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Watch out Moniker Art Fair, The Pouch is coming!

POSTED BY VICTORIA - October 09

We’re at the Fair!

Next week, The Pouch of Douglas decamps to London to showcase some fantastic art by four amazing artists. Our HQ in Westcliff-on-Sea will therefore be closed from Wednesday 15th October until we re-open on Thursday 23rd October, so if you were thinking of popping by, please make a note of these temporary opening times. We would however, be delighted if you came along to the Art Fair, you can find us on stand 13. It promises to be quite the event in the artistic calendar.

Exciting news! We will be exhibiting at Moniker Art Fair 2014.

POSTED BY VICTORIA - September 30

Discount code for Moniker Art Fair 2014

The Pouch of Douglas - Moniker Art Fair 2014


The countdown has started…One of the highlights of the artistic calendar kicks off in just over two weeks.


"The most expensive and venerable art may be at Frieze but the best back stories are at Moniker" Rachel Spence - The Financial Times.

We will be showcasing four awesome artists at Moniker and can offer early-bird tickets to our lovely customers at half the normal admission price. Yes, you heard it right. If you fancy perusing dynamic contemporary art in London's East End. Click on the link below and enter the code MONIKER50.


http://monikerartfair.seetickets.com/event/moniker-art-fair/the-old-truman-brewery/810165






The Moniker Art Fair 2014

POSTED BY PAUL - September 20

The Moniker Art Fair

We're utterly delighted to be showing at The Moniker Art Fair this year.Now in it’s fifth year Moniker Art Fair has earned a reputation as one of the most exciting, international contemporary art fairs. It has grown significantly since 2010 both in terms of audience and relevance- the fair attracts more than 12,000 visitors over its’ four day duration. We'll be showcasing artists Nick Sheehy, Jack Teagle, Julian Woollatt and War Boutique. If you'd like to know more details and to find out how to get discounted tickets then why not sign up to our newsletter.

Dates to be aware of, as we will be closed for our holidays.

POSTED BY VICTORIA - July 15

Holiday!!

The Pouch of Douglas will be away from the 19th until 27th July and will re-open on the 28th July. We all hope you have a smashing summer and look forward to seeing you upon our return.

Wowsers it's Warhol!

POSTED BY VICTORIA - July 08

Wowsers it’s Warhol!

We are delighted to tell you folks, that we have a rather dashing Andy Warhol screen print on show at The Pouch. It's a stunner, so please do come and check it out and if you're feeling flush, you could even purchase it too!

War Boutique Prints are here!

POSTED BY PAUL - February 06

War Boutique is here!

We now have a very limited supply of War Boutique prints by this much sort after artist. Please contact us for more details.

I Tried to Give Up Drinking with Guitars instead of God.

POSTED BY VICTORIA - April 18

Artist Ross Sinclair, releases his debut Album - and it’s a corker!

Since 1990 Sinclair has worked as an artist, showing all over the world working in various galleries and museums, making hundreds of exhibitions at home and abroad, however he was once a member of The Soup Dragons, back in the 1980's.
Now he has made a new record, I Tried to Give Up Drinking with Guitars instead of God, his first proper album, since ‘This is our Art’, the first Soup Dragons album in 1988 and the first where he has written, performed and recorded all the material himself. This could be a contender for two records – the longest span of time between albums (25 years) and the oldest geezer to have a debut solo album (46 years)!! Check it out.

Putting colour on the streets of grey London.

POSTED BY VICTORIA - April 18

Fancy a bit of Malarky?

We're loving the work of Street Painter, Illustrator and Skateboarder, Malarky. If you have traipsed around Shoreditch in London, it's more than likely that you have seen one of his unique and eye-catching paintings. Next time you're there. keep your eyes peeled.

Things are getting creative at Somerset House.

POSTED BY VICTORIA - April 18

Pick Me Up London

Somerset House's graphic art's festival, Pick Me Up is back. It pitches itself as "an 11-day celebration of graphic art, design and illustration. It features some fantastic artistic talent working in the UK today, so as well as "picking up" some cool art, they're laying on plenty of family friendly workshops, creative forums and evening events. It runs from 18 – 28 April 2013.

Photo realist artwork without the photo

POSTED BY VICTORIA - July 12

No, it’s not a photo..

Would you Adam an' Eve it? This beautiful image is actually a painting created by the incredibly talented Paul Winstanley. His work is to behold. Marvel at more of his fine work at www.paulwinstanley.com

What a Fox

POSTED BY VICTORIA - July 12

What a Fox

Loving this grand and quirky sculpture by Yinka Shonibare. This would look great in our shop. We'll have to ask him if we can borrow it next time we see him. If you'd like to see more then visit his website www.yinkashonibarembe.com

Dogs on Walls

POSTED BY VICTORIA - July 12

Dogs on Walls!

Not got enough space to keep dogs? Life too busy to give a dog what it needs? Can't stand the smell of dog food? Well, Baines and Fricker have provided the solution to such conundrums...... Dog Wallpaper!! Beautifully crafted and very stylish, this wallcovering is bound to look great in any canine loving home. www.bainesandfricker.net

Vintage Creature Portraits by Travis Louie

POSTED BY PAUL - May 03

Vintage Creature Portraits

Ever wondered if your ancestors were human oddities or mythical creatures, then look no further than the world of Travis Louie. Each portrait is meticulously painted using acrylic on board. We are also treated to the history of the character and how they lived. Brilliant! www.travislouie.com

Beautiful Bird Cushions by John Robshaw

POSTED BY VICTORIA - May 01

Beautiful Bird Cushions

It's all about birds according to the design trend experts. So here's some gorgeous Cockatoos and Finch pillow covers by John Robshaw Textiles. www. johnrobshaw.com

Elli Pop Ceramics Featuring Illustrations by Edwyn Collins

POSTED BY VICTORIA - May 01

Elli Pop Ceramics

Loving these ceramics from Elli Pop, the beautiful drawings of English birds are by Mr. Orange Juice, Edwyn Collins. www.ellipopp.com/Ceramics.html

Tim Doyle "Unreal Estate"

POSTED BY PAUL - April 20

Tim Doyle “Unreal Estate”

We’re loving these prints by Tim Doyle. Unreal Estate is a collection of locations that are incredibly familar to us! No prizes for guessing where you’ve seen the Kwik-E-Mart before. Have a look at the rest of his work at http://www.mrdoyle.com

Brand new work from Simon Monk

POSTED BY PAUL - April 16

New Simon Monk Work

Our very own Simon Monk has just finished these beauties as part of his Secret Identity series for a forth coming exhibition in Switzerland. We wish him all the best.

Nova Festival of Arts and Music in July

POSTED BY PAUL - April 16

Nova Festival

We can’t wait until July for the Nova Festival of Arts and Music. It takes place on 5th-8th July at Bignor Park, West Sussex and promises to be a real feast for the multi cultural lovers. Music from the like of We are evergreen, great DJ sets, art, writers, comedy and loads of workshops for the kids!

Win £500 Art Spend at Saatchi Gallery

POSTED BY VICTORIA - April 16

Win £500 Art Spend

Now here’s a chance to bag yourself some tasty artwork from Charles Saatchi’s gallery. Win £500 to spend on art at Saatchi online, through The Guardian.

Sculpture of Cathy de Monchaux

POSTED BY PAUL - April 16

Cathy De Monchaux

Her sculptures use materials such as glass, paper, metal and leather. They frequently juxtapose seductive soft elements, often with strongly sexual overtones, with harder materials, often spiky or in some way appearing to constrain the softer parts, resulting in work which is both sensual and threatening.