Blogging thoughts, works and happenings.

Here you will find posts on my art, exhibitions, projects and many other useless babblings.

have a peak at the work in progress down at the bottom of the home page and remember the archive is full of past posts for your visual enjoyment.

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current and up coming exhibitions...

upcoming exhibitions

Keep checking back for upcoming details

currently exhibiting...
Imagined Nebula
on permanent outdoor display
St Martins Square, Leicester UK

Available until sold
St Martins Square, Leicester UK

Holburn Gallery
Available until sold
83 Holburn Street, Aberdeen, UK

up coming exhibitions...
The Oxford International Art Fair
26th - 28th February 2016
Oxford Town Hall, Oxford UK

12 May 2011

forget snakes on a plane - this is art on a train!!

The Trans-Siberian Arts Centre (T-SAC) is Directed by artists jon hewitt + britt salt and is the inaugural project for the not for profit artist run initiative KITCHEN.

T-SAC presented a series of exhibitions, performances, and events from the 26th April- 2nd May 2011 during a 6 day train journey from Moscow to Beijing to support and promote new emerging art internationally.

i submitted a postcard size version of "untitled" which was accepted along with over 100 other artists from all over the world. from Australia to Mexico, Italy to Canada.

the T-SAC project askes "what do art centres do?" or more so, "what CAN art centres do?" the format of a traveling art space promotes the importance of linking a variety of urban city spaces around the world and in turn, also creates the opportunity for these spaces to be linked with rural environments; a non-discriminate approach to promoting artists and ideas.

it is within this format that KITCHEN are exploring how to encourage young and emerging artists in new exciting ways.

their aim is to provide international opportunities and alternative methods of presenting artist projects which offers the potential to expose emerging artists to new skills, experimentation, professional networks and wider audiences.

here are a few images of documentation of the events...

for more information, images and a full day by day review of the whole events programme please visit

all images courtesy of KITCHEN projects, 2011 excluding image of "untitled"

09 May 2011


Welcome to the Jungle... City?
Leicester artist Loz Atkinson invited to display her Hornbill alongside top talent from the art and design world

Every summer thousands of visitors descend on the Scottish capital for the festival season. Celebrities rub shoulders with tourists as the streets of Edinburgh are filled with magicians, comedians and musicians. This summer they will be joined by 150 animals as the city is turned into a mini-jungle.

The animal welfare charity, Elephant Family, plans for elephants, crocodiles, orang-utans, tigers and exotic birds to take centre stage in the world’s first multi animal and Edinburgh’s largest outdoor art exhibition.

The brightly coloured creatures, designed by artists and celebrities from around Britain, including artist Jack Vettriano, motor racing legend Sir Jackie Stewart and former Spice Girl Geri Halliwell. The sculptures will invade Edinburgh this summer in hope of raising £1 million to protect some of the world's most endangered species. The exhibition will also aim to capture the imagination of the city and create mass awareness of the tragic circumstances these creatures face.

Loz Atkinson explains,
“Being invited to design and paint a Hornbill after being part of the Elephant Parade last year in London, is an absolute joy and honour! Elephant Family do such great work for the Asian Elephants but in the process help so many other endangered species its impossible not to get involved in anyway I can to help.”

Loz’s Elephant “deliverance” was displayed on the Southbank as over 250 elephants took over the city last summer. The parade raised over £4million, with “deliverance” selling for £10,000. Attracting an audience of over 25 million making it London’s biggest outdoor art event ever. Loz thinks the charity will surpass their target no problem.

She says, “ Elephant Family definitely don’t do things small. A million pounds is a huge target but the amount of work the guys at the charity put in, the generosity of the British public and going by last year they will unquestionably exceed the target.”

The exhibits will have pride of place on buildings, park benches, lampposts and even traffic lights at the height of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Founder Mark Shand chose Edinburgh to launch Jungle City before taking the concept to cities around the world, including Sydney and New York, saying: "Edinburgh is such a beautiful city and it just seemed like the perfect place to launch Jungle City, particularly during the Fringe, when we think it'll blend in quite well."

Although the exhibition will be staged for six weeks at locations across Edinburgh - including the Royal Mile, Royal Botanic Garden and Princes Street Gardens - they will be gathered together in one place at the end of the run before being auctioned off in the city. With the money raised going towards many conservation projects such as buying strategic habitat.

Elephant Family has many famous supporters such as Joanna Lumley, Hugh Grant, Sarah, Duchess of York, Sophie Dahl and Stephen Fry but to name a few helping raise the profile of the charity and the event.

With royal supporters like HRH Prince of Wales who commented: “This remarkable initiative aims to help alleviate the crisis facing so many species on our planet today... Your generous support of Elephant Family and Jungle City in Edinburgh will quite simply make all the difference so I can only urge you to support this innovative campaign in any way you can”

For more information please visit: www.elephantfamily.org or www.jungle-city.org

About the Artist:
Born in Inverness, Scotland and with strong roots in North Yorkshire, Loz Atkinson has now settled and is working as an artist in Leicester.

Loz Atkinson graduated from De Montfort University in 2007 with a BA (Hons) in Fine Art and ever since has been making, exhibiting and taking on commissions in an endeavor to keep creating.

Exhibitions showcasing Loz Atkinson’s work include:
Trans-Siberian Arts Centre, Moscow, Russia through to Beijing, China. SO2010, Skegness. Elephant parade London, Southbank, Leicester square and the royal Chelsea hospital, London. Taliswoman - Guildhall, Leicester. The Grosvenor museums 8th open art exhibition - Grosvenor museum, Chester. Sefton open - the Atkinson art gallery, Southport. See you there, solo exhibition - city gallery off site, phoenix arts centre, Leicester.

For more information please contact Loz Atkinson - mail@lozatkinson.co.uk or visit her website: www.lozatkinson.co.uk

04 May 2011

one for the rock, one for the crow, one to die and one to grow

"one for the rock, one for the crow, one to die and one to grow" will join over 120 other creative creatures in Edinburgh this summer for Jungle City.

inspiration for my Hornbill comes from an old gardening saying which exudes hope even in hard situations. So mirroring the plight faced by all the animals involved in jungle city and the amazing chances the work of elephant family will no doubt give them in their fight for survival.

The juxtaposition of what seems like a bleak saying shown by the gnarled tree and dark/foggy background with the spectral crow looming above contrasts with the small but promising, almost hidden diagram of the seedling.

All representing that no matter how dire things get there are still those that will sow the seeds of hope proving that logic, nature and love always finds a way.