An exhibition showing a collection of works from five Manchester based artists in Ebor Studios
15th July until 18th July
All welcome

Artists included;
Elly Langlois
Jack Ginno
Martha Lyons Haywood 
Jin Bells 
Rowan Eastwood


Erinma Bell Sculpture: Artist Karen Lyons and Project 'Guns to Goods'

We are very proud of our resident artist Karen Lyons who currently has a public sculpture displayed at Manchester Cathedral.

The sculpture is part of ongoing creative enterprise project 'GunstoGoods' which was co-founded by our very own resident artist Paul Haywood.

Guns to Goods is an evolving collaboration between researchers, artists, CARISMA (Community Alliance for Renewal, Inner South Manchester Area)Greater Manchester Police and the Mines Advisory Group International.
The aim was to build social cohesion and collective remedial action with and for communities affected negatively by weapons based crime.

Now Guns to Goods converts illegal firearms into art, by melting down the metal, to celebrate inspirational stories. This particular bust is in honour of peace activist and CARISMA founder Dr Erina Bell for her work in giving young people positive alternatives to street and gun crime in Moss side, Manchester.

The Sculpture was unveiling symbolically on International Women's day 2016 and will remain situated in Manchester Cathedral until May 2016.

Manchester Evening news

Edinburgh11 - Exhibition

Edinburgh Sculpture Workshops is one of the leading art centres in Scotland and the UK; a Sculpture Centre and Creative Laboratory; purpose-built to provide the best working environment for artists. ESW houses a large studio community, specialist workshops, artist residencies and production spaces and areas for exhibition. They are committed to being a space for public engagement and learning as well as a support network for their artists.

Since last year, we at Ebor have developed a relationship with the artists from Edinburgh Sculpture Workshops. Now, for the first time, we welcome 11 of their artists into our building and introduce their work to the audience of Greater Manchester.

The art works shown will engage with found objects and ‘undecipherable artefacts‘. The artists use objects, sculpture, installation, performance, photography, film and drawing. They explore human intuition and use experimentation to develop or understand human relationships with objects, material and space. Involved will be references to the Greek myth of Narcissus and writings of Gaston Bachelard.

The exhibition will open at 9am on Sunday 13th March with a chance to meet all the artists involved. The exhibition will close with a farwell to the Edinburgh artists at 4pm.

Edinburgh Artists:

Despina Nissiriou
Elizabeth A. Hodson
Emma Pratt
Kjersti Sletteland
Sarah Dale
Ian McPhail
Paulina Sandberg
Chloe Windsor
Alejandro Lopez
Duncan Robertson

This will also be a chance to see works and studio spaces from Ebor’s resident artists.


NEXT EXHIBITION: On Reflection by Rachael Elwell and Karen Lyons

Rachael Elwell and Karen Lyons present a joint exhibition of recent drawings that draws attention to common threads and concerns in their work. Both artists concentrate on monochrome drawings made using highly detailed lines and patterns. Each artist has, over time, established individualised and systematic methodologies involving repetition or reflection. The resulting drawings ‘evolve’ rather than follow prescribed structures. They appear fluid and amorphous rather than fixed or static.

Natural phenomena has been a source of reference for both artists and although the images are in the main abstract, influences from landscape, rocks, animal forms can be recognised. Rachael has studied the construction of minerals and the broader landscape. Karen’s work takes influence from rocks, animal structures and plant life.

For both artists their creativity is spurned by an imaginative process that is a tenacious, obsessive engagement with mark making using pencil or ink.


Please join us for our opening weekend, which takes place during the Ebor Open Studio event on the 22nd and 23rd of August, from 10-4pm.


The exhibition continues until 25th September, and will be open for to the public from 10am -4pm daily. (weekend viewing can be arranged by appointment by e-mailing info@eborstudio.co.uk)

Ebor Open Studio 2015 -: 22nd & 23rd August


Saturday 30th and Sunday 31st August.
11am – 4pm

Ebor’s 15 artists and designers open their working spaces. You can also view an exhibition of their work in the gallery areas.

Refreshments will be available.

Representing Abstraction
An exhibition of drawings by Karen Lyons and Tim Dunbar
Informal open discussion with the artists: Saturday 30th August 11.30 am. All welcome.

Violet Flamingo Autumn Collection
Lindsey James will be showing her new autumn ready to wear collection. View, try on and purchase new items.

Hesther Haywood Colouredge Collection.
A seasonal collection of garments using fabrics dyed using the colours from the Colouredge pallet created for The Littleborough Arts Festival 10th Anniversary Commission in 2011.

A participatory photographic portrait project by guest photographer Bob France.

William Street, Littleborough, Lancs. OL15 8JP
Tel: 07971 482173


NEWS from Violet Flamingo...

The new online shop 

So it has took some time to get off the ground but the all new Violet Flamingo shop is here. My work is still mainly focused on bespoke clothing but the store is a place you can exclusively pick up limited edition ready-to-wear. The pieces on here are still completely manufactured by myself using good quality fabrics from within the UK. I don't carry large amounts of stock due to this being a add on to the bespoke business, if your size is out of stock you can place your order and it will be delivered within seven working days.

The Harrogate vintage wedding fair 

Violet Flamingo will be showing a selection of bespoke Bridal, Bridesmaid and Mother of the Bride outfits at this lovely event. You can look through my portfolio at past weddings I have worked on and have a chat about ideas you might have for your big day. Enjoy browsing the other great stalls and treat yourself to tea and cake.  

Ebor Event...

Violet Flamingo will be showing a selection of the new Spring/Summer ready-to-wear, available to come and view, try on and if you like, place your orders before it's launched online. A variety of bespoke dresses and accessories will be exhibited on the day, all displayed on the studio wall space of Ebor.

There will also be a large selection of SALE clothing and accessories to purchase on the day, plus plenty of the new handmade ruffle knickers it you fancy a cheeky treat.

We'll also be serving tea and scones throughout the day. Good music, good company, come down and join us!

For more info, please join the Facebook event Page: https://www.facebook.com/events/1401519626781733/


New website from Violet Flamingo....


It's finally here, the new Violet Flamingo site including new photo shoots, 
testimonials from clients and a blog. 
Also coming soon is exclusive limited edition ready-to-wear clothing, initial pieces include winter coats and capes and party pieces for the upcoming festive season....



Ebor Studio are taking part in this years Making and Doing Festival!

Ebor Studio's Paul Haywood will be exhibiting his work in the Ebor Gallery Space for this years Making & Doing Festival on the 5th and 6th October.

More information to come.. so for now .. save the date! 


All Welcome....
Family fun afternoon, evening entertainment, Art and lots and lot of CAKE!