“In our minds there are many rooms…”

A recent Art Project that I took part in is being organised byTim Iliffe, lead artist. He states ‘In October 2016, in conjunction with MOMA Machynlleth, we were awarded an Arts Council of Wales Award to carry out a project which involves 1000 people in the creation of four installations across North Wales.’ Participants are sent an empty numbered CTNK pill box. ‘The boxes represent the state or contents of our minds at the time of making.       There are no rules! Cut it, paint it or burn it, in fact do anything you like. The returned boxes will be hung at four locations across the region.’

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Top image shows the installation in Bangor Cathedral running from 1st March to 30 April, bottom image shows my box. See separate blog entry for the story behind it.       https://timiliffeartist.com/in-our-minds-there-are-many-rooms/


‘Birth/Rebirth’ Exhibition at Boundary Art, Cardiff

Very pleased to have four paintings selected by Cate Cheng, gallery director, for the forthcoming exhibition ‘BIRTH/REBIRTH’ at Boundary Art in Cardiff Bay, a unique combined gallery and tea room.                                                                                               Exhibition runs from 25 March to 6 May 2017, gallery open Wednesday to Sunday 11am to 6pm. (Closed Monday and Tuesday.) www.boundaryart.com   Photos will be posted as soon as available!                                                                                                  The East/West philosophy of the gallery links in with my long term personal interest in Asian culture, and my study and practice of Tai Ji Quan and Qi Gong.                                 Further Information about Boundary Art                                                                           Cardiff’s newest art space, Boundary Art opened in 2015 and devotes itself to the fusion of communication and promotion between Western and Chinese cultures. The gallery is fast developing a reputation for dynamic and distinctive programming to support artists from across the visual spectrum and from across Wales and beyond. Visitors have the unique opportunity to browse original art works and to relax in their Chinese tea room.

The core ideology of Boundary Art has always been about the communication and trans-boundary of the arts, culture and thoughts. The gallery offers an international platform for artists, curators and writers and welcomes all audiences, aiming to encourage everyone to engage with art, prompting questions and supporting debate.

View my previous SBP sketchbooks here

See a page-by-page view of my previous SBP sketchbooks by clicking the link below. In 2012 my first sketchbook was titled:’ My Mother’s Last Christmas’, a diary of the week I spent with her when she wasn’t expected to live for much longer. Two years later I submitted a sketchbook called ‘Inside Out’ which was a series of self portraits.


New Year Open Studio January 2-4, 2015

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I was pleased to welcome you all to my new year open studio-both local regulars and new visitors from near and far, including a couple who had seen my work on exhibition in London and travelled down to visit me in my studio.

Winter Open Exhibition at Oriel Q, Narberth, Pembrokeshire

DSCN1900 copyOne of my three new paintings that I am submitting to the Queens Hall Gallery in Narberth for their Winter Open Exhibition. This painting entitled “Yang 88 Style” is one of a series I have been working on that brings together my painting and my daily practice of Tai Chi.

Exhibition opens on 27th October and runs until 20th December. www.orielqueenshallgallery.org.uk

Lovely Ladies Autumn Exhibition, Denise Yapp Contemporary Art, Monmouth

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Pleased to have ten of my paintings on exhibition in this show.

Denise Yapp Contemporary Art Gallery is set within the beautiful Mill House. This exhibition is displayed in the contemporary gallery extension as well as throughout the house itself. A warm and informal welcome awaits you at this most extraordinary gallery in it’s stunning setting at Whitebrook, Monmouthshire.

“With this exhibition, the gallery is pleased to celebrate its close relationship with a small group of our favourite established contemporary female artists by bringing you an excellent grouping of works by women.” Denise Yapp

Open 18th October – 15th November www.deniseyapp.com

Solo Exhibition at Ty Solar, Rhosygilwen, Pembrokeshire

Fourteen of my semi-abstract paintings inspired by music, sound and vibration were on display throughout September at Ty Solar. Visitors responded positively, enjoying seeing my work displayed in a domestic setting. Ty Solar is the prototype sustainable home developed by Glen Peters, Western Solar’s CEO.

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Drawing the Figure in Motion art workshop at Rhosygilwen

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Great feedback from participants attending the workshop I ran at Rhosygilwen. Jo Shapland was excellent as ever, a tremendous model who fully understands my philosophy in teaching through my understanding of Tai Chi.

“It has been a very stimulating, energising and influential day”

“Different and interesting from any life drawing workshop I’ve been to. Enjoyed it”

“Really enjoyed every second of it, some great things to think about and take forward into my own work”

“For me, a new approach to drawing and one that I found fascinating. I love the connections with not just the model who was excellent, but the participation of everybody. Thank you very much and I look forward to another workshop in the future”

Performance Art

A&S1 copy A&S7 copy A1 copy A8 copyAs part of my art project at Rhosygilwen, Glenn Ibbitson and I collaborated on painting and filming Yang style Tai Chi. The short film “Embrace Tiger, Return to Mountain” is the culmination of that days shooting. For further details do get in touch.

Tai Chi, Sean Dowdall. http://www.dragontherapies.co.uk/

Filmwork and photographs above, Glenn Ibbitson. http://www.smokingbrushfineart.com/


September issue of Pembrokeshire Life magazine

DSCN1915 copyGreat to see the current issue of Pembrokeshire Life magazine which has got a feature written by Jenny White (Swansea based writer and critic) describing my exhibition and a series of workshops at Rhosygilwen throughout September. Start of a new body of work encompassing video, painting on scrolls and sculpture concerning my long term study and interest in Tai Chi.