An exhibition by two local Penarth textile artists Carol Bartlett and Haf Weighton which draws on the history of the area combined with contemporary art.Â Adre\Home will be exhibited at Penarth Pier Pavilion from 12 April until 30 May 2019. The exhibitionâ€™s opening party takes place 12 April at 7pm. Playwright Dafydd James who wrote Llwyth\Tribe and Tiger Bay will open the exhibition, with Analogue Music Club spinning records. All are welcome.
Snowcat Cinema will also be showing a special screening of Sleep Furiously, a wonderfully poetic look at a quiet Ceredigion community thatâ€™s somewhat out of time, and full of Hiraeth.
Haf Weighton is an artist living and working in Penarth, in the Vale of Glamorgan, South Wales.
Working with paint, print and stitch, her portraits convey a sensitivity and connection to place. She uses the conventionally feminine language of thread to make marks over and through the traditionally male medium of architecture, without dominance or desire to obscure or obstruct. Her marks and stitching soften the spaces, making them more earthy, vibrant and human.
As well as referencing her home town, her work explores the many other places she has lived and experienced.
Hafâ€™s work has been exhibited widely, including most recently atÂ Knitting & Stitching Shows, Alexandra Palace, London in 2017 AtÂ The Saatchi Gallery, London for three months in 2018.Â She plans to exhibit at Penarth Pier Pavilion in April and May 2019.
Haf is a juried Member of The Society for Designer Craftsmen and Society for Embroidered work. She is an experienced art teacher, workshop facilitator and tutor. She recently led workshops at HMI Estynâ€™s staff conference on Creativity and Innovation. She will judge the under 25 Art, Design and Craft Scholarship for the Urdd National Eisteddfod in 2019Â â€“ the largest Youth Festival in Europe. She is also on the exhibiting panel for theÂ Urdd Eisteddfod, this May taking place at The Senedd in Cardiff Bay.
Carol Bartlett is co owner of Sew Lovely which was once in Penarthâ€™s town centre. Inspired by an old photograph of the shop from 1911 she created a stitched shop front which developed in to a series of stitched pictures. She uses collaged fabric and free motion stitch with hand embroidery. Carol recently exhibited at the London Contemporary Crafts Fair.