Events and Exhibitions
‘flow’ HeARTh Gallery/Oriel y Aelwyd
Creativity, Dance and Movement: Gwanwyn Festival May 2nd – May 3oth Llandough Hosptial, Vale of Glamorgan
The Gwanwyn Festival supported by Age Cymru takes place each year across Wales. As part of the celebrations, the HeARTh Gallery has focussed its attention on creative expression through movement, balance and strength building, Creative Visualisation and Mindfulness and the creation of a relaxing space in the gallery.
Using a combination of projected film footage taken from regular visits to the Glynneath Valley (Ystradfellte), the consideration for the Gwanwyn Festival is to focus on bringing the natural environment to the HeARTh Gallery.
The moving images on display are transposed over paintings with the intention of creating the same mesmerising response one has to experiencing a flowing waterfall. The viewer is suspended in the present and therefore encouraged to engage in a mindful experience.
‘a shared walk’
Made in Roath Festival, Cardiff
October 2017: The Old Laundry, Braeval Street, Roath, Cardiff
An exploration of Roath Park, Cardiff by a group of 8 artists, and their invited ‘plus 1’. The exhibition of artworks explored 2 miles of diverse community spaces brings together a wide range of creative collaborative responses with visual conversations inside and outside of the group.
The shared walk is being developed into a walkable trail and artworks will be digitized and mapped to specific locations following the trail. The website walkers will be able to discover the artworks in the locations that inspired them.
‘an ephemeral rose’ (detail) transparent images suspended german etching paper
‘roath park ferns’ (detail) transparent image suspended over german etching paper print
‘transient‘ mixed media drawing on german etching paper
The Old Hall, Cowbridge High Street, Cowbridge, Vale of Glamorgan
September 4th – 27th 2017
‘Chasing Shadows’ An intimate exhibition exploring transience and renewal in nature.
Layer apon layer; a combination of digital media transposed over subtle transparencies, paintings depicting the flow of a waterfall, shadow drawings and white sculptural forms representing rolling pebbles turning with the ebb and flow of tides.
Art Central Galllery, Vale of Glamorgan: 10th Anniversary Celebration Exhibition.
November 5th – January 30th 2017
Deborah Drew Designs: Interior Design Company, Cardiff
Working alongside Deborah Drew, Interior Designer, I offer an Arts Advisory Service which has been established for clients who require assistance with art placement, sourcing and the commissioning of private artworks for their home.
Some examples of bespoke images commissioned for private clients:
for further information on my experimental sculptures, please visit www.twitter.com/nick1967_nick
Women Artist’s Association:
March 5th – 16th April 2016 at Arts Central, Vale of Glamorgan
‘Threads of Nature’ Exhibition:
Penarth Pier Pavilion, Penarth, Cardiff
Exhibition dates: Penarth Pier Pavilion – December 2nd – December 13th 2015:
Jennie Gough, Lucy Thomas and myself have recently completed our MA in Fine Art at the University of South Wales and have been working on a collaborative project titled ‘Threads of Nature’. The title represents our interconnectedness through our ties to representing natural phenomena.
Examples of reflected tree patterns in water (Nick Davies)
Threads of Nature Educational Project: Lines within Nature
As part of our group exhibition, we have undertaken an Educational Project linked to our ‘Threads of Nature’, titled ‘Lines within Nature’ looking at exploring observational and landscape line drawings with 8-11 year olds. We have just produced a Threads of Nature catalogue and recently displayed work with the National Trust at Dinefwr Castle (Newton House) at Llandeilo in September 2015.
Final MA Arts Practice Exhibition:
University of South Wales, Treforest Campus: Held from: Friday 18th – 23rd September 2015.
Examples of combined wire and sculpture installation: MA Arts Practice Final Show (Nick Davies)
West Wharf Gallery, Cardiff
Axoaxonic – University of South Wales, MA Arts Practice Interim Show. May 2015.
Oriel Mimosa, Llandeilo
You are able to view some of my Welsh Landscapes situated in this lovely little gallery in Llandeilo from April 2015.
I have a regular collection of landscape work on display at the Arbenning Restaurant, 6-10, Romilly Crescent, Pontcanna, Cardiff. (www.arbennig.co.uk)
Oriel y Bont Gallery: Ty Crawshay, University of South Wales
During my course of study at the University of South Wales, I have been involved with MA Arts Exhibitions at the Oriel y Bont Gallery, University of South Wales. (2013 – 2015)
Women’s Arts Association
From February – March, to celebrate International Women’s Day in Art Central, Barry (Vale of Glamorgan) and at the Butetown History and Arts Centre, (Cardiff) exhibition events are held annually.
‘Untitled Art Fair’
Chelsea Old Town Hall, Kings Road, London
In May of 2014, I exhibited at the ‘Untitled Art Fair’ May 2014 in the Chelsea Old Town Hall, Kings Road, London.
National Eisteddfod of Wales 2012
As part of the Eisteddfod celebrations situated in the Vale of Glamorgan, I had the opportunity to exhibit in the Exhibitors Hall with other contemparory artists and societies.
St Donats Art Centre, St Donats Castle, Vale of Glamorgan
During July – August of 2012, I was invited to have a solo exhibition at St Donats Art Centre, where I produced paintings relating to my local coastline.
I was recently part of an arts show titled ‘Oil, Metal, Stone, Wood’ that exhibited at the Oriel Canfas, Pontcanna Street Gallery, Cardiff from Saturday 25th February 2012 – Saturday 24th March 2012. It was an interesting and diverse exhibition as we were four artists who’s work was inspired by nature but was expressed in four different media.
Oriel Ty Coch / Pontcanna Street Gallery Cardiff
I have had paintings on show at what was a lovely little gallery in Cardiff up until March 2012.