Conwy photographer Graham Hembrough RCA invites
visitors to make a connection between
the artwork seen in exhibitions and the creator, by putting a
face and a place to the artist's name.
All current members of
the RCA living in the county of Conwy were invited to participate in the
project and we are very grateful to them for their co-operation.
& Makers of Conwy was commissioned by Conwy Culture Service, Conwy
County Borough Council in partnership with the RCA and made possible
with a grant from the Arts Council of Wales.
Hembrough says: “I was mindful that visiting artists’
workspaces (and especially photographing them) could be seen as
intruding on what many see as a personal, private space. It is here that
artists express themselves creatively, involving work in progress, not
intended for public viewing as it is an evolving process that unfolds to
create work finally deemed appropriate and resolved for sharing and
viewing. For some, the space is perceived as an escape or sanctuary that
denies outside intrusion”.
The exhibition can be seen from 9
April – 21 May 2022 at the Royal Cambrian Academy of Art Gallery in Conwy, and will
then tour to the Conwy Culture Centre from June until September 2022.
will coincide with workshops led by some of the featured