What’s on

This is a list of news & events involving our members.


PROCESSIONS2018 WAA is excited to be part of this project – all our members are welcome to participate, and we are delighted to have Oasis Creative Women on board.


Women’s Arts Chair Patricia Ziad responded to the Tier 1 call for projects (see below), and we are delighted that WAA has had the budget approved to make a banner.
See the website page for the creation of our banner.

The parade will be on the 10 June. We want as many WAA members to attend as possible. This commission has come from the Arts Council/England (PROCESSIONS Cardiff is produced by Artichoke in partnership with Festival of Voice and Wales Millennium Centre) and we need to make a really beautiful banner, particularly as ours is not artist led/designed but a community participatory project.
Here are links to the organisations involved:
PROCESSIONS2018 https://www.processions.co.uk/
Artichoke Trust  https://www.artichoke.uk.com/project/processions/
Festival of Voice https://festivalofvoice.wales/news/join-mass-artwork-and-celebrate-100-years-votes-women

Make your own banner or flag for PROCESSIONS on 10 June!

“PROCESSIONS will be a portrait of women in the 21st century.

“The Suffrage campaigners of the 19th and 20th centuries knew the importance of voice and expression. In the years leading up to 1918, the Suffrage campaigners marched by the thousands together through city streets to demand the vote. Through the beautiful hand-made banners they carried, they made a visual snapshot of women’s history, achievements and aspirations.

“Today you have the chance to make your voice heard.

“Then join the hundreds of women and girls raising your banners high on the streets of our capitals on the 10th of June.”


People – Picture – Power – Perception

  • Chapter Arts Centre Market Road Cardiff, CF5 1QE (map)


 People – Picture – Power – Perception

Avant Cymru

Full Price: £10.00
Concession for students, unemployed patrons, disabled patrons, senior citizens, under 18s: £8.00

Genre: Hip Hop Theatre

Venue: Chapter Seligman
Venue Address: Chapter Arts Centre, Market Rd, Canton, Cardiff CF5 1QE


A Retrospective Cardiff Bay & Beyond

An Art Exhibition by WAA member Gemma Jayne Paine

                                       6th June    *******     29 June

                                        Invites You To

                        Pierhead Building                Cardiff Bay

                                               Grand Opening By

                                                  Jane Hutt A.M.

                                                 5.00pm 5th June

                                  Sponsored By Jane Hutt A.M.

                                   www.outsidein.com /gemma jayne paine


WAA member Claudia Carillo is in Cardiff Arts Academy exhibition

News from the Workers Gallery, Ynyshir CF39 0EN

WAA members Gayle Rogers, Patricia Clifford and Rosemarie O’Leary are among the artists participating in The Workers Gallery  www.wood4tt.wix.com/workersgallery  www.facebook.com/workersgallery   @wood4tt



Visit glynnviviangallery.org for all Glynn Vivian information
Free, everyone welcome

Portrait of the Artist: Käthe Kollwitz

Exhibition until June 17th.  For more information visit glynnviviangallery.org Gallery Open Tuesday – Sunday, 10am – 5pm
Closed Mondays (except Bank Holidays)
Visit glynnviviangallery.org for all Glynn Vivian information
Free, everyone welcome

Printmaking Masterclass with Swansea Print Workshop

Glynn Vivian Activity with WAA member Rose Davies

Printmaking Masterclass
16 Jun 2018 – 17 Jun 2018
11.00AM. Ends at 4.00pm
Glynn Vivian
Alexandra Road Swansea SA1 5DZ

Room 1

Booking essential – £80 for two day workshop, all materials provided


Join Rose Davies, in this two day printmaking and drawing masterclass. Explore the life, and political activism of Käthe Kollwitz through her etchings and woodcuts, using the exhibition as a catalyst to create your own edition of drypoint and/or relief prints.

I’ll be basing the course around Käthe’s work, her ethos and her techniques so we’ll start with an illustrated talk about her and then go into the main exhibition to look at specific examples of the two techniques I’ll be covering – dry point and woodcut. I’ll be encouraging people to do some quick studies from one of her works and then work up a sketch of their own to develop into a print, although it’s fine for people to bring their own sketches to work from.’ – Artist Rosie Davies


WAA member Bel Blue and friends are playing in the afternoon

SONJA BENSKIN MESHER’s  :: pinned ::

hard back book of words and images

(published by 20/20 Vision Media Publishing).

£14.99 direct from the publisher – email  rhysjones@twentytwentyvisionmedia.com.

Rhys has sent us a link to a review: https://ellipticalmovements.wordpress.com/2017/07/27/recent-reading-six-more-short-reviews/
Rhys Jones, 20/20 Vision Media, 20/20 Vision Publishing
Email : rhysjones@twentytwentyvisionmedia.com   Phone : +44 (0) 7531 196435

Sonja Benskin Mesher RCA UA 


For latest news, see http://www.sonja-benskin-mesher.com/news/index.asp



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