Artist Nicky Arscott at work Gallery 2 16 - 20 May
16 May 2023 - 20 May 2023
Meet Nicky and find out about her work Friday 19th & Saturday 20th May 10am - 4pm
A window into the creative process of visual artist Nicky Arscott as she uses the gallery space to reflect on her practice and to develop new and in-progress paintings, poetry comics and films.
Studio/Stwdio open to the public Friday 19th and Saturday 20th May 10am - 4pm
“In my own work I try to create pieces that are like visual poems. I like to experiment with things like metaphor and repetition, and to see how words influence how we interpret images, and vice versa. The paintings I am working on at the moment are on very big canvases and bring in a variety of topics like community hall tea dances, angry ghosts, the reproductive system, addiction, medieval balladry and native ponies of the British Isles. I want to build up a series of paintings that feels like a collection of poetry when you look at them all together.”
Nicky is a visual artist who lives in Llanbrynmair. The longer she lives there, the more strange plants and animals appear in her paintings. Nicky has an MA in creative writing from the University of Texas at Austin. She has collaborated with poets from around the world including Mexico, India and the USA to create graphic narratives exploring a diverse range of experiences and contemporary issues. Some of these have been published in journals, others printed as indie comics and one is now used as educational resource for schools through the Arts Council of Wales. Nicky is director of Mid Wales Arts organisation Ennyn CIC