Craft In The Bay, Cardiff Bay
Sat 14 Mar-Sun 10 May
Drawing together three artists who share a similar interest in nature, Standing Still looks at the environment through various artistic mediums. Nick Davies, Sasha Kingston and Jayne Walker have all found creative inspiration in the landscapes of south and west Wales, examining the rocky contours and surfaces of the Welsh coastline.
Davies, based in Llantwit Major, uses the “micro world of nature” in order to inspire her artwork. After studying at the University Of South Wales, she found an interest in creating art using embossed printmaking, photography and semi-sculptural techniques. Kingston studied at the Royal College Of Art and uses a range of techniques from printing and stitching to paperwork, often inspired by the structure of plant life and maps. Using Crystacal plaster, Walker creates three-dimensional sculptures inspired by the various effects of erosion on the landscape, also utilising pencil drawings to further emphasise textures like water and sand.
Alongside the exhibition, there are opportunities to get involved with a programme of workshops, aimed at schoolchildren, teachers, students and the general public to explore ideas, materials and the artistic process. Upcoming workshops include Painting With Nature with Amanda Blake (Sat 7, Sun 8 and Sat 14 Mar) and Paper Sculpture with Danielle Sullivan (Sat 28 Mar).
Admission: free. Info: 029 2048 4611 / www.makersguildinwales.org.uk (LM)