Tuesday, 13 September 2011

A Weekend in Cardiff - not just work

A weekend in Cardiff  for the annual meeting of British Bryological Society, with bonus of  amazing sound of 500 voices AngloWelsh Male Voice Choirs at St David's Hall and just as I was leaving for the train, cheering on the runners of the Cardiff 10K as they streamed past Cardiff Castle.
In between committee meetings and listening to scientific papers , I made the most of being in the National Museum of Wales to spend time among the fantastic work in the newly opened galleries devoted to contemporary art. I particularly enjoyed seeing the sketches and photographs of Graham Sutherland and work by Ceri Richards. There was one small painting "Welsh Coastline" using the same 'grattage' techniques as the work of Max Ernst which was just so atmospheric, I could have taken it home.  Makes me want to try those techniques on fabric.

Making good progress on my 'Text' journal quilts, adding hand stitch while on the train. I'll be spending Thursday and Friday finishing them off and working on my International Quilt Challenge piece on 'light and Shadow.  

1 comment:

Pheasant Run Studio said...

Thanks for telling me about the Saatchi Gallery. I've gone to the website. I'm coming to England in Nov. This is my third trip and the Tate is on my list, but the Saatchi looks interesting too. I have 3 days in London so if you have any other suggestions for a mixed media artist who is currently working in ceramics and is a quilt lover, please let me know.