After nine months of painless joy, not many tears but lots of laughter, plenty of adventure and a whole lotta learning along the way, it's here... The labour of my love: the third issue of 1 Granary.
The primary focus of the issue is to spotlight the creatives that are defying the current downward-spiraling tendency in the arts. Entitled Dazzling in the Age of Austerity, it is about individuals and collectives beating out their own paths and taking risks to push their respective fields forward. It features the current generation of students who have graduated with tripled tuition fees, as well as creative forces such Meadham Kirchhoff, who have struggled to keep their artistic spirit alive in an age of increasing commercialism. Our aim is to bridge the gap between what is taught in art colleges, such as CSM, and the real-world conversations and difficulties facing today’s generation of artists, designers and creatives. The result is a gallery of the individuals of the generation that is changing the way fashion is conceived, presented and discussed.
“1 Granary is encouraging creative collaboration between students and industry leaders - beyond assisting”
The magazine features an array of talent and talking points. There are interviews and editorials featuring Meadham Kirchhoff, Thomas Tait and Simone Rocha; as well as essays on artists Richard Deacon, Luke Turner and Lucien Freud; and longer profiles of Sandy Powell, Adrian Joffe, Sarah Mower, Andrew Rosen, Hugh Devlin, Sophie Muller and Daisy Jacobs. Contributing photographers include Laurence Ellis, Hart + Leshkina, Drew Jarrett, Joyce NG and Camille Vivier; and contributing creatives include Alister Mackie, Anders Sølvsten Thomsen, Ellie Grace Cumming and Lotta Volkova.
The issue will be launched at London Fashion Week, September 2015 and available for purchase at 1Granary.com and selected international retailers shortly after.