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‘Swarm’ Art Exhibition at Cwmcarn Forest Visitor Centre – 15th 21st August 2022

The Cwmcarn Forest Visitor Centre is surrounded by some spectacular countryside. There is a lake and many paths that can lead you around and to the top of Twmbarlwm where it is said that the body of Bran, a giant Silurian chieftain is buried, his body and gold protected by a swarm of bees if anyone tries to steal the treasure. It is also said that he will rise out of the earth in defence of Wales if it is under threat from any external force or army. On the outside of Cwmcarn Forest Visitor Centre is a sculpture created…

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Box Art Gallery

Introducing the Box Gallery NONaffArt is proud to announce the opening of a gallery space in our studio at the Newbridge Memo which will be hosting work by members of the studio. Each month an artist will be presenting recent and ongoing work that can be viewed in the gallery space during the opening times of the studio. Olivia is a resident ceramicist at NONaffArt. Olivia originally studied Fine Art in college and moved on to specialise in ceramics, finishing with a BA (Hons) in the subject from Cardiff Metropolitan University in 2019. Description Olivia specialises in hand built sculptural…

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Meet the Artist: Rebecca Hammett/TEMMAH

Rebecca Hammett’s fascination with creating art through building, drawing, and painting started as far back as she can remember “I regard art not as just a career path but as a way of life, what’s more as a means of human communication”. Rebecca is dyslexic and sees creative practices as a language that was more accessible to her when she was young “Art was always more in a language I could understand gave me a system of being able to digest and communicate in a fashion more suited to my thinking in it could morph between the lines of cognitive thought”.   After…

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Bran and the Bees at Cwmcarn Forest Visitor Centre

NONaffArt is proud to be involved in the unveiling of a new sculpture project at Cwmcarn Forest. The project explores the myths and legends surrounding Twmbarlwm which has a long and inspiring history in Welsh culture. NONaffArt have been busy working on this exciting project for the last couple of months to illustrate the myth of Bran and the bees. See if you can spot them on your next walk past. The Myths The Welsh myth describes a battle that took place between wasps and the bees over a horde of treasure which was hidden at Twmbarlwm and being guarded…

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NONaffArt ARTIST OF THE MONTH

Congratulations to Michael Owen for being our first NONaffArt Artist of the Month! Michael has attended all of our figurative ceramic sessions at the Newbridge Memo as a complete beginner to sculpting, yet over just a short period of time achieved work of such a high quality and detail. When he was in school, Michael was told that he could not paint and draw, which has put Michael off creating art for years. Since he joined NONaffArt and attended Fine Art, Print, Life Drawing, and Figurative Sculptural Ceramics, both his confidence and creative skills have grown. His work is going…

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