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  • Tynwald Day 5th July 2012 Tynwald Day​Each year on Tynwald Day, which is usually celebrated on July 5th, Tynwald Court participates at the Tynwald Day Ceremony at St John's. After a religious service in the Royal Chapel, the members of Tynwald process to Tynwald Hill, one of the ancient open air sites of Tynwald. Following the proceedings on Tynwald Hill, presided over by the Lieutenant Governor, the members of Tynwald return to the Royal Chapel where a formal sitting of Tynwald takes place.Artists from the Creative Network will be exhibiting and selling their artwork, with workshops for the family to try. I will have work to view at Bunscoil, The Isle Gallery and the Creative Network marquee. please come and see me ...
    Posted Jul 2, 2012, 2:05 PM by Shelby Sandyford-Sykes
  • Laxey Sketches at Hodgson Loom Gallery Laxey - Until July 7th 2012 A NEW art exhibition of drawings was opened at the weekend in Laxey’s Hodgson Loom Gallery.Drawn Away is an affordable art show by various island illustrators who are about to head off in different directions.They include Juan Moore, Nicola Dixon, Chloe Dawe, Steve Garry, Tom Egan and five of Juan’s Art Foundation students at the Isle of Man College.Juan, of Castletown, is an animator and illustrator as well as a lecturer at the college.He worked alongside Douglas animator Steve and sculptor Chloe on the Oscar-nominated Manx-made animation Chico and Rita. This will be Chloe and Steve’s first exhibition. Tom Egan, of Douglas, meanwhile, has a background in illustration and is currently ...
    Posted Jun 23, 2012, 10:18 AM by Shelby Sandyford-Sykes
  • Hospice Masquerade Ball and Auction A fabulous masquerade ball was held at Mount Murray raising over £20,000 for Hospice Isle of Man. The event, supported by Barclays Wealth. was attended by nearly 200 people. The scene was set by a stunning ice sculpture of a mask expertly made by Ice Mann’s Darren Jackson and Stephanie Quayle. The table plan had also been set in ice!Expertly compered by Dot Tilbury MBE and Geoff Corkish MBE the evening also provided the opportunity for the first ever Flash Mob on the island! Masquerade was choreographered by Alison Lodge and Sonya Quayle. Over 24 of the guests had taken part in the secret rehearsals over the previous few weeks and definitely stunned all the other guests ...
    Posted Jun 23, 2012, 9:57 AM by Shelby Sandyford-Sykes
  • "The Alzheimer's Society" - Paul Thomas Charity Ball Paul Thomas is one of the leading florists of his generation with a unique approach to floral design. Over the years there have been many descriptions for his work, ‘master of the romantic’, ‘classic’, ‘luscious’, ‘explosive’, ‘exciting and beautiful’. Paul’s reputation for bold and impressive design is complimented with his eye for detail and a passion for the simplest of flowers. With his inspiration taken from nature, the seasons and the English Garden Paul is constantly excited and challenged by what this has to offer and how he can incorporate this in his designs.With an array of inspirational, engaging and charismatic friends and customers, Paul Thomas has devoted considerable time effort and resources to charitable work and the ...
    Posted Jun 23, 2012, 9:04 AM by Shelby Sandyford-Sykes
  • Archibald Knox  The Archibald Knox society is the benefactor for the most prestigious annual Isle of Man Art Award. The mission of the society (www.archibaldknoxsociety.com) is to promote the legacy of Archibald Knox both nationally and internationally, thus furthering the artistic and cultural identity of the Isle of Man and attributing to Knox his rightful place in the history of the decorative arts as one of the foremost artists/designers of the late 19th and early 20th centuries.The society was founded as a charity Feb. 2006 {Registered Charity No. 983 (Isle of Man)} and incorporated as a company limited by guarantee (Company No. 118177C).The society was founded as a charity Feb. 2006 {Registered Charity No. 983 (Isle of ...
    Posted Jun 23, 2012, 9:27 AM by Shelby Sandyford-Sykes
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Tynwald Day 5th July 2012

posted Jul 2, 2012, 2:01 PM by Shelby Sandyford-Sykes   [ updated Jul 2, 2012, 2:05 PM ]

Tynwald Day

​Each year on Tynwald Day, which is usually celebrated on July 5th, Tynwald Court participates at the Tynwald Day Ceremony at St John's. After a religious service in the Royal Chapel, the members of Tynwald process to Tynwald Hill, one of the ancient open air sites of Tynwald. Following the proceedings on Tynwald Hill, presided over by the Lieutenant Governor, the members of Tynwald return to the Royal Chapel where a formal sitting of Tynwald takes place.

Artists from the Creative Network will be exhibiting and selling their artwork, with workshops for the family to try. I will have work to view at Bunscoil, The Isle Gallery and the Creative Network marquee. please come and see me, I am happy to discuss my art and any information on commissions, from bespoke metal garden sculptures to photography. 

Laxey Sketches at Hodgson Loom Gallery Laxey - Until July 7th 2012

posted Jun 23, 2012, 10:18 AM by Shelby Sandyford-Sykes

A NEW art exhibition of drawings was opened at the weekend in Laxey’s Hodgson Loom Gallery.

Drawn Away is an affordable art show by various island illustrators who are about to head off in different directions.

They include Juan Moore, Nicola Dixon, Chloe Dawe, Steve Garry, Tom Egan and five of Juan’s Art Foundation students at the Isle of Man College.

Juan, of Castletown, is an animator and illustrator as well as a lecturer at the college.

He worked alongside Douglas animator Steve and sculptor Chloe on the Oscar-nominated Manx-made animation Chico and Rita. This will be Chloe and Steve’s first exhibition. Tom Egan, of Douglas, meanwhile, has a background in illustration and is currently manning the Isle Gallery at Tynwald Mills, and Nicola is a well-known Manx painter.

The five students involved are Alex Bonner, Ruby-May Laidlaw, Paige Goldsmith, Sinead McKeefry and Heebee Altzoti. They are currently finishing their foundation course in art and design and preparing to head off to university.

Juan explained: ‘Steve, Chloe, Tom and I are all leaving the island in September to start an MA in 3D digital animation in Bournemouth. And then my students are leaving to start degrees. Nicola is the only one staying in the island.

‘We knew we would be heading off so we wanted to organise an exhibition. I did a drawing show about four years ago which did very well so we thought “let’s do one like that”!

‘I also thought it would be a really good opportunity for my students as well, and they have held their own with the professionals. I’m very proud of them.’

Hospice Masquerade Ball and Auction

posted Jun 23, 2012, 9:56 AM by Shelby Sandyford-Sykes   [ updated Jun 23, 2012, 9:57 AM ]

A fabulous masquerade ball was held at Mount Murray raising over £20,000 for Hospice Isle of Man. The event, supported by Barclays Wealth. was attended by nearly 200 people. The scene was set by a stunning ice sculpture of a mask expertly made by Ice Mann’s Darren Jackson and Stephanie Quayle. The table plan had also been set in ice!

Expertly compered by Dot Tilbury MBE and Geoff Corkish MBE the evening also provided the opportunity for the first ever Flash Mob on the island! Masquerade was choreographered by Alison Lodge and Sonya Quayle. Over 24 of the guests had taken part in the secret rehearsals over the previous few weeks and definitely stunned all the other guests with their ‘surprise’ party piece.

There was a wide selection of auction and raffle prizes including a bespoke art piece of a car bonnet. The artist Shelby Sandyford-Skyes explained there are only 10 of them on sale on the Island.

PR and Marketing Manager for Hospice, Mary Doyle thanked Shelby for her unusual donation particularly as Shelby had won the  Archibold Knox Award for Manx Inspired art 2011

"The Alzheimer's Society" - Paul Thomas Charity Ball

posted Jun 23, 2012, 8:45 AM by Shelby Sandyford-Sykes   [ updated Jun 23, 2012, 9:04 AM ]

Paul Thomas is one of the leading florists of his generation with a unique approach to floral design. Over the years there have been many descriptions for his work, ‘master of the romantic’, ‘classic’, ‘luscious’, ‘explosive’, ‘exciting and beautiful’. Paul’s reputation for bold and impressive design is complimented with his eye for detail and a passion for the simplest of flowers. With his inspiration taken from nature, the seasons and the English Garden Paul is constantly excited and challenged by what this has to offer and how he can incorporate this in his designs.

With an array of inspirational, engaging and charismatic friends and customers, Paul Thomas has devoted considerable time effort and resources to charitable work and the organisation of charity Auctions including The Alzheimer's Society. I had the pleasure of being asked to donate a piece of Artwork for Auction having met Paul Thomas previously. 

My work raised £450 for the Alzheimer's society on a very special evening.

 www.paulthomasflowers.com


Archibald Knox

posted Jun 21, 2012, 3:24 PM by Shelby Sandyford-Sykes   [ updated Jun 23, 2012, 9:27 AM ]

 
The Archibald Knox society is the benefactor for the most prestigious annual Isle of Man Art Award. The mission of the society (www.archibaldknoxsociety.com) is to promote the legacy of Archibald Knox both nationally and internationally, thus furthering the artistic and cultural identity of the Isle of Man and attributing to Knox his rightful place in the history of the decorative arts as one of the foremost artists/designers of the late 19th and early 20th centuries.

The society was founded as a charity Feb. 2006 {Registered Charity No. 983 (Isle of Man)} and incorporated as a company limited by guarantee (Company No. 118177C).The society was founded as a charity Feb. 2006 {Registered Charity No. 983 (Isle of Man)} and incorporated as a company limited by guarantee (Company No. 118177C).

I was honoured to be awarded the 2011 Archibald Knox award for my work incorporatinmg the essence of Isel of Man into my "Ready Made" series.







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