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13 -15 November, 2014

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Map by Lewis Moran

information VENUE: Eye Candy will take place in a beautiful warehouse

PARKING: There is limited on-street parking. The nearest car

space in the city’s Eastside District. Boxxed is an amazing multi-

parks (paid) are based at the Custard Factory on Digbeth High

purpose venue that we will be transforming for the duration of

Street and on Heath Mill Lane - just a couple of minutes walk from

the festival. The venue has full access.

the venue.

Boxxed, 104 Floodgate Street, Digbeth, Birmingham

FOOD & DRINKS: A bar will be available at the venue. Food and

B5 5SR 

cakes will be available everyday.

Produced by:

Eye Candy is curated by Fused dave@fusedmagazine.com / @davefused kerry@fusedmagazine.com / @kerryfused Festival Co-ordinator: Ian Thomas Video: Craig Bush This brochure is produced by Fused Media Cover image by Miss Led

Festival partner:

Funded by:

EYE CANDY tel: 0121 442 6663 EyeCandyFestival.co.uk fusedmagazine.com @EyeCandyFest @fusedmagazine Facebook.com/eyecandy

DISCLAIMER Reproduction of all editorial/images in any form is strictly prohibited without prior permission. We cannot be held responsible for breach of copyright arising from any material supplied. While we aim to make sure all information is correct we can not be held responsible for any incorrect entries. This is a Fused Publication © Fused 2014.


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Welcome to Eye Candy 2014 Fused Magazine and Area Culture Guide’s very own annual celebration of illustration, artists and photographers returns to Birmingham and this year we are setting up camp in Digbeth, the creative hub of the city. The free event, that takes place over one evening and two days, celebrates the best of visual pop culture with one-off installations, street art, workshops, talks and performance. For 2014 we’ve invited fashionista favourite, Daisy de Villeneuve, who’ll be leading an illustration masterclass using one-off designs created exclusively for Eye Candy. Paris-based artist Fafi makes a rare visit to Birmingham, where she will make a bespoke wall-based mural for Eye Candy. Influenced by Japanese pop culture, Fafi creates illustrations of women which upset the stereotypical image of femininity. A welcome return to Eye Candy is Miss Led who produced her first major mural on a car park wall at last year’s event. She is joined by Anna Garforth, who produced the stunning wooden Geo-Fox which is still on the side wall of Southside’s Loft Lounge bar. Both artists will create new large-scale works for the 2014 festival. Eye Candy 2014 includes installation and 3D design with 3D paper engineer Sam Pierpoint who brings large paper models of bugs to the walls of Boxxed. Textile artist Felt Mistress brings a new creation The Great Advisor; a threemetre tall character made of felt who can answer your deepest (or most trivial) problems. A photography exhibition of street-style will give new insight into youth culture, presented in association with the photographic agency PYMCA. To launch this we have invited Sylvain Sylvain of New York Dolls who presents Bowery Butterflies - Stories and Songs from 70’s Underground New York. To stick with the music theme illustrator Newtasty highlights some of the lesser know geniuses of rock n’ roll with They Were Kings - an exhibition of the men and women still holding down day jobs and other means of surviving while giving selflessly to art and music year after year. Visitors can witness the live creation of a large-scale mural over two days with Brothers of the Stripe, an all-male collective of illustrators and image makers, and there will be plenty of chances to have-a-go at creating your own artworks and prints alongside the group of 12. Over the 3 days visitors will get the chance to produce their own work, screen prints, photography and more with a selection of immersive and engaging workshops, talks and interventions with Girls Who Draw, Cachetejack, Camera Obscura, Make it Sewcial, Column and Cut it Up.


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master class! From animating and directing music videos for Lily Allen, Mark Ronson, M.I.A, and Azealia Banks to producing comic books, Fafi has traveled the globe as one of the premier female street artists in the world.

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LIVE DRAW | MASTERCLASS 13-15 NOV AT BOXXED

FAFI.NET | @THEREALFAFI

By exploring femininity through stereotypes and using them to her advantage, Fafi’s unique style of portraying beautiful, sassy characters, has made her the go-to girl for brands who are looking for some Parisian cheekiness. Countless magazines such as Vogue and Elle alongside big brand collaborations with Adidas, M.A.C, Hennessy, Swatch, Samsung and Le SportSac, not to mention many solo and prestigious group shows in the most respected galleries around the globe, makes Fafi a one-woman art whirlwind.

For Eye Candy FaďŹ will produce a new street piece in the city and will be running a masterclass. See eyecandyfestival.co.uk for masterclass times.


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daisy de villeneuve MASTERCLASS 14 NOV AT BOXXED

Currently putting together the finishing touches to her latest book in Paris fashionista favourite Daisy De Villeneuve has certainly made a name for herself thanks to collaborations with Topshop, LVMH, Nike, Vogue and publisher Random House. Her distinctive style of felt tip illustrations has been commissioned for packaging on bottles of Moet & Chandon, ranges for cosmetic giants Boots and for clothing at the V&A. She has even designed a special Oyster Card holder to celebrate 25 years of the British Fashion Council. For Eye Candy Daisy will take an art masterclass signing and customising templates that she has speciďŹ cally created. There will also be the chance to ask questions with our Q&A, and Daisy will do a reading from one of her illustrated books. See eyecandyfestival.co.uk for masterclass times.

DAISYDEVILLENEUVE.COM | @DRAWINGMISDAISY

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master class!

miss led

LIVE DRAW & MASTERCLASS 13-15 NOV AT BOXXED Last year Miss Led produced her first large-scale piece for Eye Candy on a car park wall in the city centre, all in the middle of high wind and sheet-like rain. The stunning piece was true to form - a beautiful image of a girl: her signature style. Miss Led’s work features females in all their beauty - from her delicate pencil drawn pieces (like our cover) to her more bolder works.

For Eye Candy Miss Led has decided to turn her skills to the foyer at Boxxed with a new design. She will also be taking a masterclass. See eyecandyfestival.co.uk for masterclass times.

MISSLED.CO.UK/ | @MISSLEDSTER


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sam pierpoint 3D INSTALLATION 13-15 NOV AT BOXXED

Residing in the nature-filled countryside of Dorset certainly has an impact on Sam’s work. From her studio (a quaint log cabin at the bottom of the garden) she creates dreamy and magical artwork. “My fun and whimsical illustrations are inspired by Mother Nature, wildlife and travel. I have a huge obsession with pattern, which always finds its way into my work. It often contains fusions of architectural, geometric, cultural and natural patterns to create vibrant and rich pieces. I handcraft all of my 3D creations out of a range of fine quality papers, before photographing and editing the images digitally, to create each finished piece.”

For Eye Candy Sam will be producing a set of creepy 3D bugs which will crawl the walls of Boxxed.

SAMPIERPOINT.COM | @SAMPIERPOINT

anna GarfortH INSTALLATION 13-15 NOV AT BOXXED

Multi-disciplinary artist and designer Anna Garforth uses her diverse skills to uniquely capture the aesthetics of nature and transform the world around us. Not one to be defined by an individual medium her works transgress materials and styles but all have one thing in common; unique beauty.

For Eye Candy Anna will be collaborating with furniture maker and set designer Dale Stephens to produce a 6 panel piece which will be displayed at the front of Boxxed.

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Girls Who Draw

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Column

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Felt Mistress

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Ask The Great Advisor one of the important questions in life and see what he has to say. Our curated exhibition of street style photography from the archives of PYMCA.

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Cachetejack

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Brothers of the Stripe

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Column

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Felt Mistress

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Exhibition: They Were Kings - portraits of underground rock ‘n’ roll musicians.

Check out Anna and Dale’s latest collaboration on the front of Boxxed.

Watch the Column artists illustrate live and get your own piece of art made.

Enjoy the strange sounds of Dazeray’s 3D monsters who will be having ‘A Friendly Conversation’.

The BOTS will continue their huge wall piece and run a block print workshop.

Daisy will take a masterclass & signing and customising templates created for Eye Candy.

The Cachetejack girls will be painting their portrait booth ready for your photo opportunity.

Miss Led will be finishing her mural in Boxxed’s foyer.

Fafi will be drawing live.

Join the Girls for drop-in screen printing workshops.

12noon-6pm

Our mobile print studio will be available for wood block printing fun all day.

Our curated exhibition of street style photography from the archives of PYMCA. Exhibition: They Were Kings - portraits of underground rock ‘n’ roll musicians.

Ask The Great Advisor one of the important questions in life and see what he has to say.

Check out Anna and Dale’s latest collaboration on the front of Boxxed.

Watch the Column artists illustrate live and get your own piece of art made.

Fafi will be drawing live.

Join the Girls for screen printing demos.

The BOTS will be making a start on their huge wall piece.

Join us for drinks, live art and music to launch Eye Candy 2014 with: Sylvain Sylvain of New York Dolls who presents Bowery Butterflies - Stories and Songs from 70’s Underground New York and Patrick & MiM with interactive illustration and projection performance and music. Special guests TBA.

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Camera Obscura

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Cut it Up

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Fafi

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Dazeray

Lewis Moran

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Miss Led

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Girls Who Draw

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Brothers of the Stripe

Anna Garforth

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Felt Mistress

Cachetejack

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Culture Cart

Our curated exhibition of street style photography from the archives of PYMCA. Exhibition: They Were Kings - portraits of underground rock ‘n’ roll musicians.

Join us to buy affordable art from some of our Eye Candy Artists and special guests.

You are invited to join Allison from People Shop for Make it Sewcial and get in on the pom pom craze.

Make your own camera with Pete and Jenny.

Artists Hayley and Laura invite you to ‘Cut It Up’ with their workshop inspired by Matisse.

Try out our photo booth with a difference and leave with a portrait.

Come and have a temporary tattoo - inking but without the pain!

Check out Anna and Dale’s latest collaboration on the front of Boxxed.

Watch the Column artists illustrate live and get your own piece of art made.

Fafi will be drawing live and hosting a masterclass.

Enjoy the strange sounds of Dazeray’s 3D monsters who will be having ‘A Friendly Conversation’.

Miss Led will be completing her mural and doing a masterclass.

Join the Girls for drop-in printing and drawing workshops.

The BOTS will be completing their huge wall piece and inviting you to their block printing workshop.

Ask The Great Advisor one of the important questions in life and see what he has to say.

Our mobile print studio will be available for wood block printing fun all day.

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event info All events are free to attend.

MASTERCLASSES Most events are drop-in but the masterclasses will require a booking. Please see eyecandyfstival.co.uk for further information on how to book.

LARGE GROUPS If you are from a large group (college or University class / community group ) and would like to attend we can accommodate. Just call 0121 442 6663 to request a booking which will be available on Friday 14th November.

AGE LIMITS Please note that most events are suitable for all ages.

SCHEDULE While we will aim to stick to the schedule some events will be subject to change.

MORE EVENTS TO BE ANNOUNCED There are more events to come so keep a look out over at eyecandyfestival. co.uk / @EyeCandyFest and fusedmagazine.com / @Fusedmagazine for further updates and information.


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felt mistress 3D CHARACTER DESIGN 13-15 NOV AT BOXXED

Much in-demand textile artist Felt Mistress’s (AKA Louise Evans) latest collaboration with Gruff Rhys (Super Furry Animals) and Monsterism creator Pete Fowler saw her character creation ‘John Evans’ star in Rhys’ latest video Lost Tribes. Originally training in fashion Louise’s stunning character design stems from year’s working as a couture dressmaker and now sees that relationship come full-circle with her characters starring in a Stylist magazine shoot in their annual September fashion edition. For Eye Candy Felt Mistress presents the 3 meter tall Great Advisor. Problems making decisions? Not sure whether to get that perm? Does your shed need creosoting? Ask him a question then take an advice slip from his basket, dilemma solved. Please note that the image featured is not The Great Advisor

FELTMISTRESS.COM | @FELTMISTRESS


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WorksHop Join in!

Image: Brothers of the Stripe at Eye Candy 12 by Claire Hartley

BrotHers of tHe stripe LARGE SCALE LIVE DRAW AND WORKSHOPS 13-15 NOV AT BOXXED

Brothers of the Stripe (BOTS) are a collection of illustrators, graphic designers and image makers from all corners of the UK. With many major cities represented, they are able to support each other in presenting their collective works to the various regions and we are happy to welcome them to Birmingham. Made of all an all male team of movers and shakers, chosen for their devotion to their style and craft, the evolving group produce countless exhibitions and interventions but come to life infront of an audience where they can really show off their skills.

For Eye Candy BOTS will produce a huge live mural piece which will grow and evolve over 3 days. They will also present a stamp workshop for visitors to make their own piece of art.

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pymca

STREET STYLE EXHIBITION 13-15 NOV AT BOXXED

THE STYLE HERITAGE OF YOUTH CULTURE > PYMCA Words: Peter Paul Hartnett PYMCA - Photographic Youth Music Culture Archive Quietly simmering gently for over a decade Jon Swinstead of PYMCA has skillfully collected together work by the best of national and international photographers with a passion for street and club culture. Swinstead’s paced strategy has been to save potentially sinking cultural treasure that deserves global recognition. Year-by-year staff such as James Brett reach their white-gloved tentacles into the most unexpected sections of society in search of insightful visual documentation by all manner of photographers and writers, delivering style heritage with substance. Such work is then swooped upon by curators, making a ‘street’ to V&A step look so easy. The PYMCA site (pymca.com) is a visual beehive, swarming with picture editors in search of images from the dawn of Photography to now. Alongside industry insiders from the world of Advertising to Music, there are students of Fashion Design, Photography and Fashion-related areas such as Styling and PR, clicking through the vast Education section; style stalking in amongst every youth tribe that I will not list here as it is so extensive. From Teds to... you get the picture. Swinstead and his team seek out the most seductive aspect of style: the unexpected. It is

the originators and innovators that form the solid backbone to the archive, with the focus extending to early adopters that makes fashion forecasting companies appear to be somewhat lagging along with early mainstreamers. Sure, in amongst sections that explore and reflect everything from forty years of PUNK to strutting peacocks on the cobbles of Somerset House during the feeding frenzy of Fashion Week, there’ll be the inclusion of normcore, but such images are always selected with a certain eye. Anything but, ahem, a Rex Features approach. It is the resourcefulness of youth that excites Swinstead, from one style cycle to the one that quickly emerges as a consequence, or angry reaction to. The meticulous archiving of youth culture is vital, essential, as such momentary history is vulnerable, at risk of being lost. No gallery, as yet, exists for the collecting of such material anywhere in the world. No gallery, as yet, regularly hosts work by photographers such as Ray


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To accompany our exhibition with PYMCA we launch Eye Candy with Sylvain Sylvain of New York Dolls who presents Bowery Butterflies Stories and Songs from 70’s Underground New York 13th November between 6-9pm

Stevenson, Janette Beckman, Derek Ridgers, Caroline Coon, Gavin Watson, Sheila Rock or the new wave of photographers, such as Molly Macindoe and Dean Davies of TRIP magazine. PYMCA is of value and global importance in terms of the vast strata of social and fashion history that it holds. Whilst digital files are of immediate commercial use to television networks and publishers such as Phaidon, Laurence King and Harper Collins, it is the Fine Art work of printers such as Bob Wiskin (Grade One Photographic), Debbie Sears (Debbie Sears In Black & White) and Peter Guest (The Image) that collectors are now excitedly investing in and knocking on the door of PYMCA’s office to get their white gloves upon. PYMCA, a mix of ingredients... simmering away quietly for over a decade... now ready to serve.

Peter Paul Hartnett releases a new work to be published by Autopsy, Easter 2015, from the series Sex : Male. hartnett.co.uk


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cacHeteJack TATTOO WORKSHOPS 14-15 NOV AT BOXXED

Nuria and Raquel of Cachetejack are heading to Birmingham with colour and fun on their minds and they’ll need YOU to be willing participants. The duo will be looking for arms and hands (or whatever else you are willing to give up) for their hand-painted tattoo studio set up. Using paints and fresh designs you’ll get to choose what you’d like to adorn your person for a temporary inking. You’ll also be able to show off your tattoo using their fun photo booth. cachetejack.com

column PHOTO WORKSHOPS 14-15 NOV AT BOXXED

Column Arts Agency bring together their pool of talent to present a unique exhibition combining photography and live illustration. The team will be creating one-of-a-kind portraits of dancers which they will then turn in to pieces of art with each artist manipulating the image with their individual illustration style. The team will also be turning their hands to visitor portraits by setting up a photo booth with a difference: get your picture taken and then see what the artists do to turn it in to a personalised one-off piece to take away. columnartsagency.co.uk

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Girls WHo draW PRINT WORKSHOPS 13-15 NOV AT BOXXED

Girls Who Draw present ‘Marine Life’ exploring life above and under the sea with a series of screen printing activities and drawing workshops. For their drop-in workshop on Friday you’ll get to use hand cut stencils to experiment with screen print layers of different colours to produce a piece of your own marine inspired art. On Saturday they will create a series of marine habitats with colourful coral reefs, kelp forests and sea grass meadows. Then throughout the day they will be drawing the inhabitants such as exotic fish, flying sea birds, swimming sea mammals, quirky crustaceans and scaly reptiles. Come and add sea creatures of your own or do some large scale colouring and help bring the scenes to life. girlswhodraw.wordpress.com


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WorksHops eye candy WorksHops Throughout the event Eye Candy will be hosting a series of FREE fun workshops and interventions. Join Allison of People Shop with Make it Sewcial for a PomPom-tastic Saturday afternoon of fun with wool and cake.

camera oBscura PHOTO WORKSHOPS 15 NOV AT BOXXED

Jenny and Pete of Birmingham Camera Obscura will be around to present their hands-on fun workshop that focuses on the basics of photography; teaching participants about the mechanics of cameras in a fun and interactive way. They also provide the materials for you to make your own kit. *If you’d like to take you creation home there will be a small fee to cover materials costs. bhamobscura.com

tHe culture cart PRINT WORKSHOPS 14-15 NOV AT BOXXED

If you’d like to have a go at printing then The Culture Cart will be around for two days to help you make your own piece of art to take away. For Eye Candy they are building a temporary print workshop with large-scale woodblock printing. They’ll also be bringing their print bike (a very cute mobile unit) that gives you the opportunity to make a small print really quickly and easily. No need to get too messy - unless you want to! theculturecart.co.uk

Lewis Moran will present a photo booth with a difference join him on Saturday for a unique portrait that you won’t get the opportunity to have again. Hayley Warnham and Laura Gottlieb will be inviting you to ‘Cut It Up’ with their Saturday workshop inspired by Matisse. Strange sounds will be heard via Dazeray’s 3D monsters who will be having ‘A Friendly Conversation’ throughout the entire event. Live music and art will collide with artist Patrick Simkins and French music producer MiM who will invite you to take part in an interactive collaborative performance (13th Nov) which explores how technology has become a barrier between an event and how we experience it. For more information about times and schedules please visit eyecandyfestival.co.uk and follow us on Twitter @EyeCandyFest.


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eye candy 13-15 novemBer WitH fafi - miss led - felt mistress

BrotHers of tHe stripe

sam pierpoint - anna GarfortH

daisy de villeneuve Girls WHo draW - column arts make it seWcial - BHam camera oBscura

cacHeteJack - culture cart

pymca street style - neWtasty at BoXXed, 104-108 floodGate st, BirminGHam, B5 5sr

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Check out our brilliant line-up for Ey Candy 2014 which happens in Birmingham from 13-15 November. Featuring: Fafi, Miss Led, Felt Mistress,...

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Check out our brilliant line-up for Ey Candy 2014 which happens in Birmingham from 13-15 November. Featuring: Fafi, Miss Led, Felt Mistress,...

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