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 suported by Pontio, University of Bangor and Arts Council of Wales.

Cerebellium 2014 was an immersive theatre experience and I painted live while Professor Guillaume Thierry, playing Professor Kurtz, explained the workings of his ‘brain in the vat’.

The brain in the vat, communicating through music to the scientists and friends. The infinity loop connects the mind consciousness to the brain matter.

 

14 Mar
2014

Cerebellium

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 being supported by the Arts Council of Wales for Pontio, Bangor University’s new arts centre.Cerebellium

23 Feb
2014

Storm Damage

I went for a walk on Criccieth beach yesterday and was horrified to see so many dead birds in a one mile stretch. It really brought home to me the impact the weather is having on our whole ecology.
I drew these birds in my sketch book, and took photos with my phone. Today I put them together into a short video. See the video on the Artworks

drawing in sketchbook, ink on paper

Storm Damage - Razorbill

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8 Jan
2014

Cerebellium

I have been invited to participate in a new Cerebellium project for Pontio, Bangor.

Iwan Brioc directs and this will be a collaboration with myself, a composer, a designer and a neuroscientist. Watch this space for further information. Performances will be on March 29 2014.

 

After Hours at the Polestar Club

8 Jan
2014

New Courses at Bangor University

I have been invited to deliver two newly accredited courses for Elevate, Bangor University:

Professional Practice for the Creative Industries

Elevate course flyer

Elevate course flyer

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Artist Facilitator Skills – theory and practice

Elevate course flyer

Elevate course flyer

 

 

12 Nov
2013

Cloud drawings

I have been making cloud drawings from observation in a ‘condition of connected looking’ (Hayes 2013)

12 Nov
2013

Training grant for calligraphy

I have just been awarded a training grant from Arts Council of Wales to undertake a correspondence course in Calligraphy with the Society of Scribes and Illuminators. The training will take place during 2014.

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.

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