We still need to create and explore!
A curation of work driven by creative human energy and coming to light during the Covid-19 affected moments of 2020, .
“During these temporary times of uncertainty we must stay connected to human creativity which is central to our core.
My creative language has always been visual, yours may take a different form. What keeps us creatives creating is knowing our work will leave an impression.
The idea came to me early on the morning of March 23 2020 after considering what it would be like to not have my creativity experienced by anyone and found this to be a sobering thought. Yes of course we all have our platforms to show what we do but the idea here is that we create a collective burst of creativity!”
Creative content curated and RELEASED
Submission by TR BLADE
I’m an event organiser and mother-of-one based in the South East of England. I created this website as a way to share my writing.
I love writing, but I wasn’t one of those kids who wrote incessantly during my youth. I began journaling in my early twenties to help me work out suppressed emotions. I grew up in an oppressive household and writing helped me find my voice. Although I find it difficult, even now, as a grown woman to express myself with the spoken word; writing helps me express myself in a way that feels safe. The writing process is my outlet for healing.
Please read my work knowing that in every poem and in every story I leave a piece of me behind.
Submission by VM HEADSHOTS
The VM HEADSHOTS fund
Our speciality lies in creating dynamic and powerful headshots. Perfect for actors, young stars, business owners, musical theatre performers, models and anyone else that needs to be represented by a stunning image.
We have created THE VM HEADSHOTS FUND taking a percentage of our profit we offer complimentary headshot service to people from all walks of life who have been nominated by our network and would normally not be able to access our service.
Submission by AGENDA BROWN
THE LEGO WARRIORS Rise of The Plastic Army
THE LEGO WARRIORS is an original exhibition created and curated by collaborators award winning artist Bwoy Wonder and visual storyteller Agenda Brown. The Lego Warriors brokers the lines of art and pop culture with installations and portraits, which explore themes of personal identity and duality with masks made using Lego.
Submission by RAYVENN D'CLARK
UNTITLED 737935 (2019/19)
RSD practice explores the digital hybridity of sculpture following the affirmation of media, exploring the nuances of identity that pivot between hyper-visibility and invisibility, offering (re-) imagined collective perspective.
Her sculptures chronicle the reframing of black anatomy - unencumbered, in traction - contextually abstracted from traditional representational aesthetics, shifting the normative function of figurative practices within a mode of self-referential questioning in a new form of 'hybrid realism'.
Submission by MADELEINE JOY ELLIOT
I WILL STAY official video
I AM JOY a.k.a Madeleine Elliott is a singer, songwriter, music producer, music tech innovator, based in Stockholm, Sweden. She is known for her visionary, multidisciplinary, creative mind. Ahead of the curve within technology, science, tech, art, design, conceptual experiences. I WILL STAY is one of the latest offerings from I AM JOY. "We push a dope vibe to create the most happy reality"
Submission by JOHN STEVENSON
A TRINI IN LANSING
No one quite captures the essence of calypso, jazz and swag like Etienne Charles does. I hung out with Etienne and his fellow Professors of Jazz, on a balmy summer evening in downtown Lansing (Michigan) in 2017. I felt compelled to capture him locked-in to a swing groove – eyes closed in a moment of mercurial improvisation. The Trinidad-born trumpeter is a standard-bearer for a Caribbean-inspired aesthetic combining music and fashion – from his pastel-blue rimmed spectacles to his customised stingy brim fedora and tri-tone double-breasted jacket.
Submission by DR AARON TURNER
ONE THOUGHT ONLINE. "CREATIVITY COMES FROM THOUGHT"
The One Thought was founded to bring a new understanding of the mind to the mainstream. An understanding that allows individuals to discover a more natural potential for wellbeing, resilience and clarity. One Thought’s focus is working with businesses and organisations where higher levels of clarity fuel higher levels of performance and richer organisational cultures. It is an understanding that is also the key to richer relationships at home and at work.
Submission by TAZ GRAY
THE BACK OF A BUILDING THROUGH LIDL CAR PARK, EDMONTON
Taz Gray explores drawing through her interest in architecture and composition of buildings. Her main medium is a Staedtler fine liner where she has to accept the marks committed to paper. Inspiration comes from traveling and exploring local places near her home in Edmonton/Tottenham. Since social distancing was introduced, she has been drawing almost everyday to manage the monotony of lockdown. Recent works have been focusing on the industrial/urban landscape around Edmonton with a considered response to shadows and silhouettes.
Submission by SHERRI MADISON
UNUSUAL ART FROM USUAL THINGS
Growing up in the Army I moved every few years. We ALWAYS had boxes around. My brother and I would make everything out of them - forts, furniture, costumes, games... It literally kills me to see someone throw away a box. Now with the “amazon effect” of so much waste piling up, I was inspired to use my cardboard cutting military brat skills to try to bring some awareness to the issue of recycling. My new work is made from 100% recycled cardboard (mostly Amazon boxes). I’m also working with gouache paint which makes these pieces eco friendly and sustainable. My goal is to provide quality fine art while inspiring people to recycle, reuse and to get creative!
Submission by ALEX D GREAT
Born in Port of Spain, Trinidad, Alexander grew up in London. A professional musician and composer for more than 40 years he returned to his Calypso roots in the late ‘80’s creating his own fusion of Calypso, Soul and Blues, “Socablues”. Alex divides his time between live performance, running his own small record label and doing poetry and calypso workshops in schools and colleges. Since February 2000 he has been Calypsonian – in- Residence for the BBC. He was UK Calypso Monarch in 2010 and 2011. He is a member of the Association of Calypso and Soca Artists (ACASA) and is involved in the annual London calypso Tent.
Submission by JEAN JOSEPH
I AM ROOTED HERE
I am Rooted Here
What we need now and always, are trees.
Trees signify life, strength and hope
Trees provide food, drink and shade – and shelter – and materials.
Trees signify renewal
Trees elevate and support wellbeing
Trees reach up to the skies
Trees reach down to the depths of the earth to drink of the waters.
Trees signify continuity and longevity
Trees are historians
Trees are defiant!
Trees signify belonging and rootedness.
Submission by EBUN CULWIN
The Painting Seven Bells has taken me over 20 years to complete. It depicts the process we call “Human Revolution” which is the transformation of one individual through chanting Nam-Myoho-Renge-Kyo.
This transformation of courage, wisdom and compassion through their word thought and deed, study of Nichiren Daishonins writings and sharing with others, radiates through that person’s entire environment - one person then another and another are inspired to, practice and do their “Human Revolution”. This process has so far created positive change in 51 countries, today we have membership in 192 countries and territories around the globe. This change will effect the present, 7 generations back and 7 generations forward and will continue within the Seven Bells. Over the years of developing this painting my own “Human Revolution” included recovering from the death of my youngest daughter and my own illness.
Submission by DIANE CHAPPALLEY
BEHIND CLOSED DOORS, 200cm x 340cm, OIL ON FLAX. 2020
Diane Chappalley is a Swiss artist based in London.
‘I exploit the residue of lived experiences and the imaginary to create a world that is mine and with its own rules. Here at the edge of winter, the blooming flowers are teasing us, edging through the bare forest, and the row of naked trees acts as a barrier between you and me. We don’t know what is behind, what is hidden, but only what is left to be seen. It is an inaccessible landscape - a psychological one'
Submission by CHRISTINA FIGUR
WAKEFIELD: WOOL, SILK, LINEN COAT
I like making something from nothing. The magic involved in creating beauty from discarded, broken or unloved items.
I enjoy the limitation of working with old garments and recycled fabrics, the way my problem solving is tested when considering where to place the pattern pieces.
I love how stains and holes dictate and challenge my options of enhancing the item.
Submission by JULIA FRISCHMANN
BEWATER - 2019
I create landscapes that echo mountains, volcanoes, water and clouds; landscapes of the soul in which weather and natural phenomena reflect inner feelings. That leaves room for associations and projections.
I play with coincidences of the physical properties in paint giving it space to live and at the same time subtly manipulate accidents. In the end what happens is reminiscent of drone images, satellite photography or microscope enlargements…or something completely different.
Submission by TOM EDELKIND
CAPTURE THE MOMENT IN ITS REDUCTION
The Leica photography by Tom Edelkind mainly focuses on human studies, which is illustrated both in the portrait and in street photography. Over the last 18 months he has been striving to understand the world through the lens of his Leica. In his black and white photography, Tom Edelkind reduces his world to the essentials and usually makes them visible in an unspectacular way.
Submission by JOY JOSEPH
CAPTURE THE MOMENT IN ITS REDUCTION
JOY JOSEPH began as a live percussionist in the London club scene, but has since then carved out a reputation as a groundbreaking drummer, producer(KwèyòlKidz) and songwriter. She is one fourth of Dark Pop band, BLACK GOLD BUFFALO, which has its roots in the East London’s New Wave movement. Her part in Mr Hudson and The Library, alongside singer-songwriter Mr. Hudson, put her on track for a career touring globally with artists like Kanye West, Amy Winehouse, Groove Armada, Calvin Harris, The Police, Erykah Badu, Mika, Duke Dumont, and New Build, Jessie Ware and Tiana Major9.
New release - Listen Good
Guidance on submitting your work
If you would like to submit your work please use the contact form below (Accepted methods of transfer: Emails, DropBox or WeTransfer. Please keep any information and media together in one transfer)
Do not submit work that you have not created (The best way to let us know about someones work is to get them to contact us directly)
Select one piece of work only as we will only Be displaying on creation per artist.
The copyright for artwork submitted remains with the creator and Studio Marvelry holds no claim on this (Sending us your work serves as confirmation that you are happy for us to display it at www.visualmarvelry.com and affiliated websites / social media channels)
We will feature the image representing your project on www.visualmarvelry.com and also on our affiliated websites and social media channels
Limit the copy that will accompany your work to a maximum of 70 words (We will link your content to your online space where you can give full details)
Include your instagram profile in your supporting copy so we can be tagged when posted to @studiomarvelry instagram feed. Please also send us an image of yourself.
Please add the following tags when you mentioned RELEASED online: #RELEASED #CREATEANDRELATE and also please add: @studiomarvelry and @storiesbyagenda
SEND YOUR WORK
Use the form below to send a link to your project or to ask any questions you have
RELEASED has been created and is run by Studio Marvelry
“Studio Marvelry encapsulates a perspective on the world and also informs a creative process,
as a tool and philosophy. It has developed an approach to Photography. Which is constantly honing
this process driven by an ambition to create evocative images that amplify
clients and subjects and inform the vision, which is infinite.”
FEATURED IMAGE: NADIA DU-LUC LE GENDRE, © AGENDA BROWN