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

Laura Ford: Fantasy, Menace and Tenderness: Facets of a very Modern Sculptor


Laura Ford, born in Cardiff, studied at Bath Academy of Art, 1978-1982, which included a sojourn at the Cooper Union School of Art, New York , followed by Chelsea School of Art for a year .Among a host of very eminent tutors were Anthony Gormley and Peter Randall-Page. At Chelsea  she became a lecturer from 1983-1995 after which she was Senior Lecturer in Art at Middlesex University. Now she lives in Camden with her husband and children.
She is identified with the New British Sculpture Movement. Her work is found in a multitude of prestigious collections including the Tate, the V and A, MOMA and the National Museum of Wales, to name but a few.
Laura Ford’s sculptures are faithful representations of fantasy both menacing and tender. Meticulous observation together with humour engage with a wide perspective on social and political issues. Her work is both intensely crafted and playful and she employs a wide range of media. 

Lisvane Saturday Lunches – Laura Ford – 25th March 10:30. Please click on link for more details lisvane-25-3-17



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;