15 Jun
2014

New drawings.

I have now completed a set of five drawings in the Selkie Passage series. Ink on paper with graphite.

       

13 Jun
2014

Selkie Passage – new work

I started a new stream of work today – drawings still on the Selkie theme, but with a different approach. There is still a performative process at work, but this one is slower, and based on formal elements rather than observing movement. This is the first image of four – not sure what direction the others will take yet. Watch this space …

12 Jun
2014

Developing Dylan – another workshop

Performance poet Martin Daws and I did a workshop for LIterature Wales with excluded pupils.

They were great and worked really hard for us at generating poetry in response to a line from Dylan Thomas, drawing to music by Busnoys and then making both a book and a video. See the video here.

 

12 Apr
2014

Maria Hayes draws Busnoys on iPad

See my new video of drawings made on an iPad live in response to Busnoys performing on my Artworks page.

The drawings were projected on a screen above the musicians as they played.

Music with permission of Martin Pyne and Busnoys.

10 Apr
2014

Cerebellium 2014

Cerebellium 2014 was an immersive theatre experience. I painted the action live while Professor Guillaume Thierry, playing Professor Kurtz, explained the workings of his ‘brain in the vat’. The brain communicated through music to scientists and friends. Professor Kurtz explained that the infinity loop connects mind consciousness to the brain matter. This production was supported by Pontio, University of Bangor and Arts Council of Wales.

 

14 Mar
2014

Cerebellium 2014

Cerebellium rehearsals are going well. We have built the set and it is almost ready for us to begin working in. We have been developing the piece on paper, in discussion and in dark corridors. Tomorrow things begin in earnest. An invited audience will see this phase of the show during the last week in March. It is hoped that further development will allow the show to tour.

The show is directed by Iwan Brioc, with assistance from Professor Guillaume Thierry (neuroscientist). Also involved are Owen Davies (puppetier), Kevin Patey (composer/musician), Rob Spaull (Digital Artist), Gwyn Eiddior (set designer), Gwion Llwyd (Technical Director) and Ffion Haf (Coordinator).

The show is supported by the Arts Council of Wales and Pontio, Bangor University.

 

Cerebellium

16 Jun
2013

Presentation at Drawing in the University Today, International Drawing Conference, Porto.

I was invited to present my paper Learning to Dance on the Page as part of the International Drawing Conference in Porto, Portugal on 1 June 2013. The two day conference had Drawing in the University Today as its theme. The conference was a great success with many intriguing projects and papers delivered over the packed two day programme. The papers will be published in September. I will post more details when I have them. In the meantime, if anyone requires a copy of my presentation and paper, please do not hesitate to ask.

16 Jun
2013

After Hours at the Polestar Club

Playwright and performer Christine Watkins invited me to be part of ‘After Hours at the Polestar Club’. In 2010 we visited the Arctic together in search of the Northern Lights, and although we didn’t see them, the trip provided inspiration for us both in a number of ways we have worked on since. For this performance we are joined by Sianed Jones and the premier was on 12 June 2013 at Aberystwyth Arts Centre. More performances can be seen on 15 August at Chapter Arts Centre, and at the Green Man Festival 17 and 18 August.

Review for ‘After Hours at the Polestar Club’

15 Aug
2012

Action for Children’s Arts Award

I have just received a letter to tell me that I have been nominated to receive one of the annual Action for Children’s Arts Members’ Awards in recognition of the contribution my work makes to the enrichment of children’s lives through the arts.

The ceremony will be held at BAFTA, Piccadilly, London on 20th October 2012.

I am thrilled and honoured to have been chosen for this award. Thank you to all the children who have worked with me over the years, this is for you, too.

Dylan and Seren drawing movement with the video projection

Dylan and Seren drawing movement with the video projection

 

 

 

 

23 Jul
2012

3D performance drawings

The performance of 3D at Ruthin Craft Centre with NEW Dance on 20 July 2012 went really well. I will post more images soon, but here is one for now.

drawing dance

3D @ Ruthin Craft Centre

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