Tuesday, 16 November 2010

Christmas Cards

Heres a sneak peak at some of the Christmas cards we will be selling on Sunday at Handmade and Bound! Don't forget to come down and see our stand as we will also be selling books, badges, magnets and stickers :D See our individual blogs for what we have all been working on individually for the fair!

Monday, 11 October 2010

Handmade & Bound

Whirlygig collective will have a stand at Handmade & Bound, The Affordable London Bookart and Zine Fair on the 21st November!

We will be selling a number of handmade books, as well as badges and other small things! Come along and see us :)
For more information about Handmade & Bound check out the link below!

Sunday, 26 September 2010

Henry the Hooverbird Animation by Vicky and Jenny (& Co)

Also involved Marcus Gilam from El Gebo Collective and Andrew Keech

Monday, 13 September 2010

Birmingham Zine Fest

Last weekends Zine Fest proved to be a success! We sold lots of little books and badges! Everything we had for sale there will be up on our Etsy and Folksy shops soon :)
Jane looking after our stand!

Another stand which i liked the look of :)

A shot of the busy fair!

And finally three out of five Whirlygigs! Myself, Jane and Vicky!

Friday, 10 September 2010

Birmingham Zine Fest

Just a quick reminder to head over to the Birmingham Zine Fest tomorrow as we will be selling handmade books!

As well as the 'birds in hats' Badges!

Friday, 13 August 2010

Vicky - Cover Contain Compost

I'm doing a mini project for The Birmingham Zine Festival this September

It's called "Cover Contain Compost" and is a pack of three black and white, 7cm square, stapled books illustrating the different aspects of allotmenting.

here's a lil sneak peek:

To find more out about Vicky's work - head over to her own blog http://crumpetsandcrabsticks.blogspot.com

Wednesday, 4 August 2010

Louise's Project

Here are some sketchbook images from my project for the Zine Festival. :D It's going to be a small book about two little foxes!

Monday, 2 August 2010

Project update: Jane

Birmingham Zine Festival may seem a long way away, but in terms of our preparations it feels just around the corner! We Whirlygirls are hard at work trying to do interesting new things.

My own project, as some of you may know from my personal blog, is based on a folk ballad from the Orkney Isles, The Great Silkie of Sule Skerry. The story is one pinned to Northern legends of silkies (also known as selkies or selchies), a sea-dwelling people who are part-seal or become seals when in the water by wearing magical skins or garments. As ever with these stories, there are many variations.

My book will be printed in black and white, and although these charcoal drawings are development work, I rather like the effect so may continue in a charcoally manner. :)

Friday, 16 July 2010

Birmingham Zine Festival & Sketchbook Project

A little update on some current Whirlyprojects. The collective are planning to attend the newly formed Birmingham Zine Fest, 10th-12th September.


We are also participating in the Sketchbook Project where a sketchbook of our scribbles based on the theme 'face in the crowd' will be toured around America next year.

The Sketchbook Project: 2011

And Whirlymember Jane McGuinness has now got a website:


Sunday, 13 June 2010

Whitstable Biennial

Some Whirlygig work will be on show at the Whitstable Biennial on the 25th of June as part of the Kent Cultural Baton


Here's a sneaky peak of what might be on show:

More information on the facebook event: [link]

Saturday, 1 May 2010

New bag design?

(Inspired by 'The Blue Fox' by Sjon)

Wednesday, 21 April 2010

Tote bags

a selection of bags left over from our recent exhibition are today going on sale in our Folksy Store [link]
and Etsy Store [link]

Wednesday, 14 April 2010

One Day Intervention Brief - Kent Cultural Baton

Just Spreading the word of this interesting opportunity  :)

Whitstable Biennale, June 19th- July 4th 2010

This exciting opportunity offers artists a day to showcase their work at the internationally renowned contemporary art Biennale in Whitstable, and to contribute to Kent Cultural Baton, a mobile artwork which will result in an ...alternative map of Kent.
The Kent Baton is a high profile KCC commission, which aims to celebrate cultural excellence in the lead up to London 2012.

The space is constructed of a converted Airstream trailer (370x215 x202cm internal space),and has a side opening which acts as a stage. The external surface of the space is highly reflective polished aluminium, and there is a periscope, generator and speakers.
The use of the space is free, there is no materials budget, but there is assistance in opening and safe usage of the space, and free marketing of the proposed intervention. The most innovative proposals will be given preference.

There are roughly two weeks available. Artists can collaborate in groups to use the space for one day, e.g. film screening, performance line up, group show etc

Submissions should include;
- Concept (no more than 1 side of A4)
- Website address of artist /CV
- Five images of previous work if not on website ( no more than 72dpi if emailing)
- Preferred date of intervention.

Send submissions to; nicole@nicolemollett.co.uk
Deadline; April 30th 2010

Wednesday, 7 April 2010


We are the Whirlygig Collective, a group of female illustrators similar in style, interests and experience.

We have been established since November 2009,

Whirlygig Does Whitstable

Here are a few photos of Whirlygig's first ever exhibition together. Alot of hardwork and stress, but worth it all for the result!

First up is the empty gallery on the wednesday when we arrived to set up!


The first Pictures go up!
The Whirly Window!

The Final wall!

The Private View!

And finally the cake!!