Wednesday, 25 September 2013

into lace

One of those inspiring moments, seeing a postcard that I thought was a photograph of a sample of lace, only to realise it's an incredibly detailed drawing. by artist Teresa Whitfield .

Monday, 23 September 2013

It was great to meet the artists from the pilot international residential workshop Popty.  

The artists from South Africa and the UK visited Oriel Myrddin Gallery today to see the current exhibition by Mary Lloyd Jones and to discuss our perspectives on gallery education.

Click to see their blog here.

Monday, 9 September 2013

The Garden exhibition August 2013

This was an unconventional hang and a challenge for me to curate as artworks were placed into an environment which was interesting in its own right. The already photogenic scenes could have presented direct competition with the often subtle artworks, but we wanted to work harmoniously with the site, allowing artwork to be discovered around the garden.

Tuesday, 16 July 2013

Site visit...

Site visit to old Nevern Nurseries for The Garden art exhibition August 2013. 

Monday, 1 July 2013

matter lumina @ Milkwood Gallery, 2013

The second exhibition of group show matter lumina at Milkwood Gallery, Cardiff
curated by Kathryn Campbell Dodd and Seren Stacey.

Seren Stacey, Hue/Saturation, 2012, Tatting: mercerised cotton

Saturday, 9 February 2013

Installation at 54 The Gallery

In this piece, originally a site specific work created for a three storey flour mill, chains of lace tatting run like threads throughout the building. The form of the suspended shuttle suggests a trajectory downwards through the space, a sense of the needle piercing cloth, the transition of memory being passed down. Textiles are often evocative of memory, inheritance, passing down experience through generations. In this video installation, a tatting lesson is taking place between the artist and her grandmother among the sensitive chains of lace, white like flour, blossom or snowflakes falling. 

Camera Obscura photographs on Llallwni Mountain

The box is designed as a perfect volume of space for carrying, containing and protecting. Converted into a portable camera obscura, and fitted with a digital camera, the box is used as a means to view the outside world differently, creating a dialogue between external and internal space. Rugged Welsh landscapes as seen through this ethereal lens provoke alternative ways of looking at material presence. There is beauty in the austerity of the Welsh moorland and the confluence of nature and industry. The camera obscura gives heightened depth of field and a dreamlike quality to the photographs. 

Tuesday, 8 January 2013

Matter lumina 2012

Photographs by Toril Brancher,2012

Seren Stacey
Hue/Saturation 2012
Tatting, mercerised cotton hand dyed with saffron flakes.
Matter Lumina will be exhibited again at Milkwood Gallery in May 2013 

 One of my favourite walks in West Wales at Nanternis. This abandoned farmhouse has always intrigued me- the curtains have been left in the window, leaving me with a curiosity about the story behind this abandoned property, January 2013
Walking afon Teifi, December 2012