My ‘Aildanio’ Emerging Artist Commission for the 2022 DAC Art Prize

At the beginning of September 2022 I recieved one of the six Emerging Artist Commissions for the ‘Aildanio’ DAC 2022 Art Prize (DAC – Disability Arts Cymru).  My ‘Silent Voices’ pieces: Pandemic: Numbers and Pandemic Anger will go on tour throughout Wales in 2022 and 2023, starting at g39 and finishing at the Glynn Vivian.

Opening of the Aildanio Show at g39, Cardiff on 18th November 2022

I was very fortunate to be given the Cardiff based artist Angela Davies as my Mentor for the commission – which was a incredible experience.

My proposal was to research traditional Welsh Celtic designs, warrior face painting, body markings, jewellery designs, traditional fabric dying and Celtic symbolism. 
Creating 3D fabric masks using stitching and layering fabric techniques including designs and printing on the fabrics. A mask that represents Skin the fabric of our body – the fabric of our society – through the development of techniques and ideas – Masks made in fabric, using recycled fabrics, threads using various stitching techniques. I was really keen to look at innovative ways to present these works. 

How lucky am I, The Aildanio exhibition will tour across 5 other galleries in Wales during 2023.

There will be a programme of workshops run by some of the exhibiting artists at each venue, we’ll keep you informed of dates for these as they’re confirmed. 

Below are the dates that Aildanio will be at each gallery : 

Cynon Valley Museum – 7th January – 11th February 2023

Galeri, Caernarfon 4th March – 5th April 2023

Ty Pawb, Wrexham – 21st April – 27th May 2023

Oriel Davies, Newtown – 9th June – 9th July 2023

Glynn Vivian, Swansea – 22nd July – 3rd September 2023

Photo’s by Ray Hobbs .

Author: roz moreton

artist - creative producer living in south wales

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