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reflection

books…

So very excited and happy to receive new books in the post today – enough for a few months’ reading even! I bought the books with a book token, sent to me as a prize from Carmarthen School of Art, given for my long essay on hope and contemporary art. (Drop me a line if […]

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art

featured artist, Keziah Ferguson

Today, bringing into these blog pages another one of the exhibitors in our group show in Carmarthen, Keziah Ferguson. The physical show has closed now, but you can see her work in the Carmarthen School of Art’s virtual gallery, this link will take you to the area for graduate residents. The shapes and textures that […]

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art painting

featured artist, Madeline Francis

The work of Pembrokeshire-based artist Madeline Francis is inspired by her home landscape of the Preseli foothills. In her most recent series of work ‘Land in Motion’ she records and shares experiences from months of daily walks in that landscape. Madeline used drawing and photography to record what she was experiencing whilst walking outside; the […]

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art artists books

Osi Rhys Osmond prize, Oriel Osi, Llansteffan

I feel very honoured to have won the Osi Rhys Osmond prize, an open exhibition and competition for students of Carmarthen School of Art. Osi was a well-respected and much-loved Welsh artist, based in Carmarthenshire, and a former teacher at the college. The theme of the prize this year was ‘my brief eternity’ – I […]

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art

featured artist – Kerry Collison

As I’ve been working with others to put up our group exhibition, I have been enjoying getting to see and understand a bit about the work of sculptor and performance artist Kerry Collison. You will be able to see her work at the old Top Shop, St Catherine’s Walk, Carmarthen, from 10-17 July 2021, or […]

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art photography

featured artist – Deano

Today – a look at recent work by Deano, also called Mark Stewart-Deane. You can come and see his ‘Hauntological Dimensions’ triptych (pictured here) at our Fine Art Summer Show in the old Top Shop, St Catherine’s Walk, Carmarthen, from 10-17 July 2021. Other works from his ‘Extraordinary the Disconnect’ series are being shown online […]

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art

Virtual Art Show

I am very happy to announce that you can view my work and that of my peers at Carmarthen School of Art at our virtual graduation show, opening today, and available online for a year. Just click the image below to find your way in. I recommend that you put a bit of time aside […]

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photography

mountain

patient rain, the smell of dust dampening, orchids, and other midsummer flowerings.

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playtime – cyanotypes

I’ve been feeling my way back towards an important but hard to remember understanding about play: that playing freely, without goals or purpose in mind, is essential for creative work. I’m not saying that its the only thing we have to do, but that it is a necessary part of creative process. As an adult, […]

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art

featured artist – Angela James

Over the next few weeks I will be featuring a selection of artists for you to explore. All will be exhibiting as part of the Carmarthen School of Art Fine Art Summer Show, from the 10-17 July, at the Old Top Shop, St Catherine’s Walk, Carmarthen. One of the main reasons that I am looking […]