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More BogArt

28 Mar

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More BogArt! The interesting and quirky Cinema & Co in Swansea is more than just a place that shows films, it is a space for comedy, music and art as well. The exhibitions in the main cinema change monthly but there is a great bit of exhibition space in the cinema’s two toilets (also known as the Bogs in British slang). So owner Anna Redfern offered me the space to curate BogArt and I jumped at the chance. It’s a captive audience for the art, after all. The one above is a mixed media piece, based on an original life drawing, called “I Knows ‘Ew Luvs Me Cos ‘Ew Buys Me Chips” which is a bit of a joke here in Swansea….

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And the one in the smaller bog is an ink drawing on Mylar film, inspired by my wintry visit to Berlin in the snow, where I saw the Holocaust Memorial under a layer of soft whiteness.

BogArt

15 Mar

BogArt, art in the toilets, is an innovative feature of the quirky artspace that is Swansea’s Cinema & Co. I took advantage of these spaces to display work by some of Swansea’s female creatives for the exhibition I organised for International Women’s Day on March 8th (continues until 20th). I like displaying art in toilets, lots of people get to see it. And if Marcel Duchamp could display an urinal as a work of art, I’m happy to put art in the bogs. It has been such a pleasure to exhibit work by so many talented and committed women artists and I am privileged to be surrounded by so much creativity.

Herstory

‘Herstory’, a collaboration by Scribblah (me) and Unity (Amelia Thomas)

 

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Four vaginas by Ally Jay Phillips, named after areas of Swansea: Wind Street, Castle Gardens, The Bay and The Kingsway.

 

On the left, drawings by Doodlemum (Angie Stevens) and on the right, drawing en plein air from Scribblah (me)

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Art in the toilet – BOGART!

BOGART

10 Mar

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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.

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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.

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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.

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