Zara Wood a.k.a Woody

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10 year anniversary of Mirror Mime

It is the ten year anniversary of Woody's exhibition Mirror Mime at YSP - Art Fund's museum of the year in 2014. Her drawn illustrations were translated in to a temporary public art installation measuring 5 metres by 25 metres with a subject matter spanning over 200 years old.    Infused with Renaissance imagery and 1920s style, Mirror Mime depicted a beguiling world where historical fact became a reimagined present.   Cherie Federico for Aesthetica magazine wrote... SEE MORE arrow-right

Let there be pictures at Jubilee Library

Let there be pictures | Brighton | Saturday 21st May

City Reads invited Woody to curate an exhibition and host a drop-in workshop as part of their book club festival this May. 'Let there be pictures' invites Brighton to draw a family tree of characters from 'The Good Son' by Paul McVeigh - this year's City Reads' book of choice. There's a FREE workshop on Saturday 21st May at Jubilee Library in Brighton.  The week-long exhibition showcases drawings by leading illustrators living in the city, alongside inspired work... SEE MORE arrow-right

Rock Festival Risograph by Woody

Brighton Studio Shop Opens Weekends in May

The studio will be open as a gallery shop each weekend until 24th May.  Along with  limited edition screen prints, art posters, ethical fashion and design-led stationery Woody has made some new Risograph prints exclusively for sale from the studio.  Each Risograph design is a limited edition of 20 and available whilst stocks last at only £20.00. OPENING TIMES: 9th + 10th | 16th + 17th | 23rd + 24th May   SAT: 10 - 5 SUN 11 -... SEE MORE arrow-right

octo colour in monday

Oh I do love to be beside the seaside - Brighton in May

Oh I do love to be beside the sea.  Altogether now!  Oh I do love to be... We're lucky to live and work in Brighton, as do many creative folk.  This creative community along with university students and international visitors makes Brighton vibrant throughout the seasons.  However, if we were to pick just one month to be in Brighton, it would have to be May. May becomes the month to celebrate creative flair with Brighton Festival, Brighton Fringe, Artists'... SEE MORE arrow-right

open studio weekends

Art Trail at the Open Market Brighton 2nd - 24th May 2015

We will be opening our studio as a gallery shop during the first four weekends of May as part of Brighton's Artists Open House - AOH for short.  Expect to see art posters, limited edition screen prints, ethical fashion and design-led stationery made in england.  This May Woody also launches a colouring in group for adults called ‘Colour in Monday’ with supersized designs we can all colour together: Monday 11th + 18th May 11am - midday.  Come... SEE MORE arrow-right

Woody Pecha Kucha Tokyo

Brighton this May - It's got it going ON

Woody's Studio will be opening as a gallery shop on weekends for Brighton's Artists Open Houses Festival from 2nd - 24th May to showcase new work by Zara Wood a.k.a Woody.   Studio Woody will also be hosting some special events during the festival including a new colouring in group for adults called Colour In Monday and Talent Pool Talks Powered by Pecha Kucha.   Brighton in May looks like this:  Brighton Festival, Brighton Fringe; The Great Escape and AOH.... SEE MORE arrow-right

Top Hat Tinker by Woody

Top Hats & T*ts - Raising Money + Awareness for Breast Cancer

As we fast approach Brighton's Artist Open House festival, one of Woody's characters 'Top Hat Tinker' has been in the limelight.  Tinker has always been a favourite with one of the studio's inspiring friends Sara Cutting.   Diagnosed with breast cancer in July and following on from surgery, Sara is currently having chemotherapy. To raise money for Macmillan Cancer Support and awareness of breast cancer, Sara has created the 'Daily Headgear Challenge',... SEE MORE arrow-right


The Studio

creative direction + illustration
face-to-face + online event design + curation

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Woody's Studio collaborates on a diverse mix of creative projects, from super graphics that adorn hospital walls to creating sell-out fashion collections.  The studio also curates and delivers online events for the education and arts sectors.

Woody, also known as Zara Wood, creates, curates and educates.
A co-founder of The Enquiry Desk project and Brighton's PechaKucha producer for several years, she is an award-winning senior lecturer + part of the International Association of Illustration Academics forum.  



One-off artworks to buy online

Launching later in 2024

 Original artwork by Woody, including the lastest Little Treasures
- original miniatures framed in vintage jewellery.


Sociable Woody

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Interviewing & hosting - Podcasts + Talks:

Rave About Illustration Podcast
Time for some illumination on illustration. Illustration is everywhere and yet you may not be familiar with what an illustrator does. Rave About Illustration sheds light on the creative world of visual translation.