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Man Engine

12 Apr


Back last week I was rummaging through the drawers in my plans chest and pulled out some used paper that I thought could be reused and today I got my chance. Swansea hosted Man Engine , the largest mechanical puppet ever constructed in Britain, which has been journeying up from Cornwall. It’s amazing. I was invited to take part in a live drawing event (with afternoon tea) at Galerie Simpson on Swansea’s High Street to coincide with the behemoth’s progress through the city. It’s very slow moving so I managed to sketch the giant head outside the gallery on the pavement as it rumbled by. I drew with black, white and sanguine conté crayon and some of my home-made sepia walnut ink onto a recycled cyanotype print on Bockingford paper. If you want to know how to make walnut ink, please check out my blog post here.

Art And Cake In Ystradgynlais

12 Apr

Welfare poster

Opening Sunday April 15th and running through to May 25th, the recent group show for International Women’s Day has transferred from Swansea to Ystradgynlais. The Welfare, famous for its links with the artist Josef Herman, is showing this eclectic mix of around 30 Swansea-based women artists and designers. I’m exhibiting ‘Herstory’, the large canvas piece I made in collaboration with the street artist Unity.

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