Posts Tagged ‘painting’

24 Jul
2017

DRAWING & PAINTING – autumn term

classes 2 Join artist Susan Milne for our Wednesday morning art classes. You’ll be introduced to a variety of art materials, practical techniques and processes alongside relevant art history examples. The course will introduce the fundamentals of drawing as a discipline that underpins painting, design, printmaking and other creative work, and will also explore the extent of drawing as an end in itself. There will be objective drawing from still life, including perspective, tone and form and a session of drawing in the landscape. Different drawing methods and materials will be encouraged and individual attention given during the sessions.  The focus of the first four sessions will be based on Drawing. After the break and four sessions drawing, the course will introduce painting with a variety of pastels and mixed media to explore gesture and form. The course is suitable for beginners and the more experienced. Please bring a sketchbook with you.

WEDNESDAY, 10am-1pm

4-25 Oct & 8-29 Nov

£70 for 4 weeks/ £130 for 8 weeks

Scroll down to book ONLINE or t: 01873 811579 e: info@artsalivewales.org.uk

Please see Booking Information before making a booking.

9 Aug
2017

2017 Food Festival Art Project

Volunteer with Bettina Reeves to create stunning sculptures for Abergavenny Market Hall

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Volunteers are warmly invited to join Bettina Reeves for the 2017 Abergavenny Food Festival art project.  Bettina, who retires this summer from her position as senior tutor for Theatre Design at Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama, has chosen chickens for this year’s art project, a theme last visited in 2008 “We will be crafting chickens from withy and willow, paper and fabric and fluttering amongst these beauties will be native butterflies of silk”.

The project takes place in the Arts Alive Wales studio over 15 intensive days from 29 August to 13 September, 9.30am to 5.30pm and will be installed in Abergavenny Market Hall in time for the Festival weekend on 16/17 September.  This hugely enjoyable and rewarding project is open to volunteers  of all abilities aged over 16 years.  Join us to share and learn new skills and to enjoy the camaraderie, fun and great lunches.  We look forward to welcoming familiar as well as new faces.

Bring lunch to share and a pair of scissors

For more information or if you want to take part email info@artsalivewales.org.uk 

The unveiling of the annual art project is an eagerly awaited moment in the local calendar whilst the sculptures are a hugely popular feature of the Market Hall, drawing residents and visitors all year round.  In recognition of its iconic status, this year’s project has been generously supported with funding from Abergavenny Town Council

2017 is Abergavenny Food Festival’s 19th year running and reaches 35,000 people  http://www.abergavennyfoodfestival.com

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31 Mar
2017

DRAWING & PAINTING – summer term

drawing & paintingJoin professional artist Susan Milne for our Wednesday morning art class. You’ll be introduced to a variety of art materials, practical techniques and processes alongside relevant art history examples. Over eight weeks students will develop their visual art skills and confidence as part of a supportive group in our light and airy studio.

 

All classes are suitable for beginners as well as those with some experience.

Please bring a sketchbook with you. This course includes materials.

WEDNESDAYS,10am – 1pm
3 – 24 May (break for half term) & 7 – 28 June
£70 for 4 weeks / £130 for 8 weeks

 

Scroll down to book a place or tel: 01873 811579 / email: info@artsalivewales.org.uk

6 Apr
2017

Creative Network newsletter – APRIL

This month’s newsletter is about collections, competitions and congratulations for one of our Creative Network members.

 

Let us know if you have an event or opportunity that you would like us to publicise, either via the Creative Network blog or on our social media channels. 

Email the Creative Network Co-ordinator Rhoda Lane at creative@artsalivewales.org.uk 

 

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Congratulations to Creative Network member Emma Van Woerkom, whose latest poetry collection, Found Me, has been shortlisted for the Saboteur Award for Best Poetry Pamphlet 2017. The awards ceremony will be in London next month.

Sabotage is representative of the hugely diverse amount of work actually being made and written in the ‘literary ecology’. We stand for inclusiveness and commitment to new voices in literature. 

Below is the website link for the Saboteur Awards, complete with the shortlists for other categories www.sabotagereviews.com.

The winners are determined by public vote, and if you would like to vote for Emma all you need do is click the link below and follow the online prompts.

https://www.saboteurawards.org/

Find out more about Emma and her work via the website.

 

 

low-res--Gillian-Ayres-Lure-1963-Arts-Council-Collection-Southbank-Centre-London-c-the-artistEXHIBITION – Gillian Ayres, National Museum of Wales, Cardiff

A collection of works by painter Gillian Ayres is currently on display in Cardiff. This major exhibition celebrates the bold and colourful work of one of Britain’s most important and internationally renowned abstract artists. Featuring major paintings from across the artist’s career, this is the largest exhibition of Ayres’s work ever seen in the UK.

In the 1950s, Ayres was a pioneer of abstract painting, making work on a vast scale. She explored colour and space by pouring, dripping and staining paint onto the canvas. She was a leading figure in a generation of British artists who were responding to the latest international developments in Paris and New York, including the work of American Abstract Expressionists.

The exhibition runs from 8 April until 3 September 2017, and includes talks that support the main show.

For more information, please see the Museum’s webpage.

 

 

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COMPETITION – b.creative challenge

Launched by KEA European Affairs as part of the Creative Tracks project, the b.creative challenge is an international competition which seeks to reward young creative entrepreneurs using their skills to address social, cultural or environmental issues across the globe.

This competition is open to:

 

  • Artists or collectives of artists, cultural and creative entrepreneurs working in visual arts, advertising, architecture, crafts, design, fashion, film and video, gastronomy, music, publishing, radio and television, computer games or performing arts.
  • Projects addressing issues such as climate change, mental and physical well-being, new food and sustainable agriculture, transports and mobility, social cohesion, access to education and digital literacy, migration or inequality and poverty (non-exhaustive list)
  • Innovative collaborations combining creative and artistic skills with competences from other fields (e.g. from science, technology, manufacturing).
  • Projects reflecting international collaborations / seeking a transnational impact

Entries into the competition are accepted until the 28th April 2017. 

For more information about terms and prizes see Wales Arts International.

 

 

AWF_square-format_whiteout_web-1-517x480LITERATURE – Abergavenny Writing Festival

Kicking off the literary season before Hay gets under way it’s Abergavenny Writing Festival. This is the second year of the festival since its successful start in 2016.

The festival’s aim is to bring people of all ages and backgrounds together to get writing.

Taking place in the Kings Arms Hotel and Broadleaf Books in Abergavenny across three days and evenings 20 – 22 April 2017, writers and artists include Sarah Hill, Julia Gregson, Fergus Collins, Francesca Kay, Jude Rogers, Kizzy Crawford, Paul Henry and Rufus Mufasa.

You can buy tickets online via Eventbrite www.eventbrite.co.uk/d/united…/abergavenny-writing-festival/

Or at Borough Theatre, Abergavenny, in person or by phone:
https://boroughtheatreabergavenny.co.uk/

 

imgresCOMPETITION – John Ruskin Prize 2017

The Big Draw with the Guild of St. George is pleased to announce the call for artists and makers open for The 4th John Ruskin Prize. It is open to artists and designers of all nationalities over the age of 18working or studying in the UK.

 

This year’s theme: Hand & Eye: Master of All Trades in The Age of Jack refers to the Artist as Polymath. Open to a range of interpretations and approaches, the theme is intended to lend itself to responses from artists and makers whose work celebrates the opportunity to marry diverse materials and disciplines.

The selection panel will be choosing 20 artists to appear in the exhibition ‘Hand & Eye: Master of All Trades in the Age of Jack’ which will be held in the Millennium Gallery in Sheffield 21 June – 8 October 2017.

The overall winners of the competition will receive a 1st Prize of £3000, 2nd £1000 and a Student Prize of £1000.

Entries must be submitted by Monday 24th April, 5pm.

For information on entry fees and submission requirements, please see the guidelines on the website.

 

 

 

thumbnail_Andrew Lamont inviteSPOTLIGHT ON: Gigi Jones

 Landscape painter Gigi Jones trained at the University of Aberystwyth and has exhibited widely throughout Wales, in solo and group shows, receiving commendations and awards including the Sir Ben Bowen Thomas Prize, for Painting and an individual award from Arts Council of Wales.

 

‘As a landscape painter, the transient effects of light in Nature are very alluring to me. The more I look and try to represent what I am experiencing, the more the landscape seems to become a symbol for other underlying stories.’

Before painting full-time, she worked as an Art & Design teacher in secondary schools, adult evening classes, and in the mental health sector. In addition to her painting practice, she sometimes works as a workshop leader, theatre set & costume designer, researcher for radio Arts programmes, and as an art director for TV.

Gigi works mainly in oil paint on canvas or board, and sometimes water-based media, concentrating on landscapes and still life subjects, working between her studio and ‘en plein air’.

Gigi currently divides her time between her studios at home in Wales and central France.

Her latest exhibition Being There is now showing at the Andrew Lamont Gallery in Theatr Brycheiniog, Brecon.

 

If you have a news item or Spotlight profile that you would like to feature in future newsletters, write to Rhoda at creative@artsalivewales.org.uk.

– Rhoda Lane
Creative Network Co-ordinator

6 Apr
2017

EXHIBITION: Gigi Jones, Andrew Lamont Gallery

thumbnail_Andrew Lamont inviteLandscape painter Gigi Jones will hold her next exhibition “Being There” at the Andrew Lamont Gallery in Theatr Brycheiniog in Brecon. The opening event being held tomorrow on Friday 7th April from 6pm to 8pm, to which you are cordially invited.

 

Gigi trained at the University of Aberystwyth and has exhibited widely throughout Wales, in solo and group shows, and has received commendations and awards for her work over the years, including the Sir Ben Bowen Thomas Prize, for Painting and an individual award from Arts Council of Wales.

 

As a landscape painter, the transient effects of light in Nature are very alluring to me. The more I look and try to represent what I am experiencing, the more the landscape seems to become a symbol for other underlying stories.

 

Before painting full-time, she worked as an Art & Design teacher in secondary schools, adult evening classes, and in the mental health sector. In addition to her painting practice, she sometimes works as a workshop leader, theatre set & costume designer, researcher for radio Arts programmes, and as an art director for TV.

 

Gigi works mainly in oil paint on canvas or board, and sometimes water-based media, concentrating on landscapes and still life subjects, working between her studio and ‘en plein air’.

 

Gigi currently divides her time between her studios at home in Wales and central France. You can find out more about Gigi’s work via her website:


https://www.gigijones.co.uk/

 

 

 

 

 

 

30 Sep
2016

Creative Network newsletter – OCTOBER 2016


Autumn is here in the Black Mountains and Creative Network members are busy with exhibitions, events and training. We’ve selected just a handful of activities below to pique your interest…

Please check the website website for latest updates on classes, events and Creative Network news.

best wishes
Rhoda Lane
Creative Network Co-ordinator

creative@artsalivewales.org.uk

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Matias DelmarEXHIBITION & WORKSHOP
Matias Serra Delmar – Land Scape

An exhibition of landscape works by Herefordshire-based Matias Serra Delmar will open at Monow Valley Arts Centre in Walterstone from 28th September to 2nd October. Entry is by donation from 2pm to 6pm, and a private view will be on 29th September at 6pm, where works are available for sale.

On 1st October, Matias will give a painting and light observation workshop from 11am to 1pm, where light refreshments will be provided.

Places are limited and cost £10 to book (basic materials are included in the price).
Contact matiasserradelmar@gmail.com or phone 07752288819.

You can find out more about Matias and his work at www.matiasserradelmar.co.uk

 

 

crickhowell_fullCRICKHOWELL LITERARY FESTIVAL
Oliver Balch in Conversation with Ben Rawlence

On Saturday 1st October at 6pm, travel writer Oliver Balch will be at Arts Alive Wales HQ to discuss his latest book called Under the Tump: Sketches of Rural Life on the Welsh Borders. Inspired by the Victorian diarist Francis Kilvert, Balch chronicles the gentler pace of life in his new home town of Hay-on-Wye – a far cry from the bustling cities of London and Buenos Aires where he previously lived.

Oliver Balch is a UK freelance journalist specialising in business and world affairs, with work appearing in a wide range of international publications. His first book, Viva South America! was shortlisted as ‘Book of the Year’ at the UK Travel Press Awards.

Tickets cost £7 and can be bought from the Crickhowell Literary Festival event webpage.

The Festival runs 1 – 9 October in various locations across the town. Check out the website for further details on other events.

 

 

Blackwood Miners InstituteGRANTS ADVICE SESSION
Blackwood Miners’ Institute

A Grants Advice Session will be held on 13th October at Blackwood Miners Institute. If you are an artist or organisation and would like guidance from an Arts Council of Wales officer about your eligibility for a grant, book an appointment via email at information@arts.wales, or call on 0845 8734 900.

Each appointment lasts 40 minutes.

Before your session can be confirmed you need to complete a form (which can be downloaded from the webpage). Indicate the nature of your project and what kind of funding or assistance you are looking for, then email the form to information@arts.wales.

 

 

Dancing FloorDANCE WORKSHOPS
Dancing Floor Film

Gillian Hipp and Lyn Webster Wilde are working on the dance which will be the climax of The Dancing Floor film (www.dancingfloorfilm.com). They are running workshops for anyone who would like to be involved (aged 16 upwards). You can come to one or all of them.

The next sessions will take place at the Parish Hall in Lion Street in Hay-on-Wye from 10 am onwards:

Saturday October 15
Saturday November 19

They will be exploring, experimenting with sound and movement, investigating ideas and sequences for the final dance. There will be several different types of dance involved, but no prior experience is necessary – just an open mind. More on the nature of the dance in Lyn’s blog here.

Some time after Christmas they will start rehearsing for the live performances and the film.

For more info, email Lyn at dancingfloorfilm@gmail.com

 

 

BinocularORIEL DAVIES GALLERY EXHIBITION
Binocular: disturbance

Creative Network member Penny Hallas has been collaborating with Suffolk-based Caroline Wright on Binocular: disturbance.

The work, focusing on the Skirrid Mountain area, is an investigation into what it means to be familiar and unfamiliar with a place, being an insider and an outsider at the same time. What results is a collection of drawings, an exchange and display of objects, parallel walking, mapping of locations and other works.

The project is supported by Test Bed, Oriel Davies Gallery’s special programme which showcases new and experimental works. The exhibition runs from 22nd October until 25 February 2017 at Oriel Davies Gallery, Swansea.

 

 

clydach_gorgeCLYDACH GORGE COLLABORATION
Open to Creative Network Members

A collaborative group are gathering for the first time on Sunday 30th October in Abergavenny to begin sharing ideas around the Clydach Gorge.

Allison Neal has initiated the collaboration with notes on the culture, history, engineering, geology and nature of the Gorge. Artists willing to work freely and experimentally, to collaborate and share ideas are welcome to join in the discoveries we make. There will be a joint exhibition along the way.

Want to know more?  Email Catherine Wynne-Paton (wynnepaton@outlook.com ) for notes to begin your adventure.

 

 

 

DSCF4529CLASSES AT ARTS ALIVE WALES
Poetry with Lyndon Davies

During these relaxed and friendly evening classes poet Lyndon Davies will introduce four great French poets in translation, including Francois Villon, Pierre de Ronsard, Rimbaud and Guillaume Apollinaire.

Lyndon will give a short lecture about each poet and an overview of the context and history within which they worked as well as commenting on the translation of their work from French to English.

All participants are encouraged to read aloud in the informal atmosphere of the studio, ask questions and contribute to round table discussions. You’ll deepen your knowledge and critical appreciation of poetry along the way.
Suitable for all abilities.
Wednesdays
2nd – 23rd November, 7pm – 8:30pm
£30 for 4 weeks

Book online or tel: 01873 811579 / email: info@artsalivewales.org.uk

 

 

Philip WatkinsMISSION GALLERY EXHIBITION
City Stories

Mission Gallery in Swansea will exhibit City Stories, a collection of drawings, illustrations and paintings by selected artists which focus on the built environment and cityscapes. Among those artists is Creative Network member Philip Watkins, who enjoys depicting seaside resorts, industrial sites, estates and parks – “…anywhere where human activity comes up against nature.”

Other artists to feature in the exhibition include:

Tom Banks • Derek Bainton • Michelle Conway • Laura Edmunds • Catrin Llwyd
Rhiannon Lowe • Matthew Otten • Jonathan Powell • Jonathan Williams

Many of the works will be for sale, so this is a unique opportunity to own a contemporary piece, to support artists and contribute to the work of Mission Gallery.

City Stories runs from 26th November to 8th January. Find out more about the exhibition and the work of Mission Gallery on their website.

 

 

unknown-1SPOTLIGHT ON: KATHRYN JARMAN

Kathryn Jarman is a Creative Network member specialising in textile art.

I am a fully qualified teacher but now work full time on my business. I initially did traditional Welsh quilting out of Welsh flannel and made other products but have now progressed to being more arts focused.

I am in the process of making a range of figurines in Traditional Welsh costume from the 1800’s onwards, with regional variations. Each county in Wales has their own interpretation of Traditional Welsh Costume and my figurines will display this. Some of them are on my Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/kathrynjarmantextiles/?fref=ts.   I have had a couple of my figurines exhibited at the Oriel Gallery in Crickhowell and am sourcing new venues to be able to display my work. 

I am passionate about teaching sewing in schools and have been working on writing a scheme of work to correlate with the current Welsh Education reforms due to be implemented in 2018 under the ‘Curriculum for Wales, Curriculum for Life’ remit. Some many children don’t have the opportunity to learn these basic skills anymore and I would like to do something about it!

You can get in touch with Kathryn via bopeepquilts@yahoo.co.uk.

 

If you have a news item or Spotlight profile that you would like to feature in our November newsletter, write to creative@artsalivewales.org.uk by Monday 24th October.

 

8 Sep
2016

DRAWING & PAINTING – autumn term

Drawing & Painting with Philip Watkins and Tessa Waite 

Join artists Philip Watkins and Tessa Waite for our  regular Wednesday morning art classes. Our professional tutors will introduce a variety of art materials, practical techniques and processes alongside relevant art history examples. Over eight weeks students will develop their visual art skills and confidence in this relaxed and supportive group.

Autumn Term – COLOUR

Colour is subjective, emotional and expressive. During this course you’ll explore how to mix the colours you want, the effect colours have on one another and the use of colour to convey mood. You’ll develop your own colour preferences and palette over the eight weeks and have the opporuntity to experiment.

All classes are suitable for beginners as well as those with some experience.

Please bring a simple sketch book or exercise book with blank pages.

Wednesdays, 10am-1pm  

28th September – 19th October : Philip Watkins

2nd-23rd November : Tessa Waite

£70 for 4 weeks / £130 for 8 weeks includes all materials

Scroll down the page to book online or tel: 01873 811579 / email: info@artsalivewales.org.uk

25 Apr
2016

WATERCOLOUR LANDSCAPES SUMMER SCHOOL

Our popular five-day summer schools enable students to develop their own projects and interests, with the support of a professional tutor in the Arts Alive Wales studio.

Watercolour Landscapes with Philip Watkins 

This course aims to build confidence in using water-based materials in landscape painting, including acrylics, watercolour, inks and soluble pencils. The practicalities of painting outdoors, aerial perspective – how to create distance in paintings using colour – and colour mixing will form part of the course as well as study of relevant art history examples. The course is suitable for beginners as well as those with some experience.

Saturday 6th – Wednesday 10th August

10am – 3pm

£150 for 5 days

Scroll down to BOOK ONLINE

Or tel:  01873 811579 / email: info@artsalivewales.org.uk

Materials will be provided but please bring whatever water-based materials you wish.

Please bring a jam jar with a lid or other water carrier for painting outdoors.

Please bring a packed lunch.

Please ensure you have practical outdoor shoes and a waterproof jacket for working outdoors. Please inform staff of any mobility issues when booking.

18 Nov
2015

Diana Heeks – Black Mountains project (4)

Artist Diana Heeks, based in Llanrhystud, West Wales, is developing a project in the Black Mountains inspired by Raymond Williams‘ unfinished novel People of the Black Mountains.

The project comprises four, week-long visits to the region and is funded by a ‘research and development’ grant from the Arts Council of Wales.

PEAK is a project partner and supporting Diana through artist mentoring and promotion. PEAK will announce details of an open studio day and talk with Diana to conclude the project in the autumn.

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“Literature has influenced and engaged me since childhood, and this book evokes feelings which I have an almost visceral need to explore in paint. The Black Mountains is a cluster of steep-sided parallel ridges east of the Brecon Beacons, mainly in Wales but partly across the English border. In two volumes this book tells a series of linked stories about the history of the area, from Neolithic times until the Norman invasion, encompassing a grand sweep across thousands of years and tens of generations, offering both a bird’s-eye view and ground-level intimacy. For many years I have read and reread this novel. Its qualities of imagination and humanity, and its sense of the influence of place, attracted me as a painter from the outset, especially as the location has long been a favourite. The stories and evoked imagery have accompanied me whilst working plein air and on walks and explorations in the actual locations and landscapes of the book. I want to attempt an equivalent in oils on canvas.”

- Diana Heeks

“Press your fingers close on this lichened sandstone. With this stone and this grass, with this red earth, this place was received and made and remade. Its generations are distinct, but all suddenly present.”

– Raymond Williams, People of the Black Mountains

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First Visit  – 16-23 March 2015

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Second Visit – 15-22 May 2015

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Third Visit - 4-11 September 2015

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Fourth Visit – 16-23 October 2015

During this last week of the project there have been autumn colours and glorious sunshine, but the nights draw in and at early evening the view from my door at Broadley has darkened. The sweep of hillside opposite shows glimmering pinpoints as outlying farmsteads switch on. The ridge horizon line, along which Glyn searched in the link chapters “Glyn to Elis”, is black against a luminous sky, mauve, orange-pink and deep blue, with arching clouds in flow, until it quickly darkens. Next time I look there are stars.

This fourth and final week has been taken up with organising the Open Studio, which took place on 22 October. This event summarised and displayed my preoccupations and activities over this last year.

In his opening chapter of “The Beginning”, the first volume of People of the Black Mountains, Raymond Williams describes the colours he finds in the BM landscape: “From a distance, in good light, the long whaleback ridges are blue. Under cloud they are grey cloudbanks. But from within they are many colours: olive green under sunlight; darker green with the patches of summer bracken; green with a pink tinge when there are young leaves on the whinberries; dark with the heather out of flower, purple briefly in late summer; russet with autumn bracken, when at dawn after rain the eastern slopes can be red; pale gold in dead winter bracken, against the white of snow. Yet black, a cellular black, under storm cloud; a pitted honeycomb of darkness within darkness.”

I enjoyed this passage so much that I simply wanted to list his colours visually and associate them with colour situations in which I was already involved (eg the blacks of Malevich … difficulties around vermilion). They became contained within shapes which I find pleasure in as visual archetypes of landscape, for example a sharply defined cloud shape emerging over a sky line or a field against the plunge of a hillside. In the Open Studio these ideas crystallised into a floor piece which I titled “From a distance, in good light … ”. The work is essentially a piece of collage, with much of it derived from recycling old work, but there is interest and mystery when the cast-off becomes something else.

The pieces titled “Glyn to Elis/Cist” comprise a suite of medium-sized paintings, drawings and collage pieces which are my intuitive response to the book’s account of Glyn’s night-time journey along the ridges looking for his missing grandfather Elis. His search takes him through a landscape in darkness, sometimes moonlit, in which lie the cists and their contents: arrowheads, pottery and the bones of long-ago people which have lain in the dark for millennia. There is a sense of what some Celtic peoples call the “thin place”, where the separation of reality from other worlds is weak.

The larger pieces in the OS came about partly through my need to “brush broad” – maybe as a physical rebellion against my previous small work on Black Mountains themes, or maybe as a response to the broad sweep of RW’s subject matter. For many of the larger pieces I have researched particular elements of the stories, and this research has enriched my experience of them, particularly in the cases of “Bibra in Magnis” and “The Gift of Acha”, both of which I found especially moving. The materiality of paint, the combination of text and gesture, RW’s lyricism and other aspects were also building blocks.

The Open Studio, while an important opportunity to see the work through the eyes of others, could be seen as the culmination of a year focusing on one place and one book, both immeasurably rich worlds with much to teach us. But it is also a beginning, a laying out of a palette of possibilities, a chance to examine and evaluate. Some of the work produced can be seen as exploratory and some as development, but I am aware that only a few pieces have achieved resolution and therefore there is much more to do. The elements which have emerged from this exercise may converge, combine, burgeon or wither. We’ll have to see.

Diana Heeks

October 2015

 

I have witnessed Diana’s work developing over the past year and I am continually struck by the vitality of colour and form in her paintings. There is an innate confidence to Diana’s work and this is reflected in the way she writes about her experience with uncluttered, authentic language. The work she has produced while resident in the Black Mountains (and further developed in her studio in West Wales) stands alone as an artist’s abstract response to landscape. An understanding of Raymond Williams’ PotBM novels is certainly of interest but not essential in appreciating this new work. PEAK looks forward to continuing to support Diana and several other practitioners who are now discovering or revisiting Williams’ fiction and academic writing to produce contemporary, creative responses to his legacy.

Rebecca Spooner
Arts Development Manager

November 2015

 

Images: Nathan Morgan & Laura Heeks

 

For more information about Diana’s work visit: www.axisweb.org

For more information about PEAK, Contemporary Art In The Black Mountains, visit: artsalivewales.org.uk/peak

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2017 Food Festival Art Project

August 29 @ 9:30 am - 5:30 pm