DINAS POWYS ART EXHIBITION BRIMMING WITH TALENT

Dinas Powys Art Group , now in its 25th year, will be holding its annual exhibition at the Parish Hall on Saturday 29th and Sunday 30th of June, from 10am till 4pm each day. Feedback last year was extremely positive, with many comments about the high quality of the artwork and the range of subjects. This year there will be some new features to appeal to an even wider audience:

  • In addition to a wide variety of original paintings, there will be a selection of artwork painted on the theme of Music
  • A variety of framed artwork in a range of styles and media including watercolour, acrylic, oil, mixed media, collage, graphite will be on display and available for purchase.

Children’s’ Exhibition

This year for the first time, we are delighted to welcome a dedicated exhibition of artwork created by Year 5 pupils of Dinas Powys Primary School. Their artwork is on the subject of Rivers. We look forward to being able to provide a platform for these young artists.

There will be a few prizes for children creating the best artwork and demonstrating the greatest effort. The winners will be announced at 3pm on Saturday 29th June at around 3pm.

As well as giving group members a chance to show their work, the exhibition will be raising funds for charity.

Admission to the exhibition  is £2 for adults, and children can come in free of charge. Children particularly enjoy getting involved in voting for the “People’s Choice” of favourite painting.

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2015 Summer Art Exhibition

The Dinas Powys Art Group is pleased to announce its annual Summer Art Exhibition.

Summer Art Exhibition Dates: 6th-7th June 2015 (10am-4pm) Venue: Parish Hall, Britway Road, Dinas Powys
Dinas Powys Art Group is hosting its annual art exhibition of members’ art work at the Parish Hall in Dinas Powys on the 6th and 7th June 2015 from 10am to 4pm. We again will be supporting a local Charity, this year we have chosen Marie Curie Hospice (formerly called Holme Tower), who will benefit from donations from the sales of paintings, refreshments and raffle. Entry to the exhibition 50p includes a cup of tea/coffee or squash. The group is known for it’s high standard of work and there is sure to be something that appeals to your taste. So why not bring a friend and enjoy the paintings and relax with a cuppa? For more information contact the Secretary, Sara Bentley, on 029 20512709 or via our web-site www.dinaspowysartgroup.org.uk

20th Anniversary Summer Art Exhibition

The Dinas Powys Art Group is pleased to announce its 20th Anniversary Summer Art Exhibition.

Summer Art Exhibition

Dates: 7th-8th June 2014

Venue: Lee Hall, Britway Road, Dinas Powys

 

Dinas Powys Art Group celebrates it’s 20th Anniversary as a constituted group, with an exhibition of members art work at the Lee Hall in Dinas Powys on the 7th and 8th June 2014 from 10am to 4pm. We are especially hoping that past members will come along and view some of the photographs from days past.

We again will be supporting a local Charity, this year we have chosen The Amelia Trust Farm who will benefit from donations from the sales of paintings, refreshments and raffle – this year there is a special prize of a £50 voucher for a meal at the Huntsman in Dinas Powys.

Entry to the exhibition 50p includes a cup of tea/coffee or squash.

The group is known for it’s high standard of work and there is sure to be something that appeals to your taste. So why not bring a friend and enjoy the paintings and relax with a cuppa?

For more information contact the secretary on 029 20512138 or via our web-site www.dinaspowysartgroup.org.uk

“See Me” exhibition

“This is a memory from when I was really happy. My mum used to walk me to school through a graveyard. There were Cherry Trees everywhere.” CR, aged 15.

The Foster Care Cooperative announces the opening event of its “See Me” art exhibition at West Wharf Gallery, Cardiff on 5 April 2014 from 12pm featuring the artwork of Looked After Children from around Wales. The launch event is being opened by Karl Davies, Chief Adviser Wales at the BBC Trust. The exhibition and launch event is open to the public, who are invited to read the accompanying narratives explaining the at times moving thoughts and memories behind the impressive and varied array of paintings and collages. The exhibition is much more than just a collection of paintings, it marks a retrospective of experiences and an expression of personal perceptions as related by young people in the care system in Wales. As a collection it represents a heart-warming, refreshing and sometimes raw insight into young minds, who look to the future with the unswerving support of their foster carers and organisations such as the Foster Care Cooperative.
The Foster Care Cooperative exists to support both Looked After Children and foster carers.
There are nearly 6000 children in the care of local authorities in Wales over ⅓ of whom are aged between 10 and 15 years old. Less than 5% live in residential placements, only 5% are placed for adoption while over ¾ of Looked After Children live with foster carers. There has been a slow increase in adoptions but waiting times to move between entry into care and adoption is on average over 2½ years1.
See Me Art Exhibition 2014These figures underline the pivotal role of the foster carer – ordinary yet extraordinary people – who offer stability, love and direction for vulnerable and often misunderstood young people of all ages.
The young people, who have contributed to this art exhibition, attended three art workshops in which they were assisted in the process of collecting their thoughts into a series of sketches and doodles and then translating these thoughts into a concept and composition, which they went on to finish as a painting or collage. Many surprised themselves at what they were able to achieve, but as budding artists they definitely have the edge: life experience.
If you would like to view their work, the exhibition is open from 5-19th April at West Wharf Gallery, top floor of Jacob’s Building, Cardiff CF10 5DB. Tel: 07904 514942.
Launch event open to the public with light refreshments and music by Midnight Martini at 12pm, 5 April.
Organised by the Foster Care Cooperative, www.fostercarecooperative.co.uk, Tel: 029 2046 4348.
1 Source: http://www.baaf.org.uk/res/statwales

Autumn Art and Craft Sale

Autumn Art and Craft Sale

Dates: Saturday, 2nd November

Venue: Parish Hall, Britway Road, Dinas Powys

 

A wide selection of art and craftwork will be available including:

  • Beautifully framed pieces of artwork
  • Christmas Cards
  • Greetings Cards
  • Embroidery
  • Other items of art and craftwork in a range of media and styles

It could be an ideal opportunity to buy some early Christmas presents.

Summer Exhibition 2013

The Dinas Powys Art Group is pleased to announce its Summer Exhibition.

Summer Exhibition

Dates: 8th-9th June 2013

Venue: Lee Hall, Britway Road, Dinas Powys

 

A range of artwork will be featured by artists in the group.

Artwork will be on sale.

A contribution of proceeds will be donated towards the Foundation for Kidney Research Wales charity.

Between the Lines

When: Tuesday, 16 April 2013, until Saturday, 11 May 2013,

Where: Art Central, Kings Square, Barry, Vale of Glamorgan.

Through the combined mediums of pencil drawings, black and white film photographs and written statements a unique record of our community will be documented.
This project is designed to go beneath the surface appearance and beyond the superficial statements made about our community.
Each participant will have their portrait drawn and a black and white photograph taken. They are invited to write a short profile of their lives and offer a written message. The result is a dialogue between each individual sitter and the community.
Those taking part will share their voice and experiences. Each individual voice is paramount to the success of this project. The project will evolve by ‘word of mouth’ with those taking part suggesting someone they believe has contributed to the community and been an inspiration in their lives. Thus the project is ongoing, creating some interesting and sometimes surprising links.
The project aims to be as diverse and open as possible being led by those taking part and those that inspire.

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