Transformations

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 … Continue reading Transformations

Monumental Woman: A Beacon of Hope

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 … Continue reading Monumental Woman: A Beacon of Hope

Dance and Film: Cynefin – Week Five

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 … Continue reading Dance and Film: Cynefin – Week Five

Cynefin

"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 … Continue reading Cynefin

In:Flux – Audio Journal Series

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 … Continue reading In:Flux – Audio Journal Series