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.

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CASW Tuesday Free Lectures – 24th January 2017- 7:30 – Cardiff University – School of Architecture CF10 3NB

Kevin Sinnott

Kevin Sinnott is a contemporary artist born in Sarn, South Wales and educated at Cardiff Collge of Art, Gloucestershire College of Art and the Royal College of Art. Having worked in London and Europe he returned to Wales in 1995 where he has become established in the forefront of the renaissance in Welsh painting.While his work is substantially concerned with human relationships there is an enduring influence of the South Wales landscape .

He has recently opened a stunning modern gallery in Pontycymmer which houses his most recent paintings .These latest works illustrate formative historical events located within the towns and valleys of South Wales translating them into the narrative history of Pontycmmer and its surroundings.

In 2007 he was elected to the Royal Cambrian Academy.He is recognised internationally with paintings housed all over the world from The Metropolitan Museum , New York to The National Museum of Wales in which the ever popular “Running Away with the Hairdresser” may be seen. 

Sinnott, Kevin; Running Away with the Hairdresser; Amgueddfa Cymru - National Museum Wales;
Sinnott, Kevin; Running Away with the Hairdresser; Amgueddfa Cymru – National Museum Wales;





JAC SAORSA – Artist: The Abject Artist: Exploring the Capacity of Art to Communicate the Experience of Illness

Lecture Theatre 0.53, School of Architecture
King Edward VII Drive – Cardiff

Date(s) – Tuesday, November 22, 2016
7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Jac Saorsa is a visual artist and researcher. Her background is in philosophy and creative practice and she has extensive international teaching experience in higher education. Her work is rooted in the Medical Humanities and is characterised by an interdisciplinary mix of practice and theory where the overarching theme is questioning how, as human beings, we experience and engage with the world and with others in it. She focuses on this engagement through exploring the relationship between sickness and health, and the existential experience of illness. This has led to various projects, solo and collaborative, in the field of arts and medicine including Drawing Women’s Cancer: Art Science and the Lived Experience.