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 for the Wrecsam Open. But now revitalised and mowing into pastures new its last Hara was Art Vend. The project selected artist to submit 50 pieces of work to go to vending machines placed around Wrecsam over the next few months. The work I submitted took the form of a Digital Protection locked away in the little plastic casual.  Alongside this sits the brilliant documentary of the gallery in its closing weeks from https://twitter.com/OrielWresidency This was created by Simon Proffitt more of his work can be seen here  A real eye for detail…

Artist in Oriel Gwynedd

Time is flying by with the project over at Oriel Gwynedd, Bangor. You can keep up to speed with the work and what I’m doing here https://tocynnwr.exposure.co I am about to start documenting the closure of the old gallery over the next coming months.

Bodelwydden Castle

I have an Exhibition coming up from 25 April – 5 July 2015 alongside Susan Williams and Wendy Leah Dawson. I have been documenting the many signs of Tremeirchion for such a small village about 1 square mile with over 30 signs that I have managed to documenttre-20tre finals

Helfa Gelf

I’m also making a return to my third Helfa Gelf this year. I will be once again camped out in Haus Of Helfa, Llandudno after receiving confirmation of my work been selected. Think poems rubber bands and 360 degrees

 

Connect 2

Ffloc has been selected to work on a 3 week residency as part of connect 2 at Aberystwyth Arts Centre during May which will entail a visually projected element and poetry. This is going to be a massive challenge but great fun. This is to evolve into a bigger project IMG_20150327_160545

 

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Click On Cymru @orielcolwyn


Click on Cymru at Oriel Colwyn

I’m a Youth Worker for Conwy County Council in Colwyn bay. I’ve been teaching a group of 8 young people about Photography over the past few months as part of Cwl Cymru. We have been working together on their connection or importance of being Welsh. We have photographed in North wales

  • Betws Y Coed
  • Llandudno
  • Llanwrst
  • Colwyn Bay
  • Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch
  • Bangor

We also took the group down to Cardiff Bay for a Weekend. Where we also took some photos

We have been lucky to get a space at Oriel Colwyn from the 11th January. Which we are followed by the excellent Tom Wood and Mike McCartney after him. So im really chuffed to be able to finish the project in such style. Make sure you check out http://orielcolwyn.org/ above the theatre and the great work Paul Sampson is doing.

Hopefully see you there

Alan’s War of the Worlds


The beach came from the sea they seemed to be constructing it for weeks and only working by night

The building of coastal sea defences captured at night in Colwyn Bay, Conwy, North Wales

 

The night Black & White Met.


The night Black & White Met.

Monochrome,

On distant hills.

Sheep look dirty,

on white rutted fields.

7 lines,

Follow our track,

Sending information,

To the world,

And back.

Wind swept.

Remote.

These commuters,

Hardened folk.

Platform pulls in,

Foot prints in snow.

Well trodden greats,

Return from departure hrs ago.

Black Barisal bushes.

Break up the white.

Darkness grows stronger,

Retracting the light.

 

Three Thought’s…


I had some good thinking time over the Christmas break and this what i come up with. It was filmed above Penmeanmawr quarry in Conwy North Wales. It’s great it has that on top of the world feel

Heres the words from the video

Three Thoughts

spent like taught timber,
i leave my slumber.
unhappy i repine.
there are many points,
all of which i plunder.

burst the ballyhoo.
in the clearing its dark.
no red brest.
just the longest legs.
branches make me rethink.
evergreen the pine waves.
i know that man in the dark,
i feel safe again he looks out for me.

returning to this warmth.
a strange sensation, i felt like an island.
unknown to where, a week later i see it on the horizon.
out at sea me safe under the tree.
thoughts so clear even the unattainable is changeable.
falling sleepy at last I’m one with me.

 

Im trying a new approch to my blog


Hello…

Having blogged for sometime i’m still not sure I really get it.

What is it?

What is your aim from blogging. Read, contribute, inspiration or just display.

Well enough of all that yesterday I went to the quarry above llanfairfechan in Conwy north Wales. I didn’t rock my world but it got my head and eyes working. Over christmas  went to a forestry commission log cabin. This is where I can pin point the old cogs
Working productively.

I thought of some words of how I was feeling while there. So yesterday I did some filming on the top of the hill. I also took some pictures with a real camera (well digital) so these are in production to make a little video with some words…

 

Poem: lookout/outlook by Alan Whitfield


outlook/lookout

Smelling salts provoke senses

make me watch,

make me Stair,

as the ballet is performed.

;

Up,

Pirouette,

Stretch,

Bettering.

;

The Humbug sheen

pulls you to its fulcrum

in and in,

deeper.

;

Again playing,

moving your mind.

Pockets rise as it breath before me

reaching far returning near.

;

A Line so long straight

like a taught table lace.

Only when you look so far

does evolving stop.

;

Dark gray lightens

as black mass encroaches

still tight, but moulded angular

Does it come to great