How To Eat Chongqing Hot Pot

July 2017. It was my first week in Chongqing, in south-west China, and I was asked by an artist what were my initial artistic impressions of the boiling hot megacity. I was giving a presentation about my illustration work and this question was posed during a marathon one and a half hour Q&A session. There … Continue reading How To Eat Chongqing Hot Pot

Illustrating Sheringham | © Natalie Knowles 2017

Arts alumnae reunite in China – University of Brighton

Thank you Sarah, at the University of Brighton Alumni Association, for the blog post about my presentation in Chongqing, China. The visit was made possible by my dear friend Yishi Fu, who I met on the MA course in Brighton, 2009. This article is a glowing memento to an enduring friendship and to my time … Continue reading Arts alumnae reunite in China – University of Brighton

Fishing in Liangfeng | © Natalie Knowles 2017

A visit to Yitian and Liangfeng village

I was invited to present to Chongqing artists and creatives about my art work that had been inspired by my home town, Sheringham. I described how Sheringham had built a strong tourist economy through establishing quirky festivals and events to bring visitors to the seaside town in rural North Norfolk. It was these events that … Continue reading A visit to Yitian and Liangfeng village

Illustrating Sheringham | © Natalie Knowles 2017

A presentation in China part 2

On Thursday 27th July 2017 I gave a presentation in Chongqing, China. The venue was Testbed 2, a creative hub in a former factory. Over thirty artists and creatives attended the presentation. I spoke about my home town, Sheringham in North Norfolk and how it had inspired three years' worth of illustrations. I showcased artwork … Continue reading A presentation in China part 2

Illustrating Sheringham | © Natalie Knowles 2017

A presentation in China

On Thursday 27th July 2017 I gave a presentation to over thirty artists and creatives in Chongqing, China. The venue was Testbed 2, a converted factory which now houses creative businesses. I showcased three years worth of illustrations based on my home town, Sheringham. The reaction was incredible. The audience were amazed and intrigued by … Continue reading A presentation in China