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International Women’s Day
Diwrnod Rhyngwladol y Menywod

WAAW’s Annual Open Celebratory Exhibitions

Arddangosfeydd Dathlu Agored Flynyddol WAAW

Art Central Gallery

Women are invited to exhibit one artwork at

ART CENTRAL GALLERY Kings Square, Barry, CF64 4RW

Closing date for entries: Tuesday 13th February 2024

Contacts for entries and queries: Exhibition organiser Jilly Hicks, tel:02920 564087 /07837593975 e-mail: jillyhicks@hotmail.com or Gallery Director Tracey Harding TCHarding@valeofglamorgan.gov.uk 01446 422428

Llanover Hall

Women are invited to exhibit one artwork at
Llanover Hall Arts Centre, Romilly Rd, Cardiff, CF5 1FH
Closing date for entries: Tuesday 13th February 2024

NEW: EXHIBITION
WAAW’s Alix Edwards has a new exhibition in March at the Cynon Valley museum
The exhibition is called Myth of Women and celebrates femininity and draws on inspiring Welsh women.
Dates: 2nd -30th March.2024
Gallery Opening times: Tues – Sat 9.30-3.30pm
Address:Cynon Valley Museum, Depot Rd, Gadlys, Aberdare CF44 8DL The venue is fully accessible
Tel: 01685 886729
Alix will also be hosting 2 workshops for International Women’s day Friday 8th March around the themes of the exhxibition – so do tell anyone you think would like to attend. Call 01685 886729
Creative Writing 10am-12pm
Art 1pm-3pm

NEW: EXHIBITION
WAAW members Valerie Stewart. Patricia Clifford and Joanne Price have selected work at the spring exhibition
The Barker Gallery Pontypool Museum Pontypool Torfaen
from February 7th. until 30th March 2024
for opening times telephone museum on 01495 752036 as opening times may vary

EXHIBITIONS
WAAW’s dinahvagina invites you to her exhibitions and private view:
dinahvagina has an exhibition
at Galleri Gwyn in Aberaeron
with members of I fyny Oriel Myrddin associates.
Her work is on the theme of I Am Golden. Runs to 29th March.
dinahvagina has work in an exhibition
‘Words Matter’ opening at
Gallery 57, Unit 9 Chartist Tower Upper Dock Street, Newport .
March 8th to 28th, private view March 7th. The exhibition is run in collaboration with This Ends Now.’

SHOP & GALLERY
WAAW member, Karin Mear has opened a Welsh themed coffee shop,
Helo Coffi in Aberdare Market.
Where possible food & drink will be sourced from Welsh producers and menus etc will be bilingual.
Karin will be displaying her own artwork on a ‘gallery wall’ at Helo Coffi. Opening times are Tuesday to Saturday 9:30 – 4.00. It’s advisable to call or email before making a special journey. 07944 431859 helocoffi@gmail.com

ARTIST TALK
A date for your diaries.
Annual Di Setch Talk

By Adeola Dewis. Artist and TV Presenter
Saturday 16th March
At 11.30am
Art Central Gallery, Kings Square, Barry CF63 4RW

PHOTOGRAPHY
WAAW’s Jocelyn Kynch has work in a photography show
HEAD/HEART: FRAMING THE FUTURE
Photography from Wales, Scotland and Catalonia
PEN RHESWM/ GWRANDO’R GALON: DARLUNIO,R DYFODOL
Ffotographiaeth o Gymru, yr Alban a Chatalonia

At Oriel Carn, Caerarfon
10.2.2024 – 17.2.2024
Details at cwps.aber.ac.uk/darlunior-dyfodol | cwps.aber.ac.uk/framing-the-future
Part of the research by Aberystwyth Uni is with a group at the Workers Gallery, Ynyshir

CELEBRATION
Many members enjoyed the celebration of the late Gwyneth Price last week. Donations in Gwyn’s memory can be made to Holme Towers hospice in Penarth, where she was looked after in her last weeks.

EXHIBITION
WAAW’s Sue Hiley Harris has an exhibition

Sue HILEY HARRIS Weaving Unearthed until 17 March 2024http://ruthincraftcentre.org.uk/whats-on/visiting-information/
Weaving Unearthed, an exhibition of the latest work by sculptor weaver Sue Hiley Harris, reveals her fascination for experimental woven structures and materials drawn from an analogy with organic root systems. Using silver and copper wire, paper yarn and abstract drawings of organic material, Sue emphasises the environmental value of what is concealed underground.
Ruthin Craft Centre, The Centre for the Applied Arts, Park Road, Ruthin, Denbighshire LL15 1BB
admission free free on-site parking
T: +44 (0)1824 704774
Open: Tues–Sun 10am–5.30pm

NEW: MUSIC
WAAW’s Emma Lawton thought members might be interested in Royal Welsh College of Music events

Cerys Hafana

29 February | Chwefror 7.30pm
Welsh multi-instrumentalist and transformer of traditional music,
nominated for the Welsh Music Prize 2023.
Aml-offerynnwr sy’n trawsnewid cerddoriaeth draddodiadol o Gwymru, a enwebwyd am Wobr Cerddoriaeth Gymreig 2023.
Tickets Tocynnau https://www.rwcmd.ac.uk/whats-on/tickets/book?EventInstanceId=371802

DID YOU KNOW?

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ACTIVITIES FOR HALF TERM
Llanover Hall’s Debbie thought some members might be interested in half term activities:
“We have just launched our February Half Term Childrens Art Activities.
“We have an inventors theme going on so we hope to raise curiosity and stimulate young minds!
“Enrolment is by phone only 02920 872030 Mon to Fri 9.15-3pm (live now)”
Courses can be view on the website www.adultlearningcardiff.co.uk

WAAW wishes all members a happy new year and creative 2024
NEW CHAIRS: we are delighted that Sharon Magill and Emma J Lawton are our new co-chairs

EXHIBITION

Sue Hiley Harris. Weaving Unearthed

Weaving Unearthed, an exhibition of the latest work by sculptor weaver Sue Hiley Harris, reveals her fascination for experimental woven structures and materials drawn from an analogy with organic root systems. Using silver and copper wire, paper yarn and abstract drawings of organic material, Sue emphasises the environmental value of what is concealed underground.

EXHIBITION
WAAW’s Jacqueline Alkema has works in RWA, Bristol
Jacqueline Alkema has 2 pieces in the Royal West of England Academy in Bristol
170th Annual Open Exhibition
Book (from free to £8.90) at
https://www.rwa.org.uk/products/170-annual-open-exhibition
At: RWA Queens Road Bristol
Dates: until 14 Jan 2024

The Women’s Arts Association Wales autumn exhibition
WHO DO YOU THINK YOU ARE? | PWY DYCH CHI’N MEDDWL BOD DYCH CHI?

6th November to 20th December 2023
Over 40 entries
At Llanover Hall Arts Centre, Romilly Rd, Cardiff CF5 1FH
Open Mon-Sat 9am -3pm, free

All very welcome

NEW: EXHIBITIONS
#NOEXCUSE”:
NOT JUST AN EXHIBITION
A group show and beyond by Welsh artists:
WAAW’s dinahvagina, Rosie Scribblah, and the RAD Collective.
November 25th 2023 to February 2nd 2024
Wednesdays to Sundays noon till late
Cinema & Co.ffee, 17 Castle Street, Swansea SA1 1JF, 07305 908260


#NOEXCUSE is a creative response to the topic of misogyny and the United Nations campaign against violence towards women and girls. It features works of mixed media, painting and collage by Welsh artists dinahvagina, Rosie Scribblah and The RAD Collective. But it’s not just an exhibition of artworks.
Over the coming weeks, the artists will be building interest and engagement on social media and using videos and QR codes to take the artworks beyond a gallery setting and ending with a “Closing Event” at the venue early in the New Year.
More about the United Nation’s #NoExcuse campaign. https://bit.ly/3R8FLRo
Social Media package https://trello.com/b/dHz04eiF/16days-of-activism-2023-noexcuse

Swansea Fringe Exhibition
The Fringe Exhibition is a go! Live Artists and photographers will be exhibiting their beautiful work at HQ Urban Kitchen from 2nd December until the end of January. There will be an artists talk and a closing event (tbc) but go and see the work inspired by the music.
Also
:GS Artists
9to90 Creative Community

Opening Friday 1st December 5-8pm Closing Friday 15th December
Rose has entered some of her work in the annual 9to90 Creative Community exhibition at GS Artists on Swansea’s High Street, a painting called Divine Diva of our wonderful Welsh Dame Shirley Bassey. And a linocut print of our ancient Welsh tradition of the Mari Lwyd.
GS Artists invites you to celebrate our 9to90 Creative Community!
The celebrations start with an opening on Friday 1st December 5-8pm and continues on Saturday 2nd December 11-4pm.
GS Artists, 217, High Street, Swansea SA1 1PE
There will be drop in workshops at both events and you are ALL WELCOME!
The exhibition will then continue from Tuesday- Friday, 11-4pm, closing Friday 15th December.

UPDATE: EXHIBITION
WAAW’s Ceri Leigh’s photographs are in Brecon – now until 8 January 2024
Exhibition of photographs from Ceri’s book ‘Life on the Floodplain’ is now on at:
‘Art in the Bar’, Theatr Brycheiniog, Canal Wharf, Brecon
Photographs, greetings cards & signed books for sale at the venue.

EXHIBITION
WAAW’s Emma J Lawton writes:
“Hi Everyone, This is notice of an exhibition in Madrid focusing on female artists, well known in their time, then forgotten, and other lesser known artists. Thanks, Emma. X” Copy and paste this link into your browser
https://spanish-presidency.consilium.europa.eu/en/news/exhibition-maestras-museo-thyssen/

EVENT
WAAW’s new Chair Lou Lockwood has an exhibition.
There is an exhibition of work by Lou Lockwood and photographer Mel Bennett at the Pedal Power café in Pontcanna Fields.
Art in the Café with cwtsh https://www.cardiffpedalpower.org/copy-of-prices
All welcome.

CLASSES
WAAW’s Christine Lamb suggests an opportunity:
For those who may be interested in an evening course of drawing and painting. The following link is to details. https://capitavaleglamorgan.configio.com/pd/464/drawing-and-painting-mixed-media?source=search&returncom=productlist&cid=446

EXHIBITION
There are so many WAAW members in the 56 Group, and the exhibition has toured and is back in Wales
At Cross Purposes: three way conversations between two artists and a curator
Read more about it here https://56groupwales.org.uk/at-cross-purposes/
At Cross Purposes is now in Swansea (November to December)
Frances Woodley’s excellent catalogue of the exhibition is available by emailing group56wales@aol.com
56 GROUP EXHIBITION
ELYSIUM GALLERY, 210 High Street, Swansea SA1 1PE SWANSEA
Opening, Friday 10 November 2023, 7.00 pm
Exhibition, 11 Nov to 23 December 2023
There are over 100 artworks from sixteen Welsh artists and sixteen artists from Ireland, Scotland and England. The work has been arranged in pairings of artists by the curator Frances Woodley.

EXHIBITION
WAAW members Valerie Stewart. Patricia Clifford, Joanne Price and Jane Dorset are exhibiting their new collection of vibrant artwork exhibition will be on display at Pontypool Museum until end of December. Please telephone museum for opening times on 01495 752306. The exhibition is extended after a good response

ARTIST NEWS
WAAW’s Cath Janes sends news
You can see Cath’s work at cathjanes.com and see the press release about this display at Anatomical Embroidery by Cath Janes (cardiffandvale.art)
Cath Janes www.cathjanes.com Ig: @cathjanesanatomy

EXHIBITIONS
WAAW’s Pamela Jones is taking part in two exhibitions:
She is currently showing with The Society of Portrait Sculptors `Face 23 Exhibition at Chelsea Barracks ,London. https://www.portrait-sculpture.org/open-exibition-face2023.
She also has work in the RWA Exhibition, Bristol. https://www.rwa.org.uk/pages/annual-open-exhibitions

EXHIBITIONS
WAAW’s Jacqueline Alkema has works in RWA, Bristol and in Canfas gallery, Cardiff and the Volcano, Swansea
Jacqueline Alkema has 2 pieces in the Royal West of England Academy in Bristol
170th Annual Open Exhibition
Book (from free to £8.90) at
https://www.rwa.org.uk/products/170-annual-open-exhibition
At: RWA Queens Road Bristol
Dates: 9 Sep 2023 – 14 Jan 2024
and she has work in the Volcano, Swansea, https://volcanotheatre.wales/about/ for poet David Greenslade’s book

WAAW AUTUMN EXHIBITION
Entry forms have been sent to all members.
The Women’s Arts Association Wales autumn exhibition is themed: hunan bortead – self-portrait. The exhibition is titled
WHO DO YOU THINK YOU ARE?
PWY DYCH CHI’N MEDDWL BOD DYCH CHI?

There are no boundaries so this offers unlimited opportunities for self- expression and experimentation in any medium or media.
Opening event; 11th November with poet Katherine Stansfield
The autumn show is for Full members of WAAW and, if you are a Free member and wish to enter the show, you can become a Full member by subscribing – £10 due in September. For Membership enquiries please email  office@womensarts.co.uk

EXHIBITION
WAAW’s Amelia “Unity” Thomas will be part of an exhibition opening on 16th September and running until 30th September at Umbrella, Capitol Centre, Cardiff.
Join her for the opening event on Saturday 16th 7-11pm, or check out the exhibition Wednesday to Saturday 11am-4pm.
Artists exhibiting work: Unity, Pyklops, Tao276, Zare and Sadsak.
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Amelia ‘Unity’ Thomas at work

EXHIBITIONS
WAAW’s Pamela Jones is taking part in two exhibitions:

She is currently showing with The Society of Portrait Sculptors `Face 23 Exhibition at Chelsea Barracks ,London. https://www.portrait-sculpture.org/open-exibition-face2023.

Ceramic Sculpture by Pamela Jones

She also has work in the forthcoming RWA Exhibition, Bristol. https://www.rwa.org.uk/pages/annual-open-exhibitions

NEW: EXHIBITION
WAAW’s Jacqueline Alkema, Penny Hallas, Jan Bennett, Tiff Oben are part of the Reading Group
Oriel Canfas , 44a Glamorgan Street, Cardiff CF5 1QS
www.orielcanfas.co.uk
The Reading Group
Dates 9th September – 5th October open Tues-Fri 1 – 4.30, Sat 11 – 4

The Reading Group is a diverse exhibition of works in a range of mediums. “What connects us as a group of artists is that we meet regularly to read and talk and eat together. What we read is always connected to art. We’ve been meeting for years but this is the first time our conversation has extended into a group exhibition.”

INVITATION

You are cordially invited to the opening of the exhibition
The Reading Group
At Oriel Canfas
from 3-6pm on Saturday 9 September
Wine

EXHIBITION
WAAW members Patricia Clifford, Valerie Stewart, Joanne Price, Jane Dorset
have a vibrant exhibition of their latest work on display
through September
at Pontypool Museum Torfaen through September for opening times contact the museum on
01495 752036

EXHIBITIONS
WAAW’s Jacqueline Alkema has works in RWA, Bristol and in Canfas gallery, Cardiff and the Volcano, Swansea.
Jacqueline Alkema has 2 pieces in the Royal West of England Academy in Bristol
170th Annual Open Exhibition
Book (from free to £8.90) at
https://www.rwa.org.uk/products/170-annual-open-exhibition
At: RWA Queens Road Bristol
Dates: 9 Sep 2023 – 14 Jan 2024

Jacqueline also has work in the Volcano, Swanseahttps://volcanotheatre.wales/about/ for poet David Greenslade’s book launch in October

EXHIBITION
WAAW’s Jilly Hicks has work in three shows
Jilly Hicks is happy to be part of this exciting summer exhibition :
Tir A Mòr A Mwy ** last chance to see!
At: Sodston Manor (on Facebook)
Narberth, Pembrokeshire, SA67 8HB
Open 12pm – 4pm daily
Dates: 19th Aug – 3rd Sept 2023
Also exhibiting at:
Trails’ Exhibition
At: King Street Gallery https://www.kingstreetgallery.co.uk/
33 King Street
Carmarthen SA31 1BS
Dates: 5th – 20th Sept 2023
Open Tues- Sat 10am – 4pm


Also at (alongside other WAAW members including Sarah Featherstone, Dilys Jackson):
Open Art Summer show.
‘Trails’
The Turner House https://turnerhouse.wales/whats-on/
Plymouth Road
Penarth CF64 3DH
14th Sept – 15th Oct 2023
Tues – Sun 10am – 4.30pm
Opening evening 14th September 6pm – 8pm

EXHIBITION
WAAW’s Nick Davies has a new exhibition in her gallery, titled, “the call of the sea”
Curated by Nick Davies, at No 6 Gallery : Oriel 6, Llantwit Major/Llanilltud Fawr.
The show is running into September and the gallery is currently open on: Thursdays/Fridays (11.00am – 4.00pm) and Saturdays (12.00pm – 4.00pm).
the call of the sea
‘The call of the sea’ is a poem created by writer, by writer, Kath Giblin as part of the ‘Wild Seas’ Llantwit Major Writing Circle project that contributed to the subsequent These 3 Streams Festival that was hosted by the town in 2022. The words seem to be an apt title for this current exhibition that explores the human experience of sea swimming; observing the ebb and flow of tides, and an interconnection with nature’s seasons and cycles.
The artistic responses from Francine Davies, Nick Davies, Marion E Taylor and Paul Wearing unite collaboratively to acknowledge a sense of exhilaration and contemplation that form a connection with natural phenomena and our ever changing environment.
Other contributions come from Matt Cook (lens based artist) who once again is able to transform an area into a very atmospheric and immersive space. Caitlin Jenkins and Sasha Kingston who continue to support the gallery with exhibiting ceramic wares and paper compositions at No 6 : Oriel 6.
Nick’s contact details are: 07854 673 643
https://www.instagram.com/nickdavies__
https://www.a-n.co.uk/events/the-call-of-the-sea-exhibition/
Visual Artist and Curator of the No 6 Gallery : Oriel 6
6 Church Street, Llantwit Major/Llanilltud Fawr, Vale of Glamorgan, CF61 1SB
Tel: 07854 673 643

EXHIBITION
WAAW’s Karin Mear has organized this exhibition in a new gallery space
Prismatic Art – Lighting Up The Valleys
Where: St Elvan’s new mezzanine gallery in Aberdare www.stelvans.com
When: August 1st to 27th September
Swansea based architectural glass artist, Deanne Mangold will be exhibiting her work in a much awaited retrospective exhibition at St Elvan’s in Aberdare. St Elvans has outstanding stained glass windows of its own and, having received funding from the National Heritage Lottery and Pen Y Cymoedd Wind Farm Community Fund, now has a mezzanine gallery which is attracting established and well known Welsh artists.
Deanne’s exhibition, Prismatic Art, will show the range of her work, including textile art and it will run from August 1st until September 27th 2023. During the exhibition she will be demonstrating the now red listed craft of stained glass on four Saturdays; August 12 and 26 and September 9 and 23.
For information regarding opening times please visit www.stelvans.com

GALLERY
WAAW’s Ceri Leigh has her photographs and book ‘Life on the Floodplain’ at a new gallery:
The Makers at Craft Renaissance
Find the craft gallery at Kemeys Commander, NP15 1JU (between Abergavenny and Usk); what3words: galaxies.campfires.movies
Open Wed-Sat 10.30 to 4, Sun 11 to 4

EXHIBITION
There are many, many WAAW members in the 56 Group Wales Grwp 56 Cymru who have a touring exhibition
At Cross Purposes: three way conversations between two artists and a curator
Read more about it here https://56groupwales.org.uk/at-cross-purposes/
At Cross Purposes moves to Belfast (September) and then to Swansea (November to December)
Frances Woodley’s excellent catalogue of the exhibition is available by emailing group56wales@aol.com

ARTIST NEWS
WAAW’s Dilys Jackson writes:
“I am very pleased that I have several sculptures showing in the Sculpture Trail at Mid Wales Arts Centre, Caersws.
I also have work in the 56 Group partnered exhibition, ‘At Cross Purposes’ on tour. There is a catalogue of it by Frances Woodley describing this unique project.”
(For catalogue (£24) email group56wales@aol.com )

CALL FOR WRITERS
Literature Wales has sent out a call for applicants
2024-25 Representing Wales writer development programme is now open for applications from writers living in Wales: Representing Wales
In its fourth year, the programme will welcome applications from Wales-based writers who come from an under-represented background and who are writing for adult audiences in a range of different genres.
The year-long programme will offer a financial award of up to £3,300 to help the writers to focus on their writing careers. During the year, they will receive one-to-one mentoring sessions, talks and workshops by successful writers, networking opportunities online and in festivals and many more opportunities to develop their writing and knowledge of the literature and publishing scene in Wales and beyond.
We feel passionate about working towards a representative sector which reflects the diversity of voices from Wales, …., writers from low-income backgrounds, people of colour, Welsh-speakers, those belonging to the LGBTQ+ community, and those living with illnesses or disabilities. We are keen to receive applications from all parts of Wales, including rural areas and those in west, mid and north Wales.
Literature Wales staff will also be available to answer your questions during informal drop-in sessions between 6-7pm on Wednesday 20 September 2023. Click on the date highlighted to get your free ticket through Eventbrite.
The closing date for applications for the 2023-24 programme is 5.00 pm, Thursday 28 September 2023
Ffôn | Phone: 029 2047 2266
Gwefan | Website: www.llenyddiaethcymru.org | www.literaturewales.org

THANK YOU
The 3rd Annual Di Setch talk by Sue Hiley Harris was excellent: “Wonderful and inspiring”; “Sue’s work is fascinating”; “A very interesting talk”; “Great talk” and those who didn’t come, even online, missed a treat. Many thanks/ Diolch o galon Sue

Black Cubes Sue Hiley Harris


NEW: CALL FOR ARTISTS
WAAW’s Jilly Hicks sends this: CALL OUT FOR ARTISTS
Calling all artists who would like to exhibit/sell their work in a 10-day outdoor event
At Penarth Cliff top. Thursday 6th July – Sunday 16th July. Friendly atmosphere and great fun.
It is the 50th Anniversary this year and the event coincides with the busy Penarth Festival weekend. Original artworks only.
For further details contact jillyhicks@hotmail.com Tel: 07837593975

NEW: ARTIST TALK
WAAW Sue Trusler – Artist and Author Talk
Join Sue Trusler, local artist as she talks about her art and writing journey
at Dinas Powys Library and Activity Centre,
Friday 30th June at 7pm £5 entry. 02920 512556
Sue will be talking about her art journey, which began by chance with the restoration of a narrow boat. This led to lots of exciting creative opportunities, resulting in her writing and publishing two books, which have both become a recommended read by The Leisure Painter Magazine. Be there to be inspired.


NEW: EXHIBITION
WAAW’s Debbie Walters has a new show
DEBBIE WALTERS (Welsh artist) and Roger Aubrey (Abstract artist)
Monday 3rd July until 17th July
At Llanover Hall Arts Centre, Romilly Road CF5 1FH


https://www.debbiewalters-artist.com/

LAST CHANCE: EXHIBITION

WAAW’s Nicola Hope and Sarah Hope have an exhibition
Performance in Wales
in the Pierhead Futures Gallery until 21st June
This exhibition highlights a selection of work by Nichola and Sarah Hope, linking to the world of performance and theatre. Featuring drawings made during rehearsals and performances, from circus to opera, the works illustrate the artists’ encounters with the aesthetics of dance and performance in Wales.
https://senedd.wales/visit/exhibitions/performance-in-wales/


LAST CHANCE: EXHIBITION
WAAW’s Sue Hiley Harris writes about the Welsh Group
The Welsh Group in Focus: Painting, Sculpture and Bernard Mitchell’s Artist Portraits at y Gaer
The exhibition celebrates the Group’s 75th anniversary and the long association with y Gaer. The Welsh Group, with the support of the Brecknock Art Trust, recently commissioned Bernard Mitchell to photograph Group members in their studios. These are shown alongside a work by each artist in the Sir John Lloyd Gallery.
Many members of the Welsh Group are members of WAAW – in fact too many to mention.
https://www.thewelshgroup-art.com/
A catalogue of the photographs and artworks… accompanies the exhibition and will be on sale in the museum shop (or via Welsh Group website https://www.thewelshgroup-art.com/books ).
The Welsh Group in Focus exhibition until 18 June 2023 y Gaer Museum, Art Gallery & Library, Glamorgan St, Brecon LD3 7DW
Mon – Fri 10 to 4.30, Sat 10 to 4, Sun 10 to 3.40

ARTIST NEWS
WAAW’s Dilys Jackson writes:
“I am very pleased that I have several sculptures showing in the Sculpture Trail at Mid Wales Arts Centre, Caersws.
I also have work in the 56 Group partnered exhibition, ‘At Cross Purposes’, in Oriel Ynys Mon, Anglesey which will be touring later to Belfast. There is a catalogue of it by Frances Woodley describing this unique project.”
(For catalogue (£24) email group56wales@aol.com )

FASHION
This might interest upcycling members (and supporters of Marie Curie)
Marie Curie Cardiff are fundraising through
Summer Fun fashion Show
Thursday 6th July at 7pm
St Andrews Church, Wellfield Road, Roath
To attend, £5 on the door incl free drink. To compete, register via email WalesFundraising@mariecurie.org.uk & have fun as film character, retro or summer tea party in upcycled clothes

EXHIBITION
WAAW’s Mandy Nash is part of the Makers and Practitioners (MaP) show at the Turner House

Coming Of Age – 21 Years of Makers and Practitioners (MaP)
15th June – 16th July

At: THE TURNER HOUSE, PLYMOUTH ROAD, PENARTH, CF64 3DH
ADMISSION FREE, TEL: 029 2071 3845
You are invited to the opening of the New Exhibition: Coming of Age on 15th June 6pm to 8pm, refreshments provided
Mandy is running two workshops – details of the exhibition and workshops are here
https://turnerhouse.wales/map/

EXHIBITION
WAAW’s Debbie Walters has an exhibition
Exhibition by Debbie Walters
in Llandough until 17th July, with paintings in different mediums. Capturing landscapes, still lives and form, Debbie draws her inspiration from life and can often be found plein air painting in Wales. See link below https://cardiffandvale.art/2023/04/12/exhibition-by-debbie-walters/


EXHIBITION
WAAW’s Annie Bielecka Jones has a solo show
Her solo Summer Exhibition is at
the Quilt Association Minerva Arts Centre, Llanidloes, Powys SY18 6BY
1st July – 5th August 2023. FREE
Retrospective Exhibition of Quilt Hangings and framed Fine Art Textiles from Annie’s Personal Collection

https://www.quilt.org.uk/page-3-Exhibitions+%26++Events.html

ARTIST NEWS
WAAW’s Ceri Leigh has exhibitions in June 2023.
• Oriel Cric open art exhibition
Oriel Cric, Crickhowell
until – 8 July 2023
Mynydd Troed & Hedgerow photograph accepted
Visitcrickhowell.wales

EXHIBITION
Now in Ynys Mon / Anglesey at Oriel Mon WAAW’s Dilys Jackson is among many, many WAAW members in the 56 Group Wales Grwp 56 Cymru who have a touring exhibition
At Cross Purposes: three way conversations between two artists and a curator
Read more about it here https://56groupwales.org.uk/at-cross-purposes/
At Cross Purposes moves to Belfast (till September) and then Swansea (until December)
Frances Woodley’s excellent catalogue of the exhibition is available by emailing group56wales@aol.com

EXHIBITION
WAAW’s Gayle Rogers designed the striking poster

The Workers Gallery has an exhibition until July 8th:
Pitchfork
Artefacts of Resistance and Appropriated Objects of Defiance
open Fridays & Saturdays 10.30am-4.30pm
& by appointment at other times & for special events

WORKERS GALLERY 99 Ynyshir Rd, Ynyshir, RCT, Wales CF39 0EN
E: wood4tt@gmail.com T: 01443 682024

WAAW AUTUMN EXHIBITION
The Women’s Arts Association Wales autumn exhibition will be themed:
HUNAN BORTREAD – SELF PORTRAIT
Delivery 26th October, exhibition dates 6th November to 16th December
Opening event; 11th November with poet Katherine Stansfield
This is to help you plan ahead:).
The theme for the Autumn show which was chosen by the committee is “Self Portrait – Hunan Bortread”.
There are no boundaries so this offers unlimited opportunities for self- expression and experimentation. All entries are very much appreciated.
Entry forms to follow later in the summer
The autumn show is for Full members of WAAW and, if you are a Free member and wish to enter the show, you can become a Full member by subscribing £10 due in September. Please visit https://womensarts.co.uk/membership/ for information and membership form.

Di Setch Annual Talk

DI SETCH ARTIST TALK
Come along with friends, live-stream and share with others
To – the 3rd Di Setch Annual Artist Talk.
This year the talk will be given by Sue Hiley Harris, award-winning WAAW member, past chair of the Welsh Group and representative for Wales internationally.
The live talk will take place at Chapter Art Centre, Market Rd, Canton
CF5 1QE
6.30pm Thursday June 8th .
The talk will be live-streamed, and the link is
WAAW is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting for the 3rd Di Setch Annual Artist Talk.
Topic: Sue Hiley Harris Sculptor, Weaver
Time: Jun 8, 2023 06:30 PM London
Join Zoom Meeting
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83386508063
Meeting ID: 833 8650 8063:

EXHIBITION
WAAW members Valerie Stewart, Patricia Clifford and Joanne Price will be exhibiting a new collection of artwork at Crickhowell open studios at no 2 venue next to Oriel Crick Beaufort Street Crickhowell
10am to 5pm – 27th /28th /29th May 2023
The artists artwork is included in a new recipe book ‘The Art of Food ‘ which will be available for sale at the venue

NEW: AUCTION
WAAW’s Ceri Leigh is among members donating art work to the Joseph Herman Art Foundation.
Josef Herman Art Foundation Cymru
Charity Art Auction

Rogers Jones Auctioneers, Cardiff CF11 8RR
You can browse works and see how to bid online at
https://www.rogersjones.co.uk/en/sales/2023/6/2/the-josef-herman-foundation-art-auction
and the catalogue and approval to bid is via The Saleroom
https://www.the-saleroom.com/en-gb/auction-catalogues/rogersjones/catalogue-id-rogers10461?utm_source=sr-trigger&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=cataloguealert&utm_term=20230507&utm_content=rogers10461-cta1
Auction at 12 noon Friday 2 June 2023
Includes works by well known Welsh artists, including Royal Cambrian Academy members and The Welsh Group and work by Josef Herman donated by the Herman Estate.
Proceeds support the Foundation’s work in arts and education, working with local communities and schools in often disadvantaged areas in Wales and increasing access to artists and the arts as well as work in the field of human rights. Half of all funds raised will also support the acquisition and further development of the former Sardis Chapel in Ystradgynlais, which the Foundation is developing as a future arts and heritage centre and new home for their collection.
A selection of work will be in the pre-auction exhibition at:
The Welfare, Ystradgynlais
Preview for artists and potential buyers: 7pm Thurs 12 May 2023
Exhibition dates: Thurs 27 April – Sat 20 May 2023
Josefhermanfoundation.org
The Josef Herman Foundation is a charity celebrating the life and work of the Polish Jewish refugee artist who fled the Warsaw ghettos, finding a home in Ystradgynlais, Wales. The Foundation is also dedicated to promoting a wider appreciation of the arts and a greater understanding of human rights.

NEW: EXHIBITION

WAAW’s Ella Wilding is among the artists at Cardiff MADE
M.A.D.E. Spring Open Exhibition ‘Resilience’ 06.05.23 – 04.06.23The annual Spring open group show. This year’s nature based theme explores the idea of resilience; the tensions of surviving on the margins of existence; from endangered species in the natural world on the front line of climate change, facing extinction and habitat loss, to seeing strength in adapting to new realities.
You can view the entire show online or in the gallery until 04.06.23 https://cardiffmade.com/

NEW: EXHIBITION 

WAAW’s Nicola Hope and Sarah Hope have an exhibition
Performance in Wales
in the Pierhead Futures Gallery until 21st June
The artworks tell a story about performance in Wales, revealing explorations in mark making, observations and the artists’ memories.
This exhibition highlights a selection of work by Nichola and Sarah Hope, linking to the world of performance and theatre. Featuring drawings made during rehearsals and performances, from circus to opera, the works illustrate the artists’ encounters with the aesthetics of dance and performance in Wales.
https://senedd.wales/visit/exhibitions/performance-in-wales/

ARTIST NEWS
WAAW’s Ceri Leigh has three exciting exhibitions coming up in May/June 2023 and an auction.
• Wildlife Art Society International
Nature in Art, Twigworth, Gloucester
Sat 27 May – Sun 4 June 2023
Showing a selection of plant photographs from my book.
natureinart.org.uk / twasi.com
• Oriel Cric open art exhibition
Oriel Cric, Crickhowell
Sat 27 May – 8 July 2023
Mynydd Troed & Hedgerow photograph accepted
Visitcrickhowell.wales
• Josef Herman Art Foundation Cymru (see above for details)
Charity Art Auction: Rogers Jones Auctioneers, Cardiff CF11 8RR
12 noon Friday 2 June 2023
Ceri has donated two photographs to the auction:
Mute Swan (from my book) and Brecon Beacons over Llangors Lake
Lots 63 & 64

EXHIBITION
Now in Ynys Mon / Anglesey at Oriel Mon WAAW’s Dilys Jackson is among many, many WAAW members in the 56 Group Wales Grwp 56 Cymru who have a touring exhibition
At Cross Purposes: three way conversations between two artists and a curator
Read more about it here https://56groupwales.org.uk/at-cross-purposes/
The exhibition is currently in Oriel Mon, Llangefni, Anglesey/ Ynys Mon. The exhibition is open until 11th June.
At Cross Purposes moves to Belfast (till September) and then Swansea (until December)
All WAAW members and contacts welcome

ARTIST’S QUERY
WAAW’s dinahvagina Dinah Guilfoyle is looking for contemporary artists who are making work relating to rape. Does anyone know any artists she should look at? Email dinah@tickledpinkies.com

EXHIBITION
WAAW’s Myra Thomas has a solo exhibition at Llanover Hall
Radience
Myra Thomas
at Llanover Hall Arts Centre, Romilley Road, Cardiff CF5 1FH
Exhibition dates: 18th April to 25th May

EXHIBITION
WAAW’s Gayle Rogers designed the striking poster

The Workers Gallery has an exhibition until July 8th:
Pitchfork
Artefacts of Resistance and Appropriated Objects of Defiance
open Fridays & Saturdays 10.30am-4.30pm
& by appointment at other times & for special events

WORKERS GALLERY 99 Ynyshir Rd, Ynyshir, RCT, Wales CF39 0EN
E: wood4tt@gmail.com T: 01443 682024

EXHIBITION
WAAW’s Debbie Walters has an exhibition
Exhibition by Debbie Walters
in Llandough until 17th July, with paintings in different mediums. Capturing landscapes, still lives and form, Debbie draws her inspiration from life and can often be found plein air painting in Wales. See link below https://cardiffandvale.art/2023/04/12/exhibition-by-debbie-walters/

EXHIBITION
WAAW’s Sue Hiley Harris writes about the Welsh Group
The Welsh Group in Focus: Painting, Sculpture and Bernard Mitchell’s Artist Portraits at y Gaer
The exhibition celebrates the Group’s 75th anniversary and the long association with y Gaer. Bernard Mitchell has been photographing artists and poets in Wales since the 1960s. The Welsh Group, with the support of the Brecknock Art Trust, recently commissioned Bernard to photograph Group members in their studios. These are shown alongside a work by each artist in the Sir John Lloyd Gallery.
Many members of the Welsh Group are members of WAAW – in fact too many to mention.
… https://www.thewelshgroup-art.com/
A catalogue of the photographs and artworks… accompanies the exhibition and will be on sale in the museum shop (or via Welsh Group website https://www.thewelshgroup-art.com/books ).
The Welsh Group in Focus exhibition until 18 June 2023 y Gaer Museum, Art Gallery & Library, Glamorgan St, Brecon LD3 7DW
Mon – Fri 10 to 4.30, Sat 10 to 4, Sun 10 to 3.40

BOOK
The catalogue of The Welsh Group in Focus produced by WAAW member Sue Hiley Harris. The catalogue is on sale in the museum shop or via Welsh Group website https://www.thewelshgroup-art.com/books for £10.

BOOK
WAAW’s Nicola Hope has collaborated with Welsh Week in London to produce
Voices Lleisiau
Nicola Hope, Haf Weighton and Sarah Hope are among WAAW members in this stunning mix of words (bilingual) and art. Available from The Mission Gallery, Swansea £24.99 or contact Nicola https://nicholahope.com/2023/03/05/lleisiau-voices/ or email nicholahope@yahoo.com £24.99 plus P&P. All proceeds to Velindre.

BOOK
WAAW’s Rose Davies (aka RosieScribblah) has illustrated a new book
Sketches and Rose’s artwork accompany the book “Hunting the Wild Megalith” and includes most of the major Neolithic and Bronze Age stone monuments across South Wales. If you want to buy directly from Rose Davies please email me. It will cost £15 + £3.25 P&P and includes a free art gift.

#IWD2023 International Women’s Day 2023
Dates for your diary
Come and enjoy, with your family and friends, our opening events at Llanover Hall and Art Central Gallery.
Friday March 3rd is formal opening at Llanover 7 to 9 pm
Saturday 4th March is formal opening at Art Central, Barry 1.30 to 3.30pm.
POSTCARD FUNDRAISER Alongside our #IWD2023 openings, our members’ postcards will be on sale – anonymously for £10 each.


IWD Invitation

INVITATIONS
All members, friends and families are welcome to our IWD exhibitions’ formal openings, with performance and refreshment – and postcards for sale
Llanover Hall formal opening Friday 3rd March 7pm – 9pm
Art Central Barry formal opening Saturday 4th March 2023, 1.30 to 3.30pm
NEW: EXHIBITION
WAAW’s Nick Davies has a new show in her gallery in Llantwit Major/ Llanilltud Fawr
Spring
Janet Blackman – Caitlin Jenkins – Sarah Lees – Laura Thomas
Building from the initiation of an exhibition space for the ‘These 3 Streams’ Literature, Art and Music Festival in June 2022, and the development of the No 6 Gallery: Oriel 6; Nick Davies is delighted to invite visitors to engage with her 5th curation in this small, but contemplative space situated in the historic town of Llantwit Major/Llanilltud Fawr.
This installation involves a serendipitous collaboration with artist’s from various disciplines that come together to celebrate new beginnings and bringing hope for a bright new season. It features a selection of highly skilled, contemporary approaches to paintings, ceramics, wooden sculpture and woven textiles that aptly fit the title of ‘Spring.’
The exhibition offers subtle approaches to each individual artist’s practice that come together to form a coherent group display. Caitlin Jenkins ceramic creations and Sarah Lees paintings are inspired by detailed observations of nature through the agricultural landscape, a sense of place, and the language of trees. Laura Thomas’s breadth of practice takes ancient crafts and traditional weaving into new territories, and Janet Blackman’s combination of shaping materials are intended to express a sense of balance.
Nick Davies
(Visual Artist and Gallery Curator, No 6 Gallery : Oriel 6) https://www.instagram.com/nickdavies__

EXHIBITION
WAAW’s dinahvagina has a new show in Cardigan
“dinahvagina will be showing at The Seagull in Cardigan
from Sat 4th March to Sat 25th ,
You are invited to the Private View on 8th March from 7pm.
This exhibition entitled mum! mum! mum! mum! mum! mum! mum! mum! mum! mum! mum! celebrates and rewards the many aspects of mothering. Works in print, stitch and ceramic abound.“
49 St Mary St, Cardigan SA43 1HA, open Wednesday to Saturday
https://www.seagullcardigan.co.uk/ and on Facebook

FESTIVAL
WAAW’s Gerda Roper and others are in the Brecon Women’s Festival
Sue Hiley Harris writes:
As part of Brecon Women’s Festival the Welsh Group are holding an event at y Gaer on Thursday 30th March, 12 noon:
Women of the Welsh Group A discussion with members of the Welsh Group about whether visual literacy is gendered introduced by Emeritus Professor Gerda Roper. y Gaer Museum, Art Gallery & Library, Glamorgan St, Brecon LD3 7DW

EXHIBITION
WAAW’s Sue Hiley Harris extends an invitation and writes about the Welsh Group
You and your guests are invited to the opening (by Kevin Brennan MP) of the exhibition The Welsh Group in Focus: Painting, Sculpture and Bernard Mitchell’s Artist Portraits at y Gaer on Friday 3rd March 6-8pm.
The exhibition celebrates the Group’s 75th anniversary and the long association with y Gaer. Bernard Mitchell has been photographing artists and poets in Wales since the 1960s. The Welsh Group, with the support of the Brecknock Art Trust, recently commissioned Bernard to photograph Group members in their studios. These are shown alongside a work by each artist in the Sir John Lloyd Gallery.
Many members of the Welsh Group are members of WAAW – in fact too many to mention.
y Gaer has 116 works by former and current members of the Welsh Group in its collection as well as 21 portraits by Bernard Mitchell of current and former Group members. Many of these portraits were commissioned by the Brecknock Art Trust in 2004-05 when artists with work in the collection were photographed. A selection of these as well as artworks will be on show in the permanent collection gallery. Artists included are Roy Powell, Antonia Spowers, Islwyn Watkins, Tony Goble and Megan Jones. Love spoon artworks by three former Welsh Group members, Peter Bailey, William Brown and Iwan Bala, are permanently on display in the craft gallery.
A catalogue of the photographs and artworks, with an essay by David Moore about the relationship between the Welsh Group, y Gaer and Bernard Mitchell, accompanies the exhibition and will be on sale in the museum shop.
The Welsh Group in Focus exhibition at Y Gaer Museum and Art Gallery Brecon 1 March – 18 June 2023 The catalogue has been produced by Sue Hiley Harris. https://www.thewelshgroup-art.com/
y Gaer Museum, Art Gallery & Library, Glamorgan St, Brecon LD3 7DW
Mon – Fri 10 to 4.30, Sat 10 to 4, Sun 10 to 3.40

EXHIBITION
WAAW’s Angela Kingston reminds us of contributions from WAAW members:
The Royal Watercolour Society of Wales exhibition at Red House Gallery, Merthyr Tydfil 1 February – 30 March 2023.

GALLERY
The Glyn Vivien Gallery in Swansea has a people’s vote for a work from the Open Exhibition: Swansea Open 2023
until 16.04.2023 People’s Choice Come to the gallery to vote for your favourite artwork! You have until Friday 31 March. They will announce the people’s choice winner on Tuesday 4 April

CLASSES
Llanover Hall offer 2 Life Drawing classes to be shared with you.
Life Drawing on a Saturday Afternoon
Saturday 18th March 2023 1.30pm-4.30pm £45.00
Life Drawing on a Saturday Afternoon
Saturday 25th March 2023 1.30pm-4.30pm £45.00
Description
Open to all levels from beginners to experienced. This afternoon life drawing class offers a longer drawing session, with a focus on more sustained and extended poses. The class is designed to help us explore our observational skills and extend our ways of seeing, enabling us to focus on and develop refined and compelling studies. One to one tuition and feedback will be provided throughout the session.
Enrol online www.adultlearningcardiff.co.uk or contact us on 02920 872030 option 2

EXHIBITION
WAAW’s Elaine Milford has two of her sculptures selected for the Royal Cambrian Academy 2023 exhibition. And she is pleased to let you know that the Royal Cambrian Academy of Art Annual Exhibition, in Conwy, is being extended until 1st April. My sculptures ‘The Threat’ and ‘We Stonekeepers Three’ can be viewed there. Work selected for the exhibition can be found online

ARTIST NEWS
WAAW’s Ceri Leigh has updated her news
Photographs at Llandough Hospital.
She is so pleased to hear from Magda Lackowska at Llandough hospital near Cardiff
that her donated photographs are now installed in the Gynaecology/Oncology Clinic.
“I hope my photographs may brighten their day and that of patients a little.” You can find a link to the Arts for Health and Wellbeing site here:
https://cardiffandvale.art/2023/02/13/artworks-donated-by-ceri-leigh/
Aberglasney Gardens art gallery exhibition 7-13 April
Ceri has a forthcoming exhibition at Easter at the lovely Aberglasney Gardens near Llandeilo. This will run through the Easter week: Friday 7 – Thursday 13 April 2023. Photographs from her book ‘Life on the Floodplain’ will be on display together with signed copies. She’ll be exhibiting alongside potter and printmaker Amanda Rose, who also exhibits with her at The Makers Gallery in Monk Street, Abergavenny. Do come along to the wonderful gardens at Aberglasney at Easter if you’d like a great day out for all the family! Aberglasney link here: aberglasney.org

ARTIST NEWS
WAAW’s Dilys Jackson sends news – other members are also involved in 56 Group and The Welsh Group. Dilys writes:
“I am very pleased to be showing work with the 56 Group Wales in our project, ‘At Cross Purposes’, which is starting its tour at Aberystwyth University Art College Gallery on 14th February and continuing its tour to Oriel Ynys Mon, Anglesey and to Belfast, Northern Ireland. Frances Woolley has curated the project and has produced its publication. https://56groupwales.org.uk/at-cross-purposes/
“I am also pleased to be showing work with The Welsh Group in our exhibition ‘The Welsh Group in Focus’ at Y Gaer, Brecon.

FREE TASTERS FOR IWD
WAAW’s has news of taster sessions for International Women’s Day in Fairwater and Canton. Debbie Rowlands writes:
“We are really pleased to be able to put on the following taster sessions FREE in respect of International Women’s Day.
Wednesday 8th March – Self Portrait- Celebrating your Identity 10am-12 at Canton Library
Thursday 9th March- Self Portrait – Celebrating your Identity 1-3pm Fairwater Hub/Library
Monday 13th March- Printmaking Techniques 10-12 Fairwater Hub/Library
Wednesday 15th March- Self Portrait with Colour 10am-12 Canton Library
Thursday 16th March – Self Portrait with Colour 1pm-3pm Fairwater Hub/Library
These will be fabulous tasters and are open to any adults
They can enrol on one of them or more.
Limited places and enrolment is live online now.
www.adultlearningcardiff.co.uk or ring us on 02920 872030 option 2
Kind regards Debbie Drowlands@cardiff.gov.uk

EXHIBITION
WAAW’s Jane Dorsett is part of café art in Llantarnam Grange
Vision Art Newport are pleased to announce that WAAW members open their Cafe Art Exhibition on 04.02.23 until 22.04.23.
Venue: Llantarman Grange Art Centre, Cwmbran
The title is Colour Vibration and includes mixed media, textiles, and fine art, by Valerie Stewart, Joanne Price, Jane Dorsett, Patricia Clifford & others. Lockdown sketchbooks also on display. 01633 483321 for more info.

EXHIBITION

WAAW’s Ceri Leigh has her photographs in Abergavenny
She’ll be exhibiting wildlife photography and her illustrated book at this new gallery opening in Abergavenny- details below including invite to open evening 14 January.
Opening January 10th: (formerly at Crickhowell)
The Makers Craft Gallery
Please join Ceri and others for the gallery Open Evening to celebrate their new venue on January 14th from 5 to 8pm
The Makers Craft Gallery, Lulworth House, 30 Market St, Abergavenny NP7 5NP
Opening Hours Tues – Sat 10.30 to 4pm (Fridays until 5)
Sun – 11am to 4pm

IWD event

Cardiff Central Library have an IWD event
We are running an event with some colleagues celebrating International Women’s Day on Wednesday March 8th.
The event will be an informal and fun event at Central Library Hub, where we will have a number of different organisations attending to provide information about how women can be supported or informed about what is available to them in the community .
We would be delighted if you could come along and enjoy the afternoon with us, fantastic to have a creative vibe as part of our celebration.
There will also be cake 

NEW: BLOG POSTS
WAAW members with new blog posts you might want to check out
Patti McKenna Jones https://pattimcjones.wordpress.com/2022/12/28/speed-sketched-city/
Sarah Featherstone http://sarahjfeatherstone.com/2023/01/02/bodies-of-work/
Rose Davies https://scribblah.co.uk/
Gayle Rogers https://www.gaylerogersart.com/

PROJECT
WAAW’s Janet Blackman has sent news of a fun creative project
Janet has been active in Creative Community Libraries: the group was set up during lockdown to engage the volunteer led libraries in the Vale of Glamorgan in creative pursuits. She writes: “In January, we are re-launching our “Going Postal” project, a real world collaboration between Pairs of people in the Vale and beyond, with exhibitions planned for Barry and Llandough Hospitals from May next year and we need more people to get involved especially in areas linked to Cowbridge, Llantwitt Major, St Athan and Rhoose libraries.
“We want to let people know we exist and we are having fun being creative and meeting people. Currently we are running Abstract Advent in collaboration with Artpedagogy.”
Contact Janet via Creativecommunitylibraries@gmail.com or Phone 07927162090 if anyone needs to chat.
https://www.valeofglamorgan.gov.uk/en/enjoying/Libraries/Health-and-Wellbeing.aspx
Facebook : Creative community libraries ( vale of Glamorgan )
Instagram : creativecommunitylibraries
Youtube video of the project trial run and work created
https://youtu.be/MT2kCUUvNfU

EXHIBITION
WAAW’s Janet Blackman, Nina Lazarou and Jacqueline Alkema have work in a new exhibition until February 2nd 2023
Winter Open Exhibition 2022/ Arddangosfa Agored y Gaeaf 2022
Oriel yr Aelwyd/ The Hearth Gallery
Ground Floor, University Hospital Llandough, Penalna Road, Llandough CF64 2XX
Open 9am to 8pm
https://cardiffandvale.art/2022/11/30/winter-open-exhibition-2022/

EXHIBITION


WAAW’s Elaine Milford and Karin Mear are pleased to have had work selected for the Royal Cambrian Academy 2023 exhibition which runs from 7 January – 25 February 2023
Their work will be exhibited at the Royal Cambrian Academy of Art gallery in Conwy, from the 7th January until the 25th February 2023.
Elaine Milford will be showing two sculptures and Karin Mear will be showing one painting.

WAAW Full Members‘ Exhibition 2022

Inspired by Them
Ysbrydolwyd Ganddynt

Venue: Llanover Hall Arts Centre, Romilly Road, Cardiff CF5 1FH

Closing date for entries: 20thOctober 2022

Email address for exhibition entries and queries: schilderes@hotmail.co.uk

Exhibition dates: 8thNovember to 12th December 2022

Formal opening: Friday, 11thNovember 2022,  6.30pm to 8.30pm 

LAST CHANCE: EXHIBITION

WAAWs Judy Stephens has 4 pieces in Ilminster
https://www.ilminsterartscentre.com/exhibitions/cqwest

Until October 15th.  Judy’s is the orange and blue one on the site – no attribution which is annoying, but prestigious show Unfolding Stories 5. 

LAST CHANCE: EXHIBITION

WAAW’s Maggie James invites you to view Welsh Painting in Brecon
1 Bulwark, Brecon LD3 7LB

Found Gallery is among galleries in south, mid, and west Wales joining in a  CELEBRATION OF CONTEMPORARY WELSH PAINTING

until 15th October 2022

It’s a group show of significant painters – 50% women –  with Sue Hunt, Kate Corbett-Winder, Maggie James, Chris Griffin, Ken Dukes, Kevin Sinnott, Andrew McCutcheon 

Maggie James will be showing a new series of work in the lower gallery

https://www.foundgallery.co.uk/-/galleries/coming-soon/celebration-of-contemporary-welsh-painters

NEW: EXHIBITION

WAAW’s Nick Davies invites you to an exhibition with several WAA members

susurration : a whispering sound : MURMUR An autumnal exhibition featuring works of Mel Bastier – Matt Cook – Nick Davies – Nichola Goff Caitlin Jenkins – Angela Kingston – Sasha Kingston – Gwyneth Price – Philipinne Sowerby – Lucy Thomas With poetry contributions from the Llantwit Major Creative Writing Circle October 8th – November 14th 2022 these 3 streams gallery/oriel yr tair crefft, No 6 Church Street, Llantwit Major, CF611SB
Please join them for a private view on Friday 14th October 6 to 8pm at no 6 Chruch St.
Nick will be opening the gallery on Thursdays/Fridays 11am to 4pm, Saturdays/Sundays 12 to 4pm, or contact her on 07654673643 for out-of-hours appointments
Susurration  derives from the Latin noun susurrus, meaning ‘a soft murmur’ or ‘a whisper’.    In this instance susurration is used to describe the sound that resembles a whisper or a light breeze through a tree.  It has become the source of inspiration for the third exhibition to be held at these 3 streams gallery/oriel yr tair crefft, Llanwit Major/Llanilltud Fawr from October 8th  –  November 14th, 2022.
This is a multi-sensory exhibition involving works on paper, wooden sculpture, clay forms ,  film  and prose that is intended to explore a human connection with trees.

 NEW: WORKSHOP

WAAW’s Nina Lazarou has an upcoming workshop 

She will be holding the second session of a Wire workshop for the Soroptimists on Wednesday 2 November at the Mary Lenox Room at Barry Hospital.

The group is on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/1sibarry   

She writes that she is privileged to be holding another workshop with such a lovely and inspirational group who do so much for woman and girls internationally. 

TOURING EXHIBITION

WAAW’s Sue Roberts & Dilys Jackson are among the sculptors now on show
Friday 7 October – Sunday 6 November 2022

A Free Exhibition in The Courtyard Gallery, Hereford HR4 9JR

https://www.courtyard.org.uk/events/sculpture-cymru/

For this touring exhibitionSculpture Cymru members respond to the theme of ‘thinking’. A carpenter made the boxes which were of uniform size and strength, they were distributed to members who wanted to participate, and this exhibition is the result. The constraint of the box makes touring easier. They have been shown at the Mid Wales Art Centre near Newtown and at the Bleddfa Centre near Llandrindod Wells and most recently at the Aberystwyth Arts Centre in late 2020.

We asked ourselves, “Do we think within the box or without/outside it ?” The title of the exhibition emerged from this discussion.

Sculpture Cymru is a group of sculptors living and working in Wales. The organisation was formed in 2000 to create opportunities for sculptors to come together to make work, exhibit and exchange ideas  Its membership of between fifteen to twenty engages in exhibitions, workshops and events. Mid Wales Arts Centre hosts a permanent space for the group.

NEW BOOK

WAAWs Sue Trusler has a new childrens book published on 30th September. 

Created for a children’s Art Workshop at Penarth Library,The Art Family evolved into a book. Six happy characters, each with a unique style of line, matching their name. With lots of colours and shapes,The Art Family have fun, working together to paint all sorts of inspiring creative pictures. With a section for adults, full of ideas to encourage artistic creativity with young children.

Further details from suetrusler.com or available on line from The Book Depository, Amazon and Waterstones.

ARTIST NEWS
WAAW’s Ceri Leigh updates her news
Illustrated book talk 15 October, info below.

Booking required, form in my website https://natureart.uk/melville-centre-book-talk

My website is https://natureart.uk/

Wildlife photographs will also be on display at:

The Makers Gallery, Crickhowell

Llandough hospital (GynaeOncology Dept) nr Cardiff 

With best wishes  Ceri Leigh

EXHIBITION
THE WELSH GROUP AT TURNER HOUSE https://turnerhouse.wales/the-welsh-group/ 
until  23rd October
Plymouth Rd, Penarth CF64 3DH by Penarth rail station, with free parking outside. Free entry. Open Wednesday to Sunday 10 to 4.30

The Welsh Group, the first national artist run group in Wales has tirelessly promoted the visual arts in Wales for more than 70 years.

Through its extensive series of exhibitions in Wales, the UK and overseas, the group has shone a light on artists’ concerns and processes, providing a snapshot of current practice. Run by and for artists, The Welsh Group does not adhere to a dominant movement or style and the work is not filtered by a curators agenda; rather there is a wide range of responses and conceptual approaches to contemporary practice.

… The group continues to contribute to the story of Wales today.

Includes among other WAAW members Gerda Roper, Dilys Jackson, Angela Kingston, Jacqueline Alkema, Jacqueline Jones, Sue Hiley Harris, Karin Mear

PROJECT

WAAW’s Lynda Nash is looking for a textile artist.
Lynda Nash is a textile artist from Caerphilly who would like to connect with another artist/s to share ideas and to collaborate on a large scale piece of work.

Contact details are nashlynda@gmail.com

07752 508 518

EXHIBITION

WAAW’s Sue Hiley Harris is one of four fantastic women on show at the Mid Wales Arts, Caersws in Calm (Sue Hiley Harris and Carine Van Gestel), and Rage (Mary Lloyd Jones and Alison Lochhead)

https://midwalesarts.org.uk/exhibitions

Calm

until 30th October 2022

Open: Thursday – Sunday 11-4, Mid Wales Arts Caersws Powys SY17 5SB

+44 (0) 1686 688369  office@midwalesarts.org.uk

WRITER DEVELOPMENT

Some members may be interested in Representing Wales, a writer development programme
https://www.literaturewales.org/our-projects/representing-wales/ .
In its third year, the programme will welcome applications from Wales-based writers who come from an under-represented background and who are writing for children and young people.  

The year-long programme will offer cash funding of up to £3,300 to help the writers to focus on their writing careers. …
We will be hosting three free online creative writing workshops in the run-up to the application deadline,….. You can find out more and register for these events here.    

The closing date for applications for the 2023-24 programme is 5.00 pm Tuesday 25 October 2022

NEW: MEETING

WEN invite to their AGM

at the Temple of Peace in Cardiff or online from 12-2pm on Wednesday 26th October. We will celebrate our work over the past year, look ahead to the next, and hear from a panel of brilliant women from the worlds of theatre, literature, and music during the first in-person WEN Café panel.

The Autumn exhibition for Full Members, Inspired by Them, Llanover Hall, 8 November – 10 December, is an opportunity to showcase your talents. 

We call upon artists who are full members of WAAW to create a work of art inspired by a woman artist; this can range over all art forms from poetry to printmaking – the choice is yours. Many women artists practise or practised a variety of specialisms and this makes the choice very interesting and offers a broad spectrum in terms of form, colour, techniques, 2D & 3D work, textiles, photography, ceramics, prose, performance, painting, calligraphy the choice is infinite. 

Women all over the world make art, let’s find some that is interesting, unusual, be inspired by it and get it out there in a public space.

Committee, 
Women’s Arts Association Wales / Cymdeithas Celfyddydau Menywod Cymru.

Email address for exhibition entries and queries: schilderes@hotmail.co.uk

Exhibition dates: 8th November to 12th December 2022

Formal opening: Friday, 11thNovember 2022

EXHIBITION

Calm

WAAW’s Sue Hiley Harris is one of four fantastic women on show at the Mid Wales Arts, Caersws in Calm (Sue Hiley Harris and Carine Van Gestel), and Rage (Mary Lloyd Jones and Alison Lochhead)

https://midwalesarts.org.uk/exhibitions

14th August to 30th October 2022

Sue Hiley Harris is best known for the abstract handwoven sculpture she has been making since the late 1990s. While the woven sculpture has often been derived from pure geometric shapes, the bare upland landscape of Mid Wales has, for many years, been an important influence.
An Arts Council of Wales Award in 2013 led Sue to rediscover life drawing and to work, off-loom, weaving silver, copper and iron wire. Returning to drawing stimulated an interest in drawing in the landscape, as a visual diary of places visited, and latterly to more emotional drawings and collage.
Drawings in this exhibition are a direct emotional response to regular visits into a particular part of Priory Groves, a beech wood along the River Honddu near her home in Brecon, as well as drawings made in the ancient oak Wistman’s Wood on Dartmoor. Woven structures with silver wire or paper yarn reflecting the tall majestic beech trees and the twisted oak branches are a response to the woodland drawings.

Open: Thursday – Sunday 11-4, Mid Wales Arts Caersws Powys SY17 5SB

SCULPTURE NEWS

WAAW’s Dilys Jackson’s sculpture Pollen Sculpture 2022 / Cerflun Paill 2022 (pictured below) had its official welcoming to the Health Meadow at Llandough Hospital open day. 

Mike Jones, Independent Member of Cardiff and Vale University Health Board thanked Dilys for the addition of her sculpture to the site. Dilys Jackson is one of Wales’ foremost sculptors with a national and international reputation for creating Bronze and Stone sculptures, installations and exquisite drawings. Her work can be found in collections and venues across the UK.

ARTIST NEWS

WAAW’s Alice Lenkiewicz  writes:

Dear all,  You are invited to my exhibition and preview,

 A Walk Along Brick Lane.

Exhibition taking place at: The House of Annetta, 25 Princelet St, London E1 6QH 

I will be invigilating and on hand to answer any questions and show you my work. 

The exhibition continues on Friday 26 and Saturday 27. Open all day from 11-6pm

All welcome!  Pop in and say hello. I look forward to meeting you! 

You can view my film and research about this residency on YouTube on the link below. 

https://lnkd.in/e2-y7uYc

BLOGPOST

WAAW’s Patti McKenna-Jones has festival in sight at https://pattimcjones.wordpress.com/2022/08/21/festy-on-part-1/

WORKSHOP

WAAW’s Sharon Magill has news of a workshop for you

Artist-led walk and cyanotype workshop

Saturday 10th Sept, 10am to 4pm

The Yard Print Studio, Drybrook, Gloucestershire GL17 9ED

I’m running a cyanotype workshop on Saturday 10th Sept at The Yard Print Studio, Drybrook, Gloucestershire. This workshop will introduce walking within our local environment as a starting point. During an artist-led walk, we will observe, listen, collect and draw. We will then explore ways to transform our experience into cyanotype prints, learning the cyanotype contact printing process to capture unique and eloquent imagery. 

To book a place please click on the link below:

https://www.nicholagoff.com/courses/p/artist-led-walk-and-cyanotype-print-workshop

PERFORMANCE

WAAW’s Emma Juliet Lawton was hoping to be part of performances at Chapter

How My Light Is Spent

Sadly, Covid has cancelled performances at Chapter (to be re-arranged if funding can be raised).

Good news: the Aberystwyth Arts Centre performance on November 3rd is on.

EXHIBITION

WAAW’s Gayle Rogers is delighted to welcome a graphic novelist

WORD ON THE STREET is Myfanwy Tristam’s exhibition at The Workers Gallery in Ynyshir, 4 August to 11 September.
Myf is compiling a new comic/graphic work in which she wants to depict people’s memories of protests. This might include marches, demonstrations, strikes, boycotts, campaigns…or something else. She is concentrating on the Rhondda Valleys area and nearby regions – Cardiff, South Wales, even Bristol. There’s a google form online or email myfanwytristram@gmail.com

EXHIBITION

WAAW members including Shaz Magill, Sue Trusler, Jacqueline Alkema and Patricia Ziad are in The Turner Gallery, Penarth 2022 Open Exhibition which is free to visit until 11th September. Free admission, 12 Plymouth Road Penarth CF64 3DH

The Russian Doll Project

WAAW’s Kristel Trow writes of her Arts Council funded project:

“The project is called “The Russian Doll”.

“I will be taking portraits of domestic abuse survivors from around Wales, with a special camera that I have designed. The camera is a pinhole giant Russian Doll, whose head scarf will be the colours of the Ukrainian flag and will be a statement in itself.  ‘Russian Doll’ will create a series of pinhole portraits of survivors of domestic abuse. The camera will sit in the belly of a 1.5m high Russian doll. I will be working with Women’s refuges from around Wales and the portraits will be taken live on site. 

“The doll and images will be exhibited at the Glynn Vivian in 2023. “The act of transforming the Doll, an inanimate object into a fully functioning camera, will be a statement in itself. A piece inspired by the early photographers’ way of working, in particular the war time photographers who used to travel with their very own portable dark rooms. “I will be supported by an Advisory Group of survivors and workers in the field, particularly to help with reaching a diverse range of women and helping create self-belief and confidence as a legacy for survivors.”

“This piece though is for all those who have fought their own private battle and through strength and resilience have somehow made it through. 

PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBITION

WAAW’s Ceri Leigh has a permanent display of her donated photographs in the West Wing at University Hospital Llandough, nr Cardiff. (Exact location tbc soon.)

EVENT

WAAW’s Angela and Sasha Kingston have new work in the Positive Environmental Arts  Exhibition on Climate Change, at Mid Wales Arts, Caersws Powys SY17 5SB

 until 7August 2022  https://midwalesarts.org.uk/exhibitions/positive-environmental-art-pea
Opening times Thursday to Sundays 11-4

+44 (0) 1686 688369  office@midwalesarts.org.uk

How My Light Is Spent

Cancelled/postponed due to Covid

Performance news from WAAW member, Emma Lawton.

Tue 16 – Sat 20 August 
Seligman Theatre

Nine people with sight loss find themselves in the wood. As night begins to fall, they gather together, light a fire, and begin to tell one another stories. Who or what can lead them back to safety?

Featuring live music, film and with audio description woven into the performance, nine members of Sight Life Wales recount their experiences of lockdown. Their stories are funny, sad, and deeply moving, as they find themselves isolated by both the pandemic and their own sight loss, and seek comfort in the natural world.

Over fourteen years, Company of Sirens have produced a large body of work that includes premieres of vital contemporary plays. They’ve worked with some of Wales and the UK’s most exciting writers and delivered projects dealing with issues of autism, sight loss and knife crime. Their last project Stone the Crows was described in the press as “A powerful and transformative theatre experience”.

16 August: Post-show discussion with Chris Durnall and members of the cast

WAAW’s Jane Dorsett sends news

She is pleased to announce that the Sketchbookscovering the Covid Lockdown is now in Pontypool Museum.

Womens Arts members, Valerie StewartJane DorsettJo Price , Patricia Clifford have contributed. The books will then travel to Blaenavon Library in late July and August.

IWD 2022 – A DIGITAL RECORD

WAAW’s Angela and Sasha Kingston have new work in the Positive Environmental Arts  Exhibition on Climate Change,
at Mid Wales Arts, Caersws SY17 5SB. 5June – 7August 2022

“This year’s Climate Change exhibition focuses on: Positive Environmental Art (PEA) it is full of imaginative, daring, and sustainable artwork which can be seen in the grounds and galleries of Mid Wales Arts./ Mae arddangosfa eleni: Arddangosfa Celf Amgylcheddol Cadarnhaol yn llawn o waith celf dychmygus, beiddgar a chynaliadwy sydd i’w weld ar dir ac orielau Celfyddydau Canolbarth Cymru ”

EXHIBITION

WAAW’s  Karin Mear is in the show “Tales from the Mabinogion” at the Makers Gallery, Crickhowell until June 12th.

Address: The Makers, Beaufort Street, Crickhowell, NP8 1AD

Email: crickmakers@gmail.com

(Situated above Latte-Da Cafe) Opening hours: Monday to Sunday 10:30 am – 4:30 pm

Branwen by Karin Mear

EXHIBITION

WAAW’s dinahvagina is part of the House of Smalls exhibition of 32 international women artists online at https://www.thehouseofsmalls.art/confine

EXHIBITION

WAAW’s Dilys Jackson is in
Iron Maidens II: Made in Wales,
at The Red House, Merthyr Tydfil,
now extended to 13th June
including Dilys Jackson,  Sue Roberts and Alison Lochhead

FESTIVAL

WAAW’s Annie Bielecka’s painting is at the Criccieth Festival

Annie Bielecka’s painting “Grace. The Suffering of Women at a Time of War” will be featured with 5,000 poppies made by residents, at the Criccieth Neuadd Goffa/Memorial Hall 100th Centenary of the opening by David Lloyd George, MP for Caernarfonshire, in 1922. It coincides with the Criccieth Festival https://www.cricciethfestival.org.uk/

When: 27th May – 5th June 2022.

Grace by Annie Bielecka

Her website www.anniebielecka.co.uk has an article telling the background story of the painting. It was shown at the Senedd WCIA exhibition ‘Women, War and Peace’ and has featured in many other places.

FESTIVAL

WAAW members are involved at Llantwit Major’s Festival of the Arts.

These3Streams Llantwit Major Festival of the Arts 10 – 12 June 2022

These3Streams Festival of the Arts 2022 takes place in the historic town of LLantwit Major over the weekend of 10th, 11th and 12th June 2022.

This Arts festival brings together an exciting array of writers, artist and musicians in a celebration of community and cynefin. https://www.literaturewales.org/lw-event/these3streams-llantwit-major-festival-of-the-arts-10-12-june-2022/

EXHIBITION

WAAW’s Rufus Mufasa is Scribe in Residence at These3Streams, a Festival of the Arts over the weekend of 10th, 11th and 12th June. See www.these3streams.uk

WAAW’s Nick Davies has curated a number of temporary art exhibitions that will be open to the public from 7th May to 30th June.  

Retail premises on Church Street, Llantwit Major, (Stwff, Cafe Velo and No 6 Church Street) have been adapted to create temporary art venues to run from May until the end of June 2022.   These will be titled as the ‘3 streams gallery’/’oriel yr tair crefft’. 

Nick has coordinated a number of visual artists who live/hail from the locality to display a range of paintings, print, and sculpture, with the aim to engage the public with a wide range of professional practices: Mel Bastier, Nia Bennett, Nick Davies, Caitlin Jenkins, Angela Kingston, Charlotte Kingston, Sasha Kingston, Lucy Thomas and Peter Cronin are exhibitors with the first venue. Artworks will also be placed in the Town Hall and St Illtud’s Church during the event, where a contemporary sculpture created by Sasha Kingston will be housed alongside the Celtic Stones, and a collaborative installation with film and sound is intended to be situated within the main area of the church. 

No 6 Church Street, or ‘these 3 streams gallery / oriel yr tair crefft’ is a small but perfectly formed exhibiting space that will be open on a Friday, Saturday and Sunday (between 11/12 – 3/4pm) running from May until the end of June 2022.  

Please pop into Cafe Velo (First Floor) and the second Stwff premises situated a few doors up on Church Street to view a whole range of paintings, printmakers, photography, ceramics,  and sculpture.  Don’t forget Sasha Kingston’s beautiful, sympathetic addition to the Celtic Stones in the Galilee Chapel of St Illtud’s Church. (These temporary gallery spaces are open from 2nd – 30th June.)

More installations to come…….www.these3streams.uk

EXHIBITION

WAAW’s Andrea Grottickhas a new solo exhibition and you are invited to two events

Andrea Grottick’s solo exhibition, ‘Locked Down’, opens on the 1st June at Cinema & Co, 17 Castle Street, Swansea, SA1 1JF.  It is an exhibition of oil paintings and a film, all exploring themes of lockdown and associated news stories.  

There is an Open Eve on Thursday, 9th June at 7-9pm.  Come and meet the artist, view the work, chat about the themes and get a drink/snack at the bar.  All welcome.

She is also having a ‘Sip & Paint’ party to coincide with the exhibition, on Thursday, 23rd June (7.30-9.30pm).  Details and booking are here:  https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/325935280197.

EXHIBITION

WAAW’s Dilys Jackson has an exhibition

Members would all be welcome to her show SPAN at Oriel Q, Narberth. https://www.orielqnarberth.com/dilys-jackson

The exhibition runs from 29th April to 29th May.

Oriel Q 11 Market Street, Narberth, Pembrokeshire SA67 7AX

Gallery 01834 218894

DI SETCH ARTIST TALK 2022

WAAW is holding the 2022 Di Setch Artist Talk online with

Professor Sue Williams

Time: Apr 12, 2022 7:00 pm

All very welcome to join the meeting by Zoom 

Join Zoom Meeting

Please click the link below to join the webinar:

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Or Telephone:

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Professor Sue Williams

EXHIBITION

February 1st to 26th
Exhibition – Judith Beecher “By Our Hands”

At The Mezzanine Gallery, St Elvan’s, Aberdare CF44 7AB
Open Daily – Monday to Saturday 10am – 4pm
This exhibition represents a collaboration, bringing several artists working in Wales together through a concept of autonomy with the portrait and framework.

Each of the portraits is framed by the artist depicted. Beecher painted the portrait of each artist and they, in turn, have painted, written, collaged or pyrographed the frame in their own way. Thus, artists have worked in a partnership which is rarely seen.

Alongside each portrait is one or more pieces of work by the artists depicted. The artists are well-known throughout Wales and many worldwide.  Artists include Alan Salisbury, Iwan Bala, Sue Roberts, Chris Nurse, Gigi Jones, Gustavius Payne, Heather Eastes & Sue Williams. 

Please call 01685 673126 or email santelfan@gmail.com before making a special journey as the gallery is occasionally used for meetings etc.

EXHIBITION

WAAW’s Elaine Milford  has been selected for an annual exhibition

Elaine will exhibiting sculpture at Mall Galleries, London, as part of the Royal Society of British Artists annual exhibition. The exhibition runs from 3rd to 12th March. https://www.mallgalleries.org.uk/whats-on/exhibitions/royal-society-british-artists-annual-exhibition-202

ARTIST NEWS

WAAW’s Christine Lamb shares her news about her community art group

Christine Lamb has curated and is currently exhibiting with ‘Wick Group of Artists’. They are a community art group who meet every Thursday at the Wick Village Hall. They supported each other throughout lockdown through a weekly newsletter which encouraged them to create art on weekly themes. Much of the work exhibited was created during lock down. At: The Old Hall, 50a High St, Cowbridge CF71 7AH 5th Feb to 2nd March.

ARTIST NEWS

WAAW’s Alice Lenkiewicz has shared her news.

 She writes… I have had a creative few months as I now volunteer for SLWA, The South London Women Artists, ….  A highly innovative and wonderful group of female artists, do check out our group on our website link. https://southlondonwomenartists.co.uk/

We are currently in the process of curating and marketing our forthcoming exhibitions. We would love you to attend. Our works are firstly being exhibited at AMP Gallery in London with a three day exhibition from the 3rd – 6th March. The 3rd we will have a preview at 6.30pm – 9pm. You are all welcome to attend. .. You can also join us for the exhibition on facebook for our event on the SLWA facebook page. https://fb.me/e/4xNbEglDj

The title of our exhibition is, ‘I AM WOMAN, HEAR ME ROAR!‘ inspired by the 1971 song, ‘I am Woman’ by Helen Reddy,, a song which became a feminist anthem. 

Our exhibition will take place at The AMP GALLERY,   1 Acorn Parade, London SE15 2TZ  on Thursday 3rd – Sunday 6th March. The gallery link is AMP GALLERY

Exhibition Opening Times:3rd March Preview 6.30 – 9pm; 4th & 5th March 10 – 6

6th March 10 – 2.  We will be having an after party on the final day from 2 – 6.

We are also very excited to announce our next event … a market stall of our handmade greeting cards and prints and bespoke small items at this year’s WOW festival at Southbank, London for three days starting on March 11th. 

WOW MARKETPLACE  We welcome you to join us and please do keep in touch.

Alice Lenkiewicz https://alicelenkiewicz.org/

AUCTION

WAAW’s Nichola Hope has collaborated with Wales Week London to produce these sketchbooks – also other WAAW members including Melanie Wotton, Kate Bell, Haf Weighton, Sarah Hope have contributed.  Have a look at https://www.32auctions.com/walesweeklondon

EXHIBITION

You are warmly invited to attend the opening event for ‘Thought on Paper’ to be held in Oriel y Bont on Thursday 17th February 6 – 8 pm. Attendance is limited because of coronavirus precautions. Please book your place for the event via the following Eventbrite link

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/exhibition-opening-for-thoughts-on-paper-at-oriel-y-bont-tickets-249223322667

The exhibition brings together artists from Wales who are interested in exploiting the versatile possibilities of working with this ‘everyday’ material. ….

The exhibition includes work by WAAW members Penny Hallas, and Maggie James, among others … 

For more information visit https://gallery.southwales.ac.uk/

PODCAST

PODCAST : TAKING UP ART AND PUBLISHING A BOOK

WAAW member Sue Trusler has been featured in a Podcast with Cindy Kochis of Pen to Paper. Following her art journey from decorating a narrowboat, to writing a book to encourage those with little or no experience to start their own art journey.

WELSH ART AWARD

Glynn Vivian Art Gallery is delighted to announce that The Wakelin Award 2021 goes to Cinzia Mutigli

In partnership with the Friends of the Glynn Vivian, the annual award is given to a Welsh artist, whose work is purchased for the Glynn Vivian Art Gallery’s Permanent Collection…
The selected work, Sweet Wall, 2020, is a multi-dimensional film installation which will be on display at the Gallery from 8 April. ….

Book online, call 01792 516900 or in person through the Gallery Garden.
Open Wednesday – Sunday, 10:30am – 4:00pm. Last entry 3:30pm.
The Gallery is fully accessible, find out more on our website. 
www.glynnvivian.co.uk

Also at Glynn Vivian … Fern Thomas, Spirit Mirror  until Sunday 20 March 2022  A new commission by Swansea based artist, Fern Thomas, whose work explores mythmaking, folklore and imagined inner landscapes.⁠ 

EXHIBITION

WAAW’s Gayle Rogers has a new exhibition at the Workers Gallery in Ynyshir

 KICKING OFF in the Rhondda Valley

The first ever national ‘Art of Sporting Heritage’ month is being celebrated at the WORKERS GALLERY with TWO SPECIAL EXHIBITIONS exploring FOOTBALL FANDOM. 

WHO’S THAT DYING ON THE RUNWAY? By Dr Gayle Rogers

Exhibition of work-in-progress drawings and narrative art inspired by the stories and memories of the Manchester United Busby Babes & 1958 Munich Air Disaster

Dates: 3rd February – 13th March 2022 11am -4.30pm Thu-Sun (or at other times by appointment) at the Workers Gallery.

Also: THE BLUEBIRDS Bartosz Nowicki(Storyteller, curator and researcher) photos of Cardiff City fans from 3 year project

WAAW BANNER

WAAW is delighted that the National Museum of Wales acquisitions board has accepted our lovely WAAW banner.    

The banner will be housed at the  Museum of Welsh Life St Fagans.

See lots of photos and read about the banner at https://womensarts.co.uk/processions-2018/

WORKSHOP

WAAW’s Nina Lazarou has a workshop at Art Central

The Art of Wellbeing A Botanical Wire Workshop with Artist Nina Lazarou

Wednesday 16 February, 11am – 1pm.

The first of ‘The Art of Wellbeing’ workshops at Art Central Gallery. Come along and join Nina for this exciting botanical wire workshop.

During this workshop, you will learn the basic techniques of wire sculpture. Using a range of tools, you will select a stone base and with the artist follow a step by step demonstration and instruction to create a wire collection of flowers and leaves to take away with you. All materials will be supplied.

There is a maximum of ten spaces. Social distancing will be implemented. Please ensure you are COVID symptom free when attending. Please wear a mask for your own and others safety.  

To book please email: tcharding@valeoflgamorgan.gov.uk. Workshop booking fee is £10. 

https://www.valeofglamorgan.gov.uk/en/enjoying/Arts-and-Culture/Art-Central-Gallery.aspx?fbclid=IwAR1KtIUtjCAkzno3toQAwK9EWVm7pNOFFPeUffBFMaqPbu_2-Z6-syPEEbE

EXHIBITION

WAA member Hilary Lomas has work in ‘Prints on the Pier’, and exhibition of work from Cardiff Print Workshop.

Penarth Pier, The Esplanade, The Pavilion, Penarth CF64 3AU
Until 22nd February.

EXHIBITION

WAAW’s Andrea Grottick is among WAAW members included in the upcoming ‘The Welsh Hub’ exhibition. 

The theme is ‘New Horizon’ and features work from several artists moving forward in their careers and into 2022.

It will be on until 18th Feb at Llanover Hall Arts Centre, Romilly Road, Cardiff, CF5 1FH.  Free.  Follow the artists on Instagram

@andreagrottickart @corinnanicollart @jodixart @melaniebaughtextileart

REMINDER: INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY EXHIBITIONS

Don’t forget to send your entry form or forms (please see link below) for IWD22 at Llanover Hall Cardiff and Art Central Barry.

Details of the WAAW International Women’s Day exhibitions at Llanover Hall and Art Central Gallery, Barry along with entry forms can be found on our IWD 2022 Page

WAAW BANNER

WAAW is delighted that the National Museum of Wales acquisitions board has accepted our lovely WAAW banner.  Last year’s Chair Jilly Hicks sent photographs of the 2018 march and some history surrounding the making of the banner under the leadership of Patricia Ziad.  An officer visited to view the banner at Llanover Hall and was impressed: she recommended its acceptance. 

The banner will be housed at the  Museum of Welsh Life St Fagans.

See lots of photos and read about the banner at https://womensarts.co.uk/processions-2018/

EXHIBITION

WAA member Hilary Lomas has work in ‘Prints on the Pier’, an exhibition of work from Cardiff Print Workshop.

Penarth Pier, The Esplanade, The Pavilion, Penarth CF64 3AU
Until 22nd February.

WORKSHOP

Wednesday 16 February

The Art of Wellbeing. A botanical wire workshop with Nina Lazarou.

For more information about Nina Lazarou’s workshop please visit https://www.valeofglamorgan.gov.uk/en/enjoying/Arts-and-Culture/Art-Central-Gallery.aspx?fbclid=IwAR1KtIUtjCAkzno3toQAwK9EWVm7pNOFFPeUffBFMaqPbu_2-Z6-syPEEbE

EXHIBITION

WAAW’s Andrea Grottick is among WAAW members included in the upcoming ‘The Welsh Hub’ exhibition. 

The theme is ‘New Horizon’ and features work from several artists moving forward in their careers and into 2022.

It will be on from the 6th Jan – 18th Feb at Llanover Hall Arts Centre, Romilly Road, Cardiff, CF5 1FH.  The open evening is Friday 7th Jan, from 6-8pm, which, due to covid restrictions, will now be online. Details of this will be posted on our instagram accounts. Thank you.

@andreagrottickart @corinnanicollart @jodixart @melaniebaughtextileart 

EXHIBITION

WAAW’s Karin Mear has work in a show in Hay on Wye

Tales from the Mabinogi

@ Oil & Oak, Castle Street, Hay-on-Wye, until 30th January 2022

Inspired by the mystical world of the Celtic people – artists Karin Mear, Emma Bevan, Amanda Rose, Hetta Johnson and Francesca Kay intertwine myth, folklore, tradition and history

Open Wed to Sun 10 to 4

Mabinogi Beasts by Karin Mear

EXHIBITION

WAAW’s Pip Woolf has a new exhibition, inspired by working alongside people with a diagnosis of dementia, now open at y Gaer, Brecon. Tuesdays, Thursday to Sunday 10am – 4pm

Until February 13th  yGaer hosts Pip Woolf’s – Matter of Identity: I, you, we & other. The exhibition contains installatio… https://t.co/eHQ5dlw01H

Y mis Rhagfyr hwn, croesewir PipWoolf-Matter of Identity:I, you, we & other i’r Gaer. Mae’r arddangosfa’n cynnwys g… https://t.co/a35YAHg7l2

Until 13th February 2022.

Glamorgan Street, Brecon, Powys LD3 7DW

Enquiries: 01874 623 346

PORTRAIT PRIZE

WAAW’s Sue Trusler thought that this may be of interest to WAAW members.

It’s a portrait Competition for a commission worth £4000, for a painting of Dame Adeline Genee, to go in the New RAD headquarters. Deadline 17:00  on Friday 14 January 2022. https://www.royalacademyofdance.org/portrait/

EXHIBITION

WAAW members are involved in Swansea Open

Glynn Vivian annual celebration of art and craft by artists and makers who live and work in Swansea.

Until Sunday January 30th.  Works available to buy with option of collectorplan.

Limited entry times, booking essential at www.glynnvivian.co.uk .
Book online, call 01792 516900 or in person through the Gallery Garden.
Open Wednesday – Sunday, 10:30am – 4:00pm. Last entry 3:30pm.
The Gallery is fully accessible, find out more on our website. 
www.glynnvivian.co.uk

NEW: PODCAST

Listen to WAAW’s Jacqueline Alkema’s interview with Bounceback Foods about 5 minutes into this podcast (second episode). …  superb interview, in which she discusses the work of WAAW –  Here’s a link: https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/share-your-secrets/id1530197981   Also available via Spotify, Anchor and Google podcasts depending on how people prefer to listen.
There’s a discount code (community10) for an extra 10% off the Secret Recipe books via the Bounceback online shop.

EXHIBITION

WAAW member Judy Stephens has a lockdown-inspired quilt and a series of collages with the theme of Winter Sunflowers in an exhibition opening on December 8th at Black Swan Arts Centre, Frome, Somerset. The exhibition of work by CQW (Contemporary Quilt West) is in the Tower Gallery and runs till December 19th. Members have been encouraged to reveal their non-textile work for this exhibition with a resultant outpouring of hand-made books, paintings and prints as well as art quilts.

BOOKS

WAAW’s Sue Trusler has written a book, encouraging people to take up art.

“From a quirk of fate that started me painting canal art, I have had so much enjoyment from art, I decided to write a book, Time To Start Your Art. available from her website suetrusler.com  or from Amazon Time to start your art: Learn to paint with passion : Trusler, Sue: Amazon.co.uk: Books

PL Henderson is the woman behind @womensart1 She sent news of her new book, …  which aims to raise the profile of women artists and the their involvement in the textile arts genre.  https://www.aurorametro.com/product/unravelling-womens-art/

EXHIBITION

WAAW has many members in the Welsh Group exhibitions at the Attic, Swansea and Art central, Barry.

Angela Kingston has work in the new Welsh Group exhibition at the ATTIC gallery 37 Pocketts Wharf , Swansea SA1 3XL   sales@atticgallery.co.uk  Tel: 01792 653387  Now extended to the new year. check Attic website.

https://www.atticgallery.co.uk/index.php/current-exhibition/welsh-group-show-2021.html

Sue Hiley Harris, Veronica Gibson, Karin MearJacqueline Jones, Kay Keogh, Gerda Roper, Sue Roberts, Jean Walcot, Heather Eastes and Jacqueline Alkema  are among the other WAAW members showing at the ATTIC.  You can download the brochure.

https://www.atticgallery.co.uk/index.php/current-exhibition/welsh-group-show-2021.html

EXHIBITION

WAAW’s dinahvagina  has an exhibition Volcano, Swansea

You are invited to an interactive event during the day on 25th Nov and a Private View 18.00 – 20.30pm on the same day. For further information, please contact dinah 07780 970324 or email dinah@dinahvagina.com

MANSLAUGHTER

Volcano, 27-29 High St, Swansea SA1 1LG
showing now until 3rd December from 10.00 to 17.00 daily Tuesday to Saturday. The show includes work in a wide variety of media dealing with issues of domestic violence and femicide. 

See the review here https://nation.cymru/culture/exhibition-counting-dead-women-is-a-fine-art-manslaughter-by-dinahvagina/ 


WAAW’s Emma Lawton has work on show and a performance

Emma Lawton has work in  ‘Diffusion’ Turning Point, the International Festival of Photography Cymru run by Ffotogallery of Wales, in the ‘See Differently’ category at St.David’s 2. on 1st Floor opposite Apple Mac Shop –  (Photographers /Artists working with lens based media with Sight Loss. ) It is displayed at the right hand corner of the first room before you enter the Australian tree hangings. The individual work is not named but Emma’s work is the large one that looks a bit like tree bark but it is rock –  multi media canvas dry stretched without a frame. If you ask the invigilators where the work is they will direct you.
It runs from 1st-31st October. 2021.Open: Tuesday -Saturday 12-5pm. Diffusion’ is showing work all over Cardiff and also Newport.  

Poster
With Eyes Closed

Emma is also in a performance:’ ‘ WITH EYES CLOSED’.
An Installation of Memories written and performed by members of Sight Life Wales – Company of Sirens in Collaboration With  Sight Wales.
Directed by Chris Durnall and Angharad Mathews.Music: Stacey Blythe.
Llanover Hall, Romilly Road Cardiff, CF51DH
27th 30th October 2021. 8pm.  FOR TICKETS: contact Jane: Sight Life. 02920 398900
company of sirens.com: 07834600941
Llanover Hall: 02920 872030
Ticket prices: £10.00/ Sight Life members £5.00

Installation

WAAW’s Penny Hallas has an installation at tactileBOSCH Lounge, Capitol Centre, Cardiff.

Penny Hallas and Allen Fisher have created a wonderful conjoined indoor installation of their creative outdoor expessions and experiences….

OPEN through October Wednesday – Saturday 1- 4pm

https://www.facebook.com/tactileb0sch (to book)

Exhibition

Turner House Gallery, Plymouth Rd, Penarth CF64 3DH

Open Thursday to Sunday, free entry. Until 31st October 2021

Tel: 029 2070 0721  Email: turnerhouse@penarthtowncouncil.gov.uk

The Turner House Open Exhibition is a major open-entry art exhibition celebrating the creative talent from those living in Penarth and surrounding areas.

The first Turner House Open Exhibition.  Featured artists include WAAW members: Anna Brazier, Haf Stephens, Jan Bennett, Jilly  Hicks, Melanie Wotton, Nichola Hope, Nick Davies, Sarah Hope and Jan Sims.

You are invited to the Town Mayor Ian Buckley’s evening reception on Friday 22nd October from 6-8 pm.

Exhibition

WAAW’s Sue Roberts and Dilys Jackson are among members with work in 2021 -Sculpture Cymru at Twenty – one Aberystwyth Arts Centre. Penglais Campus SY23 3DE www.aberystwythartscentre.co.uk until November 10th 2021

This exhibition celebrates 21 years of Sculpture Cymru, a membership organisation that encourages collaboration and experimentation. Since the group’s inception in 2000, over 70 sculptors have taken part in 30 exhibitions throughout Europe. This has involved organising installations; not only in conventional galleries, but also in parks and gardens, castles and the wider landscape.

2021 -Sculpture Cymru yn Dauddeg – un

Mae’r arddangosfa hon yn dathlu 21 mlynedd o Sculpture Cymru, mudiad aelodaeth sydd yn hybu cydweithio ac arbrofi. Ers i’r grŵp gychwyn yn 2000, mae dros 70 o gerflunwyr wedi cymryd rhan mewn 30 arddangosfa ledled Ewrop. Mae hyn wedi golygu trefnu gosodiadau; nid yn unig mewn orielau confensiynol, ond mewn parciau a gerddi, cestyll a’r dirwedd ehangach hefyd.

Auction

WAAW’s Sylvia Olley hopes that some WAAW members of you will be happy to contribute towards this fund raising event for Marie Curie.

“The Great Welsh Art Auction”. Online 12th to 21st November 2021.

Contact can be made through  victoria.hardy@mariecurie.org.uk Or 07720949007

Marie Curie Cymru are hosting the ‘Great Welsh Art Auction’ – an online event running from 12 – 21 November 2021.  The auction will see a spectacular array of beautiful Welsh art works made available to the public – from paintings and sculpture, to glass, metal works and jewellery. 

This celebration of Welsh talent is a unique opportunity for local artists… 

Each artist can submit a maximum of 5 items to the auction. It’s up to you whether you donate your item/s or request commission (up to a maximum of 50%). 

Member Exhibition – Inside/Outside

WAAW Entry forms for Inside/Outside have been sent to all members. It is also below – please right click on the form to download. If you want to enter, make sure you have become a Full member (£10).  If you haven’t paid a sub since September 2020, please renew now £10 – Please see Membership page. Only Full members’ entries will be accepted.

The exhibition email is schilderes@hotmail.co.uk

Llanover Hall 1st November – 10th December  2021; theme “ Inside Outside ‘’  Opening Saturday 6th November (with the A.G.M.) 

September 2021

UPDATE: BOOK LAUNCH EVENT

Secret Dishes From Around the World 3

WAAW members contributed to our artwork for Bounceback Food’s new cookbook Secret Dishes From Around the World 3. Bounceback will be in Cardiff on the morning of Tuesday 5th October. They would love to meet you, the WAAW team and artists and deliver your first edition copies. Here is eventbrite link (it’s FREE): https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/secret-dishes-from-around-the-world-3-uk-book-tour-cardiff-tickets-158549320285?aff=ebdsoporgprofile

Artist News

WAAW’s Rose Davies is selling lockdown work to raise funds for LATCH. She writes: “During the various lockdowns, I’ve been honing my painting skills by completing live tutorials with The Cheese and Wine Painting Club, copying work of some great artists. As the lockdowns dragged on, I found myself with so many paintings that I wanted to sell them to raise money for a cause close to my heart. Because they were so important in helping my young nephew Nathan through his treatment for childhood leukaemia, I decided to raise funds for LATCH.
I have set up a fundraising campaign throughout September to sell some of my paintings with all proceeds going to LATCH.  If you would like to take a look, please see https://scribblah.co.uk/latch-the-childrens-cancer-charity-painting-fundraiser/ . Thanks xxx”

Exhibition

WAAW’s Andrea Grottick has an exhibition in Llandough

‘Wild At Heart’ is a collection of oil paintings that look at human characteristics assigned to spirit animals. There are 13 paintings in total and will be exhibited at University Hospital Llandough, Penlan Road, Llandough, CF64 2XX.  The exhibition runs until 22nd November 2021.  www.andreagrottickart.com
Andrea also has a painting in the Barry Summer Showcase, showing at Barry Hospital until 17th October, here is the link to view the exhibition: https://cardiffandvale.art/2021/07/20/summer-showcase/

Artist Talk

WAAW are delighted to have Jacqueline Alkema’s talk “A Painter’s Life in Pictures” online for members to watch https://vimeo.com/581524807

Exhibition

WAAW’s Karin Mear has work included in an exhibition at The Bleddfa Centre, Knighton as part of Herefordshire Art Week.

https://bleddfacentre.org/

https://www.h-art.org.uk/explore/venue/celebration-diversity-beauty

Exhibition

WAAW’s Sue Hiley Harris invites you to her new exhibition

SUE HILEY HARRIS
4th – 18th September 2021
The Table, 43 Lion Street, Hay-on-Wye HR3 5AA

www.thetablehay.com art@thetablehay.com

Sue will be in the gallery on the 4th September 11-4 and on the 12th September 11-5.
September 4th – 12th open daily 11-5. 16th – 18th open 11-3.

Artist News

WAAW’s Kate Bell has work online and on show. 

Without Borders at Elysium in Swansea Sarah Featherstone also had work there. You can view the catalogue of all the works here.

Kate Bell has work ‘Coastal Heiroglyphs’ in ‘Postcards to the Future’ at the Glynn Vivian Art Gallery, Swansea. There is no fixed theme, other than imagining what the future might look like, what your dreams may be, what is important to you in these times and what changes you would like to see in the world’ 

The collection of postcards are on show, and will be held in the Gallery’s Collection as a reminder of these extraordinary times and how creativity and community play a vital part in our everyday lives.

Exhibition

WAAW members Shaz MagillHelen RowlandsNick DaviesAnna Brazier are among artists at Redhouse Cymru, Merthyr Tydfil CF47 8AE

Until 30 September 2021:  see website https://asharedwalk.wordpress.com/   for opening times

A Shared Walk is a community of South Wales based artists who seek to engage with other communities locally, nationally and internationally. We work in a wide range of media including performance, painting, ceramics, printmaking and photography.
Elements that unite us as a group and encourage the involvement of wider communities include the shared location, sharing with others through the creation of artworks, provision of workshops and the shared exhibition.

Artists: Anna Brazier, Luz Erika Chick, Nick Davies, Jay Edwards, Sharon Magill, Ceri Morris, Helen C A Rowlands

Websites: A Shared Walk: https://asharedwalk.wordpress.com/

Auction

WAAW’s Sylvia Olley hopes some of you will be happy to contribute towards this fund raising event for Marie Curie.

“The Great Welsh Art Auction”. Online 12th to 21st November 2021.

Contact can be made through  victoria.hardy@mariecurie.org.uk Or 07720949007

(The eBulletin has forms to send as well).

Marie Curie Cymru are hosting the ‘Great Welsh Art Auction’ – an online event running from 12 – 21 November 2021.  The auction will see a spectacular array of beautiful Welsh art works made available to the public – from paintings and sculpture, to glass, metal works and jewellery. 

Planning is well underway, with the auction already attracting some stunning pieces from some of Wales’ most celebrated artists.

This celebration of Welsh talent is a unique opportunity for local artists like you to showcase your work in an event which will attract attention from across the country – all while raising funds for an important cause. 

Each artist can submit a maximum of 5 items to the auction. It’s up to you whether you donate your item/s or request commission (up to a maximum of 50%). You may wish to consider a combination of donated items and commissioned items, or you can request different levels of commission for each item you submit. 

Participating artists will benefit from Marie Curie’s extensive reach through both our large network and wide range of publicity and marketing channels, including social media.

August 2021

Exhibition

EXHIBITION
WAAW’s Sarah Featherstone has work in Without Borders currently at the elysium gallery in Swansea.
Without Borders is an evolving digital project and physical exhibition that brings together 22 communities and nearly 300 artists from around the world. The exhibition will travel to Japan, Norway, USA, Venice, Canada, and back to Wales. The project will also be globally accessible via an e-catalogue. You can view the catalogue of all the works here

https://www.facebook.com/100004774183977/posts/1874429882726133/

Last Chance Exhibition

WAAW members Jilly Hicks and Jacqueline Alkema are included in Art in Isolation Live! at Art Central gallery, Barry until 4th September

https://www.facebook.com/100004774183977/posts/1874429882726133/

The Society of Women Artists.

WAAW member Pamela Jones is delighted to have been offered Associate Membership with The Society of Women Artists.
The online exhibition will commence on 21st September 2021.
https://www.society-women-artists.org.uk/2021-exhibition

Society of Women Artists
159th Online Open Exhibition banner
Society of Women Artists
159th Online Open Exhibition

WAAW members Shaz Magill, Helen Rowlands, Nick Davies, Anna Brazier are among artists at Redhouse Cymru, Merthyr Tydfil CF47 8AE
10 August to 30 September 2021 seewebsite https://asharedwalk.wordpress.com/   for opening times
A Shared Walk is a community of South Wales based artists who seek to engage with other communities locally, nationally and internationally. We work in a wide range of media including performance, painting, ceramics, printmaking and photography.
Elements that unite us as a group and encourage the involvement of wider communities include the shared location, sharing with others through the creation of artworks, provision of workshops and the shared exhibition.
Artists: Anna Brazier, Luz Erika Chick, Nick Davies, Jay Edwards, Sharon Magill, Ceri Morris, Helen C A Rowlands
Websites: A Shared Walk: https://asharedwalk.wordpress.com/

Exhibition

WAAW member Ceri Leigh will be exhibiting at Found Gallery, Brecon 4 August – 4 September
Photographs from a new book which will also be on sale as pre-release:
‘Life on the Floodplain – A Garden Wildlife Diary 2020’
(It will be published on 9 September and documents the wildlife Ceri observed in her garden on the Usk floodplain and how it helps her deal with her mental health.)
Ceri is also exhibiting at The Makers gallery, Crickhowell
and The Bleddfa Centre for h.Art from the beginning of September

Artist News

WAAW’s Andrea Grottick has an exhibition in Llandough
‘Wild At Heart’ is a collection of oil paintings that look at human characteristics assigned to spirit animals. There are 13 paintings in total and will be exhibited at University Hospital Llandough, Penlan Road, Llandough, CF64 2XX.  The exhibition runs from the 18th August – 22nd November 2021.  www.andreagrottickart.com
Andrea also has a painting in the Barry Summer Showcase, showing at Barry Hospital, here is the link to view the exhibition: https://cardiffandvale.art/2021/07/20/summer-showcase/

Photo of Andrea Grottick
Andrea Grottick

Artist News

WAAW’s Ella Wilding (Ella Edwards) has work on show and book illustration
Exhibition:  – Ella has her drawing ‘Blackbird Days’ included in this online show at Mall Gallerieshttps://www.mallgalleries.org.uk/whats-on/exhibitions/figurative-art-now
Crime fiction– Ella has illustrated a novel by the Newport author Alan Roderick – Astrid and the Girl in the Tangerine Dress, available to buy at Amazon. Paperback £10 plus postage and packing.  ebook £5.  Described as a 400 page ‘Welsh Noir’ novel: ‘ 18 illustrations in the paperback version and 14 in the ebook, please see link below: https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B097KKWC84/ref=dp_kinw_strp_1

Image showing the boo Astrid and the Girl in the Tangerine Dress : An Astrid Price Mystery Kindle Edition
by Alan Roderick  (Author), Ella Wilding (Illustrator)
Astrid and the Girl in the Tangerine Dress
by AlanRoderick  (Author), EllaWilding (Illustrator) 

July 2021

WAAW Talk: Jacqueline Alkema

A Painter’s Life in Pictures

Jacqueline Alkema’s talk was recorded on Zoom on 4th July 2021. There were some technical ‘Zoom’ issues so it was partially re-recorded.

Bridges Not Walls

WAAW members Judy Stephens and Jilly Hicks have taken part in an art installation which has transformed Llangollen bridge with a giant patchwork covering to mark the start of the town’s International Eisteddfod.

The makeover of the 60-metre long bridge is an installation by international artist Luke Jerram as part of this year’s online-based event and the ‘Bridges Not Walls’ artwork features more than 100 handcrafted squares created by local people and organisations to celebrate the traditional crafts of Wales. More information can be found on http://www.lukejerram.com/bridges-not-walls

Online exhibition at The Mall Galleries

Figurative Art Now: Online exhibition at The Mall Galleries opens at 10am on Wed 7 July.

WAAW members Jacqueline Alkema, Elaine Milford and Jennifer Allan each have work in the Mall Galleries. https://www.mallgalleries.org.uk/whats-on/exhibitions/figurative-art-now

Image: Hemlock – Flower series pastel and charcoal on paper by WAAW member Jacqueline Alkemahttps://mallgalleries.us6.list-manage.com/track/click…

Artist Talk

ARTIST TALK – Sunday 4th July
All WAAW members are invited to hear WAAW’s Jacqueline Alkema
An artist talk will be given to members by WAAW’s Jacqueline Alkema
on Sunday 4th July on ZOOM at 7pm.
Influenced by early Dutch and Flemish paintings Jacqueline has a long term interest in traditions of iconic imagery in women’s portraiture. Often exploring the identity of seemingly anonymous women.
Jacqueline is a member of the Welsh group and CASW and a trustee of WAAW.

Exhibition: Women Making History

WAAW members produced our banner which is part of Women Making History, a new free exhibition of over 100 banners made by women’s groups and artists across the UK, produced by Artichoke at London Scottish House, Westminster, 2 June-11 July.
Artichoke write: “… Women Making History, our new exhibition of over 100 hand-crafted banners created for PROCESSSIONS, a 14-18 NOW commission, to mark 100 years of votes for the first UK women. See these vibrant and elaborate artworks displayed together for the first time.”
This free ticketed exhibition will take place until 11 July 2021 at London Scottish House in Westminster.
“Emblazoned with the concerns of women across the UK, the banners are an inspiring reminder of the importance of feminist activism and the power of protest today.
The exhibition is accompanied by a multimedia guide available on the app Bloomberg Connects, which you can download for free on Google Play and the App Store. The guide includes an introduction to the remarkable history of banner making through the ages “
Please book your free timed tickets for Women Making History in advance using the link below. You can also click here to read more information about COVID-19 safety on our website.
BOOK TICKETS  
WOMEN MAKING HISTORY: SPECIAL DISCOUNT
The companion volume to the exhibition Women Making History, published by Artichoke and Profile Editions, is available to buy.
Use the code WMHEXHIB at checkout to receive 20% off (RRP: £25).

Banner created by Claudette Johnson in collaboration with service users from the East London Foundation Trust in Tower Hamlets

Exhibition

WAAW’s Patricia Ziad and Sharon Magill are part of a show at Llantarnam Grange. 
Open until 19 June 2021
Read a review here https://www.buzzmag.co.uk/ode-to-anna-art-preview/
Llantarnam_grange will be hosting @phramewales latest exhibition “Ode to Anna” a celebration of Anna Atkins work – one of the first female photographers and a pioneer of the cyanotype process  phramewales   Ode to Anna showcases the range of photographic processes being practiced in Wales today. 

Conversation

Women’s press Honno Press & Palas Print, Caernarfon’s Independent Bookshop, have a live event – Author Sara Gethin in conversation with Mairéad Hearne, of Swirl and Thread
Thursday, June 10, 7.30pm
Live via Zoom  Tickets: £3, which you can redeem against a SIGNED (bookplate) copy of Emmet and Me
FREE ticket if you buy a SIGNED (bookplate) copy of Emmet and Me through Palas Print.
Register at:
https://honno.us6.list-manage.com/track/click?u=5539744f635bc66959eb74236&id=83378f9ee7&e=f50bce96e5

EXHIBITION

WAAW’s Barbara Castle has her work back at Cynon Valley Museum Gallery. She is rehanging her exhibition that was shut down due to Covid. It’s due to open on July 1st for one month. This exhibition will include work which wasn’t hung in the original show.
Visitor information is here https://cynonvalleymuseum.wales/visitor-information-2/

EXHIBITION

Glynn Vivian Art Gallery, Swansea re-opens with a season of exciting solo exhibitions by three young Welsh artists including Kathryn AshillAnya Paintsil.⁠
Opening Wednesday 26 May, from 10.30am.
Bookings must be made in advance of your visit. Book online, in person at the gallery or call us on 01792 516900
Book now! 
www.glynnvivian.co.uk

BOOK

WAAW members contributed to our artwork for Bounceback Food’s new cookbook.
You can pre-order the book here:
https://bouncebackfood.co.uk/product/secret-dishes-from-around-the-world-3/

VIDEO

WAAW member Sarah Featherstone has a new YouTube
In January, the company Loud Voices Silent Streets issued a call-out for short monologues (less than 6 minutes) based on the theme of Illusion.
“My piece originated from a consideration of themes in the ultimate play about illusion, The Tempest. I found the witch, Sycorax fascinating as she is a powerful presence in the play even though she does not appear in it. She is a foil for Prospero’s deceptions. I imagined her ancestors living on this island (Britain) in the distant future when the people in power, who failed to act with regard to the climate emergency have left, abandoning all those without the means to leave to their fate. The narrator in my piece implores us, her ancestors, to wake up from the illusion that our lifestyles are sustainable. …
“… The narrator of my piece calls for us to drop the veils of illusion that separate us from the natural world and make us forget that we are just one part of the web of life.”
The piece is performed by the brilliant Nayiri Tara. 
Here is the YouTube link – https://youtu.be/rGOI3aqYk6

COMMUNITY EVENT

WAAW member Jane Salisbury has news of a quilting project, and a welcome visitor at Art Central
*Art Central, Barry.  Senedd Minister for Equalities Jane Hutt was a visitor at the gallery. She was delighted to be able to visit the 2020 WAAW  IWD Show by appointment.  
*Stitching the Community together.
Members Nina Lazarou,  Ann Townson and Jane Salisbury each contributed squares for the Memo Arts Centre ( MAC) community quilt. Assembled by artist Jodi Ann Nicholson, contributors shared narratives  about their designs and these are available at the MAC website. The quilt is hung in the MAC foyer where cinema and theatre goers will be able to see it as the building reopens.
https://www.memoartscentre.co.uk/community-quilt-stitched-together-at-the-memo/

EXHIBITION

WAAW member Nick Davies is part of the exhibition at the Found Gallery, Brecon (online or visit).
Open Tues to Sat 10 to 4.30
https://www.foundgallery.co.uk/-/galleries/coming-soon/reflections-of-a-year-past/nick-davies

ONLINE EXHIBITION

The Welsh Group have a new exhibition, including many WAAW members The Exhibition includes Kay Keogh, Pip Woolf, Heather Eastes, Jacqueline Jones, Karin Mear, Sue Hiley Harris, Jacqueline Alkema, Angela Kingston, Dilys Jackson, Jennifer Allan, Gerder Roper, Jean Walcot, Shirley Anne Owen
Online exhibition: https://www.thewelshgroup-art.com/

April 2021 News

IWD 2020 EXHIBITION

At last: good news about members work.
Art Central Gallery is open from  Monday 26th April 2021. Come and visit the Women’s Arts Association Wales Exhibition, by booking an appointment.
Appointment times are: from 10am to 1pm and 2pm – 4pm weekdays (Monday – Friday)and 10am – 1pm and 2pm – 3.30pm (Saturdays).
Visitors – Browsing sessions are for 25 minutes only with a maximum limit of 1 person or 1 household visiting the gallery at one time.
Access is via Barry County Library Ty Newydd Road, Barry CF63 4RW through the Library front door opposite the Bus Stop with Free Parking at the rear of the building.  Please note: Access to the gallery for visitors via King Square is currently unavailable.  Staff will direct visitors once in the building.
Face Masks must be work at all times and hand sanitiser must be used on arrival, available at the front door. A mask must be worn unless there are medical reason that will have to be proven on arrival. If unable to use sanitizer gloves must be worn at all times. Further enquires may be asked on arrival or at time of booking.  If you have symptoms of COVID 19 or have been asked to self-isolate please avoid visiting the venue until safely able to do so.
Please note the artworks are unable to be handled or touched at any time with thanks.
To make a booking please call Barry County Library on 01446 422425 for booking enquires via the Library Staff.
 To contact Tracey Harding Arts Development and Art Central Gallery Manager please email: tcharding@valeofglamorgan.gov.uk
We hope you enjoy your visit.

PAINTING PUBLISHED

WAAW member Sue Trusler has a painting published in the April Issue 15, of Artists Talk Magazine. It is dedicated to Art in Isolation with work created during Covid 19. Sue chose to depict her connection with friends at an online class, exercising in her kitchen during isolation.

Lockdown took away human connection in an instant. I belonged to a group of ladies who enjoyed a weekly exercise class followed by conversation over a social coffee. After several weeks of isolation, our class was launched on Zoom. We were reconnected, Wednesdays were ours again. With some support and encouragement, the older ladies learnt how to master the technology and we all greeted each other on screen. Each alone in their kitchen, lounge, spare bedroom or conservatory, we were united with familiar faces, familiar music and our exercises. We had something to look forward to each week.

My art work represents the exercise class I attend each week in my kitchen, that has enabled us to stay connected through Covid.An online gallery has been created with the Artists story behind their work.

https://www.artisttalkmagazine.com/issue-15-online-gallery.html

EXHIBITION

WAAW’s Patricia Ziad is part of a show at Llantarnam Grange.  She writes:
24 April-19 June 2021
Llantarnam_grange will be hosting @phramewales latest exhibition “Ode to Anna” a celebration of Anna Atkins work – one of the first female photographers and a pioneer of the cyanotype process  phramewales #alternativeprocesses #odetoanna2021 #llantarnamgrangeartcentre #cyanotype #annaatkins #contemporaryphotography #wales    This show includes work that has either been inspired by Atkins work or draws attention to her innovation and the themes surrounding her images. Ode to Anna not only highlights the lasting impression she has made on the photographic world and it’s history but showcases the range of photographic processes being practiced in Wales today.  Artists: @catherine_yemm @_katemercer @nesbitt.jane @shazmagill @MollyCaenwyn @Tess.emily.seymour @Savanna.dumelow @patriciaziad #@faye_griffiths_photography

EXHIBITION

WAAW members were among those selected for the Annual Open Royal West of England exhibition RWA in Bristol: congratulations to Jacqueline Alkema, whose work Oleander (no 139 online) is a prize winner https://www.rwa.org.uk/blogs/blog/168-annual-open-exhibition-prize-winners-announced
There is a blog by Kati Cramp about portraits – and Jacqueline’s painting is in there https://www.rwa.org.uk/blogs/blog/168-annual-open-winterstoke-gallery-tour-by-kati-cramp
Sasha Kingston with “Whispering Marks”, Jacqueline Alkema  “Flower series – Oleander” (no 139 online, second prize winner), and Nicola Hope’s Tansey Beetle (no 403 online)
All artworks can be viewed and purchased online HERE

EXHIBITION

WAAW’s banner is part of this exhibition (and in the book)
Artichoke are delighted to invite you to join them for Women Making History, a new exhibition of more than 100 extraordinary banners made for PROCESSIONS, a 14-18 NOW commission, to mark 100 years of the first UK women getting the vote. 
This free, ticketed exhibition will take place from 2 June – 11 July 2021 at London Scottish House in Westminster. 
Emblazoned with the concerns of women across the UK, the banners are an inspiring reminder of the importance of feminist activism and the power of protest today.
Created by leading artists in collaboration with women’s groups across the UK, these vibrant artworks inspired by the banners of the suffrage movement, speak to the present and the future. Artists include Claudette Johnson, Sarah Maple, Sadie Williams and Vivienne Westwood.
 BOOK TICKETS

EXHIBITION

Bayart have a new exhibition of works online: STORM
Rachel Gadsden in collaboration with the Deluge Collective
A virtual exhibition of paintings, drawings and videos from 17th April
‘And once the storm is over, you won’t remember how you made it through, how you managed to survive. You won’t even be sure, whether the storm is really over. … When you come out of the storm, you won’t be the same person who walked in. That’s what this storm’s all about.’
Haruki Murakami – Kafka on the Shore 2002

PODCASTS

WAAW’s Rose Davies has made some podcasts. 
She calls them “mercifully short” at 10 to 13 minutes – false modesty of course.  And they are on Spotify
Visit https://open.spotify.com/show/3LrdLz39x3ZGGiOi5dyKfQ

JACKSON’S ART PRIZE

EXHIBITION
WAAW’s Jo Berry of Oriel Canfas is shortlisted for the the Jackson’s Painting prize contribute
“Untitled 2020”  in Scenes of everyday life category for People’s Choice
https://www.jacksonsart.com/paintingprize/shortlist-2021/

News

March 2021 News

COMMUNITY PROJECT

WAAW member Gemma Jayne Paine has contributed to the Barry Memorial Community Quilt:
Gemma’s textile square has images of old Barry Docks worked from memories from childhood. https://www.memoartscentre.co.uk/community-quilt/

BOOK

WAAW’s Valerie Coffin Price has another book being published in March, by Seren Books of Bridgend.  It is a collaboration with Welsh language poet Cyril Jones and English language poet Philip Gross.  She continues her interest in the visual aspects of language and has used letterpress to explore the space between the two languages.

Publication Date:  8 March 2021

Link:  https://www.serenbooks.com/productdisplay/troeon-turnings

EXHIBITION

WAAW members are delighted to be exhibiting in the Royal Cambrian Academy Annual Open Exhibition 2021. The exhibition is online for the time being. This is the page that shows all of the works chosen this year : http://rcaconwy.org/exhibitions/annual-open-art-exhibition-2021
Among those selected are Jan BennettKarin MearGerda Roperand Dilys Jackson

EXHIBITION

WAAW’s Nicola Hope is a visiting artist at The Waterfront Gallery
https://thewaterfrontgallery.co.uk/shop/wales-contemporary/nichola-hope-the-cunning-little-vixen/
Pam Jones is pleased and proud to have her work `The Davies Sisters` selected for The Wales Contemporary 2020, now at the Waterfront Gallery. Online only of course. Other WAAW members include Sue Hiley Harris, Heather Eastes and Dilys Jackson,

EXHIBITION

Many WAAW members are among the artists in Y Galeri’s Open Art Exhibition
https://www.ygalericaerffili.co.uk/open-art-exhibition  The Open Art Exhibition has become one of Y Galeri’s annual highlights and kickstarts the 2021 programme. It comprises of artworks .. selected from open submission and includes a broad representation of creativity, media, originality and artistic composition. The Exhibition .. can be viewed online. Viewers are also invited to participate in the online Visitor’s Choice. The winning entries will be selected by a panel of judges once the Exhibition opens in the gallery. 
Includes WAAW’s Haf Weighton, Maureen Carlsson, Sandra Wintle, Jilly Hicks, Gigi Jones, Susan Barber and Janet Sims.

Y Galeri’s Open Art Exhibition Showcase

INVITATION

WAAW’s Patti McKenna has news of her exciting crowdfunded project Sheelair.  She reached her target with days to go, and with support from other WAAW members.
(Sheelair is a creative space that can be accessed by women in Swansea despite income or background. Patti will be teaching music performance/composition, murals and carnival skills, all with a regenerative, upcycling edge.)  Please send Initial expressions of interest stating why you want to join a group making murals, banners & music to Patti at sheelair20@gmail.com

ARTICLE

WAAW’S Haf Weighton is having impact with her textile work, as recorded in this article from the Newsletter for Textile and Fiber Artists:
https://www.textileartist.org/haf-weighton-architectural-layering/
As well as having the article published in March, Haf ran a stitch club challenge for the thousands of members of the textile art Stitch Club around the World during lockdown, and has done a few other online projects for them this year.

EXHIBITION

WAAW members are among those selected for the Annual Open Royal West of England exhibition RWA in Bristol: congratulations to Jacqueline Alkema, whose work Oleander (no 139 online) is a prize winner https://www.rwa.org.uk/blogs/blog/168-annulal-open-exhibition-prize-winners-announced
Sasha Kingston with “Whispering Marks”, Jacqueline Alkema  “Flower series – Oleander”, and Nicola Hope’s Tansey Beetle (no 403 online)
All artworks can be viewed and purchased HERE

EXHIBITION

Celebrating the Heritage and Diversity of Weaving
Textile Designer & Artist (and WAAW member)  Laura Thomas curates a long-awaited exhibition platforming contemporary woven design
Blanket Coverage is open until  April 2021 (All times and dates are subject to change)
Llantarnam Grange Arts Centre, St Davids Road, Cwmbran, Torfaen NP44 1PD
www.lgac.org.uk
Blanket Coverage opens at Llantarnam Grange Arts Centre, Cwmbran, south Wales, in a much needed review of how contemporary weavers continue to challenge the notions of this exciting and tactile art form. The exhibition features 12 designers and businesses…

Images of artwork featured in the exhibition are available via dropbox here: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/kenbi5i0zzd9irf/AAAEGz12gSuVLTHA4aIMznApa?dl=0
Also https://issuu.com/lgac/docs/blanketcoverage_eng
Laura adds “I’m hopefully going to be doing some zoom or Instagram live interviews with some of the exhibitors in due course”

EXHIBITION

Celebrating the Heritage and Diversity of Weaving
Textile Designer & Artist (and WAAW member)  Laura Thomas curates a long-awaited exhibition platforming contemporary woven design
Blanket Coverage is open until  April 2021 (All times and dates are subject to change)
Llantarnam Grange Arts Centre, St Davids Road, Cwmbran, Torfaen NP44 1PD

www.lgac.org.uk
Blanket Coverage opens at Llantarnam Grange Arts Centre, Cwmbran, south Wales, in a much needed review of how contemporary weavers continue to challenge the notions of this exciting and tactile art form. The exhibition features 12 designers and businesses…
Images of artwork featured in the exhibition are available via dropbox here: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/kenbi5i0zzd9irf/AAAEGz12gSuVLTHA4aIMznApa?dl=0
Also https://issuu.com/lgac/docs/blanketcoverage_eng
Laura adds “I’m hopefully going to be doing some zoom or Instagram live interviews with some of the exhibitors in due course”

INTERVIEW / EP

WAAW’s Amelia Unity Thomas has an interview, promotion for her new EP
Unity is interviewed in the hip-hop almanac https://www.hiphopdancealmanac.com/post/amelia-unity-thomas-3  (and WAAW eNewsletter 2018 is linked about the nineteenth question about women).
Garden Of My Soul is a three track project by Unity, themed around Love.

Throughout March 2021

Women And The Valleys in Lockdown online exhibition at Cynon Valley Museum. Please note: This exhibition requires age verification in line with CVM policy. https://cynonvalleymuseum.wales/exhibitions-at-home-by-cynon-valley-museum-2/women-and-the-valleys-in-lockdown/

Cynon Valley Museum Exhibition

Thursday 4th March

ARTIST TALK (PLEASE NOTE NEW LINK)

WAAW are delighted to invite you and your friends to our inaugural Dianne Setch lecture by Haf Weighton
Time: Mar 4, 2021 02:00 PM London

Join Zoom Meeting
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87163520093?pwd=R3lkaVcxQnFrZWdJREhWeDREb0VNUT09


Di: www.diannesetch.co.uk
Haf https://societyofdesignercraftsmen.org.uk/our-makers/haf-weighton
www.hafanhaf.com

30 February 2021

WAAW members Anna Brazier, Helen Rowlands and Sharon Magill have an online exhibition at Cynon Valley Museum

A Shared Walk: Pulling Apart Together
– https://cynonvalleymuseum.wales/exhibitions-at-home-by-cynon-valley-museum-2/a-shared-walk-group-2/


The year 2020 was one of constant changing directions, readjustments and adaptations of plans and expectations for us all. Building on our existing relationship with Cynon Valley Museum we were looking forward to our next exhibition here based on further visits to explore the treasures in its archives but of course that could not be.

So, instead we worked on what could be seen as our own archive of this unprecedented time, traces of which will now be housed in Cynon Valley Museum as we move into a new future in 2021. We have created works that reflect the processes of 2020; letting go, breaking up, fragmenting, finding grief and unexpected joys as we took stock, reappraising, reassembling and reconnecting. These experiences, common to us as a group are, we believe, representative of our wider communities also. The works we have chosen to show are multi-layered and sometimes ambiguous – nothing is straightforward, nothing is certain.

Please note this exhibition may contain adult content and there is an age verification process to view the exhibition.

A Shared Walk: Pulling Apart Together Exhibition
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Bounceback food logo

We are so excited to announce that we will be representing Cardiff as one of the twenty arts charities across the UK who will be producing artwork for Secret Dishes From Around The World 3. This will be the third fundraising cookbook by Bounceback Food CIC, a community cookery school fighting food poverty nationwide. #BackTheBook

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WAAW AGM 5th December 2020

Held on Zoom

Women’s Arts Association ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING 2020 elected a new committee

Our Chair is Jilly Hicks, and Vice-Chair is Patricia Clifford.

Commitee members are: Jacqueline Alkema, Emma Juliet Lawton, Patricia Ziad, Patricia Clifford, Judy Stephens, Sue Trusler, Nina Lazarou, Susan Akins, Jocelyn Kynch, Esyllt George, Sian Williams & Anne Frost.

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Women’s Arts Association ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING 2019

Women’s Arts Association ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING 2019 elected a new committee

Our Chair is Jilly Hicks, and Vice-Chair is Patricia Clifford.

Committee members are Patricia Ziad; Treasurer Jocelyn Kynch; Exhibition Organiser Patricia Clifford; Sue Trusler; Sue Akins; Nina Lazarou, Anna Brazier, Anne Frost, Esyllt George, Jacqueline Alkema, Judy Stephens, Sarah Featherstone, Sian Williams, Jane Salisbury.

WOMEN’S ARTS ASSOCIATION WALES

Collecting art? Support women in the arts, women artists in Wales

News November 1 2020

Pam Jones is pleased and proud to have her work `The Davies Sisters` selected for The Wales Contemporary 2020.

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The Wales Contemporary / Cymru Gyfoes exhibition will open at the Waterfront Gallery on Friday 6th November and close on Thursday 26th November 2020. It will then tour to the gallery@oxo from Thursday 25th February to Sunday 7th March 2021.

Elaine Mitford has had three pieces of sculpture accepted for the Royal Society of Marine Artists National Exhibition at Mall Galleries, London in October.
 https://www.mallgalleries.org.uk/whats-on/exhibitions/royal-society-marine-artists-annual-exhibition-2020

Pam Jones’ sculptures have been selected for the Society of Women Artists Annual Exhibition Tuesday 22nd September – Wednesday 30th December 2020 https://www.society-women-artists.org.uk/2020-exhibition

VIRTUAL EXHIBITIONS

All these shows have WAAW participants
The Welsh Group – Across Two Valleys – http://cynonvalleymuseum.wales/exhibitions-at-home-by-cynon-valley-museum-2/exhibition-at-home-the-welsh-group/ 

I5olate (50 women artists from around the world) https://i5olationportfolio.org/

Face 2020www.portrait-sculpture.org  Link: Open Exhibition | FACE 2020 | The Society of Portrait Sculptors

Karin Mear’s Coal tips and Patty Tins http://cynonvalleymuseum.wales/exhibitions-at-home-by-cynon-valley-museum-2/karin-mear/

Nick Davies’s Standing Still https://www.makersguildinwales.org.uk/standing-still.html

Sharon Magill’s Here I Am exhibition – https://www.artsteps.com/view/5ea6df898e6acb739b8889c7
Can be viewed either on computer in a web browser or through the ArtSteps app on a mobile or tablet. When using the app search for “attic” to find the exhibition.  There is also the film of the exhibition  https://vimeo.com/453064597

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Celebrations of International Women’s Day 2020 #IWD2020

Llanover Hall Arts Centre, Romilly Rd, Cardiff, CF5 1FH

Duration of exhibition – Monday 2nd – Friday 27th March

Formal Opening – Friday 13th March 6.30 – 8.30 pm.

Poetry reading by WAAW member Alix Edwards

Art Central Gallery, Town Hall, King Square, Barry, CF63 4RW

Duration of exhibition – 7th March – 28th March 2020

Formal Opening – Saturday 7th March 12.30 – 2.30pm

Oriel Canfas 44 Glamorgan Street, Canton Cardiff CF5 1OS Exhibition open until 13th March
Open Tues to Friday 1pm to 4.30pm Saturday 11am to 4.30pm

International Womens Day Poster

Swansea IWD show
An exhibition of printmaking, photography and painting for International Womens’ Day
at Cinema & Co. March 12th from 5.30.
With CAKE. Come and join us

Phrame Poster
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WAAW’s Jacqueline Alkema, Sue Roberts, Jilly Hicks, Patricia Clifford and Jocelyn Kynch among artists in the Karin Mear curated
Women and the Valleys   28 Feb – 14 March
at the Cynon Valley Museum, Depot Road, Aberdare, CF44 8DL.
An exhibition of work by leading and emerging Welsh artists to mark International Women’s Day.
To be opened by Beth Winter MP for Cynon Valley at 6.30 on Friday 6th March.
Cynon Valley write:

Women and the valleys poster

Join us from 6:30pm on 6th March for an evening celebrating Women and the Valleys, an exhibition bringing together local and national artists for International Women’s Day. The event will include an official opening by Cynon Valley MP Beth Winter, music by Little Eris and Green Valley Kitchen will be open throughout the event.
This exhibition has been curated by Karen Mear, with artists exploring the theme of Women and the Valleys, and will include a selection of works by featured artist Sue Williams 
Here’s a link to more info https://www.a-n.co.uk/events/women-and-the-valleys/

Women and the Valleys Poster - opened by Beth Winter

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‘Five Women at Found’
26th February – 22nd March 2020
Found Gallery, Brecon LD3 7LB
Opening event Weds 26th Feb from 6:30pm.

Found Gallery, 1 Bulwark, Brecon LD3 7LB • foundgallery.co.uk • 07736 062849
‘Five Women at Found’ is Found Gallery’s exhibition celebrating International Women’s Day and is part of Brecon Women’s Festival.
Five Women at Found will feature artist Bronte Woodruff’s ‘Lines of Communication’ series and Angie Hughes beautiful framed textiles in the style of Gustav Klimt. Muriel Gallan’s series of photographic images ‘Breaking Glass’ will be shown alongside five of Tess Seymour’s project ‘Women’s Spaces’. South Wales sculptor, Sue Roberts is exhibiting some of her powerful bronze and iron female busts whilst the eclectic ceramic vessels, wall pieces and sculpture in porcelain, stoneware and mixed media by Elaine Bolt will complete the show.
Join us for our opening event on Wednesday 26th February.
Dr Sarah Ward Clavier will be delivering a talk entitled ‘Signed, Sealed, Delivered: Post-Mistresses, Post-Wenches and Other Seventeenth-Century Women of the Post’ at 7.30pm.
Do come along to view the exhibition from 6.30pm and then join Sarah to hear about postwomen, petitions, and the only crown-approved paid employment for women in this period! Please arrive by 7.30pm for the talk.
Found Gallery, 1 Bulwark, Brecon LD3 7LB • foundgallery.co.uk • 07736 062849
Bronte Woodruff artist
Angie Hughes textiles
Muriel Gallan photographer
Sue Roberts sculptor
Elaine Bolt ceramics
CHARITY MUSIC NIGHT – Saturday 7th March, 7pm
With duet ‘Douglas Joshua’. Including a Silent Auction to raise money for WellChild. This event is ticketed.
TWINKLING BROOCHES – Friday 20th March, 2pm
Hand stitch brooch workshop with Angie Hughes. £25 per person, materials included.
TALK BY CELIA JACKSON – Saturday 14th March, 2.30pm
Celia is co-founder of ‘Phrame’, an informal collective of people promoting and supporting the work of emerging female photographers in South Wales.

Part of Brecon Women’s Festival
Brecon Women’s Festival is being launched on Sunday 23rd February and the details and programme can be found on www.breconwomensfestival.co.uk

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WAAW’s Fern Smith Artist and Wilderness Guide is exploring the ‘art of living within the ecological limits of a finite planet’ with her project Emergence which brings together art, dialogue and rites of passage. Here are some of the participatory ceremonies and retreats coming up in Wales in 2020

Space for Change

Rite of Passage at Spirit Horse Retreat Centre, Mid Wales including overnight solo fast. An introduction to working with the Four Shields of Human Nature as developed by The School of Lost Borders.  6th – 12th July

Vision Fast

Earth Initiation Nature Quest in Wales including four day & night solo fast. A ceremony of depth, blessing and empowerment in nature working with The Four Shields of Human Nature.   7th – 16th August

Bardsey Island Autumn Equinox Retreat

A creative and contemplative guided group retreat connecting with the wisdom of the island.  19th – 26th September
North Wales

For more information on all these and more go to https://emergence-uk.org/

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WAAW members are among artists in the Welsh Group:

Welsh Group exhibition – Dros Dau Gymoedd / Across Two Valleys

Redhouse, Merthyr Tydfil – 11 April to 16 May 2020

Cynon Valley Museum, Aberdare – 1 May to 30 May 2020 

There will be several WAA members exhibiting including Sue Hiley Harris, Karin Mear, Jacqueline Alkema, Dilys Jackson, Kay Keogh, Angela Kingston, Pip Woolf.

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WAA’s Emily Hinshelwood has teamed up with harpist Delyth Jenkins:

Salt on our Boots

Salt On Our Boots  by Emily Hinshelwood and Delyth Jenkins. Leading Celtic harpist Delyth Jenkins and award-winning poet Emily Hinshelwood have teamed up to produce an album of their experiences of walking the Pembrokeshire Coastal Path. From skinny dippers to glow-worms, from Brunel to the Blue Lagoon, from poetry-harp duets to traditional Welsh tunes that Delyth played to walkers on route, Salt on our Boots captures the atmosphere of this beautiful coastline of Wales.

Inquiries: delyth.harp@gmail.com

Salt on Our Boots Exhibition photo

Salt on our Boots

CD Salt on our Boots gan Emily Hinshelwood a Delyth Jenkins. Mae Delyth Jenkins, y delynores Geltaidd flaenllaw, ac Emily Hinshelwood, y bardd sydd wedi ennill sawl gwobr am ei barddoniaeth, wedi ymuno i gynhyrchu albwm o’u profiadau o gerdded llwybr arfordir Sir Benfro. O nofwyr noeth i bryfed tân, o Brunel i’r Blue Lagoon, o ddeuawdau barddoniaeth a thelyn i alawon traddodiadol Cymreig a chwaraeodd Delyth i gerddwyr ar y llwybr, mae Salt on our Boots yn cyfleu awyrgylch arfordir hardd Cymru.

delyth.harp@gmail.com


WAA member Amelia Unity Thomas has a YouTube she would like you to watch: she writes
This is my first recorded piece of spoken word poetry, set to music by Zee, and visuals by DocBlackDaWho. It’s on Youtube, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9UQpb7Fybl8&t=2s.
Please like, subscribe and share if you’re feeling it.
www.millimagic.com

WAAW member Caryl Roese and her husband Dr Herbert Roese have donated their vast collection of Welsh Contemporary Art Works to the National Library of Wales, Aberystwyth.
Eight of the works are already on show in the ‘Contemporary Art Works’ exhibition at the Library until March 2020. Artists represented are:
Glenys Cour; Mary Lloyd-Jones; Charles Byrd; Ivor Davies; Ceri Richards; Iwan Bala; Chris Griffin; Ernest Zobole.

WAAW member Rose Davies is in a documentary:
The Insomniacs: Rose is on 17 minutes in
https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/m00055rx/the-insomniacs
She is also collaborating with Patricia McKenna Jones on Bog Art (in Cinema & Co loos)
Patti has a fab blog with some stunning content https://pattimcjones.wordpress.com/

Bel Blue ‘Hanging On’ (Music Video) by Lucy Jane Purrington
Bel Blue ‘Hanging On’ : http://vimeo.com/334975223
Bel writes: I am very touched to share this beautifully created video by Photographer and Video Artist Lucy Jane Purrington her response to my song ‘Hanging On’ The St Illtud’s Sessions.
Written by Bel Blue,Recorded at The Galilee Chapel, St Illtud’s Church, Llantwit Major
To find out more about the project:
www.belblue.co.uk soundcloud.com/belbluemusic

WAA members are welcome to :
Exhibitions at Glyn Vivian Gallery, Glynn Vivian Art Gallery, Alexandra Road, Swansea SA1 5DZ. 01792 516900

Free admission, everyone welcome
Gallery Open Tuesday – Sunday, 10:00 – 17:00

Article from Soundboard, Feb/Mar 2019 about Rose Davies woodcut for Art50

Here Be Dragons Rose Davies Newspaper Article

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

NICK DAVIES is a contributor to

Waymaking

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.

https://www.v-publishing.co.uk/books/categories/wildlife-photography-and-outdoors/waymaking.html

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 

/http://sonjabenskinmesher.wordpress.com/diary/

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

RUFUS MUSAFA

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 

Rufus Musafa 2017 Painting

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

WAAW’s Kristel Trow writes of her Arts Council funded project:

“The project is called “The Russian Doll”.

“I will be taking portraits of domestic abuse survivors from around Wales, with a special camera that I have designed. The camera is a pinhole giant Russian Doll, whose head scarf will be the colours of the Ukrainian flag and will be a statement in itself.  ‘Russian Doll’ will create a series of pinhole portraits of survivors of domestic abuse. The camera will sit in the belly of a 1.5m high Russian doll. I will be working with Women’s refuges from around Wales and the portraits will be taken live on site.