A Moment with Giulia Mangoni

Captured by Bethany Burgoyne Giulia Mangoni is an artist who lives and works in Italy. Situated in a small town outside of Rome, we see her preparing and practicing her skills whilst studying for a Masters in Fine Art. Creativity is something which this young woman both cherishes and exudes. Her lifestyle is a daily commitment to developing ideas inspired by the environment around her. Throughout this short film, we see a conversation play out between two friends, one in front of the camera and one behind it. Bethany Burgoyne explains more…. Read More

A Sassy Society

  “It’s not the answer that enlightens, but the question.” Eugene Ionesco   Drawing and writing act as a way of digesting both her own and others behaviour. Bethany Burgoyne delves into her subconsious to create her latest collection of work.       In this series of hand drawn illustrations, ‘A Sassy Society’, we are introduced to six new characters. Each persona is inspired by a pool source of people from various places whom Bethany has interacted with. Highlighted in the accompanying poems are both positive and negative characteristics which weave… Read More

Hannah Barclay: on the power of poetry

Anyone who has kept a diary can relate to the therapeutic usefulness of writing.  Bridget Jones provides a comical example of these benefits whilst telling tales of heart ache embedded within the turmoil of daily life. Writing can also inspire art. Sylvia Plath’s Journals, kept during the last twelve years of her life, provide an insight into what became the basis for her work, including an extraordinary collection of deeply personal poetry.  Poet and artist, Hannah Barclay, shares with Sassy her views on writing from a personal and autobiographical approach. In between three of her own poems, Barclay discusses how writing has become a tool for understanding herself, the importance for open conversations, and the book which inspired thoughts on how powerful one’s psyche can be.   What role does poetry play in your life?  Poetry helps… Read More