Bowl With FragmentsMatthew Tomalin

Bowl With Fragments
Matthew Tomalin

GestianaElfyn Lewis

Gestiana
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

CASW 80th Anniversary Lecture – Trevor Fishlock – Art, Love and Money:The Davies Sisters of Llandinam.

As part of CASW 80th anniversary celebrations Trevor Fishlock will be giving a lecture titled Art, Love and Money : The Davies Sisters of Llandinam. The event is being held in the Temple of Peace, Cardiff on Wednesday 6th April 2017. 

Trevor Fishlock is a writer and broadcaster who reported as a foreign correspondent from more than sixty countries for The Times and The Daily Telegraph. He is the author of books on Wales, India, Russia, America and on nineteenth-century exploration, and has written and presented more than one hundred and fifty television programmes about life and history in Wales.

 

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

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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