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Audrey Richardson, ceramicist has passed away. A long time member and contributor, she will be very much missed.

Audrey demonstrating at one of our events in Oriel y Parc and one of her beautiful sculptural pieces

Len Rees
Sadly, Len Rees, potter/ceramicist died in November. Len had always shown with FAS and was a stalwart supporter of the Society. He sent work out for both our Exhibitions in Kyoto.
 In 2014 Len gave an interview for our magazine which you can read again here

March 1st, member, Paul Steffan Jones in Rhos y Gilwen

Bluestone Sculpture Update
This collaboration sculpture is to be unveiled officially on the Marine Walk in March

See information on Sculpture.html

Students in Ysgol Dewi Sant
Brendan Grigg, Rory Steele and Megan Crofton
at the Launch of the Articles of Memorandum for the visit
Spotlight on Japan and Wales

As a direct result of the connections and work that Fishguard Arts Society has been doing with artists in Japan, Brendan Griggs, Director of the Sasakawa Foundation and Rory Steele his Assistant were at Ysgol Dewi Sant, St Davids this St David’s Day to congratulate and meet the students and parents of twelve successful 6th form pupils. The Sasakawa Foundation is organising a fully funded visit to the Kansai area of Japan for the twelve pupils accompanied by two members of staff, Rachael Thomas and Sophie Davies, and headmaster, David Haynes, in next October’s half term.
 Rory Steele, outlined the itinery for this exciting opportunity to the pupils which, amongst other things, will include a visit to a high tec facility, a traditional buddhist temple and stay in a Japanese style inn  on Miyajima as well as visiting the Peace Park and Museum in Hiroshima.



 Elizabeth Haines

"I've been inspired by the amazing garden at Dyffryn Fernant this summer, as well as painting at the rocks above my home. 'Coastal' was done on a piece of wood painstakingly sanded by my grandson and presented to me, and both children completed this amazing mural on the barn wall.

On Saturday 23rd I'll be at The Golden Sheaf Gallery in Narberth with new paintings, and a new sketchbook made up with drawings from France. I'm looking forward to returning to the family's house near Cognac in October, when the colours will be marvellous.
I'll also be exhibiting with Five Ways Gallery, in Monmouth from the evening of 11th to 15th October, at the Town Hall."

Twr y Felin, Art Hotel. St Davids

Geoff Yeoman's stunning 'Tugboats at Porth y Rhaw' takes a good position


Geoff Yeomans
has given his painting' The Last of M72', oil on canvas,  to Moma Wales in Machynlleth as part of their permanent collection.
It is a particularlyexcellent piece for showing the craftsmanship and style of this renowned painter.

Carole King has produced a hand-made book, the contents of which illustrate aspects of woollen cloth manufacture across its twenty-four silkscreen printed pages. and is one of only 35 designers to be selected for Cambrian Mill's Design and Make Challenge
The book can be seen on:-

Jobina Tinnemans has been chosen to present a musical interpretation of/accompaniment to Dannie's poem 'Winged Back', chosen to represent the year 1953 in Carol Ann Duffy’s bestselling anthology Jubilee Lines

Exhibition of the extraordinary works of Eirian and Denys Short in the Welsh Quilt Centre


Gwenno Dafydd has been offered a publishing contract from Parthian Books for her non-fiction book on female stand up comediennes. The book will be published in 2015

The material for this book is the result of eighteen years of research. Gwenno has interviewed numerous comics working in Britain and internationally – some pioneering and well known like Joan Rivers, Jo Brand, Jenny Eclair, Helen Lederer, as well as newcomers Nina Conti, Shazia Mirzah and Amy Schumer.

Cynth Weman has opened a Gallery for her work in Carmarthen
Cynth Weyman -Inspired to collect in the Albion Arcade, Blue Street Open 10.30 am-5pm Tuesday -Saturday

Linda Norris has been awarded a place on a masterclass at North Lands Creative Glass in Caithness in September with artist, Helen Maurer and photographer, Angela Moore. Linda is holding a summer sale of work to fund the trip.

more info on Linda's website

"North Lands has been an inspirational place and a catalyst for my work. This masterclass will enable me to work with these internationally acclaimed artists to explore light, glass and landscape in new and exciting ways."

A film by Gemma Green- Hope, Gan-Gan on vimeo has been very successful and has resulted in a short for the Dylan Thomas Celebrations


Exciting new residential  courses from Literature Wales in Ty Newydd

Fishguard Arts Society Committee have decided to award a Sixth Form Student Arts Prize 2014
to a pupil from Ysgol Bro Gwaun, Fishguard. The prize will be presented at the opening of our Members' Exhibition in July

David Clarke from Clynfyw has sent his official media announcement in Welsh and English, together with some images of the eBook.  You can also learn more about the venture at or the new Facebook page at:
 Two additional titles are already in production and should be released within a few weeks.

Hans Van Bemmelen, our  member from the Hague, has  been very busy working on a series of sculptures. You can see them on :-

Hans's work often includes elements informed by architecture and engineering. The pieces in the Rabley Series are intended to contrast with the landscape, while also drawing attention to elements in it.

Christine Willison
will be reading extracts from and signing copies of her book, Pembrokeshire Folk Tales, published by History Press in different locations in Wales.

For information see her website:-

Alex Barr's e-book is not available on Kindle but is available on Nook and ipads
 Alex writes about his new book:
"I’ve always loved road movies and detective stories, and Antofagasta has elements of both. Shakespeare fans may detect signs of larceny from the works of the bard. I’ve done a lot of amateur acting. My last appearance was as a headless ghost at the opening of Fishguard Arts Society’s latest exhibition. Places and travel are important to me and have inspired a lot of the short stories I’ve written."
you can read more on:-

 Preview the new Kindle eBook
Antofagasta - A Novel
on Amazon US or Amazon UK

'Tatsuko' is coming to the Carmarthen
A film based on a true story, Tatsuko is a silent film
which will run for about 40 minutes, shot almost entirely in black and white.
A trailer for the film can be seen on

Jonathan Cramp and Jonathan

The Opening in Oriel Q of a Retrospective in 2014 of Elizabeth Cramp's delicate and beautiful work
For more information on the Exhibition and catalogue and information on current  exhibitions link here to : Oriel Q

The official opening for the renovated ceramic mural

'Chapel and Tip' c 1959,  by Denys Short
(1800mm by 1200mm) is part of the permanent exhibition in the new 'Derek Williams Contempory Gallery', The National Museum of Art, Cardiff.