Elvan Alpay

Having a google alert set to hedgehog keeps it busy … I just need to learn how to wean out the ‘sonic’. But today there was something different. A Turkish artist, Elvan Alpay, has an exhibition launching in Istanbul – at Galeri Nev. And it features a remarkable image – which I have copied from the gallery website only in the interests of promoting her work, not stealing it …

The piece about her is here. She sounds fascinating – and this is the motive behind this blog … is there anyone out there who has a contact for Elvan Alpay? I have written to the gallery and spend an age googling … but no direct way to get in touch. I would be very interested in getting permission for using this image in the new book I am writing for Reakion. If you know of a way of getting in touch with her, please let me know. With many thanks.

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6 Comments

  1. sandie
    Posted 24 January 2012 at 17:23 | Permalink

    there are 3 others as well – aren’t they super? would love to know how she has done them.

  2. Posted 24 January 2012 at 19:01 | Permalink

    That’s just gorgeous.

  3. Stephen Gower
    Posted 25 January 2012 at 22:53 | Permalink

    Put -sonic into the search you’ve got a google alert for, I think.

    • Posted 26 January 2012 at 11:51 | Permalink

      thank you Stephen – of course that makes sense. Will do it … though it will make it seem like there is a lot less hedgehog news out there!

  4. Janet
    Posted 30 January 2012 at 20:12 | Permalink

    Lovely hedgehog art!

    • Posted 31 January 2012 at 13:58 | Permalink

      thank you – yes – I think that Elvan is really rather wonderful!

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  2. By Benjamin Zephaniah « A Prickly Affair on 5 March 2012 at 09:16

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  • Hugh Warwick is an ecologist and writer with a particular fondness for hedgehogs. His first book, A Prickly Affair, remains the only book to have accolades from both Jeanette Winterson and Ann Widdecombe on the cover. The Beauty in the Beast is published in May 2012 and takes him on a journey in search of other animals. And in November 2012 he returns to hedgehogs with a book about the iconography of the animal.

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