The Opening night of an “Open” exhibition is an affair full of nervous energy! This is because 90% of people in the room are artists who are all relieved/happy to have their work included in the exhbition in the first place and secondly have come to see where their painting/s have ended up? Are they in a corner? Can they
International Women’s Day is a worldwide event that celebrates women’s achievements – from the political to the social – while calling for gender equality. Its roots can be traced to 1908, when 15,000 women marched through New York City demanding voting rights, better pay and shorter working hours. The first time there was an a “Women’s Day” it was a … Read the rest
Christmas Shows (2 of 2)
In October 2011 the gallery was closed temporarily for a £6 million refurbishment and recladding of the 1974 extension. It wasn’t opened again until 2017. That’s almost 6 years closed.
Then this summer it reopened.
So when the gallery announced that it was going to hold an Open Exhibition this December there was a lot … Read the rest
A few of my paintings with be showing at the #BrynmillCoffeeHouse over the festive period. The people at the Coffee House have weathered a bit of misfortune recently, their very large beautiful plate window at the front was broken by a thief who made off with two small charity boxes. They stayed open and cheerful throughout the disruption and … Read the rest
Following on from my last post about Swansea Elysium’s open studio event this weekend, just gone. Elysium provides affordable studio space for artists. The building which also fronts onto the High Street used to be an Iceland freezer food shop downstairs. Today that’s where Volcano theatre hang out and perform. Upstairs there are two floors of over 50 artists’ studios.… Read the rest
A great way to see art on your doorstep is to visit open studio events. Often these studios are in the artists’ homes. But not always. This weekend saw Swansea’s Elysium gallery’s 10th-anniversary celebrations. Elysium has grown steadily over the past decade and as well as running a Gallery and two international competitions its provides affordable studio space in 3 … Read the rest
Back to Cardiff again to see some more art and collect my paintings from the madeinroath festival.
The madeinroath 2017 festival has Art has installations/happenings across almost 80 different locations across the suburb of Roath, Cardiff. The wonderful thing is that it’s all free to visit. The weather was grey with a cold biting wind. The day before Storm Brian … Read the rest
Cardiff is a city that embraces change and it embraces art. Everywhere you go massive murals are tucked into corners, whether in the city centre or in the terraces of Roath. It gives the city a great feeling of vibrancy.
Not all of the street art was official. Back lanes off City Road were also full of graffiti, which was … Read the rest