News: 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
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
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.
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."
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.
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:-
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
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
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.
"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 http://vimeo.com/92915163
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 www.savvy-books.com or the new Facebook page at: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Savvy-Books/
Two additional titles are already in production and should be released within a few weeks.
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.
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:-
http://www.christinestories.co.uk/ 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:- http://tonyriches.blogspot.co.uk/2012/07/new-ebook-launch-guest-post-antofagasta.html
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 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7NwVwNk0NuA
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
FISHGUARD MARKET HALL MURAL 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.