An exhibition by two local Penarth textile artists Carol Bartlett and Haff Weighton which draws on the history of the area combined with contemporary art.
The opening night is on April 12th at 19.00.
Playwright Dafydd James who wrote Llwyth and a tiger bay will open the exhibition.
Penarth analogue music club will play records on the theme.
Snowcat cinema will screen ‘ sleep furiously’ at 7.30 pm a wonderful poetic look at a quiet Welsh community with plenty of ‘hiraeth’.
Carol Bartlett is co owner of Sew Lovely which was once in Penarth’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.
Haf Weighton is a Welsh speaking textile artist whose recent work explores the town of Barry, Cardiff’s Victorian arcades and the architectural link with Penarth. She combines paint and stitch. She has exhibited widely including The Saatchi Gallery London last year. Her work forms part of public and private art collections. This year she is judging the under 25 art and design scholarship for The National Eisteddfod of Wales taking place in Cardiff Bay.
There will also be work by local children at the exhibition.