I had a fantastic evening on Wednesday, International Women’s Day (March 8th) with the opening event of the WMD (Women of Many Dimensions) exhibition at Swansea’s Cinema & Co. There was loads going on throughout the evening – art, poetry, live painting, music, film (Frida), a bar, a pop-up kitchen and the launch of BOGART – art in the toilets at Cinema & Co. It’s a good space with a captive audience so why not? The smaller toilet hosts a photographic installation by Kathryn Trussler and the big bog has an interactive homage to Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama.
As people arrived for the evening of festivities, we handed them a sheet of coloured dots and invited them to go and spot the ‘Obliteration Wall’ in the big bog, based on Kusama’s ‘Obliteration Room’ in The Tate and other galleries across the world. This is how it looked at the end of the evening and there’s plenty more spots left to keep on obliterating before the exhibition finishes at the end of the month.
I worked with fellow artists Sylvie Evans and Patricia McKenna-Jones and the owner of Cinema & Co, Anna Redfern, to set it up, at very short notice, and we’re exhibiting 20 artists. It’s been a privilege and a joy to work with them and I hope we’ll do it again next year. And it’s World Toilet Day on November the 19th. Hhhmmmmm………..
I am putting my series of drawings of ancient Welsh monuments on Artfinder. If you want to see more, please click on the image below or the Artfinder link at the top right of this page.