Diwali celebrations at Wales Millennium Centre this evening, a vibrant celebration of the Festival of Lights and Indian culture in Wales. My card making workshop with leaves, stencils and stamps using water-based ink was enjoyed by the children after their performances, and by visitors passing through.
It was wonderful to see the work of Frances Richards on display again at the Glynn Vivian Gallery in Swansea this weekend. I became aware of her work after the retrospective I visited back in 2019 – see here. This time, just one painting: Metamorphosis, 1967 was the inspiration for three of the works commissioned … More Transformations
I’II be running a Mindful Art session for Refugee Week on 23rd June in Cardiff Central Library. We will be creating healing mandalas. Free for all.
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 … More Spring Open Exhibition
This is the monument to Wales’ first black head teacher, Betty Campbell. It is also the first named statue of a woman in Wales. On 29th September, in Cardiff’s Central Square, a large crowd gathered to celebrate this momentous occasion, made possible by the dedicated women behind the organisation Monumental Welsh Women. Since 2016, they … More Monumental Woman: A Beacon of Hope
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 … More Cynefin: In the Gallery
This week, dancer, actor and teacher, June Campbell-Davies came in to work with the children on our Cynefin Project along with Marcus and Nick from Redbrck Production Company. Following introductions, June told the class about her parents’ experience of coming from Grenada in the West Indies to the UK post-war, part of a Dance Troupe … More Dance and Film: Cynefin – Week Five
“This is the place where we feel we belong, where the people and landscape around us are familiar, and the sights and sounds are reassuringly recognisable. Though often translated as ‘habitat’, cynefin is not just a place in a physical or geographical sense: it is the historic, cultural and social place which has shaped and … More Cynefin
Here is the second instalment of In:Flux, an audio journal observing life in lockdown. It is made in collaboration with sound artist and composer, John Rea, and featured on Wales Arts Review. Wales Arts Review brings you part 2 of a series of observational journals during a time of national lockdown, from John Rea and Sarah Featherstone. Part two … More In:Flux – Audio Journal Series
In collaboration with composer and sound artist, John Rea, I have submitted the first part of an observational audio journal piece that will be featured today as part of Digithon, an innovative online festival bringing people closer together in a time of social distancing. Delivered by Wales Arts Review, the festival is a rough and … More Digithon Festival