October

Kochi Kochi | Marie Jones

Kochi Kochi is Japanese slang for Kochira and translates in English as a polite way of saying “This way!” or “Over here!” Inspired by this after many trips to Tokyo, it became a fitting moniker to sum up the work and style of Marie Jones, a multi-disciplinary freelance graphic artist.

Marie’s work explores various forms, from combining computer generated visuals with more traditional and tactile mediums such as needlework and knitting, to her most recent exploration which challenges the conventional way of archiving, and our responsibilities around loved ones’ possessions who have passed away.

Originally from Anglesey, Marie moved to the North West in 2003 completing her BA in Graphic Arts at Liverpool School of Art and Design in 2006, and her MFA in Graphic Design & Art Direction from Manchester School of Art in 2015. Marie has produced work for a wide range of clients across various sectors; ranging from start-ups to established companies, and creating design for large scale, mass participation art events.

NEON

NEON was founded to elevate the everyday. They empathise and listen to ensure their projects resonate with people who use them. They manipulate familiar materials in ways previously un-imagined. They design with every sense in mind. They deliver once in a lifetime emotional experiences.

NEON is an award-winning design practice based in Margate, UK. The studio was founded to investigate the territory between architecture, art and design. NEON has worked on projects ranging in scale from objects up to monumental art installations. Alongside the team in the studio they work with a highly skilled team of engineers, interaction consultants and fabricators to deliver their projects.

Noëmi Lakmaier

Noëmi Lakmaier's work explores notions of the ‘Other’ ranging from the physical to the philosophical, the personal to the political. The individual's relationship to its surroundings, identity, and perception of self and other in contemporary society are core interests in her predominantly site-responsive, live and installation-based practice.

Noëmi’s work aims to emphasise and exaggerate the relationship between object, individual and space. Through the use of everyday materials as well as her own body and the bodies of others, she constructs temporary living installations - alternative physical realities - exploring the psychological implications of power, control and insecurity, the drive to belong and succeed as well as feelings of self-doubt and otherness.

Stuart Robinson

Stuart Robinson is a mixed media sculptural installation artist currently living and working in Penryn, Cornwall. Having studied Fine Art at the University of East London, Stuart relocated to Cornwall where he lectures on the Foundation Diploma Art & Design at Truro College.

Stuart describes his work as predominantly installation and sculptural objects informed by, and utilising photography as an important element of the working process. He likes to produce objects and environments that are intriguing but overall visually engaging, often using seemingly familiar objects and shapes.

The work explores imagery and inspiration from a wide range of sources across art, media, landscape and popular culture digested and condensed into object and form. It explores familiar shapes, colour and materials from our daily encounters with media, signs and surroundings.