Summer Prompts – Water

This blog post will help you respond to the following Spellbinder Instagram post: “Experiment with artworks or photographs depicting water. How can you capture water’s colourlessness, movement and fluidity in a still image? Can materials such as fabric and glass help you create that illusion?” Water, along with clouds and the sky, are some of… Continue reading Summer Prompts – Water

Art and Mystery

This post will explore the relationship between art and mystery. I will look at a couple of my own favourite pieces of art. However, the points I will touch upon can also apply to your own personal favourites too. Mystery often serves an important purpose within art. A painting can create a small slice of… Continue reading Art and Mystery

Autumn 2021 – Art

Chien et Loup Alison Gallego Alison Gallego’s photography piece ‘Chien et Loup’ is a wonderfully atmospheric image, capturing three shadowy figures looking out over the expansive Parisian skyline as the sun is setting. Muted pink clouds paint the sky above and the golden evening glow of the city warms the streets the light has deserted.… Continue reading Autumn 2021 – Art

Summer 2021 – Art

Limelight Despy’s collage primarily depicts an alluring Marilyn Monroe, with her signature blonde curls, grasping a white sheet while covering her chest. Reminiscent of the famous Douglas Kirkland photoshoot in 1961, the image is both sensual and yet vulnerable. A decadent chandelier hangs in the background and a cut open lime is positioned just above… Continue reading Summer 2021 – Art

Finding the Lens

This post should inspire you to think creatively in relation to the following prompt and is especially targeted at photographers. While you are on holiday, try and explore the artistic potential of the places and views you see with the aim to produce holiday pictures that are different and unique.  Suggestions for Photographers Finding a… Continue reading Finding the Lens

Spellbinder and ENIGMA in collaboration: Tips from the Editors

This is a very special blog post to celebrate the collaboration of Spellbinder magazine with Exeter University’s creative writing society and their literary journal, ENIGMA. Spellbinder has been fortunate enough to receive a number of submissions from the talented student community in Exeter, a number of which have been published in the Winter and Spring… Continue reading Spellbinder and ENIGMA in collaboration: Tips from the Editors

Spring 2021 – Art

A Shadow Of My Former Self Anne Moore We have had the pleasure of communicating with Anne about her inspirations and intentions behind this fantastic photograph artwork, ‘A Shadow Of My Former Self’. Anne is currently studying for a Masters in Film Theory at Exeter University. Perhaps her study of motion pictures has inspired her… Continue reading Spring 2021 – Art

A Guide to Galleries

If you are an artist, you will want to look at successful works that have achieved widespread acclaim. This will inspire you and assist you with your technique. Even if you’re not an artist, it’s still fun to visit galleries and appreciate the beautiful diversity of artworks on display around the world. This guide will… Continue reading A Guide to Galleries