- Thursday, 18 April 2013
Gwanwyn Festival is back with something for everyone
WALES’s only annual national arts festival for over-50s is back for its seventh year on May 1.
The Gwanwyn Festival from Age Cymru celebrates arts and creativity for older people.
Every May, it promotes four weeks of events across Wales which give over-50s the chance to take part in and enjoy the arts.
- Monday, 15 April 2013
Phil Grabsky, Writer/Director of the superb music documentaries In Search of Mozart and In Search of Beethoven, has turned his hand to fine art, bringing high-profile art exhibits to cinema audiences. Manet, Portraying Life, which regrettably closes at The Royal Academy two days after the film’s release, is the first of a proposed series, that includes
- Wednesday, 27 March 2013
I like going to the Sackler; the size of the gallery is just right. It’s great, too, on this occasion to discover an unfamiliar artist.
George Bellows (1882-1925) was highly regarded in America in the early part of the 20th century and much admired for his portraits of gritty, bustling, overcrowded downtown New York, its railway building site, its towering docks, its river and its seething, brawling working classes, a sharp record of life in a bygone era.
- Thursday, 22 November 2012
Gwanwyn festival ‘a celebration of older age and creativity’
WALES’S only arts festival for over 50s is now providing grants to groups who organise events that get older people involved in the arts.
The Gwanwyn Festival is a month-long national festival held across Wales in May each year to celebrate creativity in older age. Run by the older people’s charity Age Cymru, the festival has just launched its small grants scheme.
- Wednesday, 21 November 2012
Former gallery owner and artist, David Clegg, from Westminster in London, switched his career to work with people with dementia. In 2003 he set up The Trebus Project where, working with other artists and musicians, they try to find non-medical ‘quality-of-life’ solutions for people with more complex dementias.
- Thursday, 01 November 2012
The exhibition, which is doing excellent business, is full of Christian sincerity, moral commitment, social awareness, pseudo-medieval romance and kitsch.
The Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood, founded in 1848, was meticulous in its attention to detail, strong in its colours, and they were inveterate story-tellers.
- Tuesday, 30 October 2012
Opposites Attract features works by two very different Barnsley-born phenomena revered worldwide, watercolour artist Ashley Jackson and sculptor Graham Ibbeson.
This worthy collection is on display until next June at Cusworth Hall, Doncaster, a beautifully renovated Grade 1 listed house perched in green splendour above its lake and already boasting fascinating museum displays, a fully equipped 'below stairs' kitchen and a breathtaking chapel.
- Tuesday, 30 October 2012
Arts for Health Cornwall are launching an exciting creative writing and visual art competition for people over 50 living in Cornwall. This is a great opportunity to be part of a year long project called ‘Celebrating Age and Ambition’ and to show your work at the Exchange Gallery in Penzance next January.
- Tuesday, 09 October 2012
The Elderly Accomodation Counsel (EAC) is delighted to invite amateur artists over 60 to submit entries for the EAC Over 60s Art Awards 2012.
The EAC Over 60 Art Awards looks to celebrate and reward the creative talents of artists over the age of 60. The 2012 Art Awards sees a number of exciting changes including a reduction in entry fees and an increase in the total number of prizes to be awarded.
- Discover a masterpiece at the Secret Art Show
- ‘Paper Tapestry’ The origins of English wallpaper and its use at the spa town of Epsom
- Small Tribute
- Painting of the Month entry by Rainbow Burgwin
- Painting of the Month entry by Geoff Adams
- Painting of the Month entry by John O'Boyle
- Painting of the Month entry by Arthur Howe
- Painting of the Month entry by Lesley Jeffery
- Painting of the Month entry by Suzanne Baldwin