WITH THE RISING STAR
OF ABSTRACT ART
Jimmy Bamble and
NoLess.one - Two art world
talents that deserve to be seen
Produced and Published by BDAA
Art. Done Differently.
visit www.bdaa.art to find out more
“A very warm welcome to the launch edition of, BDAA ACCESS!
In these unprecedented times brought about by the Coronavirus pandemic,
those of us fortunate enough to work in the art world have never needed to
be more open-minded and entrepreneurial in the way that we communicate,
market and sell the art and artists that we represent.
It was with this in mind that the idea of BDAA ACCESS first came about.
The unique way in which BDAA is structured has empowered us with the
ability to offer a very modern, dynamic and 21st century approach to sharing
our journey with the wider world.
In this first edition, we offer up the most in-depth interview ever with BDAA
star artist, Jamie Hawkins. We also showcase the respective talents of
Jimmy Bamble and NoLess.one. Two artists that we believe have a very
bright future in the art world.
Enjoy the magazine and please stay safe.”
Bam Douglas - Founder of BDAA
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JAMIE HAWKINS TALKS ART, LIFE AND
WHAT IT MEANS TO BE AN ARTIST
DURING A LOCKDOWN
Interview and photos by Bam Douglas
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“…I’d signed a contract to be represented by an
agency in Paris, which involved residency and
a two-month solo show that included twelve
commissioned pieces (all with sales guarantees).
But as soon as the lockdown hit mainland
Europe I heard from my agent that this now
wasn’t going to happen!”
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BDAA ACCESS: I guess it’s impossible to open any
interview these days without the first question
relating to Coronavirus and its impact. Can you tell
us a little about how the Covid_19 pandemic has
affected you. Both personally and professionally:
Jamie Hawkins: Well, where do I begin? Personally
and professionally it’s been tough. I’ve always had a
very close relationship with my parents and my sister,
Carlie. And not being able to see them whenever
I’ve wanted to has been so hard. In addition, my
sister recently underwent serious brain surgery and
I’ve not been able to be there for her and her kids as
much as I’ve wanted to, which brings a lot of guilt.
Professionally, It’s also been hard being locked in all
day and dealing with the every day stuff and being a
mummy in addition to trying to paint. Let’s just say
that there’s been more than a few tears and a lot of
“FUCK EVERYTHING!” kinda moments.
I’ve had a few times where I’ve had a creative block
and just not wanted to paint. But I just did what I’ve
always done and that’s paint when I feel I can.
Just before the whole Covid_19 pandemic hit and the
lockdown began, I’d signed a contract to be
represented by an agency in Paris, which involved
residency and a two-month solo show that included
twelve commissioned pieces (all with sales
guarantees). But as soon as the lockdown hit
mainland Europe I heard from my agent that this now
wasn’t going to happen! This was a huge blow to say
the least and I felt like this was huge set back for my
career. I was also just weeks away from holding my
second solo show in the UK, which I'd been working
so hard for. Months of hard work and planning felt like
it was all for nothing.
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“Months of hard work and planning felt like
it was all for nothing.”
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“…Let’s just say that
there’s been more than a
few tears and a lot of
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BA: That must’ve been a big blow? Especially for an
artist that’s still relatively new to the scene.
JH: Yes, huge! For two years now it’s been non-stop to
paint my truth, develop as an artist, stay on track, keep
upbeat (when sometimes that feels impossible) and
push me out there as much as we can. Honestly, It felt
like; “YES!" this is it. The moment we’ve been waiting
for. My chance. My time to get ‘out there’ and show
everyone what I’m capable of. But that was snatched
away and the daunting reality of; “What do we have
now?” sets in. Everything closed. Galleries, shows,
competitions, the art world and everything else around
it just stopped. And I found that very difficult to handle.
As most know, having PTSD and depression it’s very
easy to see the negatives in everything. And it was one
of those moments where I just sat and thought; what
positives do we actually have here?!
As most know,
having PTSD and
depression it’s very
easy to see the
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BA: And in purely creative terms; have you found yourself changed at all by current events?
JH: Not really, no. Creatively I can’t just change what I do overnight. Or over a few month period. I’ve definitely
evolved as an artist over the past two years. I’m able to express myself in a much more controlled way and I’ve
learnt to be more brave with my art. When I first started I could just say a few words, which was mainly anger and
fear. But now, I’m able to tell a whole story. My paintings now are from a far more healthy place and I no longer
need to put myself into a dark place to tap into that creative part of myself.
BA: We know that you don’t get involved with the business side of things. But how have you found sales during
this period of lockdown?
JH: Well, it’s actually been very good for us! We sold multiple pieces during the lockdown, literally within weeks
of one another. I wasn’t expecting that at all. Everything in the art world has been on hold and people are losing
jobs and homes. I didn’t expect anyone to be investing in and buying, art. That was a pleasant surprise, definitely
a big pick me up from all that we’d lost in terms of Paris and everything else.
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BA: As the world, including the art world, slowly emerges from lockdown, what plans do you have in terms of
getting your work out there as an artist?
JH: All I can do is continue to paint my truth and follow what feels right for me as artist. Of course it would be
nice to see some solo shows back in the diary, but we shall see. We just keep pushing and keep working hard
and I’ll keep trying to enjoy the process. Which sometimes can be rather hard! [laughs]. My agent and I have an
agreement. I just focus on painting and my craft and he takes care of the rest. I can’t allow myself to get caught
up in the business side of things. The rejections, the criticism, the let downs. It doesn’t help me an artist, I don’t
need any ammunition to create good art. I already have enough of my own! Ha! Ha!
BA: You’ve achieved a remarkable amount within the 18 months since starting your career as an artist. Does it
concern you as to how you’re going to maintain that level of upward momentum in the future?
JH: It used to be something that bothered me massively. If there weren’t continuous sales, or people liking or
replying, or any activity around the art I’d kinda freak out. I’ve learnt the hard way that this doesn’t help me one
bit. I have to take each day as it is and believe that I know where I’m heading. And whether it takes us months or
years, we’ll see you at MoMA!
BA: You have a remarkably close bond with your nine year old daughter, Millie. And have been home educating
her for a number of years now. How do you juggle being mummy, teacher and professional artist all at the same
JH: Let me put it this way; I sat down to write my answers to this interview over a week ago and within that time
I’ve heard the word; “Mummy?!” called out over a thousand times, I’m sure! Cleaned up what feels like endless
dog shit, almost killed my fish, cleaned, cleaned and cleaned some more, cried and as a final kick to the fanny
got carted off in an ambulance whilst passing 2 kidney stones! Life is rock and roll baby haha!! I’ve been home
educating my little girl, Millie, since she was five. She’ll be ten this July. But honestly; I’ve been lucky that she
really is an awesome little girl. She’s been great around my PTSD and depression, great about my new career.
Does it all sometimes feel like total shit? Hell yes! But what mother wouldn’t agree? Being a mummy is a full-time
job. And on top of working as an artist and home educating, yes it’s been challenging at times. But we’ve a great
rhythm now and it totally works for us.
BA: And finally; how would you like to see your career as an artist develop over the next 18 months?
JH: I’ve been thinking about this a lot over the lockdown period and its a tough one. Yes, sales would be nice.
Yes, solo shows would also be very nice. But what is the end goal here? What do I truly want? To be rich and
famous? Nope! I’d just love to be be seen. To be taken seriously as an artist and to make changes. If only I could
write and explain on paper exactly what goes into my paintings. Explain that it simply isn’t just “something
anyone could do”. I truly put 100% of my soul into my work and I want to be given a chance to show the world
just what I can do. My dream?
I want to be remembered.
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BDAA | Art. Done Differently.
Visit www.bdaa.art to find out more.
As part of our philosophy of doing art
differently, each edition of BDAA ACCESS
will give artistic talent we believe in a
platform from which to show their work.
Neither JIMMY BAMBLE nor NOLESS.ONE are
represented by BDAA and there is no
financial or commercial benefit to the
agency for this feature.
It is simply an opportunity to ‘pay it
forward’ and provide opportunities that the
art work at large is either unable or
unwilling to do.
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BORN IN DARWIN, AUSTRALIA, ON DECEMBER 11TH, 1986, RESIDING THERE UNTIL
Being creative from a young age and disillusioned by school curriculum, finding art a
safe space to express himself, Bamble is self-taught, learning as needed from media
sources and experimenting for the most part with acrylic on canvas. Using his unique
characters and intense colours with an underlying tone of darkness he developed a
visual language of his own.
Influenced heavily by the cartoons of his childhood and of today, by creatives close
to him and by artists such as Basquiat, KAWS, Alec Monopoly, Banksy and Takashi
Murakami, Bamble has opened a world of imagination, portraying a roller coaster of
life events including issues of mental health, heartbreak, pop culture and a large
base of original characters with a story of their own.
Having developed a fan base in both Australia and internationally early in his career,
Bamble has participated in several group and solo exhibitions, whilst also being part
of the Darwin Fringe Festival and contributing several pieces to charity, showing
unrelenting drive toward bringing his creations to life. Being ever inspired, Bamble
likes to put a twist on a world often painted in shades of “blah”.
‘AM I A GOD’ BY JIMMY BAMBLE
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‘JOYFUL ANARCHIST’ BY JIMMY BAMBLE
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‘CHANNEL 4’ BY JIMMY BAMBLE
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Lefteris Stringaris - aka NoLess.one - was born in June ’88 in Athens, Greece where he
is also currently residing and working as a painter, street artist, designer & visual
His love for drawing flourished from an early age, since he grew up in a family of
artists; he started practising by sketching busts, effigies and still life. At the same
time he also devoted himself to studying music.
It was around 2001 that he started becoming more keen with urban art under the name NOR,
initially with graffiti (lettering) and moving on to street art. He is well-known for
his multi-layered and grand sized works of both realistic and surreal portraits/figures
that have abstract and multicoloured backgrounds. NoLess.one prefers to work with sprays
and oils, although he does have extensive experience in most mediums, including digital
It was in 2016 that he visited Central Saint Martins for the Digital Illustration Course
(London) & in 2017-2018 he concluded a one-year seminar in Vakalo Art & Design School
(Athens). Since 2017 he has had more than 100 commissions for various popular spaces,
including restaurants, beauty salons, educational venues but also private spaces. To
name a few: Akis Petretzikis, Sprite, Sprite Greece, Dimello, WELLA.
In April 2020, he was approached by WELLA and Myextension.gr in order to create a cover
for human hope during COVID-19 times.
He is currently working on getting ready for his first solo exhibition that will take
place in Athens (Sep 2020).
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1st Floor, 1 Minstergate, Thetford, Norfolk, IP24 1BN
Tel: 07565 195 555
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2020 | 90x90cm | mixed media on canvas | £2000.00GBP*
(*Excludes shipping. Includes VAT.)
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2020 | 100x80cm | mixed media on canvas | £2000.00GBP*
(*Excludes shipping. Includes VAT.)
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‘Shoot To Thrill’
2020 | 115x88cm |acrylic on canvas | £2500.00GBP*
(*Excludes shipping. Includes VAT.)
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‘I Never Look Back, Darling…’
2020 | 112x83cm |mixed media on canvas | £1750.00GBP*
(*Excludes shipping. Includes VAT.)
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BDAA ACCESS IS PRODUCED AND PUBLISHED BY BDAA
EDITOR: BAM DOUGLAS
ARTIST: JAMIE HAWKINS AND HER WORKS ARE REPRESENTED AND
SOLD EXCLUSIVELY THROUGH BDAA
GUEST ARTISTS: JIMMY BAMBLE & NOLESS.ONE
DATA GATHERING & ANALYSIS: ‘AUNT POLLY'
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