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Art celebrating International Women’s Day

Every March and April has celebrations marking International Women’s Day, and women in the arts have again done themselves proud with excellent exhibitions and events. Here are a few which I have been to, involving good friends and strangers (friends … Continue reading

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Picking Up The Thread: fibre arts

The Women’s Arts Association opted for some imaginative fun in their autumn show. “Picking Up The Thread” is on show at Butetown History & Arts Centre on Bute Street until November 29th. The theme is fibre and the interpretation has … Continue reading

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Dilys Jackson at Art Central

Art Central, Barry’s gallery space in the Town Hall, is a big and airy and Dilys Jackson‘s artworks covering 70 years filled it gloriously for a popular opening. Retrospectives are always interesting because you can see new sides to an … Continue reading

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Caerphilly Creatives Art Week: a studio in Nelson

Sunshine brightened Rosemarie O’Leary‘s colourful open studio in Nelson even more.  Rosemarie was sharing her studio with print-maker Sandra Anstiss as part of Caerphilly Creatives Art Week, and I had finally got there on the last day, in part because … Continue reading

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On the Open Studio trail in Penarth

Penarth Open Studio Trail is establishing a high reputation for enjoyable art and the studios are often in lovely gardens.  We didn’t leave enough time to get to all so these are a selection. We first visited Fran Whiteside on … Continue reading

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The Taff river valley in Trefforest: “The River Next Door”

I was lucky to have the company of artist Valerie Coffin Price and her landscape architect frind Bronwen Thomas on a walk in the Taff valley last week. We met at the cafe alongside Valerie’s exhibition “The River Next Door” … Continue reading

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Dyffryn House lovely for art: Vale of Glamorgan Artists

I have happy memories of visiting Dyffryn House and its gorgeous gardens: our birthday party of children running in the gardens, outdoor theatre and simply wandering about.  Vale of Glamorgan Artists (known as VOGA) have also spent time there as … Continue reading

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Newport’s Riverfront Galleries: Women’s Arts Association exhibition

Newport’s exhibition in celebration of International Women’s Day is this year in the Riverfront Galleries – a multi-level space with some wonderful work by Gwent-based women artists and makers. It is on for all of March.  Curator Ella Wilding has … Continue reading

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Concentric: pictures from Cardiff M.A.D.E.

Yes, it is another art exhibition, and I liked it.  Jacqueline Alkema has curated this, with artists she enjoyed bringing together for a boundary-pushing show.  Catch it quick – it is finishing on Saturday 21st March. Jacqueline is pushing boundaries … Continue reading

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Women’s Arts at Butetown History & Arts Centre

The Butetown History & Arts Centre is the venue for one of four Women’s Arts Association exhibitions in celebration of International Women’s Day 2015.  There are 45 women artists here in the Diversity Gallery. Penelope Rose Cowley (below) has curated … Continue reading

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