Artworks3 Artists Profile - Barry John

'Battle for Slumburbia'

Name: Barry John

Live: Melbourne, Australia

Occupation: Sculptor

Bio: Barry John was born in New Zealand , moved to the UK in 2010 and currently resides in Australia. He works predominately in clay but also utilises resins, plastics, bone and wood. His work focuses on the human condition, centring on themes of mental health, consumerism and conflict. His work has shown in galleries in New Zealand and the United Kingdom.

As well as fine art, John is the owner of The Museum of Crypotozoology and Occult Science. An online store and traveling market stall, making and selling reproductions of historical artefacts, faux taxidermy and items of a bizarre or mysterious nature. He is also available for commissions and film and television prop work.

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Artworks3 Artists Profile - Julian Isaacs

Name: Julian Isaacs, also known as Auntie Pus (The Punk Balladeer)
Live: Plymouth Stonehouse resident since 2000
From: Hails from South West London
Occupation: Musician and Poet

Bio: Julian Isaacs first sold his poetry in the corridors of Kensington Market in the early 1970s, and cites his influences as the Children of Albion and the Beats. Currently, following graduating in an English BA from the University of Exeter, he is completing a Creative Writing MA. Julian has recently had poems published in Poems Against Prejudice, Spilling Cocoa Over Martin Amis,  and the Plymouth Herald,  and has published his dissertation sequence of poems inspired by the Great American Songbook: The Breathless Thrush of Unevensong in chapbook form. His new collection Tears In The Rigging has just been published in May 2017. He has delivered innovative creative writing workshops in a number of varied settings including probation hostels, prisons, drug and alcohol day services and community education projects.

Julian began his punk career as Auntie Pus in 1977, when he was featured in the national press.

In 1980 his single Halfway To Venezuela c/w Marmalade Freak was issued on Septic Records to critical acclaim, including being awarded Single of the Week in Sounds music paper. He toured extensively with The Damned, The Ruts and Splodgenessabounds. His most recent release was Yolanda's Dreams in 2014, also on Septic Records.

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Artworks3 Artists Profile - Trynka

Name: Trynka
Live: Plymouth
From: Hertfordshire
Occupation: Illustrator and Filmmaker

Bio: My studies have encompassed Design for Print and Animation Production at the Arts University Bournemouth. I work in an eclectic range of styles and enjoy writing, character design, illustration, storyboarding, animation, making documentaries, music videos and short fiction films. My animated short film Tiger is Gun won a Royal Television Society Award and my short film Baby Bird won the Best Bursary Film Award at Exeter Phoenix Two Short Nights Festival. Previous clients I have worked with include Barnardos, Livewell, Chichester Festival Theatre, Exeter Royal Academy for the Deaf and Youth Dance England, Pulse Studio. 

Currently I am illustrating a graphic novel and have begun filming a comedy web series. 



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