DISCOVER OUR ARTISTS
Our Artist Series brings you unique signature styles from some of the world’s most exciting creatives to develop an exciting new take on the gloveglu bottles.
Featuring our gloveglu sprays we have invited artists to reimagine the bottle design and create an exclusive piece of label artwork.
We’ll release new collabs throughout the year, so keep an eye out for the next drop.
Hazel Ealem Hansen
For our July Artist Series we have collaborated with Hazel Ealem/Hansen - a Noongar (Aboriginal) yorga (woman) living in Katanning Western Australia.
Art as always been a big part of her life as my mother Gabrielle Hansen was involved in many Aboriginal art exhibitions and art projects over two decades.
As a child Hazel listened to her mother and father telling them her and her six siblings Dreamtime stories of Noongar culture that they were told by there grandparents.
At the heart of our Lydia Williams collection Hazel has created a unique piece of aboriginal art.
September sees Georgina Barrow, a decorative painter with over 25 years experience joining us for our latest Artist Series.
She specialises in broken colour finishes and chinoiserie murals which give a stunning depth of colour and interest to walls, simply unattainable with plain paint. From a soft colour wash replicating an old Italian wall, to a copy of a vintage wallpaper, Georgina first prepares samples for her clients to bring their ideas to life, before creating the finishes onto walls, kitchen units, floors and ceilings, as well as furniture.
She has a wealth of experience and has worked on a number of listed buildings, assisting with the conservation and restoration of existing paint finishes.
With such a background the challenge to design a gloveglu label was a unique one for Georgina who embraced it by painting the design on her decorating table!
Owain Fon Williams
Owain Fôn Williams (born 17 March 1987) is a Welsh professional footballer who plays as a goalkeeper for Scottish Championship club Dunfermline Athletic.
He made 271 appearances in the English Football League, including 161 for Tranmere Rovers, also representing Crewe Alexandra, Stockport County, Bury, and Rochdale.
He has since played for Scottish clubs Inverness Caledonian Thistle, Hamilton Academical and Dunfermline Athletic, and in the United States for Indy Eleven.Formerly a Welsh youth international, he was first called up to the senior Wales team in 2009, finally making his debut in 2015.
He was a member of the Wales squad that reached the semi-finals of UEFA Euro 2016.
As Owain says;
"I have always had a passion for art, I used to draw and colour in my favourite goalkeeping gloves as a child, and then as I grew older I started more complexed pieces using different mediums. When I paint, it is an escape from the everyday demands of being a footballer. I am able to clear my mind and go in to my own world for a moment....often hours.Having moved away from home at the age of 16, art has kept me in touch with the culture and history of home, Dyffryn Nantlle,Wales.I gain inspiration from the generations of my family that worked in the hardship of the slate quarries, and their brotherhood bond that created a community. I am proud of my roots and of my Welsh identity and I hope my pride shows in my work."
If you'd like to find out more about Owain or purchase his gloveglu Goli visit https://www.owainfonwilliams.com/product-page/goli-1
Steve Foote has worked in the art and design world for over 30 years, creating illustration projects for leading global brands, concept and execution on tiki bars, branding and concepts for the RAF and design work on a variety of magazines. Always happy to experiment in different media from digital, sculpture to rattle cans and lino prints Steve embraced the gloveglu project with enthusiasm.He recognised early on that by combining his skills to create a graffiti label would produce a vibrant, fun, and engaging label for gloveglu MEGAgrip limited edition.