What’s on

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

Only on this week: Anna Polya is among the artists at West Wharf Gallery (above Jacobs Market)


A new date for the diary.  dinahvagina will be discussing her work at this event. All women welcome – spread the word!


Women’s Arts Association member DinahVagina 

Come on 14th Feb to opening celebration at ArcadeCardiff Gallery in Queens Arcade from 6pm to 8pm; the exhibition runs from Feb 7th to 24th.

Dinahvagina writes: “ 14th February is not just Valentines, its V-Day, 1 Billion Rising, a day of global activism to end violence against women and girls (one in three women will be raped or beaten in her lifetime, that’s about one billion).”

Local artist dinahvagina is drawing attention to the problem of male violence in the UK with an exhibition ‘Any feelings about this?’

“The work in this exhibition comments on the women’s lives ended in 2012 by men, often by the men they loved and cared for, their husbands and lovers, fathers, brothers, sons and grandsons, close family or the partners of close family. Of the 135 only 11 were killed by strangers; the men who hurt us most aren’t lurking on the street after dark, they’re sat on the sofa waiting for us to come home, they sit with the kids at the kitchen table, they lie next to us in bed.”

The following day, Thurs. 15th Feb., dinahvagina will give a talk on her life and work for the Women’s Art Association starting at 7pm at Llanover Hall 25 Romilly Rd, Cardiff CF5 1FH. Free entry. The talk is women only.

There will also be a workshop on Sat 17th Feb at Arcade Cardiff.

She will be at ArcadeCardiff from 7th February.


In 2018, Women’s Arts Association will be holding open exhibitions at Llanover Hall, Cardiff CF5 1FH and Art Central, Barry CF63 4RW

Llanover Hall exhibition dates  3rd March until 23rd March

Opening Friday 9th March 6.30 -8.30 pm with Unity & Rufus Musafa


Art Central exhibition dates  Saturday 3rd March to Saturday 28th April

Opening Saturday 10th March 12-2pm with Bethan Morgan



RUFUS MUSAFA has a new album voted Best Welsh Album of 2017 

Fur Coats From The Lion’s Den,

Order the album £7 download, £10 CD + from https://dopebiscuits.bandcamp.com/album/fur-coats-from-the-lions-den

with support from Poets on the Hill, Millimagic, Karl Beer, Ffion Wyn Morris, Beatbox Tangent, Eric Ngalle Charles, Jamey P, Ferny Mac, Avant Cymru, Craze The Jack, and Wounded Healers. The evening will be filled with poetry, beatboxing, breakdancing, music, art, love, fizz and cake!



Follow Rufus Mufasa on twitter/fb/Instagram for full details on upcoming showcases.

“Winner of the 2017 Swansea Poetry Slam, Rufus Mufasa is a force of creativity, a kind of human whirlwind of poetical enthusiasm – she is hypnotic and powerful.”




News from the Workers Gallery, Ynyshir CF39 0EN: now open for Sit and Spoons

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


WAA member Caroline Deacon will welcome you

Knit & Natter club is from  12.30pm until 3pm every Tuesday,  meeting every week at the Norwegian Church in Cardiff Bay.  Free of charge.  Everyone welcome, create and chat.

If anyone wants to contact Caroline about this they can at the carolinemakes@btinternet.com email address.


Rose Davies (Rosie Scribblah) is among the Women’s Arts Association artists in


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

Gallery Open Tuesday – Sunday, 10am – 5pm
Closed Mondays (except Bank Holidays)
Visit glynnviviangallery.org for all Glynn Vivian information
Free, everyone welcome

For more information visit glynnviviangallery.org


WAA member Gina Smith has been selected for an art show: she writes

“I have been selected for the CARISCC Art competition Links and dates enclosed.

arcthemagazine.com  ARC Magazine is a Caribbean art and culture magazine dedicated to highlighting contemporary visual art and the dialogues that exists between emerging and established artists.

Dates: Mobile Art Exhibition Tour 5 May – 10 June 2018 Birmingham, UK


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 


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