14:17 22 May 2014
Claire is proud to be featured in Lal Hardy's new book - "The Mammoth Book of New Tattoo Art."
20:30 27 March 2014
Kevin Mark Trail will be touring Australia in June 2014
Kevin on stage
20:19 27 March 2014
Claire has recently been collaborating with Kevin Mark Trail on an e-book to accompany his three new albums; "The Traveller", "The Knight" and “Hope Star”.
Kevin formerly of "The Streets" is a vocalist, side singer, song writer and producer. The e-book contain the albums, his poetry, lyrics, photography and paintings by Claire Reid.
The following paintings by Claire were all inspired by Kevin's three new albums.
The Traveller album is depicted by a Lion
The Knight album is depicted by a recent portrait of Kevin with a Water Sprit in the backgound
Hope Star is depicted by another portrait of Kevin which Claire painted in 2012
The painting of the tree depicts Kevin's musical world and how his unique sound transports you to the special places within that world.
19:39 27 February 2014
The 3rd Rites of Passage Tattoo and Art Festival is to be held on April 25th, 26th & 27th at The Royal Exhibition Building, Melbourne.
For full details click on the link 3rd Rites of Passage Festival
19:36 21 February 2014
The Ajna Tattoo Art Exhibition with live music from Kevin Mark Trail + guests at the Bangalow Bowling Club, is set to be hosted by Claire Reid and Jacob Gwynn of Ajna Tattoo in Rosebank. 12 well known and up and coming local artists will be displaying and selling their work along with projections, live tattooing and live music from Kevin Mark Trail-a singer songwriter and producer from London. The evening kicks off at Bangalow Bowling Club on 14th March with doors opening at 6.30pm, and music from 8pm. Tickets are $10 and will be available at the door.
Kevin Mark Trail’s debut album "Just Living" released by EMI records in - prior to which, Trail recorded and toured the world with UK Hip Hop Outfit- The Streets. His other credits include recording-with Nitin Sawhney, Estelle, Black Twang, Rodney P, Tor and MJ Cole, and supports for Beverly Knight, N.E.R.D, Massive Attack and Angie Stone. He is currently recording/producing globally and has just released his new album "Hope Star".
The past few years have seen Kevin travel back and forth to New Zealand developing a relationship with its music, land and people. Kevin has toured New Zealand with The Streets and Nathan Haines, he has also worked with NZ artists Pieter T, Lauren Mitchell, Kevin Fields and Huia Hamon. These experiences have thrust him into working with a variety of music and also with Maori taonga puoro (singing treasures). Kevin aims to keep travelling the world and sharing his experiences and music.
Claire Reid opened the Rosebank based- Ajna Tattoo Studio in September 2013, prior to this she has been tattooing in the UK, America, Borneo, Japan, Peru, New Zealand, Brazil, Canada, and Europe. In her work Claire celebrates the power of fusion art influenced by the experiences of working and living with contemporary tattoo artists around the world. With a passion for organic shapes and love of colour, Claire’s work explores people and life experiences – individual’s interpretations of their loves, lives, fantasies and passions-creating new and unexpected themes.
Claire is the founder and organiser of the acclaimed Rites of Passage tattoo convention, Melbourne now in its 3rd year. The festival arose from a dream to connect people with the ancient practice of tattooing and scarification used across indigenous cultures world- wide, with profits being utilised to replant Australian old growth rainforest. While regularly being invited to guest at studios and conventions internationally, Claire continues her goal to connect people through tattooing and art to the planet and a higher understanding of life.
Jacob has recently teamed up with Claire relocating to NSW from Melbourne where he was working as a Web Developer and tattooist. Sharing the same passion for realism and fine art in tattooing, Jacob takes his clients concepts and exceeds their expectations through careful planning and strong execution.
Previous to this Jacob lived in Auckland New Zealand where he painted murals for private and public clients as part of a specialist interior decorating company. At the same time, Jacob was employed as an animator for clients such as Disney T.V, Nelvana, Titmouse Inc. and many others -working in studios Anim8 Productions, Firehorse Films and Flux Animation Ltd. This experience has given him a strong foundation within drawing and oil painting which has excelled his transition from paper to skin.
For media enquiries please contact Claire Reid on +61403040067.
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