I'm facilitating a new 11 week course for adults at Llanover Hall. This week, participants explored shapes and colour, beginning with the three primary colours, mixing to create new hues and tones and jotting down how each one made them feel. We spoke about the psychology of colour and its power to effect mood, and … Continue reading Art for Wellbeing
Ancestor Series: The Healing - Photo collage, 2022 The Wise Woman - Photo collage, 2021 The Physician - Photo Collage, 2022
“Give as a gift, in reciprocity for what you have taken. Sustain the ones who sustain you and the earth will last forever."― Robin Wall Kimmerer, Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge, and the Teachings of Plants Monkton Wyld Court, April 2022 Marion and Catherine sit by the wood burner after a full day of work - … Continue reading Sustainable Communities: Musings
Despite the rain, many visitors came to Cardiff Bay today to celebrate the work of the Breathing Space creative wellbeing groups. Over the past few months the groups that meet weekly in Bryngarw, Pontypridd, Porthcawl and Bridgend have had a visiting artist to inspire participants to try a new art form. Caroline puts up the … Continue reading Celebration!
Opening of 'Mutable', the spring open exhibition at Cardiff MADE gallery last night. You can view all the work here. Featuring 22 Welsh and Wales-based artists, the work encompasses the theme 'mutable' with reference to nature, marking the arrival of Spring, and within the wider context of climate, seasons, ecology and world change. 4 April … Continue reading Spring Open Exhibition
I'm delighted to have work in Cardiff MADE gallery's spring exhibition. I will be exhibiting some of my digital collages made during lockdown.
The brief for the Ancestree project at Wales Millennium Centre was very open and inclusive. We asked visitors to write on the leaf templates, or just on paper about their favourite things, family, or nature. Some stayed for longer, but most were families enjoying half term, passing through on their way around Cardiff Bay. Finished … Continue reading Ancestree Stories
From Monday to Wednesday, I'm going to be running creative writing workshops with Flow Maugran, the creator of Ancestree, an incredible four-storey crochet tree installation in Glanfa foyer at Wales Millennium Centre. The workshops are free and drop-in - see here for more info - no need to book. Ancestree was the centrepiece during the Your … Continue reading Ancestree – Creative Writing Workshops
One and a half fun days of printing for five groups of children to create covers for their story set in Victorian times. They voted for 'The Runaways' as their title (also the name of one of the first all-female rock bands!), so I made a lino stamp that was strong enough to be used … Continue reading Printing: Week Four
One of the main priorities the school has for their Victorian project is to increase collaboration skills in the class, as well as the other Creative Habits of Mind (Imaginative, Inquisitive, Persistent, and Disciplined). As the creative practitioner working with the teacher and class over five weeks, I have tried to make the activities as … Continue reading Collaboration: Week Three