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Concentric 2016

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Group exhibition in celebration of International Women’s Day
4 – 19 March
Opening event 4 March 6pm-8pm

Jacqueline Alkema, Adeola Lewis, Zoe Gingell, Penny Hallas, Rebecca Hammett, Leona Jones, Kay Keogh, Lucy Thomas, Sheila Vyas, Tessa Waite,

Jacobs Gallery
3rd Floor, Jacobs Market
West Canal Wharfe, Cardiff.

Ghost Jam


An experimental semi-improvised rehearsal for a collaborative performance using poetry, film, movement, music and recorded sound.

4 Oct 2015 3.30 – 5.00pm Free
Allen Fisher, Tilla Brading, Camilla Nelson, Rhys Trimble, Wanda O’Connor, Steven Hitchins, Graham Hartill, John Goodby, Lyndon Davies, Emma Lewis-Jones

Creative Network mini-fund

image: Anthony Mellors

£300 fund to purchase new digital equipment in order to experiment with
site-specific projections and performance.

Thanks to Arts Alive Wales. For more information see the Creative Network Blog


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Group exhibition in celebration of International Women’s Day,
M.A.D.E. Gallery
11 – 21 March 2015
Private View 12 March 6-9pm
Painting, drawing, installation, text by Jacqueline Alkema, Penny Hallas, Kay Keogh,
Lydia Spurrier-Dawes, Sheila Vyas

The Tales we Tell

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Installation of new and old work relating to the re-telling of the myths of Orpheus and Eurydice
Un Deg Un, Wrexham
30 Jan - 28 Feb 2015

opening event 30 Jan 6-9pm
closing event 28 Feb 2-5pm A group of poets, musicians and a voice improvisation artist
perform in relation to the installation – the latest in a series of films/performances, each of which
offers a retelling of the myth, and of the collaborative process itself. With Steve Boyland, Lyndon Davies, Anthony Mellors, Scott Thurston and Rhys Trimble

Go to my blog for more information.

Boxing the Chimera


An exhibition of imaginative responses to the contents of three South Wales museums, including
the Swansea Museum Collection Centre, celebrating the beauty and variety of objects on display
and exploring their relation to community and place.

Follow the boxing the chimera blog

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From Here and There: drawings from Swansea to Colorado

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Trip to Colorado as part of Elysium Gallery’s artist exchange with Clara Hatton
Gallery Colorado USA. Showing drawings and A Short Film about Drawing

26 Sept – 23Oct 2014 Clara Hatton Gallery, U.S.A &
29 Nov – 13 Dec 2014 Elysium Gallery, UK

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penny - revised format

Wales biennial exhibition of painting: A Portrait of the Artist as….
Oct 10 – Nov 9 2014
Preview Oct 10 7:00pm

The Old Iceland Building | 27-29 High Street | Swansea | SA1 1NU

Tales from the Bunker

Tales from the Bunker.

Work included in the first edition of a regular Bunker Zine.

Mission Gallery
7p.m. 12 Sept 2014. Launch and event
Swansea for pleasure print (in black) taken from a plate lent by Swansea Collection Centre.


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3 May – 31st May 2014

Exhibition of new drawings and film made in response to the collection at Newport Museum and Art Gallery. The exhibition represents initial thoughts for Boxing the Chimera, an ongoing Arts Council Wales funded research and development project exploring the real and imagined contents of three museums in South Wales. Follow the blog boxing the chimera for more information.

Still from Paybox film. Music by Robin Wiltshire:

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