Wrecsam Art Vend & Onwards…

So its been a little while shall we say… Art vend I found out about the closure of Oriel Wrecsam (probably may favourite gallery) that i have such a connection with. It gave me my first chance to grab at the slippy old balloon of the art bubble dream back in 2008 on selection forContinue reading “Wrecsam Art Vend & Onwards…”

Alan Whitfield @llawn02

Not long until 19th to 21st September LLAWN – Llandudno Arts Weekend I will be over at Haus of Helfa with my projection in response to Llandudno’ lost buildings. My short film in response to Gareth Griffith work in situ with his installation and the spoken word of Rhys Trimble. Also due to the ResponseContinue reading “Alan Whitfield @llawn02”

Manau Coll | Lost Spaces

I was asked to respond to some of the history of Tedder House in Llandudno for Ideas People Places, working alongside Marc Rees, Lisa Carter and Helfa Gelf. Now standing empty stripped back to the bare bricks, all the that remains of the old R.A.F.A Club are stories and a few artefacts amongst the survivingContinue reading “Manau Coll | Lost Spaces”

Welsh Streets

  In times of austerity councils like to take large a chunk of cash for condemning what they call derelict houses. They have done it with many parts of Liverpool now. Edge lane, parts of Anfield and Smithdown Road to name a few! Many of the terraces have gone but ls left is dystopian withContinue reading “Welsh Streets”

Alan Whitfield, Risk, Sale Arts Centre

I grew up in an industrial northern town. In the 1980s the industry left… British industry underwent a period of turbulent change during the 1980s as a result of new government policies.  The Thatcher administration then advanced the concept of ‘The Industrial Estate’, which became an out of town regeneration scheme that every town wanted. AsContinue reading “Alan Whitfield, Risk, Sale Arts Centre”

Llandudno Welcomes You

‘Llandudno welcomes you’ as the sign says reaching the brow to he hill at Penrynside. Always sticks in my mind. Such an iconic sign for the area, hence its recent renovation. However when all the glitz and pomp post extravaganza ad summer merriment. Clandudno becomes a cold lonely place until march. In simple terms weContinue reading “Llandudno Welcomes You”

White Wall @ Llawn01 2013

My response to the empty space that was Dolgarrog Aluminium works and the pride of the people who worked there. The work was part of Haus of Helfa for Llawn01. Taken from an 8mm cine film projection found at a car boot sale and over 3 hrs of conversation with John ‘Brickie’ Roberts. Then projected onContinue reading “White Wall @ Llawn01 2013”

Ffoto Alternative @ Bodalwydden 2013

  For just under two years now I have been working with the group Ffoto Alternative and planning their biggest exhibition to date at Bodelwyddan Castle. The work was to document the 25th anniversary of the castle. Also alongside our work we was lucky to be paired with the National Portrait Gallery who brought aContinue reading “Ffoto Alternative @ Bodalwydden 2013”

‘Risk’ Sale Waterside Arts Centre

  Early in the year I applied to be part of a project at Sale Arts Centre through Arts Council England. On selection the course ran over spring/summer. It was structured around artistic talks from established artist Len Grant and Mishka Henner, group discussion and planning for the show. We decided as group to callContinue reading “‘Risk’ Sale Waterside Arts Centre”

Helfa Gelf

Helfa Gelf is almost upon us. This is my maiden voyage into an event i have supported for a long time. I feel as I have grown as an artist Helfa Gelf, each year has cultivated me into new sprouts of direction and appreciation. I have covered all the counties the event covers Denbighshire, Flintshire,Continue reading “Helfa Gelf”