.pass.

found objects installation.

cotton handkerchief.

eye glass.

ticket.

red thread stitched.

not for sale.

accepted for galeri, caernarfon open 2017

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statement:-

 

researching lost homes. #refugees

 

interested in the legend of the red thread, working with found materials.

these works have been sent out across the sea and returned home.  #greece  #wales

 

 

‘sealed. the waxy string

is wax and string.’

 

biog :-

 

 

Born , Bournemouth 1947.

 

Lives and works in North Wales, since 1993.

 

Worked as an independent artist since 1999.

 

‘I am a multidisciplinary artist, crafting paint, charcoal, words and whatever comes to hand, to explain ideas and issues .

 

The words have not come easily. , I draw on experience, remember and write. Speak of a small life’.

 

Elected as a member of the Royal Cambrian Academy and the United Artists  Society

 

 

ymchwilio i gartrefi a gollwyd. #ffoaduriaid
 

 

diddordeb yn chwedl yr edafedd coch, gweithio gyda broc môr

anfonwyd y gwaith yma allan i’r cefnforoedd cyn dychwelyd adref.  #groeg   #cymru
 

 

 

’selio. y llinyn cwyr yw llinyn a chwyr.’
 

bywgraffiad:-

 

Ganwyd, Bournemouth 1947.

Yn byw ac yn gweithio yng ngogledd Cymru ers 1993.
 

Wedi gweithio fel arlunydd annibynnol ers 1999.
 

‘Rwy’n arlunydd amlgyfrwng, paent, golosg neu beth bynnag sydd wrth law, i egluro syniadau a materion.

 

Ni ddaeth y geiriau’n hawdd.  Rwy’n tynnu o brofiad, yn cofio a chofnodi. Siarad am fywyd bychan.’

 

Etholwyd yn aelod o Academi Frenhinol Cambria a Chymdeithas yr Arluwnyr Unedig.
 

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.. September News~The Studio Lanelltyd..

 

Email: – sonja@sonja-benskin-mesher.com

http://www.sonja-benskin-mesher.com

http://www.sonja-benskin-mesher.co.uk

http://www.sonja-benskin-mesher.net

 

::pinned ::

 

hardback book

 words & images by Sonja Benskin Mesher published by 20/20 Vision publishing

 

There will be an private ‘meet the author’ event on Monday 25 September 2pm – 5pm at Dolgellau Library, Bala Road, Dolgellau, Gwynedd LL40 2YF where signed copies of the book can be purchased and you can listen to Sonja talking about her work and reading extracts from .pinned. Entry is free. Tickets can be obtained by contacting the library directly on 01341 422771 or by emailing Sonja or myself. For anyone not able to attend in person, signed copies can be sent after the event is held. 

 

*note. one can come without a ticket  

 

pinned

 

 

***

Member of Penwith Society of Art, St Ives, Royal Cambrian Academy and the United Artists Society.

 

Member of Fluxus.

 

Member of the Creative Collective for Refugee Relief, world wide.

Artists without Borders.

 

This month my artwork is part of the following projects and events.

INTERNATIONAL .

 

 

 

About Women, The international Mail Art Project presents its complete collection for the first time in Barcelona. More than 2000 postcards sent by more than 500 artists and creatives from all over the world continue their itinerancy to continue generating bridges of communication and reflection between art and society.

 

***

 

 

Recent drawings are now in the exhibition and  collection of Osten World Gallery, Skopje. Macedonia. and International Drawing Competition Wroclaw.

 

***

 

Femail XX and Women Art Scientist Call .

The Global Postal Art Show:
Women Art Scientists in the Avant Garde Now
9 September-1 October 2017

“The Global Postal Art Show: Women Art Scientists in the Avant Garde Now” is a multi-national art exhibit featuring the work of over 200 artists who mailed in artwork from over 20 countries. The show is prolific, taking up all 3 spacious galleries of what was a historic, stone church, now Stone Valley Arts in Poultney, Vermont, USA.

 

 

 

ENGLAND

 

Willow Gallery, Oswestry. Summer Exhibition

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***

 

 

 

Aintree University Hospital .

‘ liverpool photography’ Part of the Permanent Collection

 

 

 

WALES

Helfa Gelf

 

Open Studio. at The Studio , Llanelltyd. Tynllan, LL40 2SU


September 2017 Times:
 11am – 5pm

 

  • Friday 1st
  • Saturday 2nd

 

  • Friday 8th
  • Saturday 9th
  • Friday 22nd
  • Saturday 23rd

 

 

open all year by appointment.

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Llawn Arts Weekend, Llandudno

September 15 -17

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Royal Cambrian Academy, Conwy. Summer Show. until 9 September

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Oriel Plas Glyn y Weddw.Summer Show.

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Plad Brodanw. Helfa Gelf Group Exhibition

 

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Galeri Caernarfon, Selected Open Exhibition.

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Penrallt Book Shop. Machynlleth. Selected Photographic Exhibition.

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Galeri , Betws y Coed  New work

 

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Tonnau Welsh Art Pwllheli

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The White Room Gallery, Harlech

 

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Art in Education

CRB checked

“I’d just like to thank you for being such an inspirational, sympathetic ,positive & funny tutor. I liked your sense of humour & enjoyed every minute of the course.”

.thread.

researching lost homes. #refugees

 

interested in the legend of the red thread, working with found materials.

these works have been sent out across the sea and returned home.  #greece  #wales

 

 

‘sealed. the waxy string

is wax and string.’

 

 

‘I am a multidisciplinary artist, crafting paint, charcoal, words and whatever comes to hand, to explain ideas and issues .

 

The words have not come easily. , I draw on experience, remember and write. Speak of a small life’.

 

Elected as a member of the Royal Cambrian Academy and the United Artists  Society

 

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ymchwilio i gartrefi a gollwyd. #ffoaduriaid
 

 

diddordeb yn chwedl yr edafedd coch, gweithio gyda broc môr

anfonwyd y gwaith yma allan i’r cefnforoedd cyn dychwelyd adref.  #groeg   #cymru
 

 

 

’selio. y llinyn cwyr yw llinyn a chwyr.’
 

bywgraffiad:-

 

Ganwyd, Bournemouth 1947.

Yn byw ac yn gweithio yng ngogledd Cymru ers 1993.
 

Wedi gweithio fel arlunydd annibynnol ers 1999.
 

‘Rwy’n arlunydd amlgyfrwng, paent, golosg neu beth bynnag sydd wrth law, i egluro syniadau a materion.

 

Ni ddaeth y geiriau’n hawdd.  Rwy’n tynnu o brofiad, yn cofio a chofnodi. Siarad am fywyd bychan.’

 

Etholwyd yn aelod o Academi Frenhinol Cambria a Chymdeithas yr Arluwnyr Unedig.
 

..ynys..

'ynys' mixed media on canvas. 24 x 24 inches

 

 

The painting of ‘ynys’ is a study of islands, and particularly Bardsey Island.

 

It is an exploration on how we perceive the world, and certain landmarks. I have always had a fascination for islands, Osea Island, Lindisfarne, and the Scottish Islands. So upon coming to live in Llanelltyd, North Wales, and finding that from the nearby coast I could see Bardsey, I became interested in the island concept once again.

 

My perception of island life is of a place of ones own, not aloneness, but a belonging.  In my personal experience the isolation draws people together, and creates a strong sense of community.  A physical island is not necessary to achieve this; we all do it in some way. However I use the island as an image to convey human need, and survival, whilst also celebrating the beauty of a place arising from the sea.

 

The fact that Bardsey is a spiritual place is also of importance. There is a need to look out into the distance, or to the future searching for a better place, a better life. Bardsey is a symbol of that place, that hope that carries us forward. We often find that this place is deep inside us, and is found in solitude, in the ‘island’

 

I am also exploring a way of seeing. While we look,we are also feeling emotion, memories, and experiencing physical feelings, wind, sun or rain.

 

In the painting ‘ynys’ I have tried to covey all the elements of my way of seeing the world, and this includes fragmented words, for when we see, we often think the words. I am trying to capture how it feels to be in that place, thinking those thoughts and remembering.

 

 

 

island / n.1. a piece of land surrounded bywater

 

2. anything compared to an island,

especially being surrounded in some way

 

3. a detached or isolated thing

 

see / v.    1.discern by use of the eyes, observe, look

 

 

feel / v.    1. have a specific feeling orreaction

 

2. exhibit or be conscious of an emotion

sensation or conviction.

 

memory / n.1. the faculty by which things arerecalled

or kept in the mind

 

perception/ n 1. the intuitive recognition of a truth

aesthetic quality

sbm.

 

 

‘ynys’ now in exhibition at Galeri.Betws Y Coed.

 

.daily post.

.welsh not.

..welsh not..

accepted.

.some things are not for sale.

 

Oriel Plas Brondanw

 

:: not ::

Working with found images, the work has been investigating restrictions made on women now and in history. Language, behaviour, physical appearance is focussed.

 

Work entails museum visits, research, writing and producing imagery, refined into a personal statement on my findings.

Found objects, manipulated, covered, layered, the issues not hidden.”

 

welsh notwelsh hatwelsh bonnet

.. august news ~ the studio, llanelltyd ..

Studio News . June  2017

Email: – sonja@sonja-benskin-mesher.com

http://www.sonja-benskin-mesher.com

http://www.sonja-benskin-mesher.co.uk

http://www.sonja-benskin-mesher.net

 

::pinned ::

 

hardback book

 words & images by Sonja Benskin Mesher published by 20/20 Vision publishing

 

There will be an private ‘meet the author’ event on Monday 25 September 2pm – 5pm at Dolgellau Library, Bala Road, Dolgellau, Gwynedd LL40 2YF where signed copies of the book can be purchased and you can listen to Sonja talking about her work and reading extracts from .pinned. Entry is free. Tickets can be obtained by contacting the library directly on 01341 422771 or by emailing Sonja or myself. For anyone not able to attend in person, signed copies can be sent after the event is held. 

 

*note. one can come without a ticket  🙂

 

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***

Member of Penwith Society of Art, St Ives, Royal Cambrian Academy and the United Artists Society.

 

Member of Fluxus.

 

Member of the Creative Collective for Refugee Relief, world wide.

Artists without Borders.

 

This month my artwork is part of the following projects and events.

INTERNATIONAL .

 

 

 

About Women, The international Mail Art Project presents its complete collection for the first time in Barcelona. More than 2000 postcards sent by more than 500 artists and creatives from all over the world continue their itinerancy to continue generating bridges of communication and reflection between art and society.

 

***

 

 

Recent drawings are now in the exhibition and  collection of Osten World Gallery, Skopje. Macedonia. and International Drawing Competition Wroclaw.

 

***

 

 

 

ENGLAND

 

Willow Gallery, Oswestry. Summer Exhibition

 

***

 

 

 

Aintree University Hospital .

‘ liverpool photography’ Part of the Permanent Collection

 

 

 

WALES

Open Studio. at The Studio , Llanelltyd. Tynllan, LL40 2SU

by appointment.

 

***

 

North Wales Open. Theatre Clwyd , Mold

 

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Royal Cambrian Academy Members’ Summer Exhibition

 

 

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Orie Plas Glyn y Weddw near Pwlllhelli. Summer Exhibition

 

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Galeri , Betws y Coed  New work

 

***

Tonnau Welsh Art Pwllheli

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The White Room Gallery, Harlech

 

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Art in Education

CRB checked

“I’d just like to thank you for being such an inspirational, sympathetic ,positive & funny tutor. I liked your sense of humour & enjoyed every minute of the course.”