The Artist, not Painter – Mariam Janahi Haji


The full time Bahraini artist is a drawing graduate whose technical skill and formal expression helped win her last years Dana Prize in the 38th Annual Fine Arts Exhibition with her “Kill the Muse” and “Freedom from the Muse” series. 

An Enchanted Evening At Foyles


  Dragons, villains, castles and damsels in distress have always been features of many a fairytale for the last two centuries thanks to the Brothers Grimm. To mark this outstanding contribution, Friday evening saw a gregarious gaggle of guests take

Solo exhibition by Bahraini artist Faika AlHassan: Not Entirely Red

Faika AlHassan- Not Entirely Red

When Faika AlHassan visited her best friend in Syria early last year, she removed her self from the box and came up with the ingenious idea to turn a traditional accessory worn in many parts of the world, into art. While in Damascus,

‘All I want Is Out of Here’ at the October Gallery

October Gallery

As autumn creeps in and the evenings get colder we took refuge in one of London’s most diverse, inspiring (and aptly named) home to art and creativity; the October Gallery. A non-profit organisation, the October Gallery team, including Royal College

Street Artist Nathan Bowen: Debut Solo Show

Nathan Bowen Solo Show

Arguably, the street art generation is now fully realised, where in the innovators of a once renegade medium have forged a wholly recognised and laudable genre. One such up-and-coming street artist is Central St Martins graduate Nathan Bowen. Bowen’s exposure

ART IN FLUX Closing Party


Last Thursday saw the closing party of “Art in Flux” – a multifaceted exhibition tucked in the tiny and lovely spaces of the Curious Duke Gallery in Whitecross Street, a bustling area on the doorstep of Shoreditch and Hoxton. What

aMAZEme at the Festival Of The World

aMAZEme at the Festival Of The World

To say there are any other happenings in London this summer, more gripping than the Olympics, would be the understatement of the decade. Surprising as it may seem however, we managed to tear ourselves away from the sporting festivities to

In It to Win it: Olympic Fever as 3D Paper Art by Andrew Macgregor

In It to Win It by Andy Macgregor

Last Thursday saw The Book Club transformed as a dynamic sports-themed installation constructed entirely out of paper took root. Inspired by and taking place during the Olympic festivities, 3D artist Andrew Macgregor has referenced vintage sports posters for this project,

Art to East Africa Launch Party


Ruweyda Dool invited Sketchbook to join her at the launch party for her new organisation, Art to East Africa, which aims to change the lives of young people through art. Held on the roof terrace at The Queen of Hoxton,

“Hide and Seek” with Mr Clement


In the same studio space once used by Sketchbook Magazine for our previous pop-up in the Newburgh Quarter, Mr Clement -an artist originally from Hong Kong- was recently housed in the Pyrus Store for his Lapin influenced “Hide and Seek”