Electric Crazyland is back July 22nd!

EcFlyerposter Electric Crazyland is back Friday July 22nd at The Printworks Hastings. 5 hours of Psychedelic sights and sounds, howling guitars, feedback, drum solos and mind melting visuals on 3 projectors! Plus I’m going to be adding a few more visual delights to the mix. So if you are around the Southeast coast of the UK July 22nd – Pop in and have your brain blown! Myself & Jo Perfect will be providing the soundtrack! At The Printworks Hastings – 8pm – 1am – Totally Free Man! oxo GD

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Grande Dame Tattoos!

Ladies & Gents! Very pleased to officially announce that Monkey Paw Tattoo Parlour in Hastings now has Grande Dame tattoo designs available! My first flash sheet is from my Nature Series. Deffo going to bring out a Nature Volume II, as I have loads more images from the genre, as well as a Voodoo/Magic Series, A Love Series & A Western Series, An Anatomy Series, Horror, maybe even I Heart 80s… Very excited about this new venture, what a mad rush it will be to see my work on people’s actual bodies! Wow! Anyhoo, if you are in the UK and fancy a Grande Dame Tat – get down to Monkey Paw Tattoo Parlour! Ok stay tuned… oxo GD

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Grande Dame DJ Set at Solstish June 18th!

Dear friends! Unfortch I had to cancel this fridays Electric Crazyland at The Printworks. Disappointed, as I was really looking forward it & am totally up for it now, but unfortch, I recently moved house and it completely decimated me on every level. Physically, emotionally, financially, my darling cat died in a freak accident during the move; and I had no internet for 10 days, thus I was not able to properly promote the event, so I thought it best to postpone to a later date.
In the meantime I will be doing a set at Solstish, also at the fabulous Printworks – June 18th. Hosted by the amazing Zeroh who always put on the best parties! The lovely Riz Maslen of Neotropic will also be spinning some tunes. So come down and celebrate the Solsice-ish at Solstish! Gonna be a good un! At The Printworks 8pm-4am June 18th! £5 cover. Info here! oxo GD

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End of Another Era…


Normally, if someone asked me to create an original piece of work during a time whilst I am in the middle of preparing to move, I would politely decline, or not so politely. But when ink-d asked me to create an original piece for their closing show – yes you read that right they are closing – I gladly accepted their invitation. I actually got the news that they were shutting down less than 24 hours after I received my eviction notice. To say I was devastated, is an understatement. I was more upset by this news than my home situation. I literally sobbed in bed for a week straight. Not only has ink-d been instrumental in transforming my art career, but also turning me on to new artists that I probably would not have heard of. And most importantly, I have grown quite close to them all, so it’s been very sad, like a family breakup or a good friend who is terminally ill… But, like the Chinese proverb “from the ashes – the phoenix rises”… I am happy to report that I have some exciting art projects in the pipeline & I know that everyone at ink-d are also gearing up for their new adventures. And they will go down in UK history as one of the most important contemporary art galleries who introduced the world to new hot talent, and changed the business model from stiff & stuffy to laidback & fresh – breaking the rules and writing new ones along the way!  
The piece I created for the show is called The Poppy Empress – 10″x 20″ Mixed Media – Silk Screen/Acrylic/ Airbrush/Spray Paint. I will be doing a series of these in different colours. This is a one off for The Best Ink-d Show EVER. Make sure you get down to see it! There will be loads of super amazing artists in this one, and some big names as well! Thank you ink-d for bringing me into your world, believing in me and PUSHING me to go beyond my limits. Boy did you PUSH! Ha! I will treasure these last few years for my lifetime! oxo GD
PS – Show opens April 30 and runs until May 29th!

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Grande Dame In Loverboy!

I did an interview for international glossy “Queer Culture” Magazine – Loverboy. I wax philosophical on my early influences, vintage blacklight posters, my art processes, fave camp films, career highlights, LSD and more! Check it out! Cool! Thanx Loverboy! oxo GD 🙂

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Bernie Likes My Birdies!

Bernieshared2As many of you know, I feel VERY passionate about the current US political race. The age of greed is coming to an end and Bernie Sanders is our only hope for any kind of future! I have made several gifs to show my support. After the magical bird encounter in Portland, I was compelled to make a “Birds For Bernie” Gif. In the last week it has really been making the rounds and has over 1500 likes! And I am happy to say even Bernie likes it and has shared it on his Senator Sanders Facebook Page! What a reward! Congratulations Senator Sanders on yet another historic win with Wisconsin! So pleased with the way things are moving! And over the moon that you like my work! I shall make more! On wards and upwards! Yay! Revolution! Change is coming! Stay tuned! Awesome! oxo 🙂

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I was so moved by the appreciation – I had to make another! Bernie inspires! Please feel free to share! oxo 🙂

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My Talk for PechaKucha is Live!

fouftoil March 8th I, Along with 10 others, did a slideshow presentation at The De La War Pavilion in Bexhill for PechaKutcha 20×20. The premise is a bit like Ted Talks, but with a strict time limit. Each speaker has 20 images to show, and 20 seconds for each picture – 6 min 40 seconds in total. For someone as long winded as me, it was quite a challenge! You had to choose a subject you are passionate about, so I chose Animation. Normally I would spend 6 minutes per photo! So I had to write out exactly what to say and really speed through each delivery! I’m a bit wobbly in places and my goddess I hate my voice! But all in all I think it came out pretty well & a lot of people came up to me after to say they enjoyed it, so – result! Anyhoo, here ya go! Enjoy! More soon… oxo gd

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