lynn Fraser. There were some great pieces of work there & I was really shocked & surprised to see a very large original of Nathan’s go for £15.00 – I think it’s worth a lot more than that but it’s all for a good cause in the end & that’s what matters…

Unfortunately, I wasn’t able to stay until the end (or to see how Jackie, Paul & Lynn’s artwork did) but bar a few pieces, everything seemed to be selling & the buyers were getting more & more into it as the evening went on. The auctioneer Max Steinberg (Chief Executive of Liverpool Vision) was taking no prisoners! Lets hope lots of good will come from the money raised!

Below are few images of the evening!