Bog Art

Bog Art launch: Cinema & Co, Swansea Tuesday July 9th from 6.30 – with pop-up kitchen and FREE CAKE! Please come along.

Rosie Scribblah and Patti McJones are officially launching Bog Art alongside the launch of the satirical book “Making Wales Great Again” (M.W.G.A.) by Swansea author “Notsogreatdictator “.

Why Bog Art?

If you want people as in “The People” to see art where’s the best place to put it? Art galleries are where art lives but not everyone see themselves as the sort of person who goes to art galleries which is why lots of people, don’t go to art galleries but everyone has to use the toilet!  So, we thought why not let “The People” take in some culture as they take a seat in Cinema & Co.  We put artwork on the walls in the toilet in case you’re not very clear on exactly what we did.  All the work features women artists and or heroines and is by me and Patricia McKenna Jones.

Herstory

We are both very interested in the role of women in history and art and take great pains to bring their often-forgotten contributions to light again.  Not just because they are women but also because their work and lives are uniquely inspiring and show a depth of commitment and skill that needs to be seen and recognised.

My work is a set of silk screen prints of my favourite artists including Kathe Kollwitz. I’ve loved her work for many years and I think she’s one of the greatest artists of the twentieth century. I defy anyone to go around the Kathe Kollwitz gallery in Berlin and not cry – her work is profoundly moving. She suffered the tragedy of losing her son in World War 1 and her grandson in WW2 and her war memorial, ‘The Grieving Parents’ in the Vladsio German War Cemetery is imbued with a terrible sadness and hopelessness.

Heroines

Patti’s paintings are about women who fought to defeat fascism during WWII.  One is Noor Inayat Khan (1914-1944) a half Russian, half Indian Muslim woman who signed up to the Special Operations Executive (a secret army with the aim of helping resist Hitler):  She helped foil enemy operations in occupied France but was eventually captured and shot at Dachau after proving her worth many times over.

noor-2nd-ww2

M.W.G.A.

Swansea author Notsogreatdictator  (not his real name) is also lunching his new book of satirical snippets based on the weirder and dafter aspects of life in Wales and especially Swansea.

MWGA

Here’s the itinerary for the evening, would love to see you there –

18:30-19:00
Grab some food and Meet the Author and Artists
19:00-19:30
Short films and background to the “Making Wales Great Again” and Bog Art
19:30-20:00
Question and answer session with the author
20:00 – 20.30
Book signing and Bog Art viewing
%d bloggers like this: