Swyn Sain (The Sights of Sain) handbook front/back cover Words by Melanie Xulu From the 25th to 28th August, music and arts festival Ara Deg takes place at Neuadd Ogwen, a community arts centre in Bethesda, on the edge of Snowdonia in North Wales. Curated by Gruff Rhys, the festival is a celebration of music … Continue reading Celebrating the Artists behind the Welsh Language Music Scene: Swyn Sain (The Sights of Sain) at Ara Deg
Cut and paste collage artist and founder of the Brooklyn Collage Collective, Morgan Jesse Lappin, speaks to MOOF about his artwork and some exciting upcoming projects… MOOF: Why collage? How did you get into collage in the first place? MJL: I started making collage art because it was my way of coming up with designs … Continue reading the weird and wonderful collages of morgan jesse lappin
MOOF chats to psychedelic artist, DJ, owner of Cosmik Folly, and far-out flower child, Dawn Aquarius, about her groovy artwork and inspirations... MOOF: How did you get into 60's music, art, etc? Is it something you've always been around? DA: I suppose I grew up in it, by way of my parents. My dad has always … Continue reading Artist spotlight: Dawn Aquarius
Mixed media artist Ollie Clixby talks folk-horror, shamanism, Devon, and David Lynch...As a practicing 'hauntologist' and revivalist of folk horror, Oliver themes much of his work around 'the past' and the culturally collective specters which haunt our present. He graduated from University of Westminster, with a BA(hons) in Contemporary Media Practice. Originally intent on becoming a film director, he would instead broaden his mediums and utilise them symbiotically, in order to allow for creative independence and a resulting idiosyncratic style.
Grigory Grebennikov is a 22-year-old psychedelic poster-artist, based in Leeds. He attended an art school in Sochi, Russia, for a few years, and pursued art at secondary school. However, he got distracted by other things such as sports and music, and went on to study engineering at university. His recent drive for art came to … Continue reading Artist Spotlight: Grigory Grebennikov