What’s on

The eBulletin lists news & events involving our members.


Opportunity for all WAA members: LIFE-DRAWING?

WAA member Eve Hart is expecting to get a life drawing group together for Llanover Hall. Update shortly.


Can you help (Swansea/ Ammanford members poss?)?

Women’s Archive of Wales have emailed us about a researcher seeking help. The enquiry is below and if you feel you are able to offer any help please contact Hilary directly at: hilary@hilarypowell.com

I am an artist and I am working in Ystradgynlais on a project for the Josef Herman Foundation’s print residency at the Curwen Studios in London. Inspired by Herman I began by working on contemporary landscapes and portraits of former miners as I am very interested in how the geology of a place forms both landscape and people. Now I am interested in its impact on women, those working directly in the mining industry or miner’s, wives and widows and I am wondering if you can help with this at all?

Hilary Powell hilary@hilarypowell.com


WAA member Gemma Jayne Paine has a new exhibition:


7TH June to 23rd June

Monday to Friday 10am to 4 pm

All WAA members and friends are welcome to the private view Friday 10th June

Art in the Attic, The Factory, Welsh Hills Works,

Jenkin St, Porth CF39 9PP 01443 687080


Mandy Lane has had one of her pieces accepted for:

The Society of Women Artist 155th Annual Show at Mall Galleries, London SW1

The SWA will be staging their Annual Open Exhibition commencing with a special Private View on Wednesday 27 July when Daphne Todd OBE PPRP and an Honorary SWA will be opening the show and presenting the Awards. SWA have 140 members most of whom are professional artists who will be showcasing their work together with that of new Young Artists at the newly refurbished Mall Galleries.

FEDERATION DEBATE The Mall is hosting a talk/discussion Wednesday 3rd August … A panel will debate ‘Women Only – is there now a growing trend for more Women’s Exhibitions and Awards’ . We have all been asked about ‘The relevance of a Women’s Society today.’ Well, as far as SWA are concerned they are a modern tradition and are proud to celebrate the work of female artists past and present.


Private View 10 am – 8 pm Wednesday 27 July

Daphne Todd OBE PPRP HSWA opens Exhibition at 11.30am and presents the Awards

Open to the Public Thursday 28 July – Sunday 7 August 10am – 5pm daily (closing 3pm final day)



The Workers Gallery, 99 Ynyshir Road, Ynyshir (on the 132 busroute)

01443 682024 Open Thurs to Saturday

SAT: LAUNCH 2-4pm METHODOLOGY solo exhibition by Melanie Ezra


Patricia Clifford, Val Stewart and Jo Smith WAA members

will be exhibiting a vibrant collection of paintings at

Art At The Barn Usk Castle Usk

during Usk Open Gardens 25th June – 26th June 2016 open 10am to 5pm daily


WAA members Patricia Clifford and Valerie Stewart will be exhibiting in ‘Colour Vibrations exhibition’

Barker Gallery, Pontypool Museum, May to October

Patricia’s colourful contemporary work on canvas portrays her love of Jazz and the theatre, while Valerie’s watercolours are contemporary images of various parts of Wales.

A colourful selection of artwork at Barker Gallery Pontypool Museum Pontypool May-October. Opening times Tuesday – Friday 10am-4pm, Sat – Sun 1.30pm-4pm www.pontypoolmuseum.org.uk email:pontypoolmuseum@hotmail.com tel:01495 752036



Friday 13th May – Saturday 18th June
Ceri Richards Gallery, Taliesin Arts Centre, Swansea University, Singleton Park, Swansea SA2 8PZ.

01792 602867 | m.heycock@swansea.ac.uk
Opening hours:
Mon-Fri 10am-6pm, Saturday 10am-1pm, 1.30pm-4pm.
(later on Taliesin performance evenings)


Asha Bassi writes:

I am having a solo exhibition of my artwork at Riverfront art gallery, Newport, Gwent, South Wales, U.K from 22nd of June to 22nd of July this year.
The Riverfront Main Gallery 22nd June to 22nd July
Formal opening by Dame Rosemary Butler on Saturday, June 25th at 11am

Bristol Packet Wharf, Newport, Gwent, NP20 1HG view map

Telephone 01633 656757

Email the.riverfront@newport.gov.uk

Website www.newport.gov.uk/riverfront

Main Gallery, Ground Floor

Solo artist Asha Bassi presents a series of artworks based on her life experiences and travels. Asha’s work focuses on her life in both India and Wales, with the artwork giving colourful glimpses into the cultural landscapes of the places she calls home.

Asha was shortlisted for the Derrick Turner Prize in 2015.


Exhibition – Four diverse women Artists, exhibiting in the heart of Mid Wales

‘A view from the margins’
Exhibition runs until 9th July

Loraine Morley, whose studio is in Cefn Coch, and Barbara Richter who works in Llanidloes, have partnered with London based artist, Alexa Von Dewitz, and Cheltenham based artist, Linda Davies, to present an exhibition that encourages us to explore the borderline areas of life we often ignore. This diverse exhibition presents work in a variety of form and media, drawings, film, photographs, paintings, collage and installations.
Mid Wales Arts Centre

Caersws Powys SY17 5SB
www.midwalesarts.org.uk info@midwalesarts.org.uk
01686 688369 / 07970671819


Summer Open Exhibition & Auction 2016

The exhibition is a fundraiser for Oriel Q that aims to raise funds for the rent and general improvements.

@ Oriel Q – Queens Hall Gallery, Queens Hall, High Street, Narberth

Pembrokeshire SA67 7AS tel. 01834 869 454

lynne-orielq@tiscali.co.uk http://www.orielqueenshallgallery.org.uk


Artists in the Archives: 60 years of 56 Group Wales

Exhibition 16.04.2016 – 10.09.2016

National Library of Wales, Aberystwyth

post@llgc.org,uk or phone 01970 632471

Thanks to Dilys Jackson for this info: “The exhibition at the National Library of Wales was curated by David Moore And shows all sorts of items from the 56Group archives there, – catalogues, posters, letters, – together with works from the artists in the Library’s collection.

I am pleased that my work is represented of course!

The exhibition was opened by Mary Lloyd Jones who was the first female artist of the Group”



Cardiff Open Studios Month AUGUST 2016

New website and high hopes for this year’s Open Studios

Info for Artists


WAA member Emily Hinshelwood is swimming the channel for charity Aspire


See her cartoons of training on her Facebook