Bowl With FragmentsMatthew Tomalin

Bowl With Fragments
Matthew Tomalin

GestianaElfyn Lewis

Elfyn Lewis

Summer Coastline DetailIwan Gwyn Parry

Summer Coastline Detail
Iwan Gwyn Parry

About the Society

The Society was conceived in the 1930s following the economic depression and resulted from a belief in the ability of the visual arts to uplift the human spirit in times of material adversity. In 1935 a major touring exhibition of contemporary art was promoted by a prominent group of London-Welsh and was curated by Augustus John. The following year the group arranged a high grade exhibition at the National Eisteddfod in Fishguard, using it to involve notable Welsh-based individuals to explore the formation of a society devoted largely to indigenous contemporary art.

Latest Events

Sacha Llewellyn – Winifred Knights

Sacha Llewellyn is an independent researcher and curator and Director of Liss Llewellyn Fine Art with a particular interest in in interwar British Modernism. In 2016 , she curated the first retrospective exhibition of Winifred Knights at the Dulwich Picture Gallery. In addition, Sacha is a writer, her recent publications including catalogue essays for “British Realist Painting between the Wars ” at the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art”.
Winifred Knights [ 1899–1947] , the subject of Sacha’s talk, has been described as “Britain’s unknown genius “. Her 6 foot painting The Deluge, 1920, is one of the most instantly recognisable art works of the 20th century. It has become part of our visual landscape having been reproduced repeatedly thereby posing the question why, until recently, she has been relatively unknown. She had a promising start in her artistic life being accepted into The Slade where the eminent Henry Tonks took a interest in her work. She was outstanding winning the prestigious scholarship to the British School at Rome.
CASW Saturday Lectures and Lunch – Lisvane Memorial Hall – Saturday 2nd September 2017
Booking information to follow.

Vanessa Cutler – The Creative Aspects of Waterjet Cutting for Glass.

 Professor Vanessa Cutler has almost single- handedly pioneered the creative uses of waterjet cutting for glass. The machine uses concentrated jets of water at 55,000 pounds per square inch. Utilising this cutting-edge technology, she produces works of art in glass of great beauty. Professor Cutler trained in Swansea in Architectural Stained Glass subsequently gaining a Masters at the University of Wolverhampton.
Until recently, she worked as an artist using glass technology in the North East employed as a Research Fellow at the University of Sunderland. Professor Cutler gained a PhD and now lectures at the Swansea Metropolitan University as an originator and expert in this field of waterjet glass cutting with projects internationally commissioned. Her stunningly original and beautiful works are held in collections all over the world.
Tuesday 19th September 2017
Cardiff University School of Architecture
Bute Building
King Edward VII Avenue
Cardiff CF10 3NB