What’s on

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

Women’s Arts Association ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING 2018 elected a new committee

We have a new Chair, Jilly Hicks, and Vice-Chair, Fiona Fessey.

Other officers are Minutes Secretary Patricia Ziad; Treasurer Aisling Tempany; Exhibition Organiser Patricia Clifford; Committee Nina Lazarou, Anna Brazier, Anne Frost, Esyllt George, Jocelyn Kynch, Jacqueline Alkema, Diane Setch, Judy Stephens, Sarah Featherstone, Sian Williams, Jane Salisbury.


Xmas is coming: why not give a art work? Look out for print workshops and artists’ open days or visit an exhibition.  Support women in the arts!


Asha Bassi has a solo exhibition in Llanover Hall:

Asha Bassi writes: “I am going to have Solo Exhibition of my work from 9th of November to 10th of December.

“Exhibition is in the ground floor gallery of Llanover Hall Arts Centre, Romilly Road, Cardiff, CF5 1FH.
“It will stay open from Monday to Friday, 10 AM to 4PM until December the 10th. You are most welcome to the opening on 9th of November.”

ALSO in Llanover Hall – Marion Cheung

‘Lost Connections’

Tiny paintings inspired by Mufasa ‘Landmarks’

runs ‘til 8th December


FRIDAY December 7th 7-11pm  @TheMoonCardiff Cardiff’s first night of women in hip hop, grime and drum&bass. We’ve got women on the decks, women on the mic… emcees, spoken word poets and hype women all round. Come and join our movement #LadiesofRageCardiff


Many WAA members are part of The Welsh Group, who have a new exhibition

The 70 Series: The Valleys

by Mathew Prichard CBE, Patron, The Welsh Group  and the launch of a bilingual book written by David Moore

The Welsh Group at 70

at Oriel y Bont, Tŷ Crawshay, University of South Wales

Treforest, Pontypridd CF37 1DL

The exhibition runs from 29 October 2018 to 31 January 2019

Monday – Thursday 8.30 – 5.30, Friday 8.30 – 5.00

Fe’ch gwahoddir chi a’ch gwesteion i seremoni

agor arddangosfa’r Grŵp Cymreig

Y Gyfres 70: Y Cymoedd

gan Mathew Prichard CBE, Noddwr, Y Grŵp Cymreig a lansiad llyfr a ysgrifennwyd gan David Moore

Y Grŵp Cymreig yn 70

yn Oriel y Bont,  Tŷ Crawshay, Prifysgol De Cymru

Trefforest, Pontypridd CF37 1DL

Mae’r arddangosfa’n rhedeg rhwng 29 Hydref 2018 a 31 Ionawr 2019

Dydd Llun – Dydd Iau 8.30 – 5.30, Dydd Gwener 8.30 – 5.00


WAA member Elaine Milford has good news:  …

Her sculpture ‘Octopus 1’ has been selected for the Royal Society of Marine Artists Annual Exhibition 2018 at Mall Galleries, London, 10th – 20th October. The most prestigious and varied marine art exhibition in the UK.


Elaine’s work is on page 8 of the “Selected Works” on this web page


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


This week up the Workers! Exhibitions Thu-Sat 11-4.30
Knit &_Sew Wot! Social mingle with textiles Thu 10.30-12
This week up the workers! Exhibitions: Thu 11am-9pm Fri 11am-4.30pm Sat 10am-4pm

Home & Hope exhibition

Windswept Gayle Rogers’ plein air work from residency at Pen y Cymmoedd

Events: Thu 7-9pm WAM Night Sat 10am -4pm Festive Open Day


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


NICK DAVIES is a contributor to


An anthology of women’s adventure writing, poetry and art

ISBN: 978-1-910240-75-5  Edited by Helen Mort, Claire Carter, Heather Dawe and Camilla Barnard,

Waymaking is an anthology of prose, poetry and artwork by women who are inspired by wild places, adventure and landscape.

The artists in this inspired collection [are] redressing the balance of gender in outdoor adventure literature. Their creativity urges us to stop and engage our senses: the smell of rain-soaked heather, wind resonating through a col, the touch of cool rock against skin, and most importantly a taste of restoring mind, body and spirit to a former equanimity.


also at Waterstones https://www.waterstones.com/book/waymaking/helen-mort/claire-carter/9781910240755


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



Check out her twitter feed for her events – amazing live performer not to be missed

ALBUM: fur coats from a lion’s den, from dope biscuits  https://dopebiscuits.bandcamp.com/album/fur-coats-from-the-lions-den

on Soundcloud https://soundcloud.com/rufus-mufasa 

also on Bandcamp


A Part of the Main is a three-way collaboration between the poets Lesley Saunders and Philip Gross and the designer Valerie Coffin Price.  It is published by a local Cardiff poetry imprint, Mulfran Press, and was printed by local Cardiff company, Dalton Printers.

The 60-page softback book is printed on Parchmarque paper with a Parchmaque cover and presented with a dust jacket. A limited edition of 50 is being made available by pre-publication subscription – this will contain additional material by the artist and the poets in loose-leaf form and will be signed by both poets.  The price is £14 and is a not-for-profit publishing project.

Contact:  Leona Medlin   leona@mulfran.co.uk