Wednesday, 19 June 2013


My work is now available for sale on the Saatchi website, click to here to have a look!

Wednesday, 5 June 2013

Degree Show

I have created a page dedicated to my degree show, which is starting tomorrow evening! The Private View will be taking place from 6 until 9pm, my work will be on the first floor of the Ruskin building off the balcony in Ruskin 208. For more information on the show you can visit the Cambridge School of Art website where you will also find more of my work. Click on the photo on the right to be directed to it. The show will run until the 14th so will have a while to catch it. I hope you make it!

Wednesday, 15 May 2013

video update

click on the image to be redirected to the full video

Friday, 10 May 2013

End of Degree

With my Fine Art degree coming to an end, I have been exploring the relationship of paintings to the cinematic image. I have done this by pairing images up together to create a sense of movement as well as capturing sensuality and eroticism. The aim of this was to explore the role of female sexuality within the cinematic image and the importance and of it within this context. I have updated my practice page, here is a little taster!

Click on the image to be redirected to the page.

I have also got my degree show coming up starting on the 6th of June, click here for all the information on the event.

More to come soon!

Friday, 5 April 2013

Site Specific Work

One of my audio works ("The Limitations of Our Mind") created for a site specific show last may is now available on my 'shows' page. It was created for a show at the Institute of Astronomy in Cambridge, I looked at my perception of space through my relationship with science fiction films including Alien, 2001: A Space Odyssey, Sunshine (Danny Boyle) and Solaris.

Click here to listen to the work directly. 

Don't forget, my work is still on show at the Ruskin Gallery Corridor until the 19th of April so don't miss it!

Wednesday, 20 March 2013

Heterotopia Part2

From now until the 19th of April I will be showing work at Anglia Ruskin University as part of a third year Fine Art show entitled "Heterotopia- Part Two". The first part of this show was in Feburary, for which I helped with marketing as well as co-ordinating our class. 

"Heterotopia (Part 1 and 2) are shows that concern themselves with the word first elaborated by philosopher Michel Foucault. We will specifically be looking at the word in the context of space and otherness, a state found mixed between reality and fantasy, love and fear, physicality and ephemera. In a society desperately concerned with the materiality of objects and consumerism, this show will explore the concept of the in between."

The work shown in Heterotopia- Part Two follows the work shown in Simpatico, here is a photo of it in the show. The text reads:

Nadja- presence of mind (25.5cmx32cm)
Multi-media collage
Glass aids us in many ways but also hinders our perception of reality, the same way that language forms a barrier between the authors intentions and the translators understanding of the author. Intentions and content all suffer degrees of change through this. The space between where our vision begins and where the perceived image lies, a heretoropia is created- a space in between reality and fiction; a meeting of two minds. A place where all our expectations and anticipation lies before the intended imagery, never truly understood by a mind other than its creator. A space where an image’s purpose lies unaffected and untouched.  

Grace (25.5cmx32cm)
Multi-media collage
Movement and fluency can never truly be captured through photography, although its intentions can be translated through repetition of movement. The same can be achieved with objects of opaque qualities transferred. Glass, despite its clarity can be deceiving and can often lead us astray in the same way as movement and repetition can. This piece aims to highlight the space between reality and the projected image as a heterotopia.

Nadja Interpreted (25.5cmx32cm)
Multi-media collage
A vision exploring the role of translation and interpretation in imagery and text and the heterotopia created between our expectations and the reality.

For more information on the show, you can visit the blog I created here, the Facebook event as well as the Anglia Ruskin University website. Its on until the 19th of April so come have a look and see what you think! 

Dont forget you can follow me on Twitter and Facebook, (I use Twitter more!)

Simpatico pt2

Here are a few photos from the previous show I was involved with, Simpatico.

From left to right: my work (top 'Nadya- Presence of Mind', bottom: 'Nadya- Interpreted'), an article in the Cambridge News about us as well as a photo of the show by Mark Bush.

Thanks again to Changing Spaces, without whom this show could not have been possible!

Friday, 8 March 2013


I have updated the list of shows I am currently involved with as well as upcoming shows in the near future, make sure to check out my shows page! I have also updated my CV- check them both out!

Here is the poster for the show I am currently showing work in, its open until Sunday at 1pm so come and see us! Here is the FB event, as well as some photos from the show.

Thursday, 28 February 2013

February Update

Hi everyone!

UPCOMING SHOW! I am helping organise a show held at Sixonesix Gallery on King Street in Cambridge, as well as showing some of my work. This show will bring together students from the Cambridge School of Art Fine Art degree from 2nd and 3rd years. This promises to be a really exciting show so make sure you come see us! Click here for the Facebook event!

So this month I've ben busy working on my final project for my degree course- stressful to say the last! I have been exploring themes of female sexuality in identity in Photography. I started this project looking at Belle de Jour by Luis Bunuel and Catherine Deneuve's character and the way she dealt with her sexual desires and fantasies.

I am interested in expressing repressed sexual emotions through the medium of Photography avoiding highly sexual imagery and instead using the power of the female gaze.  I have been using black and white photography to relate to the work of Man Ray and surrealist photography. I am especially interested in expressing a kind of sexual freedom, away from the usual sense of taboo and repressed female sexuality in the media and today's society. These photographs explore female identity and sexuality in a direct way, facing issues directly.

Sunday, 27 January 2013

Work Update

I am currently involved in a show based on Michel Foucault's concept of Heterotopia, click here for the blog I have created for the event.

Here are the posters for the event, the first Private View will be on the 7th of February.

I will add some information on my work for this show shortly.

I hope some of you can make it!

Friday, 11 January 2013

Video Update

I have updated my Videos content on my websites and added four new videos, you can see them here.

Wednesday, 29 August 2012

06-12/09/12 // by claire's accessories //grafton centre
collaboration with Karl Dmitri Bishop
short film in post production

Sunday, 12 August 2012

Sunday, 7 August 2011

Trend Report: Dip-Dyed Hair

This is one of my favourite trends at the moment! Unfortunately it's not 
much good for me as I have short hair and unlike Rhianna
it's not sticking up on its ends so I will have to wait a while until
I can actually do this... But I still think it looks amazing. 
It can be bright and wacky or more subtle like
Alexa Chung :)

Style Icon: Anna Piaggi

Anna Piaggi is an Italian Fashion writer and style icon. SHe has worked for the Italian Vogue and in the late 80's the avant-garde magazine Vanity.
I have only just discovered this amazing lady and I am suprised I have lived this long without picking up on her! Her style is simply breathtaking, she is daring, kooky and eccentric. Her friend, design Karl Lagerfeld said : "She dresses the way one plays a role. She's a great perfomer, but she is also the author of the play" (quote from The NY Times)

Here are some fashion items inspired by the great lady Piaggi herself!