Mario Lautier – Vella

Coming soon….

Thursday 27th October to 10th November, 

Mario Lautier-Vella – 100 drawings. 

I decided I would take part by drawing daily for the required 100 days. Drawing has been a life-long passion of mine and is an important part of my practice so I was excited about participating in the project. I was also curious to see what imagery would emerge from this daily commitment to draw, be it trivial or tremendous.

Working with a small, bound sketchbook and pencil, the project began with a figurative drawing I made one evening in the British Museum and ended with an abstract piece created whilst on holiday in Seville. And, as required, after completing my drawing of the day, I photographed it and posted it on my Instagram feed for all to view.

Mario Lautier Vella is an award-winning, cross-disciplinary artist who works in Hertfordshire and London. His practice includes drawing, painting, collage, sculpture, installation, sound, video, book arts and performance. Since graduating in 2012 with a Masters in Art and Media Practice from the University of Westminster, he has exhibited his art across the UK and around the world. His work is held in private collections in the UK, Malta, Canada and Australia.

This summer, he held his second solo exhibition at Watford Museum. Entitled Homebodies, the show featured a selection of drawings, paintings, collage and mixed media work, presented within a site-specific installation. Home Truths (Drawing Daily or Thereabouts) is his first solo exhibition at Frogmore Paper Mill.

Mario is also a qualified teacher and enjoys delivering a variety of weekly and one-off classes and workshops to adults and children.

For more info, please visit
Instagram: @lautiervella
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PHILIP COX – papier mache artist – continues around the museum space and cafe EXTENDED indefinitely



Philip’s Interest in art began at an early age and he spent much of his time drawing and modelling figures. This experience developed into a love for creating sculpture out of paper, his preferred medium. This natural material was not only easy to manipulate but also an inexpensive alternative to traditional, sculptural supplies.

He received no formal training as an artist, but was hired as a freelance painter and carver. A firm believer in “having a go”, he exhibited at the Nottingham Midland Group Arts Centre in 1986. This pivotal exhibition launched his new career as a professional sculptor.

Since 1985, several major solo exhibitions of his unique paper figures have been touring the U.K. His collection includes: Paper People, People in Place, My Best Friend?, Strangely Familiar and a series of life-sized cardboard animals called Wildlife in Danger. During the early 1990s he contributed to the Recycled Art Exhibition in Paris, France.

Philip has been commissioned by International paper manufacturers to create artwork utilizing their materials. In addition, he has produced window displays for the prestigious department store, Harvey Nichols, in London. His largest commission to date was constructing 60 figures for the Nottingham-based visitor attraction, The Tales of Robin Hood. Philip has appeared on numerous television programs with his work, and a portion of his art belongs to permanent museum and art collections in the UK. He has also taken on the role of “artist-in-residence”, working with adults and children in a variety of educational settings.