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.
Exhibition Of Recent Work
By Barbara Price 28th Feb to 2nd April at The Joanna Field Gallery
The Torch Theatre Milford Haven
All fas members are invited to the opening
on Tuesday 28th february
at the Torch theatre at 3 pm
Geoff Yeomans speaking at the Opening of 'RENITENCE'
Theatr Ffwrness, Llanelli February 28th – 8th April (Mondays – Saturdays 11am-5pm)
Paintings, prints and Intaglio Strati textile relief art quilts
displayed with a theatrical difference in this state of the art venue!
Starting in the foyer – you’ll need to look upwards and then follow the
trail to the first floor bar area and beyond.
Zoned areas will show collections of themed artworks: Carmarthenshire -
Castles, Abbeys & Towy Valley; Pembrokeshire National Coastal Path;
‘Rock Woman’; ‘Hidden Strengths’ and ‘Diary of an Artist’. Artworks in
paint, textiles and print will appear in the bar, corridors and mini
galleries – some suspended in the air! Glad I’m not hanging that one!
Queuing for Stwdio Stepney? No problem – there’ll be pictures along the
corridor too. It’s a mass of colours in a contemporary colourful
TV and digital screens will help you on your way. You’ll even see some
images on the large screen outside – that’s a first for me! Many
artworks are for sale at the box office. It’s all techno this time. The
exhibition is in a theatre after all.
Themed Artworks can be found in: Towy Valley & Castles in the bar,
Rock Woman on the stairs, Diary of an Artist in mid-air, selection of
prints on route to Stwdio Stepney and Hidden Strengths in Oriel Cornel
– these large powerful contemplation panels need some time to think and
reflect. Best arrive early to see the exhibition before the show and
have another quick peep during the interval. I’ll also be in situ for
some pre-theatre demonstrations sharing my Intaglio Strati textile
Cynth Weyman’s exhibition ‘Creative Journeys’ runs between February
28th – 8th April (theatre is closed Sundays). Her own gallery in
Carmarthen will also be open Wednesday – Saturdays as usual (10-4pm).
See www.inspired2collect.co.uk/Home for ‘Seasonal Hours’ information.
A message from Sarah Hope
I’m pleased to say that one of my drawings has been selected for
Artists & Illustrators Magazine’s ‘Artist of the Year 2017’! The
selected 50 Art works will be exhibited at the Mall Galleries in London
from 23 -28 January. There is a people’s/readers vote so if you’d
like to you can vote for me by following this link…. http://www.artistsandillustrators.co.uk/shortlist2017 The Drawing is called ‘Memory's Scent’.
It is a portrait of my daughter, the animator, illustrator and designer
Gemma Green-Hope. Over the years I have drawn and painted my
daughter many times. She has put up with me asking her to
pose for me in many of my drawings and paintings, she is a continual
inspiration to me. In this drawing she is
dressed in both of her deceased Grandmother’s clothes and is wearing
some of their jewellery. She is smelling her maternal
Grandmother’s favourite perfume ‘Chanel’. Owning
these possessions, holding, smelling and feeling them, evoke strong and
treasured memories which are of great comfort. I wanted this
drawing to celebrate the enduring love and connection between a
Granddaughter and her Grandmothers.
Looking forward to 2017, and being mentored by Cinnamon Press for my short story collection. Very exciting!
Diana Powell is
a runner-up in the Cinnamon Press Annual Short Story Prize, with
her story described as 'an excellent and daring piece of
writing'! It will be published in an anthology next Spring.
images of the Preseli Sketchbook which I produced last year and will be
reprinted soon; and I've still got some little calendars - if you would
like one, please send an A6 SAE (regular stamp) and I will send one to
Millinery Works show opened on Tuesday, where I have some paintings,
and there will be another preview on Sunday from 12 noon. The show
continues until the end of February. see www.millineryworks.co.uk
Here are a few images from two new sketchbooks I've had printed: I had
a marvellous time recently drawing at the rehearsals of the WNO's
brilliant production of In Parenthesis. The second book has
drawings/watercolours of the Preselis gleaned from a number of
sketchbooks. Both are 7.5 x 5.5 inches, with a soft cover, and
are priced at £20. They will be available from the open studio (more
details shortly) and the WNO one will also available from the Kooywood
Gallery in Cardiff.
Gwenno Dafydd has composed a song in English and Welsh
'Dance Diving With Dolphins'which is about to be recorded by the group Mantra
Opening of Twr y Felin, Art Hotel. https://www.twryfelinhotel.com/
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.
Miniature by Norman Round accepted for the
2015 Annual Exhibition of Miniature Art
Theatr Gwaun National Theatre LIVE
Dilys Jackson will be showing
The Welsh Group in Dusseldorf from 11th June to 12th July,
with Sculpture Cymru at Kidwelly Castle from 7th June into September
and with 56 Group Wales at the Mid Wales Arts Centre from 17th July to 6th September.
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.