Marcus and Nick (Redbrck Productions) visited the studio on Tuesday to collect footage for the Cultural Cwtsh Film. I have been busy preparing the script - a ten minute presentation on how to create photo stories that I sent to the guys in advance so they could make a schedule for the day. As I've … Continue reading Filming Day
More photo poems for the Arts Council of Wales/NHS Creative Cwtsh commission. I haven't been strict about the 5,7,5 syllable structure with these, but they are inspired by the Haiku form. Also, having fun with cut-up collaging of letters:
I have been commissioned by Arts Council Wales to create a short video of a creative activity for NHS staff, to be uploaded to their Creative Cwtsh website. I am particularly pleased to be able to do this, having trained as a nurse back in the 90's, and also having accessed healthcare during lockdown. I … Continue reading New Commission: Photo Poems for NHS Staff
Work from the Cynefin project is being exhibited in Llandough hospital until the end of August. The gallery co-ordinator, Molly Lewis and I arranged the paintings and photographs onto four boards and hung them in the corridor of the hospital where they can be seen by staff, patients and visitors as they pass through. It's … Continue reading Cynefin: In the Gallery
Two exhibitions in Swansea this weekend: Sarah Poland who has a residency in GS Gallery, and Frances Richards at the Glynn Vivian. Sarah Poland's mark making using inks made from oak galls has a zen-like quality. I love how she combines this with photographic images she calls 'moon-drawings', made by using a long exposure on … Continue reading Artists Apart
Two inspiring photography exhibitions in London recently: Roman Vishniac Rediscovered at The Photographers' Gallery, and Guido Guidi: Per Strada at Large Glass. Vishniac is best known for having created one of the most widely recognised and reproduced photographic records of Jewish life in Eastern Europe between the two World Wars. This exhibition features iconic works … Continue reading Memories and Monuments
My friend transformed his flat into a gallery space for local artists as part of Art on the Hill in Newport. 11:00 – 18:00 : Art House #1, 26 Bryngwyn Road (19) *PG* The first in a series of mixed media events that focus upon the more outer edges of Newport’s developing art scene. Featuring … Continue reading Art on the Hill
This weekend, I travelled to Wakefield to see Human Landscapes, the first UK retrospective of the work of the much-overlooked Polish artist Alina Szapocznikow (1926–1973). Powerful, innovative, disturbing, these pieces have dark undertones, which isn't surprising when you discover that Szapocznikow survived several of the Nazi camps as a teenager, and bouts of severe illness. … Continue reading Awkward Objects: The Work of Alina Szapocznikow
I'm exhibiting a digital photo portrait 'Matilda' from my Mothers series of a remarkable woman in this exhibition, accompanied by a poem, 'Goddess - My Mother with Parkinson's who dreams vividly at night', by Toni-Ann La-Crette.
This was a Cyanotype Drop-in Session I ran at Cardiff Print Workshop. After my short introduction about the history and process of cyanotype printmaking, participants experimented with a variety of objects and techniques to produce interesting, abstract photograms.