Home and Hinterland Blog

All my Home and Hinterland blogs on one handy page

Home and Hinterland is a community arts project I started working on in November 2021 and I’ll be working here until March 1st. Based in Waun Wen, I’m using art to explore the lack of representation of working class people in culture and media. We’re demonised by the right and fetishised by the left, turned into a monster of stereotypes by the UK bourgeoisie and largely excluded by and from the Arts.

The Second Of Four ….

Here’s the second of my series of 4 prints based on photographs of manhole covers (by Melvyn Williams) in the Waun Wen area of the city. The images are accompanied by the Welsh place names and their English translation, dating from pre-Industrial times when it was rural and they evoke a rather beautiful landscape. Part […]

The First Of Four ….

I’ve completed my series of four screenprints, inspired by my recent residency on the Waun Wen area of the city. Here’s the first, combining the images of three local manhole covers (from photos taken by Melvyn Williams), with text featuring local Welsh place names and their English translation. These transport us back to a time […]

Spoons, Screenprints And So Long

I’ve been a bit quiet on my blog for a few days, been busy with the last of my arts project in the Waun Wen area of the city. Today was the final session, saying so long to the residents and other artists who have been getting involved over the past 15 weeks and collecting […]

The Blues On A Sunny Day

Just a few more days left of my residency in the Waun Wen area of the city and Dan McCabe from Swansea’s Glynn Vivian Art Gallery came up and did a fab session about indigo dyeing with some local residents. It’s the topic of one of their latest exhibitions. The weather’s been awful recently, three […]

Four So Far.

Wait And See. Four of my screenprints of Waun Wen manholes have two colours printed so far. There’s one more with just one colour, so the second colour will be screened later this week. And then they’ll all have some text overprinted but you’ll have to wait and see ….. Part of the Home and Hinterland […]

First Timer Squeegee Technique!

I was at Waun Wen Community Centre again today, carrying on with the screenprints based on manhole covers (from photos by Melvyn Williams), don’t they look a bit like celestial bodies? I was helped by some local residents who dropped by and decided to try out some screenprinting. In fact, they printed them all! I […]


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