:: february 19 / studio news ::

“ Your package of work is received ready for the exhibition”

The Islip Art Museum Long Island New York

ten years



It’s official – There will be a 10th Anniversary (and possibly final) Edition of ABAD Exhibition on Long Island, NY in 2019. The Islip Art Museum in East Islip, NY will host, and the show will run from September 14 – November 2, 2019.

Yoko Ono at Leeds Arts University

Included in

a selection of Yoko Ono’s interactive installations (e.g. Wish Trees, Mend Piece, Add Color Painting (Refugee Boat)) and political open calls (e.g. Arising)

08 February – 14 March 2019

Blenheim Walk, Leeds Arts University, LS2 9AQ)

yoko ono.jpg



‘my brother’




Hen Blas Studio Bala  

.new work.                        inspired by that single cloud hanging  heavy



The Studio. Llanelltyd

visual, text , installations and mail art work continues…





the year moves on…….


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






…december 2018 news…



” a rare, a written thing; the song that winter brings”



this year has brought changes as most days & years do.


the practice has a new studio in bala, and a new agenda here in the home studio.

both places afford space for me to work and to teach when requested.


for any information about visiting or learning ; even chatting do mail me




the new work agenda brings a focus in the studios on my own ideas and my inclusion in collaborative projects

so rather than list the projects where the work is shown i feel it enough to say that i will remain involved with those galleries and publications that request work

so as we lead up to midwinter i move forward with excitement and pleasure with this new beginning


…home studio, llanelltyd


studio at hen blas, bala



sonja benskin mesher rca ua

..sports day..

“i do not wish to win the race nor even take part”


“BANNER EXHIBITIONS As part of PROCESSIONS, we commissioned 100 women artists to work with organisations and communities across the UK to make 100 unique centenary artworks. The banner-making groups included women with lived experience of the criminal justice system, refugees, schoolgirls, community champions, members of the LGBTQI+ community, survivors of abuse, young mothers, women living with dementia, and many others.

“Now the banners are on the move and will be on display as part of Ipswich’s SPILL festival (25th October – 4th November) and Birmingham’s Ikon Gallery (23rd October – 20th January).



.reaching for mercy.

“our heartfelt thanks for making Reaching for Mercy, the second proost poetry collection happen.
The book was successfully launched at Greenbelt to a packed “Shelter” venue.  The book then sold out at the Greenbelt bookshop which is wonderful.
We wanted to thank you for your incredible poem(s) that provide part of the story and journey of the book “