Saturday, 28 October 2017

When in Rome

I have been working on a book of colourful felt-tip drawings of people I saw in Rome in March, whilst walking around. I've compiled eighteen into a 24 page paperback book with patterned endpapers and a shiny cover. It is available to purchase from my Etsy shop here. £1 from every sale will be donated to Macmillan Cancer Support.

Saturday, 23 September 2017

Monday, 17 April 2017

The Kitchen Drawer - Apron

Helena Lee writes about the apron for 'The Kitchen Drawer' column on the At The Table blog. I drew this butcher's apron for it - check out the piece here.

Monday, 3 April 2017

Electric Avenue, Brixton

'Electric Avenue' embroidery, taken from a series of drawings I made in October 2016 inspired by a walk through Brixton's varying food markets. Exhibited at 'South of the River' at The Douglas Fir, Crystal Palace last month.

'South of the River' at The Douglas Fir, Crystal Palace

Thanks to everyone who made it over to The Douglas Fir to see my exhibition 'South of the River'. All pieces remain for sale (currently) so get in touch in there's anything you would like to purchase. Large embroideries priced at £600, 'Bowie's in Space' at £475 and 'Deptford High Street' at £375. All framed.

Tuesday, 7 March 2017

Interview with Jamie Allendorf for majestic disorder

I was interviewed by writer Jamie Allendorf for majestic disorder about my work. You can read the full interview here.

Thursday, 23 February 2017

Fashion Revolution zine - Money Fashion Power

I stitched a portrait of Chandra Singh, a tailor for Creative Handicrafts, a supplier of @peopletreeuk, embroidered for Fashion Revolution fanzine MONEY FASHION POWER.

The proceeds of this non-profit fanzine will go towards growing the @fash_rev movement and to help keep on pushing for positive change in the fashion industry.

You can buy the zine here - fashionrevolution.org/resources/fanzine

'South of the River' - The Douglas Fir

My solo exhibition 'South of the River' opens next Friday 3rd March and runs until 24th March at The Douglas Fir pub in Crystal Palace. The exhibition comprises of embroideries of Peckham, Walworth and Brixton made over the past five years. I will be making a new embroidery of Electric Avenue for the show and also showing a large drawing 'Deptford High Street' alongside my Bowie embroidery. A solo exhibition of old, new and unexhibited.

Address: The Douglas Fir, 144 Anerley Road, London, SE20 8DL. Nearest overground: Crystal Palace.

Friday, 9 December 2016

Winona zine

I made a Winona zine! I've been talking about this for a while now and it's taken a while because I wanted to make sure I could get a likeness. The zine features drawings inspired by Beetlejuice, Heathers, Mermaids, Edward Scissorhands, Bram Stoker's Dracula, Reality Bites, Girl Interrupted and Stranger Things. Apart from Winona, the zine also has a few cameos from her films including Gary Oldman, Cher and Whoopi Goldberg. The zine is A4 sized, features eight photocopied pencil drawings and has a lilac cover.

The zine is available to purchase from my Etsy shop.

Tuesday, 22 November 2016

Christmas Cards

I have added a new shop section to my Etsy - Christmas cards. You can buy this new Christmas design for 2016 which features a little red cabin inspired by a navy house I saw in Denmark. The set is two green striped and two pink striped cards. I have also added some old favourites - Penguin, Robin and Christmas Tree cards from previous years. The set of four cards also comes with four white envelopes.

Bespoke embroidery

My camera broke a couple of months ago (which is why some of my photos aren't so great at the moment!) I've been working on embroidery commissions to save up for a new one. These embroideries measure 16cm in diameter. If you are interested, I'm producing these very simple embroideries for £85 each. Contact me on hi@reenamakwana.com

At The Table - Issue 2

The beautiful new issue of At The Table is out. Focused on British food culture and the stories that surround it, delve into food writing, photography and illustration. Buy a copy here.

I did some small illustrations for the issue on a piece collecting together childhood food memories from London chefs. You'll have to get the issue to see them all.

Cover illustration by Ailsa Johnson.