Tag Archives: Cinema & Co

Being Human

14 Nov

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Husb and I went to Swansea’s independent Cinema & Co this evening for the first of Swansea University’s Being Human Festival events, about assassination. Nice.

Of course, I had to have a scribble. It was quite dark but that’s good practice.

We’re Not Proud

9 Nov

From November 9th at Cinema & Co, Swansea, the new BogArt exhibition by me and Patti McJones.

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Art is mostly exhibited in galleries and museums that can be quite intimidating to many people, so Patti and I took up an offer by Anna, the owner of Cinema & Co, to use her substantial toilets to exhibit some of our work. We call it BogArt – art in the bogs – and it’s very democratic because people don’t have to go to a gallery but everyone has to go to the toilet. We’re not too proud to show our work here.

The work will be up for a few months but please look at Cinema and Co’s website for opening times. And here’s a short film of us talking about it …

 

 

 

 

Shellac And Meths

6 Nov

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So the new woodblock I’m working on has been cut and is now out in the shed drying after a coat of shellac and methylated spirits in a 50:50 ratio. It needs two more coats to seal it properly so I hope to be able to take a first proof from it sometime on Friday.

Pronto

5 Nov

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I’m in printmaking mode at the moment, with a woodcut and a silkscreen in development. This woodcut will hopefully be ready for an event at Swansea’s Cinema & Co this Saturday, November 9th. It’s a free event with a screening of the marvellous film “Set Fire To The Stars“, poetry, music and new art throughout the building……

I’d better finish carving this block pronto ………

Heads On Show

4 Nov

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I did this suite of portrait heads based on drawings from my first visit to Pakistan a few years back. I used polyurethane foamboard, the sort used by signwriters, instead of lino or wood. The block below is the one on the left in the middle row above, inked up and printed.

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They’ve never been exhibited as a group before but they will be very soon, in Swansea’s Cinema & Co from this coming Saturday, November 9th.

Engage And Scribble

9 Sep

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Husb was pitching an idea at the RSA Engage event at Swansea’s Cinema & Co this evening. The RSA is holding 20 Engage events across the UK which give people an opportunity to pitch an idea they want to develop in their local community, to get support from an informed audience and make new connections to get their idea off the ground. There were 9 ideas pitched this evening, all of them excellent.

 

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Of course, I had a scribble!

 

 

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Husb pitched his notion to fill the enormous roof of Swansea Market with stained glass. He did a spoof mock-up for the cover of his recently published book but the image has generated such a lot of interest that he decided to see if there was any possibility in moving the idea forward. There is! He now has some advisors and collaborators on board.

 

Swansea Market is the largest covered market in Wales and the roof is an enormous single span steel and glass construction. There has been a market in Swansea since the 1600s and one on this site since 1830. The present one was built in 1961 as the previous one was destroyed by bombs in World War 2.

 

A Gig On #Caturday

24 Aug

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Husb and I just got back from a gig at Cinema & Co with the fabulous psychedelic band Omnichron. Of course, I had to have a scribble.

 

 

Here’s a lovely song for #Caturday  by Omnichron – it’s about a cat called Marmalade…

 

 

 

The Huddle

6 Jun

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Husb and I went to an event at the excellent Cinema & Co this evening, a showing of the Leonardo di Caprio documentary, “After The Flood”,  organised by the Swansea Ecobricks Community. The film was really good, there was a pop-up kitchen provided by Goggi – gorgeous vegetable byriani with chick pea curry and a samosa. Of course, I had to have a scribble! These women were in a huddle so I caught them with a ballpoint pen in my little hardbacked A6 sketchbook.

The Menstrual Product Mambo

4 Jun

Chella Quint

The #periodpositive campaign and the concept of period positivity started as a phrase coined by former head of PSHE, comedian and education researcher Chella Quint, grew into a campaign, a trademark, and then a charter programme. I saw her perform at Cinema & Co a few nights ago and she was hilarious. We got up and danced the Menstrual Product Mambo. Of course, I had to have a scribble.

Period Positive

3 Jun

 

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I went to an event, A Bloody Good Night, at Swansea’s excellent independent art centre, Cinema & Co, a few evenings ago. It was organised by Swansea Takes On Period Poverty (STOPP) and it was their official launch party & fundraiser. There was a special performance from the brilliant bilingual singer Bronwen Lewis and themed cupcakes to buy. There was a large donation box for pads/ tampons/ liners which was overflowing with period products for the local food bank.

 

About STOPP:
Swansea Takes On Period Poverty (STOPP) was set up with an ambitious vision to make Swansea a ‘Period Positive’ city where menstrual products are freely available in all public facilities such as schools, libraries, community centres and other private businesses. They also exist to campaign politically on this issue as they believe ultimately towels, pads or other things like ‘mooncups’ should be free and that there should definitely be no ‘tampon tax’. They want to raise awareness of ‘plastic free periods’ and sustainable solutions, to improve education about periods and help to breakdown taboos around menstrual health and finally to support international efforts to end period poverty around the world. For more information and to find out how you can help please email stopp.campaign@gmail.com

 

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