I took part in a local arts festival called 'Gwyl Arall' last year with some of my dolls displayed in an old toy shop window, so I was thrilled to be invited to submit work again for this years exhibition organized by the husband and wife team Morgan Griffith and Rebecca.F.Hardy [who also run the brilliant DyfalDonc].
Aided by 'Bocs', a co-op of artists based in Caernarfon dedicated to providing a platform for emerging Welsh talent, and 'Gwead.com' the exhibition opens Friday 6th of July at 6.30pm and runs until the 8th of July so catch it whilst you can folks at 12 Palace Street, Caernarfon.
Here's a bit of background on 'Bocs' and 'Gwead' borrowed from Bocs' website:
Gŵyl Arall and Bocs present to you an innovative, contemporary art exhibition from established and emerging North Wales artists. Showcasing a combination of mixed media collage, painting, sculpture, video, printmaking, photography and installation. Bocs is very proud to be working alongside Gŵyl Arall this year, in what will be the first of many exhibitions to come. Bocs is a non-profit co-operative of young artists, encompassing visual arts, music and performance, to support and showcase local talent. Bocs grew out of Oriel Dafydd Hardy and will be opening their own arts space very soon!
“The aim of gwead.com is to introduce the work of contemporary photographers from Europe’s oldest cultures- at the moment; Wales, Brittany, the Basque Country and Catalonia. By submitting visual work and sharing of cultures that are either similar in language, culture and history or a historical or linguistic we hope to strengthen the relationship between them. We may add more countries in the future. In addition to delivering work on the web, we will display the work in exhibitions, festivals and galleries over the coming months and years. This websites is Rhodri Owen idea of Ysbyty Ifan in Wales. “
Running alongside the exhibition will be the festival itself which celebrates Welsh art, literature, music, poetry etc a full programme of events can be found HERE