London based doodle artist Frankie Curtis (AKA CurtisCreationz), will be in the studio from 8th April to 23rd June 2024. Frankie will transform the Art Yard Studio space into her very own ‘doodle room’ – an exhibition which takes the viewer on a chaotic voyage through the corridors of her childhood memories and passion for cartoons.

Inspired by the vibrant street art scene, Frankie’s hope is for the viewer to step into her imagination and become a part of the art itself. From walls to furniture, and floors to ceilings, every surface in the artist studio will act as a canvas for intricate doodles that bring characters, stories and daydream to life.

Influenced by countless hours spent engrossed in cartoons and video games, Frankie’s doodles carry the whimsical spirit of those formative years and utilise playful lines to beckon the viewer to explore the extraordinary landscapes of her mind. Drawing from these origins, whilst in residency Frankie will continue to channel her enthusiasm into her work and embrace the experimentation with diverse ideas and materials.

For the duration of her residency, Frankie will take over the Contemporary Collective Instagram account to document her experience in the studio space and engage closely with followers. Operating an open door policy, Frankie plans to engage with visitors at the hotel and local community members to craft a genuine interactive art experience and bring street art into a more contemporary, gallery setting.

About Frankie’s practice:
An artist with an overactive imagination. Born and bred in South East London, Frankie Curtis has created a unique style inspired from a childhood of growing up watching cartoons. Her work is a vibrant collection of crazy characters with a sprinkle of humour throughout. Working mostly in acrylic paints and markers, spray paint, and digital work bringing her work to life in an animated format. Graduated from the University of Portsmouth after studying BA(Hons) Illustration in 2014, she has continually adapted and perfected her ‘doodle’ style, working for clients from the Mayor of London, to the Teletubbies and everything in between. She’s taken part in several exhibitions, art fairs and paint festivals globally.

Open House

Art Yard Maker’s Studio has an open-house policy, so if you‘re visiting our neighbourhood’s major art galleries, Southbank Centre, Tate Modern or Hayward Gallery why not stop by to see an artist at work.