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March at King Street Gallery

SPOTLIGHT ON SARAH MARIA RHYS

Each month a different King Street Gallery artist is featured in our Spotlight Room. Throughout March painter Sarah Maria Rhys will be showing her work in a highly imaginative exhibition called “Flights of Fancy”.  

“In my surreal/fantasy work I enjoy losing myself in an alternative reality,” Sarah told us. “It consists of huge halls and narrow passageways, of steps leading up to terraced gardens where people are dancing, singing, eating, drinking and thoroughly enjoying themselves.”

Sarah studied art at Brighton, Nottingham and Goldsmiths and qualified with a Diploma in Fine Art and an Art Teacher’s Certificate. In the mid-seventies she moved to Wales and joined the Carmarthen Sketch Club, going on to win the President’s Award in 1997 for a surreal painting and the Edith Lodwick Trophy in 2001 for a painting of Priory Row in Carmarthen.

In 2005 Sarah became a member of King Street Gallery and soon became Company Secretary and a Director, playing a vital role in the running and development of the Gallery. 

“I like to paint interpretive scenes of Carmarthen and its people,” Sarah tells us, “paintings that have been described as ‘composite’. I have painted portraits of Welsh coalminers from the last century taken from old photographs and, as a contrast, I do paintings of the surreal and the ridiculous.”

“Flights of Fancy” runs in the Chate Room until 31st March. For more information on Sarah’s work please visit: www.smrhys.co.uk



 

JOE FROWEN BRINGS SCI-FI CERAMICS TO THE CHATE ROOM

Award-winning ceramicist Joe Frowen will be showing in the Chate Room from 27th March to 1st April with an exhibition based on the concept of ‘future alternate realities’.

Joe says: “My main inspiration at the moment comes from sci-fi, future visions and alternate realities. Sci-fi films give me a lot of thought processes too, such as Blade Runner and Metropolis and more modern series such as Black Mirror, Electric Dreams and other dystopian future theories. I blend this with my original passion for architecture and 3D drawing; I then use traditional pottery techniques like throwing and coiling, also slip trailing from my love of Moorcroft, mixed with modern techniques of decals, lustres and modern thought process.”

Joe studied at Coleg Sir Gâr Ammanford campus, Pembrokeshire College and finally Coleg Sir Gâr Jobswell campus in Carmarthen where he completed a ceramics degree. Thanks to his outstanding degree work, Joe was chosen by King Street Gallery artists to feature in the 2018 Graduate Show which showcased emerging talents from Carmarthen School of Art.

Don’t miss his exhibition of extraordinary ceramics at King Street Gallery!

 

NEW SPRING SHOW AT KING STREET GALLERY

A fantastic Spring Show of new work by King Street Gallery artists opens on Tuesday (10th March) and runs until early May.

The Show features a fresh selection of work to brighten your day and put a spring in your step! Our artists’ disciplines range from contemporary painting, print-making, ceramics and textiles to jewellery, sculpture and drawing.

Pop in and see our fantastic range of Welsh art!

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