News & Events

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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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