Abbi Bayliss
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Abbi Bayliss

Illustrator and JournalistBristol, United Kingdom
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Abbi Bayliss

Illustrator and JournalistBristol, United Kingdom
About me
I create digital portrait illustrations of inspirations of mine as well as role models in my local community. Alongside this, my poetry explores the theme of relationships, personal experiences and social issues which is accompanied by colourful digital skyline illustrations. I also perform my poetry as spoken word, often using this as a basis for scripts for film making. My love of writing can be noted in "BIBI magazine", an online publication exploring arts, culture and lifestyle. My practice also involves cartoon illustration, creating original characters, animations and posters raising awareness on mental health and well being. My latest project also focuses on bold and bright colourful abstract painting.
Projects
  • ‘Where is Summer’s fluffy cat?’ Children’s book
    ‘Where is Summer’s fluffy cat?’ Children’s bookFollow Summer on a journey around her house to find her fluffy cat Mittens. With a little rhyme here and there, your child will fall in love with this unique first issue of the Summer’s Adventures Collection. Summer’s Adventures is a series of books that incorporates imagination, fun, self-love and education as it’s foundation. https://linktr.ee/Simone_skye Instagram: summersadventures_
  • ‘Why is my hair Curly?’ Children’s book
    ‘Why is my hair Curly?’ Children’s bookThis is the second book of the Summer’s adventures series, coming out soon. Instagram: summersadventures_
  • Exhibition Tour - Exeter Phoenix, Devon
    Exhibition Tour - Exeter Phoenix, DevonThis was the Second Venue on my Regional Tour of the South West. With a differing linear layout, I was able to play around and change up the composition of the Bristol Exhibition, almost reinventing it. The collage mural split into two, with a collage at either end of the wall to create a cyclical summary of my motivations/inspirations. 12 February - 15 March 2020 My work centres on my experience as a woman of colour in Britain. My digital portrait illustrations consistently feature woman of
  • Exhibition Tour - Bristol, The Station
    Exhibition Tour - Bristol, The StationThis Exhibition was the first Venue of my Regional Tour across the South West of England. The Exhibition in Bristol featured 8 of my portrait illustrations, including a self portrait and a collage mural. Alongside each artwork was a curated paragraph written by myself, explaining my emotional connection to the subject and anecdotal memories throughout my life. The featured mural also included a mirror to invite self reflection, how you can be your own inspiration. I also hung and executed the wh
  • Under My Skin - Short Film collaboration between Spike Island, Rising Arts Agency and Integrate UK
    Under My Skin - Short Film collaboration between Spike Island, Rising Arts Agency and Integrate UKUnder My Skin is a collaboration between Spike Island, Rising Arts Agency and Integrate UK in response to Imran Perretta’s exhibition the destructors. Eleven young adults from Bristol were invited to take part in a series of conversations and film-focused workshops, exploring the themes of identity and marginalisation present in the exhibition. Participants were provided with the opportunity to explore their own personal testimonies, develop filmic, photographic and audio skills and create a ser
  • A Revolution of Discomfort - Short film and Installation at Arnolfini
    A Revolution of Discomfort - Short film and Installation at ArnolfiniMy first short film "A Revolution of Discomfort" explores consumerism in society and how this commercial world bombards us, effecting our mental health. It was a combination of film, billboard like collage installation pieces along with a collection of artwork of digital landscapes. 22nd March - 27th March 2019
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Skills
  • Illustration
  • Animation
  • Performance Poetry
  • Writing Poetry
  • Script Writer
  • Cartoon Drawing
  • Art Journalism
  • Cultural Journalism
  • Curating
  • Exhibition Management
  • Filmmaking
  • Journalism
  • Arts Journalism
  • Spoken Word
  • Mural Art
Education
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    Foundation Diploma in Art and DesignBristol School of Art
    Bristol, United Kingdom