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 .

UNBOUND

UNBOUND is a site specific group exhibition at the Lady Street Gallery in Kidwelly, Carmarthenshire in partnership with Gwendraeth Arts Lab.

…UNBOUND is a very special show that I am part of and I have had the privilege of working along side Sian Barlow & Suzie Ross on a site specific exhibition at the Lady Street Gallery in Kidwelly, Carmarthenshire in partnership with Gwendraeth Arts Lab.

This is truly a beautiful art show, creating for a site specific show is very special in so many ways, working with other artists, working in an inspiring environment and stretching ones thinking of how we interact with the landscape of life…

My approach to UNBOUND was to look at how we as the human race – represented by ‘a mask’ and ‘a box’ imprint and bind into the landscape.
Placing ‘a mask’ & ‘a box’ in the under growth of the fabulous and magical gardens of the Lady Street Gallery leaving it, seeing how nature interacts with them and Unbound them…

Taking film and images over several weekends of the progress of nature…

If you are in the area it would be love to see you. It is open from:
Sat/Sun 4th/5th December 2021 11am – 4pm
Sat/Sun 11th/12th December 2021 11am – 4pm

I am giving a online tour and workshop on the Saturday 4th Dec at 11am.

Plus we are also doing a Zoom ‘In Conversation with Sian, Roz and Suzie’ Saturday, 4th December 2021 from 4 – 5pm
If you are interested you can book here

…mask…self…isolation…

I have been suffering from Chronic Migraines since 2009…

I have a rare brain condition and the up shot of that is I suffer with migraines… mine are chronic more than 15 a month…

To help me cope with the pain over the years I have been drawing and photographing my migraine experience during the experience of the migraine…

These have now developing into MASKS and now that we are in Self Isolation due to Covid-19 I have developed these into my “Self – Isolation – Masks”

Developed through stages –

…grasses project – paths…

I have been working on photographing and drawing and painting grasses for nearly 5 years; I call it my Grasses Project, and over that time I have developed numerous ideas from drawing, painting, photographing and filming grass and how we humans interact with it, one of these is looking at paths…

Roz Moreton - Grasses Project - Paths - Kidwelly 2019
Roz Moreton - Grasses Project - Paths - Burry Port 2018
Roz Moreton - Grasses Project - Paths - Burry Port 2019

Focusing on Paths that are created by humans and how we respond to animals tracks through grass-lands and fields:

paths that we create when we are forced to make to avoid obstacles

paths that we create when we want to take a short cut

paths created instantly when running through long grass

paths created through the contours of the land

I have been documenting these by taking a series of photographs and films…

This is now being developed into a project idea (I am currently looking for funding) which will be working with landowners in partnership project to formulate interactive responses to the land and the routes that we are creating and mapping on our landscape…

…#twitterartexhibit

 

This is all the work I have been doing to submit a entry into the #twitterartexhibit art show in New York City, all artists donate their art pieces for free and all sales will then go to Foster Pride, an art based charity and the young people they support.

At the time of writing this the organisers were aiming for 800 entries but have now got well over 1020 which is fab news! You can see more entries on Instagram to with #twitterartexhibit. For more info on the go to http://twitterartexhibit.org

The Art work is postcard size and is produce in Japanese Ink on Handmade Japanese Paper. The idea came from sketches that I have being doing in my little sketch book (first image) and the developed from other life drawings – I am really happy with the final result (final image!) and have done some more with a watercolour finish too. It would be great to get any feedback…

The piece is called ‘REFLEX ION’