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The Illustrated World of Nikki Pinder

Email: hello[at]nikkipinder[dot]co[dot]uk -- Artwork Shop: http://www.nightowlsecrets.co.uk

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Thursday, September 30, 2010

Illustrated Witch Story

I've illustrated a short story about a witch which is going to be published next month in an A3 listings flyer for a Cinema / Bar in Brixton, London, called "The Ritzy". The flyer is a live music listings for the upstairs bar which is called "Upstairs At The Ritzy". It'll be released in the venue at the start of October for Halloween. The story was written by Mike Richards.



Here are the event details and address of the venue:

Fri 29th Oct. 8.30pm.
BLOODY PROM NIGHT! Halloween Party
Ritzy Picturehouse, Brixton
Brixton Oval
Coldharbour Lane
London
SW2 1JG

For more info, here are a couple of links about Upstairs at the Ritzy:
www.picturehouses.co.uk
www.myspace.com/upstairsattheritzy

Thursday, September 23, 2010

The Secret Art Project - Hidden Art No. 12

CLUE NUMBER SIXTEEN
Keep walking along the rows till you reach the corner and turn left down Bridge Street row. Walk for about 5 minutes using the little red heart tags to guide you...





...till...



...you find...



...Ye Old St Michaels Rectory 1659 where you will find the secret art package number 12!

The Secret Art Project - Hidden Art No. 10 & 11

CLUE NUMBER FOURTEEN
Walk to Eastgate Street and go up these stairs where you'll see Brown's of Chester.



Follow the red heart tags...





...and postcard clues...



...till you find the letter's 'W' and 'B' on a wall. There you will find secret art package number 10.

CLUE NUMBER FIFTEEN
Keep walking along the Bridge Street Row till you find Penhaligon's Perfumers Shop...



...look around here...



...and you'll find another clue postcard...



...and secret art package number 11.

The Secret Art Project - Hidden Art No. 8 & 9

CLUE NUMBER TWELVE
When you reach the old city baths building on the end of Bath Street...



...look at all the cast iron features...





...and turn right onto Union Street. Immediately cross the road at the Pelican crossing and turn left. If you look to your left here you'll see this...



Walk a few metres till you reach the entrance to the Grosvenor Park and walk through these green gates...



You'll see lots of red heart tags around here...










Take the left path and look inside the areas of trees and shrubs...





...where you'll find squirrels...





...pigeons...





...and secret art package number 8 hidden somewhere on a tree...







CLUE NUMBER THIRTEEN
Walk to the end of the path till you reach the black bin. Take the second right path and walk past the white flowers. Turn left when you reach the benches...



...and look for the Normandy tree...



You'll find secret art package number 9 somewhere near the poppy reef...

The Secret Art Project - Hidden Art No. 5, 6 & 7


I've hidden eight more pieces of handmade artwork in various places in Chester as part of my Secret Art Project (see photos of secret art packages below):







To help you find them, I've left a trail of hearts drawn onto small red tags near to all the hidden pieces. I've also left one black and white 'Where Did All The Love Go' postcard with a clue written on the back very close to every secret art package. Here are lots of photographs and clues as to how you can find them, and if you need street directions, here's a map: Nightowl Map 2



CLUE NUMBER NINE
I decided to hide Secret art packages number's 5, 6 and 7 all on Bath street as there are so many beautiful buildings and interesting details to look at. To locate them you need to walk to 'Lombard House' which is a few metre's walk from the subway exit on Foregate Street.



Turn left when you reach this door and start to walk down Bath street...



You will see interesting details such as these two old steam ship trunks...



You will also find the trail of red hearts which are hung onto door handles and railings. If you follow these down the street they will guide you to the hidden art...







Pass this house with the pretty blue door...



...but look at the cool door knocker...



...Arts and Crafts door bell and cast iron pipes...



Pass this house with the pretty green door...



Keep walking until you reach the bright orange door...



Secret art package number 5 is hidden somewhere between the orange door no.9...



...and the black door no.11...



CLUE NUMBER TEN
Package number 6 is hidden somewhere in the garden of house no.13, under the slate stones and right next to the path so you don't need to go into the garden, just reach through the fence when you see it. It's very close to this tag...



This is the pretty house...





CLUE NUMBER ELEVEN
Continue walking down the road till you pass this gate...



You'll see the old public baths building on the right...


Pass this house...



Keep walking till you reach the end of the road and you see Honey Suckle plants on a red brick wall on your left. In there you will see a red heart tag...



...and postcard clue to help you find the secret art package number 7...







If you look to your right you'll see the old painted Bath Street sign on the wall, which is where you need to head next...


Please only take one art package per person so lots of people have a chance to find one. Also, whoever finds them, please can you email me to let me know you have located them so I can let people know when they're no longer there. My email address is: hello[at]nikkipinder[dot]co[dot]uk